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EDC Reconstruction
EDCRASH Training Course
  • January 15 - 19, 2018Download a Registration Form
    Hilton Garden Inn Burbank
    Burbank, California

  • October 2018
    Hampton Inn Dadeland
    Miami, Florida

Description

The EDC Reconstruction course is designed specifically for accident reconstructionists who analyze vehicle damage and crash scene data to determine how an accident occurred. With the information obtained from their inspections, the reconstructionist can use EDCRASH to determine impact speeds and crash severity (delta-V).

This one week course covers the key concepts of how the physics calculation routines in EDCRASH work, how to apply it to your real-world cases and how to present and defend your results. You will learn how to properly collect the input data, run the program and understand the diagnostic messages and results produced by EDCRASH.

To provide a comfortable learning environment and to promote active participation, class sizes are limited to only 20 students. All necessary course materials, including a handbook and training manual, software and temporary licenses will be provided. Bring your own laptop computer, as lectures are combined with hands-on computer exercises using real-world examples to enhance your learning experience.

Course Outline

Date
 
Time
 
Subject
 
Reference

Monday
 
8:00-8:30
  Course Introduction  
Notebook
 
 
8:30-9:30
  EDCRASH Program Description  
Manual
 
 
9:30-10:30
  Earth-fixed and Vehicle-fixed Coordinate Systems  
Notebook
 
10:30-12:00
  CDC, PDOF & Damage Measurements  
Notebook
 
1:00-2:30
  HVE Execution Environment  
Notebook
 
2:30-5:00
  EDCRASH Program: Input, Output & Graphics  
Manual

Tuesday
 
8:00-9:30
  EDCRASH Flow Diagram  
Manual
 
9:30-10:00
  Discussion of Collision Types  
Manual
 
10:00-10:30
  Main Calculation Flow Chart  
Manual
 
10:30-12:00
  EDCRASH Calculation Procedures, Common Velocity Check,
Trajectory Simulation and Linear Momentum
 
Manual
 
1:00-1:30
  Case Study  
Notebook
 
1:30-2:30
  Damage-only Analysis  
Manual
 
2:30-5:00
  Lab Exercise #1  
Notebook

Wednesday
 
8:00-12:00
  EDCRASH-Calculation Procedures, DAMAGE analysis  
Manual
 
1:00-5:00
  Lab Exercise #2  
Notebook

Thursday
 
8:00-11:50
  EDCRASH Calculation Procedures, Separation Velocities  
Manual
 
1:00-5:00
  Lab Exercise #3 and Review  
Notebook

Friday
 
8:00-9:30
  Presenting Your Results  
-
 
9:45-11:00
  Open Book Examination  
-
 
11:00-12:00
  Post Examination Review and Course Closing  
Notebook

NOTE: This course focuses on the physics of EDCRASH, not on the HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI user environments. For a list of excellent workshops that focus on the HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI user environments, see HVE Forum.

Who Should Attend

Successful participation in this course requires a number of prerequisite skills, including:

  • Basic familiarity with either HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI. (This is NOT a course on the HVE user interface.)
  • An understanding of vehicle dynamics and the laws of motion.
  • Ability to solve algebraic and trigonometric equations.
  • At least 6 months experience as an accident investigator.
  • Classifying vehicle damage and determining thrust direction.
  • A strong desire to improve accident investigation skills.

If you use or are thinking about using EDCRASH, you should attend this course!

About the Instructor

Mr. Terry D. Day, P.E., President of Engineering Dynamics Corporation received his Masters Degree from the University of Michigan and studied under researchers at the Highway Safety Research Institute. He is the author of numerous technical papers focused on the use of computers in accident investigation.

As an engineering consultant, Mr. Day has been actively involved in motor vehicle safety for over 30 years. He has also been a guest instructor for over 15 years at Northwestern University's Traffic Institute. Mr. Day designed EDCRASH and is directly involved in the development of all EDC reconstruction and simulation software.

Certificates and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Students who attend the course and receive a passing grade on the Final Exam will receive a Cerficate of Completion indicating their accomplishment and also the number of contact hours of instruction for PDH requirements. For those who are certified with the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR) and wish to receive credit for continuing education, this course has been approved for 30 ACTAR CEUs.

Location and Hotel Information

Courses - Los Angeles, California

Hilton Garden Inn Burbank
401 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
1-818-509-7964

A special room rate of $199.00 +tax per night is available for students attending this course. This special rate will only be available until December 15, 2017, or until the room block is full. To make your room reservation, please contact EDC Customer Service at 888.768.6216.

Courses - Miami, Florida

Hampton Inn Dadeland
8200 SW 70th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33143, USA
1-305-269-0072


How to Register

Download a Registration Form


Please contact EDC Customer Service if you have any questions about the course.

Engineering Dynamics Corporation
8625 SW Cascade Ave., Suite 200
Beaverton, Oregon 97008 USA

888.768.6216 or 503.644.4500
FAX 503.526.0905
Email: training@edccorp.com


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