This course builds upon IPTM's Event Data Recorder (EDR) Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, Level I, by teaching students how to apply mathematical concepts to EDR-based reconstructions.
The course will review math and physics concepts necessary to analyze EDR data in more complex non-central collisions. Topics such as the Law of Cosines; the Law of Sines; the concept of area under the curve; vector arithmetic; momentum; closing velocity; change in velocity relationships; and the First Law of Thermodynamics (AKA the Conservation of Energy) will be discussed in detail. Students will learn how each of these can used in reconstruction.
Actual EDR reports form a variety of collisions will be used to show how to determine all the values necessary for a complete reconstruction. Projects and problem sets have been designed to reinforce the materials presented during lectures and will provide the tools needed to complete actual reconstructions.
Topics include Solving momentum problems with EDR data; how restitution affects momentum-based reconstruction; effects of rotation of delta-V and closing speed (Effective Mass Ratio), Effects of external forces on momentum-reconstructions, using new part 563 data elements, and handling less common EDR anomalies
PREREQUISITE: IPTM'S EVENT DATA RECORDER USE IN TRAFFIC CRASH RECONSTRUCTION, LEVEL I. NJ OFFICERS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.