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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