Eric Hansen is an analyst in the Applied Science practice and specializes in the response of structures to extreme loading conditions. He uses high-fidelity computational structural and fluid dynamics to investigate structural vulnerability to blast and impact loading, weapons effects on structures, structural collapse and structural hardening to resist blast and impact loading, often in support of the protective design of buildings and infrastructure. Eric is versed in the investigation of the effects of vehicle-borne explosive devices (VBIED) and hand-emplaced improvised explosive devices (HEIED) on a variety of metal, concrete and masonry structures. He has investigated the impact of military weapons on below- and above-ground structures and is experienced in the design and evaluation of protection concepts for the mitigation of VBIED and HEIED explosive effects. He also has experience in hostile vehicle mitigation using numerical methods.
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
B.S., Architectural Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Eric has a wealth of experience in structural and computational engineering, particularly in examining the response of structures to extreme loading.