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NCJ Number: 122823 Find in a Library
Title: Traffic Accident Traffic Accident Reconstruction Investigation Manual -- Volume 2
Author(s): L B Fricke
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 460
Sponsoring Agency: Allstate Insurance Co
Northbrook, IL 60062
Anheuser-Busch Charitable Trust
St Louis, MO 63118
James S. Kemper Foundation
Long Grove, IL 60047
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60204
Publication Number: ISBN 0-912642-07-6
Sale Source: Northwestern University
Traffic Institute
P.O. Box 1409
Evanston, IL 60204
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume, companion to "At-Scene Investigation and Technical Follow-Up," deals with 17 major issues arising from traffic accident reconstruction.
Abstract: The product of numerous individuals experienced in accident reconstruction, the manual is geared toward data interpretation and directed toward engineers and people with technical backgrounds. The manual relies heavily on mathematics to interpret how an accident occurred, as is consistent with the progression from data collection to reconstruction. Real world accident cases are used to illustrate each topic whenever possible. Beginning with an overview of the process of traffic accident reconstruction, the manual discusses causes and contributing factors in traffic accidents; mathematics and physics used in traffic accident reconstruction, basic motion equations; understanding vehicle behavior in collisions; drag factor and coefficient of friction; perception and reaction in traffic accidents; speed estimates for vehicles that fall, flip, or vault; momentum applications; work, energy, and speed from damage in traffic accidents; steering overcorrection in traffic accidents; reconstruction of motorcycle traffic accidents; understanding occupant behavior in vehicle collisions; vehicle-pedestrian accident reconstruction; reconstruction of heavy truck accidents; derivations of equations; and the use of computers in traffic accident reconstruction. Chapter references.
Main Term(s): Accident investigation training; Investigative techniques
Index Term(s): Accident investigation
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