Vehicle crashes occur for countless reasons, thankfully most do not result in substantial injury. When functioning properly, modern vehicle safety systems allow occupants to walk away from crashes that may have been fatal twenty years ago. Our automotive engineers have designed and fine tuned vehicle safety systems. They understand how they are intended to function and can identify instances where they have malfunctioned.
The Science of Occupant Protection
Vehicle crashworthiness is the science of protecting occupants involved in frontal, side, rear and rollover crash events through the utilization of various safety systems and safety principles.
Our vehicle experts are more than just mechanical engineers and reconstructionists, they are automotive engineers with industry experience designing, developing, and manufacturing production vehicles. Our experts understand vehicle dynamics and the principles of crashworthiness because they honed their craft with some of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world.
The Principles of Vehicle Crashworthiness:
- Minimize crush to maintain survival space
- Provide proper restraint throughout the entire accident event
- Prevent ejection from the vehicle and nominal seating positions
- Distribute energy and dissipate crash forces
- Prevent post-crash fires
Crashworthiness safety systems must work together to provide adequate occupant protection throughout an entire incident. These safety systems are akin to safety links in a chain. If one link fails, then the safety chain has failed.
VEHICLE EVIDENCE & TESTING
Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with managing the storage and inspection of evidence related to vehicle crash cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate evidence as large as complete vehicles, as well as smaller vehicle components or traffic guidance devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.
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