Forensic engineers often specialize in a particular area such as structures, fires, or accident reconstruction. However, the nature of the work often requires broad knowledge in the interrelated areas of physics, chemistry, biomechanics, and engineering. Covering cases as varied as assessment of workplace accidents to the investigation of Halliburton in the BP oil spill, Forensic Engineering Fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse facets of the field that forensic engineers must be familiar with in their practice.
Offering readers real-world experience drawn from the authors’ 25 years of experience, this volume assists newcomers to the field in understanding the engineering basics underlying the cases they will encounter in their practice. It also serves as a reliable reference for those confronted with issues outside their area of expertise.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Structural Distress. Blasting and Earth. Movement. Mold and Environmental Problems. Water Related Losses. Appliance and Equipment Failures. Slips and Falls - Injuries to Humans. Industrial and Construction Accidents. Accident Reconstruction. Electrical Incidents and Lightning. Electrocutions. Fires. Miscellaneous Losses. Probability Sensitivity and Uncertainty. Standards. Appendices. References.
Harold Franck, Darren Franck
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