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Traffic Crash Reconstruction Update  

This course will provide you with the latest theories and methodologies of crash reconstruction and expand your knowledge of the principles of collision analysis.

Much more than “just a refresher” class, we will present topics that have previously received limited coverage as well as many new ones. While the course can be thought of as “in-service” training for traffic crash reconstructionists, ACTAR candidates will also find it beneficial.

We will review the mathematical equations that are used in conjunction with crash data to interpret how a collision occurred. Emphasis will be placed upon skid characteristics, spin analysis, critical speed yaw analysis and friction. The concepts of time-distance, uniform circular motion, pole impacts, conservation of linear momentum and using simultaneous equations to solve inline collisions are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete several in-class projects and a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary project designed to reinforce the class material.

Topics Include

  • Geometry, trigonometry and selected mathematical topics
  • Dynamics and Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Skid analysis and testing
  • Critical speed yaw analysis
  • Time-distance analysis
  • Concepts in rotational mechanics
  • Pole and narrow object impacts
  • Conservation of linear momentum
  • Fundamentals of rollover crash reconstruction
  • Uniform projectile motion and airborne speed analysis

Audience

Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators, graphic designers and ACTAR candidates

Course Length

40 hours

Prerequisite(s)

You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course, or its equivalent.

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Update course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

 

Traffic Crash Reconstruction Update
    8/20/2018 - 8/24/2018 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $825.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s): John Daily, Nathan Shigemura
 

Traffic Crash Reconstruction Update
    10/1/2018 - 10/5/2018 West Chester Ohio    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $825.00
Hotel and Location Information:  West Chester Police Department
Room TBD,  9577 Beckett Road West Chester, OH 45069
Instructor(s): John Daily, Andrew Rich