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EDC Simulations
Accident Simulation Training
  • November 6 - 10, 2017Download a Registration Form
    Hampton Inn Dadeland
    Miami, Florida

  • January 2019
    Hilton Garden Inn Burbank
    Burbank, California

Description

EDC Simulations offers the fastest way to learn how to efficiently use simulation to identify the causes of a crash and present your results with confidence. This one week course covers the key concepts of how the EDSMAC, EDSMAC4, EDSVS and EDVTS simulation programs work, how to collect the input data from your real-world crash investigations, how to use the programs to thoroughly analyze a crash and how to defend your results.

To provide a comfortable learning environment and to promote active participation, class sizes are limited to only 20 students. All course materials, including a handbook, 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. Exercises include single vehicle and vehicle-trailer loss-of-control and handling maneuvers, plus vehicle-to-vehicle collisions.

Course Outline

Date
Time
Subject
Reference







Monday
8:00-8:15
Course Introduction
Notebook
8:15-8:45
Anatomy of a Simulation
Manual
8:45-9:30
History and Application of Simulations
Manual
9:30-10:00
Review of Coordinate Systems, CDC and Delta-V
Notebook
10:00-11:00
Vehicle Dynamics Short-Course
Manual
11:00-11:30
Program Menu Map
Manual
11:30-12:00
Driver Input Tables
Manual
1:00- 2:30
Estimating Initial Conditions
Notebook
2:30- 5:00
EDSVS Demonstration Program, Input, Output, and Graphics

Manual

Tuesday
8:00-10:00
Tire Models
Manual
10:00-12:00
Collision Models
Manual
1:00-2:00
Case Study
Notebook
2:00-5:00
Lab Exercise #1 - EDSVS
Notebook
Lab Exercise #2 - EDSVS
Lab Exercise #3 - EDVTS

Wednesday
8:00- 9:00
Numerical Integration
Manual
9:00-12:00
EDSVS/EDVTS Calculation
Manual
1:00-5:00
Lab Exercise #4 - EDSMAC
Notebook
Lab Exercise #5 - EDSMAC

Thursday
8:00-12:00
EDSMAC Calculation Procedures
Manual
1:00-4:30
Lab Exercise #6 - EDSMAC
Notebook
4:30- 5:00
Review
Notebook

Friday
8:00-8:30
Presenting Your Results
-
8:30-10:30
Open Book Examination
-
10:30-12:00
Post Examination Review and Course Closing
Notebook

NOTE: This course focuses on the physics of EDSMAC, EDSMAC4, EDSVS and EDVTS, not on the HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI user environment. For a list of excellent workshops that focus on the HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI user environments, see HVE Forum.

Who Should Attend

Students who benefit the most from attending this course will typically have:

  • Basic familiarity with either HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI. (This is NOT a course on the HVE user interface.)
  • A technical background in engineering or physics.
  • Experience as accident investigators.
  • A strong desire to improve their accident investigation skills.

If you use or are thinking about using EDC accident simulation software, 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 is still 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

Courses - Miami, Florida

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

A special room rate of $139+tax is available for students attending this course. Please make reservations using the Hampton Inn Dadeland reservation system and the Group Code 'EDC'. This special rate is only available until October 16, 2017, or until the room block is full.

Rental cars, airport shuttles and other local transportation options


How to Register

Download a Registration Form


Please Call 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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