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Advanced Traffic Crash Reconstruction with HVE-CSI  

This course will teach you how to use the HVE-CSI© computer software and apply it to all phases of your reconstruction, from the pre-collision events and avoidance potential to the dynamics of the collision phase and spin-out of the vehicles.

Numerous “hands-on” exercises utilizing the software will help you become proficient with its use. We will explain how the program can provide you with the ability to analyze any and all of the variables that affect impact speed analysis. In addition, we will discuss, in detail, post-impact trajectories, common velocity issues, spin analysis, and collision force balancing.

Developed by Engineering Dynamics Corporation, HVE-CSI© is state-of-the-art crash reconstruction software designed to build upon your understanding of linear momentum and crush analysis in the determination of impact speeds. The momentum analysis will determine impact speeds based upon initial and final impact positions and the trajectory of the vehicle during its post-impact phase to its position of final rest. The energy analysis will determine impact speeds based upon damage and the application and direction of the collision forces during the collision phase of the traffic crash.

Topics Include

  • Speed change from crush damage
  • Computer aided linear momentum analysis
  • The importance of Delta-V to the understanding of collision dynamics
  • Methods for calculating the trajectories of vehicles after collision
  • Crashes where the computer cannot help
  • Quality of scene data required and how to gather it
  • Vector analysis


Experienced law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designer

Course Length

40 hours


You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course, or its equivalent, and possess a basic operating knowledge of computers.


A licensed copy of the HVE-CSI© software will be provided for you as part of the course.


This course is available by contract only.
For more information, contact us at (904) 620-4786 or by e-mail at



Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online at and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.

Please do not make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit the Locations/Lodging tab on our website at or call us at (904) 620-4786.