Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents

Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents
Author: Luca Fiorentini,Luca Marmo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN: 1118962818
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents Book Excerpt:

An introductory text on the investigation of industrial accidents Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss. The approach should be suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified, or modified the events in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc., as well as the contribution of an eventual "human error". This book is a concise and introductory volume to the forensic engineering discipline which helps the reader to recognize the link among those important, very specialized aspects of the same problem in the global strategy of learning from accidents (or near-misses). The reader will benefit from a single point of access to this very large, technical literature that can be only correctly understood with the right terms, definitions, and links in mind. Keywords: Presents simple (real) cases, as well as giving an overview of more complex ones, each of them investigated within the same framework; Gives the readers the bibliography to access more in-depth specific aspects; Offers an overview of the most commonly used methodologies and techniques to investigate accidents, including the evidence that should be collected to define the cause, dynamics and responsibilities of an industrial accident, as well as the most appropriate methods to collect and preserve the evidence through an appropriate chain of security. Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in forensic engineering, as well as graduate students in forensic engineering departments and other professionals.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Stephen E. Petty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1351832514
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive resource that builds a bridge between engineering disciplines and the building sciences and trades, Forensic Engineering: Damage Assessments for Residential and Commercial Structures provides an extensive look into the world of forensic engineering. With a focus on investigations associated with insurance industry claims, the book describes methodologies for performing insurance-related investigations including the causation and origin of damage to residential and commercial structures and/or unhealthy interior environments and adverse effects on the occupants of these structures. Edited by an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience, and authors with more than 100 years of experience in the field, the book takes the technical aspects of engineering and scientific principles and applies them to real-world issues in a non-technical manner. It provides readers with the experiences, investigation methodologies, and investigation protocols used in, and derived from completing thousands of forensic engineering investigations. It begins with providing a baseline methodology for completing forensic investigations and closes with advice on testifying as an expert witness. Much of what must be known in this field is not learned in school, but is based upon experience since recognizing the cause of a building system failure requires a blending of skills from the white collar and blue collar worlds. Such knowledge can be vital since failures (e.g., water entry) often result from construction activities completed out of sequence.. This book details proven methodologies based on over 7,000 field investigations, methodologies which can be followed by both professionals and laymen alike.

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Author: Gary L. Lewis
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780784475409
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice Book Excerpt:

Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This report provides the fundamentals of developing a practice that includes forensic engineering. Within the broad field of civil engineering, forensic engineering involves the investigation of performance, difficulties, or failures of buildings, structures, pipelines, foundations, airplanes, manufacturing equipment, vehicles, bridges, flood control facilities, and other engineered products. This report covers five general topics important to the practice of forensic engineering. "Qualifications" addresses commonly accepted education and experience requirements for forensic engineers. Various aspects of federal and state law are cited with an expanded section on admissibility. and disqualifications are discussed. "Investigations" shows the typical aspects of physically carrying out a forensic investigation, such as the handling of evidence for subsequent courtroom presentation. "Ethics" fulfills a professional charge to promulgate guidelines for ethical behavior of the forensic engineer. "Legal" gives a brief overview of the court system as it applies to the construction industry, including the role of the forensic engineer as an expert witness. "Business" describes the nontechnical management side of forensic engineering practices; the marketing of forensic engineering services within an acceptable ethical scheme is encouraged.

Forensic Engineering Investigation

Forensic Engineering Investigation
Author: Randall K. Noon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2000-10-25
ISBN: 142004141X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Investigation Book Excerpt:

Forensic Engineering Investigation is a compendium of the investigative methodologies used by engineers and scientific investigators to evaluate some of the more common types of failures and catastrophic events. In essence, the book provides analyses and methods for determining how an entity was damaged and when that damage may have legal consequences. The material covers 21 common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that forensic engineers routinely assess. The range of topics include wind and blasting damage to structures, vehicular accidents, fires, explosions, hail damage to roofs and exteriors, lighting damage, and industrial guarding accidents. Additionally, the book offers an extensive discussion of the scientific method as it applies to forensic science and provides tips on organizing and writing an investigative report. The book also supplies the applicable codes and standards that regulate the profession, discusses the role of the forensic engineer in court proceedings, and addresses the role management plays in industrial safety. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct. Even more important, the analysis in each chapter is tailored to the answering of questions usually posed in the particular circumstances under discussion. The author does not skimp on the mathematical and scientific underpinnings of the subject matter. In that sense, Forensic Engineering Investigation contains the "good stuff" that is typically omitted in less challenging texts.

