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Low-Speed Automobile Accidents: Accident Reconstruction and Occupant Kinematics, Dynamics, and Biomechanics [Hardcover]

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If you have clients who have been involved in a low-speed collision you understand the hassle caused by such accidents. The insurance companies can refuse to cover injuries because there is doubt that injuries are sustained at such low speeds; this is especially true if there is little or no vehicle damage. However, the extent of damage to the cars does not indicate the extent of injury-causing loads on the passengers in the cars, particularly at low speeds.

This book, now in its third edition, studies the science of reconstructing and analyzing low-speed (0-20mph) automobile accidents. You will read about analyzing accidents that result in little or no vehicle damage; how, even at low speeds, the final position of the vehicles can look as if the accident occurred at a much higher speed than the driver claims; and occupent kinematics.

With this book you will also receive a silent video that includes film clips and animations to demonstrate the principles outlines in this book. No other textbook covers the subject of low speed automobile accident reconstruction as accurately and comprehensively.

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Pages   797
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 3.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   3.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2003
Publisher   Lawyers & Judges Publishing
ISBN  1930056427  
ISBN13  9781930056428  

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More About Alan J. Watts

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Alan J. Watts, Ph.D., is presently a consultant on accident reconstruction and biomechanics and the owner of Watts-Co in Albuquerque, NM, which he started in 2000. From April 2000 to September 2001 he also worked (by invitation of the owner) as the chief scientist for Permacharge Corporation in Rio Rancho, NM, a company that specializes in electrostatic charging of various materials, where his job was to explain how their existing system was actually working and to suggest improvements and options. Prior to that he was the chief scientist at POD Associates, Inc., in Albuquerque, NM, a company that initially performed defense-related U.S. government contract work before concentrating on computer programming/information systems. Prior to that he was the senior staff scientist at Ktech Corporation in Albuquerque, NM, another U.S. government contractor working on defense issues. He has also been recently appointed to be an adjunct professor at the Union Institute and University.

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Could have been a lot better. Much left out about subject.  Oct 27, 1999
A basic physics approach to low speed impact of automobiles. Author uses a strange definition of coefficient of restitution which is negative instead of positive. Little experimental data is offerred and there is no review of the current low speed impact volunteer data which is the current basis for much opinion. The free video is some graphic computer artist's crude representation of a rear end collision and depicts unrealistic vehicle, seat and occupant kinematics. However, for a rank beginner you will be exposed to the basic physics of this type of collision. For a followup you will need to read various SAE papers to really understand the practical realities of the relationship between such a collision and the outcomes.

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