Online instructor-led course conducted over five consecutive weeks.
You must register at least 7 days before the start date if you're in the US and 14 if you're outside the US. International students may also incur additional shipping fees.
Learn the latest theories and methodologies of crash reconstruction and expand your knowledge of the principles of collision analysis in this advanced course. We will explore 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, and conservation of linear momentum 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.
- Using geometry, trigonometry and selected mathematical topics as needed
- Dynamics, kinematics, and Newton’s Laws of Motion as vector equations
- Drag/acceleration factor testing and determination
- Critical speed yaw analysis
- Important differences between CSY and spin analysis
- Time-distance analysis
- Pole and narrow object impacts
- Applications of 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.
Online environment: This course is interactive, instructor-led, and divided into weekly modules. At the end of each week, the current module will close and a new module will open. This way, the entire class progresses through the materials together, just like classroom training. There are no provisions for you to skip modules or work ahead of the rest of the class.
This is not a self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments each week by the deadlines posted within the course. Hence, you must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. You should plan to dedicate an average of five to eight hours per week to the course activities.
The instructors will be available by email and on discussion boards throughout the course. They will be your guides and will assist you with questions and advanced discussions at every step along the way.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required. Some assignments will require you to upload a scanned or photographed project.
This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.