Crash Investigation and Reconstruction - Advanced Course

  • 11 Sep 2017
  • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
  • 15 Sep 2017
  • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • 9 Springbank St, Tullamarine VIC 3043
  • 10


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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.


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VIC, Australia

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