Mathematical Methods for Accident Reconstruction

Author: Harold Franck
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420089011
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over the past 25 years, Harold and Darren Franck have investigated hundreds of accidents involving vehicles of almost every shape, size, and type imaginable. In Mathematical Methods for Accident Reconstruction: A Forensic Engineering Perspective, these seasoned experts demonstrate the application of mathematics to modeling accident reconstructions involving a range of moving vehicles, including automobiles, small and large trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and construction equipment such as hoists and cranes. The book is anchored on basic principles of physics that may be applied to any of the above-named vehicles or equipment. Topics covered include the foundations of measurement, the various energy methods used in reconstruction, momentum methods, vehicle specifications, failure analysis, geometrical characteristics of highways, and softer scientific issues such as visibility, perception, and reaction. The authors examine the fundamental characteristics of different vehicles, discuss the retrieval of data from crash data recorders, and review low speed impacts with an analysis of staged collisions. Finally, the book details standards and protocols for accident reconstruction. Exploring a broad range of accident scenarios and also acknowledging the limits of applicability of the various physical methods employed, the breadth and depth of the book’s coverage makes it a critical reference for engineers and scientists who perform vehicular accident reconstructions.

Essential Forensic Pathology

Author: Gilbert Corrigan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466554150
Format: PDF
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A myriad of different scenarios await those entering the field of forensic pathology, ranging from gunshot wounds to asphyxiation to explosives to death from addiction. Essential Forensic Pathology: Core Studies and Exercises helps prepare pathologists in training by establishing what they must know about the most common death scenes they will encounter. The book begins by discussing the coaching objectives in medical education and follows with a description of the 15 different rotations of the forensic pathology resident. Using a consistent and concise format, the book describes the facility where the rotation takes place, the necessary skills, the laboratory equipment, and other components of the rotation. The main portion of the book presents forensic pathology essentials in the form of learning objectives—each delineated with a code: "M" for items students must know, and "S" for those they must do. This section begins by discussing the government’s role, describes medical examiner and coroner systems, and analyzes the academic discipline of forensic pathology. Next, the book focuses on hands-on elements of forensic pathology, with chapters on scene investigation, identification, and postmortem changes (signs of death). Objectives are also presented for various causes of death, including gunshot wounds, stab wounds, asphyxiation, sex-related death, and death from addiction. Additional chapters cover bombs and explosive devices, mental disease, epidemics, and issues related to forensic entomology. Each chapter contains a list of pertinent vocabulary and references for further study. By mastering the objectives contained in each chapter of this manual, forensic pathology students will be ready to pass certification exams and work confidently in the field.

Activities of Transport Telematics

Author: Jerzy Mikulski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642416470
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics, TST 2013, held in Katowice-Ustron, Poland, in October 2013. The 58 papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. They provide an overview of solutions being developed in the field of intelligent transportation systems, and include theoretical and case studies in the countries of conference participants.

Author: Владимир Никонов
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040880545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Методика и практика установления энергии столкнувшихся в ДТП автомобилей, затраченной на их деформацию и повреждение препятствий, установления скорости автомобилей по их повреждениям, установления величин сил взаимодействия при ударе автомобилей методами анализа краш-тестов. Книга будет полезной как для экспертов-автотехников, адвокатов и следователей, так и для участников ДТП.

Handbuch Verkehrsunfallrekonstruktion

Author: Heinz Burg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658161434
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Analyse eines Verkehrsunfalls erfordert zusätzliches Wissen, das im Normalfall nicht während des Studiums vermittelt wird. Daher wird die Analyse von Verkehrsunfällen in der Regel von spezialisierten Sachverständigen vorgenommen. Das dazu nötige Wissen wurde Anfang der 80er Jahre bereits in einer früheren Auflage dieses Handbuchs veröffentlicht. Das Autorenteam besteht aus Experten auf ihrem jeweiligen Gebiet und stellt die Arbeitsmittel in zeitgemäßer Darstellung bereit. Dabei werden computergestützte Arbeitsmethoden berücksichtigt. Die zweite Auflage des Buches wurde um einen Abschnitt über Leitplanken ergänzt. Neben den technischen Spezifikationen und der Projektierung fanden besonders die Bauarten für Motorradfahrer und die Testsimulation Beachtung.

Forensic Engineering Investigation

Author: Randall K. Noon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142004141X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Forensic Engineering Investigation is a compendium of the investigative methodologies used by engineers and scientific investigators to evaluate some of the more common types of failures and catastrophic events. In essence, the book provides analyses and methods for determining how an entity was damaged and when that damage may have legal consequences. The material covers 21 common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that forensic engineers routinely assess. The range of topics include wind and blasting damage to structures, vehicular accidents, fires, explosions, hail damage to roofs and exteriors, lighting damage, and industrial guarding accidents. Additionally, the book offers an extensive discussion of the scientific method as it applies to forensic science and provides tips on organizing and writing an investigative report. The book also supplies the applicable codes and standards that regulate the profession, discusses the role of the forensic engineer in court proceedings, and addresses the role management plays in industrial safety. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct. Even more important, the analysis in each chapter is tailored to the answering of questions usually posed in the particular circumstances under discussion. The author does not skimp on the mathematical and scientific underpinnings of the subject matter. In that sense, Forensic Engineering Investigation contains the "good stuff" that is typically omitted in less challenging texts.

Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods

Author: R. Matthew Brach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780768034370
Format: PDF, Docs
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Engineering and accident reconstruction consultants Brach and Brach present this text on the methods of vehicle accident reconstruction with the goal of raising the analytical level of accident reconstruction practice such that commonly known scientific, engineering, and mathematical methods become a more common part of the field.

Forensic Science

Author: Stuart H. James
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849327476
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, including many exciting new features. What's New in the Second Edition New chapter on forensic entomology New chapter on forensic nursing Simplified DNA chapter More coverage of the chemistry of explosives and ignitable liquids Additional information on crime reconstruction Revised to include more investigation in computer forensics Complete revisions of engineering chapters New appendices showing basic principles of physics, math, and chemistry in forensic science More questions and answers in the Instructor's Guide Updated references and cases throughout An extensive glossary of terms