SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

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

Room 430 B  1:00 p.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
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-0469
Analysis of High-Speed Sideswipe Collisions Using Data from Small Overlap Tests
R. Matthew Brach, Brach Engineering; Raymond M. Brach, University of Notre Dame and Brach Engineering; Katherine Pongetti, Brach Engineering
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-0472
Estimating the Speed Change and Relative Approach Speed of Aligned Offset Impacts using CRASH3 Techniques
Ryan Fix, David King, Travis Fricker, MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists
1:40 p.m. 2014-01-0468
Prediction of Stiffness Coefficients for Frontal Impacts in Passenger Vehicles
Matthew Wood, Vivek Shekhawat, Tate Kubose, Rajeev Kelkar, InSciTech Inc.
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-0474
Calculating Non-Linear Frontal Stiffness Coefficients
Brian Gilbert, Ron Jadischke, Joseph McCarthy, McCarthy Engineering Inc.
2:20 p.m.
Networking Break
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-1991
Characterization of Force Deflection Properties for Vehicular Bumper-to-Bumper Interactions
Enrique Bonugli, Jeffrey Wirth, James Funk, Joseph Cormier, Herbert Guzman, Lisa Gwin, Mark Freund, Biodynamic Research Corp.
3:00 p.m. 2014-01-0481
Comparison of Quasistatic Bumper Testing and Dynamic Full Vehicle Testing for Reconstructing Low Speed Collisions
James Funk, Enrique Bonugli, Herbert Guzman, Mark Freund, Biodynamic Research Corp.
3:20 p.m. 2014-01-0467
Sample-Based Estimation of Vehicle Speeds from Yaw Marks: Bayesian Implementation Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation
Gary A. Davis, University of Minnesota

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