MARC1 – 2016 Three-Day Seminar

Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Cause Analysis

Instructor: Rudy Limpert, Ph.D

Text: Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Cause Analysis, 7th Ed., LexisNexis;
Software: MARC1 – 2015; Book either in paper or e-version; MARC1 software (no charge)

General Objectives

  1. Understand and apply fundamentals of accident reconstruction.
  2. Identify and properly document critical accident scene and vehicle data.
  3. Identify common and unique elements in crashes.
  4. Become familiar with the reconstruction of most types of accident crashes.

Specific Seminar Objectives

  1. Velocity diagram: Motion analysis made simple
  2. Driver response: Reaction time and difference between real and ideal test drivers.
  3. Accident causation and avoidance analysis.
  4. Understand energy balance and impulse analysis in impact speed calculations. 
  5. Crush energy: Analysis of vehicle crash test data and their use in crash reconstruction.
  6. In-line crash reconstruction: Head-on, rear-end and side swipe accidents.
  7. Intersection two-vehicle crashes with linear momentum.
  8. Combined linear and rotational momentum
  9. Fundamentals of slide-out and rollover accident reconstruction.

Hands-on Training

  1. Hands-on training in reconstructing actual vehicle crashes.
  2. Avoid mistakes even experienced reconstruction experts make.
  3. Becoming familiar with MARC 1 Software
  4. Apply the “Does It Make Sense” rule to ensure my reconstruction is correct.

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