Collisions are individual and unique. Some are relatively straight forward to reconstruct and analyze, but others need sophisticated analysis and tools. Here are a few skills and techniques Savage Engineering has at their disposal:
Calculations and simulation programs that use the laws of physics
Occupant & Pedestrian Kinematics
Determining the loads and causes of injuries is the domain of his biomechanical experience.
Biomechanics is the application of mechanical engineering to the human biosystem.
Determining the loads and geometry of the object causing a given injury aids in understanding and reconstructing the event.
Evaluating the appropriateness and reasonableness of a safety design.
Determining if a product was properly manufactured is also relevant.
The experience and research capabilities at Savage Engineering can efficiently and accurately assess the safety of a vehicle's design.
Areas include: active and passive restraint system design, crashworthiness, vehicle interior components such as seats and steering systems, structural design,
History of Federal rule making and standards
Analysis of technical papers
Testing and Demonstrations:
Tests are often an excellent way to evaluate and/or demonstrate the performance of a vehicle safety system or a complete vehicle.
It is also effective in demonstrating the accuracy of a reconstruction or the inaccuracy of one. Savage Engineering Inc. has the background and experience to handle the complexities of sophisticated testing.
Savage Engineering Inc. can conduct full scale, sled and component tests at appropriate test facilities.
Analysis of test reports and demonstrations done by others.
3D Scanning generates detailed and measurable images for analysis and demonstrations.
Photogrammetry permits constructing a 3D image from 2D photographs. When there is sufficient information in scene photographs, skid marks and other evidence can be located and measured.