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Forensic Engineering




ISBN 9780849374845
Published September 28, 2000 by CRC Press
430 Pages

 
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Book Description

This edition of Forensic Engineering updates the original work with new case studies and investigative techniques. Contributors to the book are the foremost authorities in each area of specialization. These specialty areas include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic accidents, civil engineering and transportation disasters, and environmental systems failures.

Each chapter includes discussions of guidelines, techniques, methods, and tools employed in accident investigation and analysis. In addition, the book contains vital information on forensic photogrammetry, the planning and writing of reports, and the presentation of evidence as an expert witness in traditional litigation. The book also analyzes the role of the forensic engineer in the evolving methods of alternate dispute resolution. Overall, Forensic Engineering is a tremendously valuable reference for forensic experts practicing in all engineering fields, as well as design and construction professionals, attorneys, product manufacturers, and insurance professionals. It is also as an excellent supplemental text for engineering and law students.

Table of Contents

What is Forensic Engineering?
Learning from Failures
Fire Investigation
Industrial Accidents
Product Liability Engineering
Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Transportation Disaster Investigation
Civil Engineering Investigation
Environmental Systems Failures
The Report
Forensic Photogrammetry
The Engineer as an Expert Witness
Conclusion
Appendix
Index

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Reviews

Read the reviews of the first edition:
"The development and presentation of ideas is excellent and worthy of reading by experienced forensic engineers… The book should be purchased, not only for the excellent and informative chapters, but also for the reminder of what forensic engineering is-- truth, public service, and technology advancement."
--Forensic Engineering, The International Journal, Vol.1. No. 4, p. 243. 1988

"…a great resource for forensic engineers in any discipline."
-Structural Engineer
"…the book could serve as a useful reference for lawyers and others who may not be familiar with what forensic engineers can do."
--Harold J. Wilkinson, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1