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    • 22 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 9 Springbank St, Tullamarine VIC 3043
    • 14

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    The natural progression for attendees who completed part one of the course, part two is an advanced look at Crash Investigation and Reconstruction.

    This 5 day training course is fully catered and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. It will cover the following:

    DAY ONE   9:30am – 5:00pm

    • Crush Analysis
    • Background
    • Equations

    DAY TWO    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Crush Analysis
    • Crush Measurement Methods
    • Examples
    • Motorcycles: Advances in Yaw Analysis
    • Review of latest state of knowledge in collision reconstruction

    DAYS THREE & FOUR    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • PC-Crash (Simulation)
    • Car v Car
    • Car v Truck
    • Car v Pedestrian
    • Car Rollover

    DAY FIVE   9:00am – 5:00pm

    • The use and application of Event Data Recorders in traffic crash reconstruction
    • Participant provided cases - Participants are asked to provide up to two examples of crashes (in outline) for class analysis and discussion


    Dr Shane Richardson has been investigating vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) since 1996, initially for the Australian Department of Defence (Army) with the Engineering Design Establishment, then as part of his PhD research and finally for Delta-V Experts.

    Shane holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover. He leads a team of seven engineers at Delta-V Experts who investigate vehicle collisions (and industrial incidents) on a daily basis, and has published and presented at national and international conferences.

    Shane has provided expert evidence across Australia in Coroner and all court levels, including Supreme courts, and regularly travels all over the world to provide technical crash and investigation services.


    At the end of the course, successful candidates will be able to:

    • Conduct a crush analysis to estimate a vehicle's impact speed.
    • Create simulations of vehicle and other collisions using PC-Crash illustrate software to better analyse vehicle collisions.
    • Particular emphasis is given to detailed examination of participants own provided examples of crash scenarios.
    • Be up to date with the latest state of knowledge in collision reconstruction (latest publications).
    • Be aware of the most recent advances in Yaw analysis, as applied to Motorcycle crashes.


    The course will involve presentation of theory, as well as case study discussion and interactive workshop sessions. 

    A natural progression from the introductory course.


    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Auburn Hotel (The Corner Room), 85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East Victoria

    Join us in the Corner Room of The Auburn Hotel on Wednesday 14th November 2018 to meet your SAE-A Directors, members and friends. 

    The General Meeting
    The evening will commence with the general meeting where the Directors will report on not only where we are today, but also lay out the plans for the future.  

    The Dinner
    The meeting will be followed by drinks and for members and guests wishing to stay on, there will a 2 course dinner.

    The Schedule

    • General Meeting 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Pre-dinner Drinks 6:30pm - 7:00pm
    • Dinner 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    We encourage you to attend and show your support for the SAE-A at a time where the Society is working hard to enable continuation of our service to the mobility industry 

    We hope to see you on the night. 

To see the types of events we run at SAE-A, check out a list of our past events here

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