FORENSIC ENGINEERING RECONSTRUCTION OF ACCIDENTS

FORENSIC ENGINEERING RECONSTRUCTION OF ACCIDENTS
Author: John Fiske Brown,Kenneth S. Obenski,Thomas R. Osborn
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 0398084165
Category: Traffic accident investigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FORENSIC ENGINEERING RECONSTRUCTION OF ACCIDENTS Book Excerpt:

This book is not an advanced engineering text. Rather, it is a practical presentation with traffic accident reconstruction principles presented in a simple, understandable manner so that the reader will easily retain these important concepts. The engineering principles involved are introduced at the elementary level, and in many cases equations used in freshman physics are derived. The authors believe that the derivations are presented in the simplest manner possible so that the reader will retain this material. The book is the result of an effort to compile over a period of years useful forensic engineering data, information, and analytical techniques over and above those taught to non-engineers. Many of the mathematical treatments are original. In general, the book reflects the authors' combined over forty years experience of forensic investigations involving thousands of cases. It offers something for everyone interested in forensic engineering. In the new second edition, Chapters 3 to 5 have been substantially modified, and the remainder of the text has been edited to bring its various parts up to date. The experienced investigator will find a wealth of new ideas and relationships to fill in gaps in his knowledge and reinforce his analytical approaches. Those starting new in this work will have an advantage on their competition after studying this material. For the non-technical reader, most of the book is eminently readable. To an investigator, attorney, or insurance adjuster with only a nodding acquaintance with freshman physics, the book should be totally comprehensible.

Forensic Engineering Second Edition

Forensic Engineering  Second Edition
Author: Kenneth L. Carper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN: 1420037021
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This edition of Forensic Engineering updates the original work with new case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors to the book are the foremost authorities in each area of specialization. These specialty areas include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering and transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures. Each chapter includes discussions of guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools employed in accident investigation and analysis. In addition, the book contains vital information on forensic photogrammetry, the planning and writing of reports, and the presentation of evidence as an expert witness in traditional litigation. The book also analyzes the role of the forensic engineer in the evolving methods of alternate dispute resolution. Overall, Forensic Engineering is a tremendously valuable reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields, as well as design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, and insurance professionals. It is also as an excellent supplemental text for engineering and law students.

Software Failure Investigation

Software Failure Investigation
Author: Jan Eloff,Madeleine Bihina Bella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 3319613340
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Failure Investigation Book Excerpt:

This book reviews existing operational software failure analysis techniques and proposes near-miss analysis as a novel, and new technique for investigating and preventing software failures. The authors provide details on how near-miss analysis techniques focus on the time-window before the software failure actually unfolds, so as to detect the high-risk conditions that can lead to a major failure. They detail how by alerting system users of an upcoming software failure, the detection of near misses provides an opportunity to collect at runtime failure-related data that is complete and relevant. They present a near-miss management systems (NMS) for detecting upcoming software failures, which can contribute significantly to the improvement of the accuracy of the software failure analysis. A prototype of the NMS is implemented and is discussed in the book. The authors give a practical hands-on approach towards doing software failure investigations by means of near-miss analysis that is of use to industry and academia

Principles of Engineering Physics 1

Principles of Engineering Physics 1
Author: Md Nazoor Khan,Simanchala Panigrahi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 899
Release: 2017-03-06
ISBN: 1316635643
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Engineering Physics 1 Book Excerpt:

"Provides a coherent treatment of the basic principles and theories of engineering physics"--

Introduction to Forensic Engineering

Introduction to Forensic Engineering
Author: Randall K. Noon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1000099237
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

Forensic engineering is generally defined as the application of engineering principles and methodology to answer questions of fact that may have legal ramifications. This new book provides an introduction to the science, methodology, and engineering principles involved in the diagnosis of some common types of accidents and failures, such as fires, explosions, automobile accidents, storm damage, industrial accidents, slips and falls, arson, water pipe damage and more. Each chapter stands alone and can be read without reference to the others. The chapters have been written so that non-technical professionals can easily digest the information and immediately apply it. The book will also be useful to technical professionals who are unfamiliar with particular investigative methodology or technical points of interest. Introduction to Forensic Engineering will benefit lawyers, insurance investigators, engineers, and other professionals who must handle investigative and legal aspects of accidents or failures.

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer
Author: James M. Green,Janet Green Rn
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1553690648
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer Book Excerpt:

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer describes the methodology for reconstructing bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Of particular interest is analysis of light, signation and conspicuity on the reconstruction of all types of accidents.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Colin Gagg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 1000038025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

Forensic Engineering: The Art and Craft of a Failure Detective synthesizes the current academic knowledge, with advances in process and techniques developed in the last several years, to bring forensic materials and engineering analysis into the 21st century. The techniques covered in the book are applied to the myriad types of cases the forensic engineer and investigator may face, serving as a working manual for practitioners. Analytical techniques and practical, applied engineering principles are illustrated in such cases as patent and intellectual property disputes, building and product failures, faulty design, air and rail disasters, automobile recalls, and civil and criminal cases. Both private and criminal cases are covered as well as the legal obligation, requirements, and responsibilities under the law, particularly in cases of serious injury or even death. Forensic Engineering will appeal to professionals working in failure analysis, loss adjustment, occupational health and safety as well as professionals working in a legal capacity in cases of produce failure and liability—including criminal cases, fraud investigation, and private consultants in engineering and forensic engineering.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Brian S. Neale
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780727727879
Category: Forensic engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

"The investigation of failures - ranging from serviceability to catastrophic - which may lead to legal activity, including both civil and criminal."-- Ed. pref.

