This course walks through two case studies to demonstrate how simulations are developed and used in accident reconstruction. Each case study utilizes a different type of available information to analyze the motion of the involved vehicles. The course will also discuss different types of animations and graphics that can be created from simulations, and how they can be used to effectively convey findings and conclusions.
Case Studies include Matching Physical Evidence and EDR Data and Dynamic Sight Distance Analysis
Presented by Jacob Palmer, Accident Reconstructionist
Mr. Palmer is an Accident Reconstructionist at Explico Engineering Company. He investigates and reconstructs vehicular collisions involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, buses, and pedestrians. He analyzes and documents evidence, performs calculations using principles of physics, and uses computer simulation programs such as PC-Crash and Virtual Crash to analyze vehicle motion.
Mr. Palmer conducts vehicle and scene inspections with cameras, terrestrial laser scanners, drones, and other surveying equipment. He is a Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician and a certified Remote Pilot in Command. He regularly retrieves and analyzes collision data from airbag and powertrain control modules and has experience in collecting and preserving crash data from heavy vehicle event data recorders, engine control modules, anti-lock brake sensor modules, and other components.
Mr. Palmer has conducted and analyzed instrumented motorcycle testing using a VBOX Data Acquisition System and GoPro cameras. He has also participated in research involving EEPROM chip-swap techniques for retrieving collision data from damaged airbag control modules. Prior to joining the accident reconstruction industry, Mr. Palmer held an internship with PING Golf where he was a member of the Analysis and Testing department.
Explico are experienced experts who use cutting edge technology to investigate, analyze, and visualize complex problems associated with accidents and failures