This course builds upon IPTM’s Event Data Recorder (EDR) Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level I by teaching you how to apply mathematical concepts to your EDR-based reconstructions.
We will begin by reviewing the math and physics concepts necessary to analyze EDR data in more complex non-central collisions. Topics such as the Law of Cosines; the Law of Sines; the concept of area under the curve; vector arithmetic; momentum; closing velocity; change in velocity relationships; and the First Law of Thermodynamics (aka the Conservation of Energy) will be discussed in detail. You will learn how each of these can be used in your reconstruction.
Actual EDR reports from a variety of collisions will be utilized to show you how to determine all the values necessary for a complete reconstruction. Projects and problem sets have been designed to reinforce the materials presented during lectures and will provide you with the tools you will need to complete actual reconstructions.
- Solving momentum problems with EDR data when some data elements, such as departure speeds, departure angles, etc. are missing (aka “triangle momentum”)
- How restitution affects your momentum-based reconstruction
- The effects of rotation on delta-V and closing speed (Effective Mass Ratio)
- The effects of external forces on momentum-reconstructions
- Using new Part 563 data elements
- Handling less common EDR anomalies
Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, insurance fraud special investigators and claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, collision animation and simulation graphics users
You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level I course or its equivalent.
IPTM's Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.