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.
- 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
Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators, graphic designers and ACTAR candidates
You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course, or its equivalent.
IPTM's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Update course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.