Upcoming SAE-A and Industry Events

    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Mulgrave Country Club, Cnr Jells & Wellington roads, Wheelers Hill


    Make sure your vehicle is compliant - register now to get the latest info on the laws, process and standards that apply.

    Presented by SAE-A in conjunction with Talk Torque Automotive.

    Topics covered include:

    • Club M and SR registration requirements
    • Personal import vehicles changes now that the local manufacturing has ceased
    • Building your own trailer
    • Electric vehicle conversions
    • 4WD modifications
    • Individually Constructed Vehicles (ICVs)
    • Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more

    About the facilitator - Bill Malkoutzis, Talk Torque Automotive

    Bill began his career at Ford where he spent nearly 13 years in vehicle and product engineering design, test and development in Australia and the US. Following this he spent a further 13 years with PBR Automotorive in various Design Engineer and Program and Department Manager roles.

    In 2003 Bill established Talk Torque Automotive and is a leading Automotive Engineering Consultant to commercial clients. He is also an expert witness in legal cases and a Vic Roads authorised VASS signatory.

    This event will also be held on Tuesday 15th October at PASCOE VALE HOTEL - click here to register for this venue.
    • 11 Nov 2019
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Venue to be confirmed (Melbourne)
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    Who Should Register

    Anyone involved in motor vehicle collisions at the investigation, damage assessment, or litigation levels in Technical Crash Investigation and Collision Reconstruction.

    Course prerequisites

    It is assumed that the participants are familiar with basic maths and the use of a scientific calculator, and have some interest or experience investigating, assessing or litigating motor vehicle collisions.

    Course Aim and Outline

    Participants will learn how to effectively and efficiently examine, record and interpret the results of a collision and provide an opinion as to speed, direction of travel, vehicle and person movements and probable contributions of the human, vehicle and environment factors associated with the collision.

    DAY ONE   9:30am – 5:00pm

    • Introduction to Collision Reconstruction
    • Inspection of Scene
    • Vehicle Condition & Inspection; Thrust Diagrams
    • Lights & Glass
    • Debris, Tyre Marks & Gouges
    • Friction & Friction Measuring Devices
    • Resultant Drag Factor – Effective Factor

    DAY TWO    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Measurements & Diagrams, Geodimeter Total
    • Survey Station
    • Photographs
    • Speed from Skid, Yaw, Flips & Vaults
    • Trucks, Articulated Vehicles, Tachographs & Trip Computers

    DAY THREE    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction – Vehicle 
    • Speed Estimate Formulae
    • Motorcycle Reconstruction
    • Dynamics, Time, Distance, Acceleration

    DAY FOUR    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Energy, Damage, Vehicle Stiffness
    • Conservation of Momentum, Rear End, Head On, Intersection Collisions, Examination Review

    DAY FIVE   9:00am – 3:00pm

    • Involves case studies, written examinations and learning assessments

    About the Instructor - Dr Shane Richardson

    Dr Shane Richardson is the Principal Forensic Engineer, Managing Director and Owner of Delta-V Experts. He has been investigating vehicle collisions and industrial incidents since 1996 and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover.

    His areas of expertise include Mechanical Engineering, Crash 5 Reconstruction, Incident Analysis, Vehicle Structural Engineering, Human Factors, Amusement Rides and Devices In-Service Inspection, Biomedical Engineering, Risk Engineering and Structural Engineering.

    He has investigated thousands of crashes and is an Expert Witness in the Supreme, County, Magistrate and Coronial Courts.

    In 2002 he formed Delta-V Experts and currently leads a team of six Engineers and four undergraduates who investigate predominantly vehicle collisions.


    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Corporate Centre, Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria


    Following on from the success of last year's inaugural career and networking event, we will be running it again this year as part of the Formula SAE-A.

    Events sponsors and participating companies, have job openings in many fields and locations, so come along to check out your career options, enjoy free food and drinks and find your calling!

    Student admission is free but pre-registration is required

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