Forensic Engineering Investigation

Forensic Engineering Investigation

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Forensic Engineering Investigation is a compendium of the investigative methodologies used by engineers and scientific investigators to evaluate some of the more common types of failures and catastrophic events. In essence, the book provides analyses and methods for determining how an entity was damaged and when that damage may have legal consequences. The material covers 21 common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that forensic engineers routinely assess. The range of topics include wind and blasting damage to structures, vehicular accidents, fires, explosions, hail damage to roofs and exteriors, lighting damage, and industrial guarding accidents. Additionally, the book offers an extensive discussion of the scientific method as it applies to forensic science and provides tips on organizing and writing an investigative report. The book also supplies the applicable codes and standards that regulate the profession, discusses the role of the forensic engineer in court proceedings, and addresses the role management plays in industrial safety. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct. Even more important, the analysis in each chapter is tailored to the answering of questions usually posed in the particular circumstances under discussion. The author does not skimp on the mathematical and scientific underpinnings of the subject matter. In that sense, Forensic Engineering Investigation contains the qgood stuffq that is typically omitted in less challenging texts.Fall down debris, 123 False low points, 123 Fatigue fracture, 12 Fault list, human error vs., management error, 417 Fiberboard, flame ... detecting shorting after, 152 pattern, unnatural, 208 pickup truck front seat, 364 -retardant chemicals, 113 safety codes, 2 scene, initial ... roofing systems, 404 Forced convection, 117 Forcing function, 67 Ford Mustang, 345 Forensic engineering applying scientific methodanbsp;...

Title:Forensic Engineering Investigation
Author:Randall K. Noon
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-10-25


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