Building Industry Technology

Building Industry Technology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Industry Technology Book Excerpt:

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering
Author: V.V.S. Rao,G.L. Sivakumar Babu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 8132223772
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

In this edited volume on advances in forensic geotechnical engineering, a number of technical contributions by experts and professionals in this area are included. The work is the outcome of deliberations at various conferences in the area conducted by Prof. G.L. Sivakumar Babu and Dr. V.V.S. Rao as secretary and Chairman of Technical Committee on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE). This volume contains papers on topics such as guidelines, evidence/data collection, distress characterization, use of diagnostic tests (laboratory and field tests), back analysis, failure hypothesis formulation, role of instrumentation and sensor-based technologies, risk analysis, technical shortcomings. This volume will prove useful to researchers and practitioners alike.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Sam Brown
Publsiher: I S I Publications
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book provides extensive coverage of all the engineering aspects of product liability from the design review stage to failure analysis to preparation for legal proceedings. It will greatly help you understand the engineering and scientific viewpoints of product failures as well as provide a technical framework for litigation.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science
Author: Jay A Siegel,Kathy Mirakovits
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1482253372
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

This new edition of Forensic Science: The Basics provides a fundamental background in forensic science as well as criminal investigation and court testimony. It describes how various forms of data are collected, preserved, and analyzed, and also explains how expert testimony based on the analysis of forensic evidence is presented in court.The book

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
Author: Allan Taylor,James Robert Parish
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438110693
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry Book Excerpt:

Presents one hundred and thirty job descriptions for careers within the energy industry, and includes positions dealing with coal, electric, nuclear energy, renewable energy, engineering, machine operation, science, and others.

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application
Author: Richard W. Mclay,Robert N. Anderson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 0128132418
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application Book Excerpt:

Engineering Standards for Forensic Application presents the technologies and law precedents for the application of engineering standards to forensic opinions, discussing Fundamentals, Disciplines, Engineering Standards, The Basics and the Future of Forensics. The book explores the engineering standard and how it is used by experts to give opinions that are introduced into evidence, and how they are assumed to be the best evidence known on the topic at hand. Final sections include coverage of NFL Brain Injuries and the Flint Water Crisis. Examples of the use of engineering standards are shown and discussed throughout the work. Addresses a wide variety of forensic engineering areas, including relevant law Provides a new approach of study that includes the work of both engineers and litigators Contains contributions from over 40 experts, offering the reader examples of general forensic methods that are based on reliable engineering practice

Successful Composites Technology Transfer

Successful Composites Technology Transfer
Author: George N. Bullen
Publsiher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0872638804
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Composites Technology Transfer Book Excerpt:

The ingenuity and visibility of NASA space programs, such as the max launch abort system (MLAs), are sparking the creativity, knowledge transfer, and unique applications of revolutionary technologies in areas such as aerospace, wind energy, transportation, oil, safety, and civil infrastructure. Lightweight, high-strength, carbon-fiber composites materials, vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding, smart sensors, out-of-autoclave curing of autoclave composites, unified structures, structural health monitoring systems, smart phone/RFID tracking, determinant assembly, forensic engineering, and the digital tapestry that ties everything together are just a few of the technological advances perfected in NASA’s programs. Successful composites technology transfer takes the discussion of these technologies to the next level — addressing the advantages and challenges to their more widespread industrial application. Readers will get insight into how high-strength, carbon-fiber composites and its related technologies are making inroads into products such as commercial airplane seats and carts, turbine blades, firefighting equipment, trucks, buses, lifting and support devices, and containers. The author shares breakthrough thinking on other potential applications, such as a new lighter than air ship, prototype vehicles, driver health and safety, firefighter safety, and bridge infrastructure safety and health monitoring. According to Foreword author, Tim Shinbara, vice president of manufacturing technology at AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology), “...it is of considerable value to search out, discover, and digest resources such as this book in an effort to continually improve the lens by which we innovate.” Aside from new product innovations, extension of the manufacturing technologies, and processes described herein have the potential to not only add new functionality or modify the existing functionality of existing products and systems, but in many cases, adoption would require minimal effort from the manufacturing enterprise.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Engineering
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN: 0128027401
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Engineering Book Excerpt:

Forensic Engineering, the latest edition in the Advanced Forensic Science series that grew out of recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward, serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching digital forensic engineering, as well as an excellent reference for a forensic scientist’s library or for their use in casework. Coverage includes investigations, transportation investigations, fire investigations, other methods and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this series is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community. Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic engineering Contains sections on investigations, transportation investigations, fire investigations and other methods Includes a section on professional issues, such as: from crime scene to court, forensic laboratory reports and health and safety Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions and additional reading suggestions