Forensic Engineering


Forensic Engineering

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What is Forensic Engineering?

According to the The National Academy of Forensic-Engineers (NAFE), "Forensic-Engineering is defined as; "the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution."

So What Does A Forensic-Engineer Do?

Dr Peter R Lewis who teaches and consults as a forensic-engineer wrote an excellent article for the website in which he addressed this very question. He wrote:

We investigate accidents where product failure has caused personal injury (such as a car accident), or where there is a design flaw in a product so all have to be recalled. We often use trace evidence to show how a component failed, or to verify the truth of a witness statement just like the forensic scientist uses trace evidence like DNA or fingerprints to establish who was at a crime scene. And some times we get involved in major disasters, where a bridge suddenly collapses or a train derails killing many people.

Click Here to read the article by Dr Lewis in full which includes details of his fascinating research into the Tay Bridge disaster in 1879.

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The National Academy of Forensic-Engineers

The National Academy of Forensic-Engineers (NAFE) was founded to bring together those professional engineers who have attained substantial experience and recognition in forensic-engineering practice. It seeks to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of forensic-engineering.

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Forensic-Engineering Hub

Forensic-Engineering Hub is an online collective of ideas, issues, and articles related to forensic-engineering.

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Forensic-Engineering Methods

Outstanding resource produced by the Open University. Quite simply a must visit link for anybody interested in forensic-engineering.

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Essential Reading

Forensic-Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment

Book Description

Contains 82 papers presented at the 5th ASCE Forensic- Engineering Congress, held in Washington, D.C., November 11 14, 2009. The conference was sponsored by the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic-Engineering whose mission is to develop practices and procedures to reduce the number of failures, to disseminate information on failures, and to provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and for ethical conduct.

Forensic-Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment includes papers that examine case studies, investigation approach and methodology, expert witnessing, ethics, standard of care, non-destructive evaluation, and education in forensic-engineering.

This book will be valuable to engineers, professionals, researchers, educators, and students involved in forensic-engineering.

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Forensic Engineering 2009: Pathology of the Built Environment

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