|Speaker :||Goong Chen (Texas A&M University)|
|Title :||Computational Modeling and Forensics for Airplane Bombing, with a Case Study of Laptop Bombing of Daallo Airlines Flight 159 in February, 2016|
|Time :||2018-12-20 (Thu) 10:00 - 11:00|
|Place :||Seminar Room 722, Institute of Mathematics (NTU Campus)|
The bombing of airliners has been a tactic used by terrorists during the
past 40 years. Its prevention is a major priority by homeland security
officials on a worldwide basis. In efforts to aid in the investigation of
such bombings, this paper provides the results of the development of
mathematical modeling and computer simulation for the study of aircraft
bombings and associated forensics. As an assist in the forensic study, a
number of photographs are provided to depict the normally observed
physical characteristics of explosives damage upon aircraft and related
materials. These are:
(i) The bet-out of metal onto itself;
Our study illuminates and evaluates how these characteristics can be captured by computational mechanics. Finally, we use the laptop bombing of Daallo Airlines Flight 159 as a case study to demonstrate that event reconstruction can be accomplished for the purposof forensic investigations. Most of our supercomputer results are visualized by video animations in order to show the dynamic effects and phenomena of explosives and the associated event reconstruction.
This is joint work with Jean Yeh, Cong Gu, James “Tom” Thurman, Alexey Sergeev , Chunqiu Wei, Jing Zhu, Hichem Hajaiej, Ying-Feng Shang, Feng Zhu and M. Tahir Mustafa.