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Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II   

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.

Topics Include

  • 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

Audience

Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators, graphic designers and ACTAR candidates

Course Length

40 hours

Prerequisite(s)

You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction course, or its equivalent.

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Traffic Crash Reconstruction - Level II course is eligible for 40 ACTAR CEUs.

 

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