MODULE 1 – FORENSIC ENGINEERING
The application of the science and art of engineering in matters which are related to the justice system, comprehensive of substitute dispute resolution is called forensic engineering. The module description includes the introduction to forensic engineering, role and duties of engineer, qualification to be an expert, ethical and professional responsibilities assigned to them.
MODULE 2 – STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Structural Analysis deals with the investigation of failures or damages in the structures of the buildings, dams, etc. which have significantly lead to huge loss of lives and property. This module will cover the factors responsible for the structural distress, types of loads, laws and principles applied by the expert, strength and mechanism of material applied and its analysis.
MODULE 3 – VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS
Vehicular accidents are the common type of cases in India and other countries. The issues in contesting motorized accidents involve speeds, airbag disposition, seatbelt usage, failure vehicle components, visibility etc. Module will introduce you to introduction, falls, skid marks and impacts and crush energy dissipation.
MODULE 4 – VEHICLE ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
Vehicular accidents reconstruction is the scientific procedure of examining, investigating, and illustration, conclusions about the accidental events during a vehicle crash. Module structure covers the vehicle accidents reconstruction using basic energy analysis techniques, limitation of some evaluation techniques, advantages of the energy method, the fundamental principle of the energy method, kinetic energy, friction energy dissipation, changes in elevation, energy dissipation by crushing, energy dissipation by rollovers or flips and future accidents reconstruction problems.
MODULE 5 – THE CLASSICAL SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO ACCIDENT’S RECONSTRUCTION
Application of the classical scientific method to accidents reconstruction define in a structured manner such as definition of terms, origin and development of the scientific method, scientific methods applied to accident, reconstruction, shortcomings and the legal system.
MODULE 6 – PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION
Photographic documentation plays a vital role in the investigation of accidental cases. Photographic documentation of accident- damaged vehicles will describe you to accident documentation, choice of camera, items to photograph, accident scene and analysis and verification of photograph.
MODULE 7 – VEHICLE LAMP DAMAGE
Vehicle lamp damage is a crucial step of the investigation procedure. This module will explain you to the on/off light issue of the lamp, filament material used, its oxidation, brittleness and ductility. Melted glass and other applications will also be dealt.
MODULE 8 – STORM LIGHTNING DAMAGE
Storm lightning damaging is also the part of the investigation process. The facts of lightning damage will describe you to the lightning damage, verifying lightning, two-board shell game, reducing and lightning risks.
MODULE 9 – VIBRATION AND BLAST DAMAGE
Vibrations from nearby blasting damage are usually transmitted by ground or by air. It will introduce you to the ground vibrations, pre-blast surveys, blast monitoring, post-blast surveys and heavy equipment vibrations.
MODULE 10 – EXPLOSIONS
Introduction to explosions and basic parameters includes the fundamentals of explosions, basic parameters, determination of point of ignition and energy consideration.
MODULE 11 – COMBUSTION
"The act of burning," is called combustion. For example, combustion of fallen leaves and trees that are not quenched immediately, can consequence in a forest fire. Module will introduce you to introduction, the combustion process, acid production, carbon monoxide, duel fuel furnaces and over pressurization.
MODULE 12 – FIRE AND ITS BEHAVIOR
Chemical reaction present a very substantial threat due to their potential to generate fires. This module explains the fire and ignition energy sources, types of fire, initial reconnoiter the low point, fall down, centroid method, fire spread, sequential analysis, ignition energy source and combination of methods.
MODULE 13 – ARSON
It is the analysis of fire connected incidents. Module would be introducing you to the basic problem facing the arsonist, usual physical characteristics of an arson fire, secondary characteristics, arsonist profile, and chemical analysis.
MODULE 14 – ELECTRICAL SHORTING
Electrical shorting is a part of forensic engineering, and is anxious with investigating electrical failures in a legal context. Module including the symptoms of shorting, primary vs. secondary shorting, short circuits, beading, and fusing.
MODULE 15 – HAIL DAMAGE
The harshness of hail damage to residential and other roofs depends on some limitations including the age, material, roof slope, the roofing assembly etc. The module would be introducing you to the hail and hailstorm frequency, hail form, size range, hailstorm frequency and hail causes damage.
MODULE 16 – DROUGHT
In context of forensic engineering, geotechnical engineers examine the soil, rock and their physical and chemical properties and advise to design engineers of the effects of these properties on buildings and structures. In this course module, you will acquaint with Introduction to drought, effects of drought, soil properties, the atterberg limits and differential settlements.
MODULE 17 – SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
It is defined as basic concept of slip and fall accidents, statistical background, coefficient of friction, measuring COF, standards for floors and floors and shoe coatings.
MODULE 18 – WATER PIPE FREEZE UPS
Water pipes freeze ups when routed through unheated spaces, for instance in a peripheral wall etc. It contains the common scenario of water pipe freeze ups, ice versus water, pipe stresses, fracturing in steps, pipe ends and freeze up priority.
MODULE 19 – MACHINERY GUARDING
Machine guarding accidents cause various accidents and mortalities every year, in spite of the availability of modern safety machinery. It will introduce you to the principle and basics of machinery guarding like- direct barrier, protective clothing, safety devices, guarding by location, employers responsibilities and manufacturer responsibilities.
MODULE 20 – EARTH MOVEMENT
Blasting and earth movement introduces with the fundamental factors of soil behavior, techniques of surface investigations, direct measurement of consistency and relative density, interpretation of water content of soils, landslide, mudflow, erosion and sedimentation, modes of erosion, processes of sedimentation, identification of rocks, subsidence, earthquakes, blasting damage and wave pressure.
MODULE 21 – THE ENGINEER AND EXPERT WITNESS
Reporting the results of investigative engineering and the expert witness comprises the Adversarial nature of our legal system, Incomplete information, Sample schedule of events in a litigated dispute, The trial, Strategies used to discredit engineers, notes about Lawyers and engineers.