SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Occupant Protection: Accident Reconstruction (Part 1 of 2)
(Session Code: B400)

Room 430 B  9:00 a.m.

This session focuses on the latest research related to methods and techniques for reconstructing vehicular crashes involving wheeled and tracked vehicles, pedestrians, and roadside features. Emphasis is placed on experimental data and theoretical methods that will enable reconstructionists to identify, interpret and analyze physical evidence from vehicular crashes.

Organizers - Christopher D. Armstrong, KEVA Engineering; Alan F. Asay, Armstrong Forensic Engineers Inc.; Matthew Brach, Engineering Systems Inc.; Timothy Cheek, Delta V Forensic Engrg; Brian J. Everest, General Motors Co.; Geoff Germane, Germane Engineering; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia; L. Daniel Metz; Nathan A. Rose, Kineticorp LLC; Heath Spivey, Delta V Forensic Engrg; John T. Sprague, General Motors Co.; John C. Steiner, KEVA Engineering; David Plant, D P Plant & Associates

Time Paper No. Title
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0470
Pedestrian Impact on Low Friction Surface
Greg A. Sullenberger, Inst. of Police Tech & Mgmt, University of North Florida
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0483
Video Analysis and Analytical Modeling of Actual Vehicle/Pedestrian Collisions
Thomas Rush, Jay Przybyla, Daniel Melcher, Christian Sax, Armstrong Forensic Engineers Inc.
10:00 a.m. 2014-01-0464
Vehicle Acceleration Modeling in PC-Crash
Nathan A. Rose, Neal Carter, David Pentecost, Kineticorp LLC
10:20 a.m.
Networking Break
10:40 a.m. 2014-01-0478
Time and Distance Required for a Motorcycle to Turn Away from an Obstacle
Wade D. Bartlett, Mechanical Forensics Engineering Srvc; Duane Meyers, Great Lakes Crash Analysis, LLC
11:00 a.m. 2014-01-0466
Lane Change Maneuver Driving a Car with Reduced Tire Pressure
Jakub Zebala, Wojciech Wach, Inst. of Forensic Research
11:20 a.m. 2014-01-0475
Passenger Car Response to Interaction with Tractor-Trailer Steer Tire Lugs
Joseph Cormier, Mark "Tony" Freund, Enrique Bonugli, Herbert Guzman, Biodynamic Research Corp.
Calculating Three Dimensional Stiffness Coefficients for Use in Three Dimensional Simulation Modeling for Accident Reconstruction (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Anthony Dominic Cornetto, Jeffrey Suway, Ronny Wahba, Fawzi Bayan, SEA Ltd.
Further Assessment of the Uncertainty of CRASH3 ΔV and Energy Loss Calculations (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Nathan A. Rose, Neal Carter, Kineticorp LLC
Acceleration Testing and Modeling of Vehicle Kinematics Under Idle Conditions (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Bryan Randles, Daniel Voss, Isaac Ikram, Christopher Furbish, Judson Welcher, Thomas Szabo, Biomechanical Research & Testing

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-TP-00393 and SUB-TP-00006, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Occupant Protection Committee / Automobile Body Activity