Human Tolerance to Injury in the Context of Auto Crash
Speaker: Joseph McGowan, McGGown Associates
Department: Electrical Engineering
Location: Engineering Quadrangle J201
Date/Time: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This lecture will provide an introduction to some of the fundamentals and tools used to analyze accidents, and the types of engineering conclusions that may be drawn. An example analysis begins with application of Newtons laws and the conservation of energy and momentum in the crash scenario. Comparisons between forces and accelerations associated with automobile crash, those associated with the causation of injury, and those sustained in routine daily activities will be offered. Examples drawn from courtroom experience will provide insight into the eventual application of the analysis.