Microcomputer-based approach to accident simulation

Richard C. Coddington, Robert A. Aherin

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Equipment related accidents frequently involve a single operator with few or no witnesses. Accurate recall of the events before, during, and after the accident by the injured person is often impaired. Consequently, methodology to reconstruct accidents and identify contributing factors is very useful. Current microcomputer-based software (MCADA) provides an effective tool for this purpose. It can be used to study the effects of design, operator control and the environment on machine accident potential as well as simulate the accident itself. The application illustrated is side-hill roll-over of a tractor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalForensic engineering
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1991

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  • General Engineering

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