Damage Analysis (from September 2022)


Damage Analysis is part of De Montfort University FdSc in forensic collision investigation.

It is possible to calculate the speed of a vehicle from either momentum, energy or by comparison with certain databases. This module looks at all three methods.

What you will study

The module is currently being redeveloped  for delivery from Sept' 2022.  For existing content see the programme handbook.

Speed change from crush damage, momentum EES and EBS including how momentum and energy can be used in tandem to solve a wider range of practical problems.  Closing speeds, force balancing and post impact predictions are covered in the module.

Entry requirements

This module assumes that you have studied ENGS1017 Applied maths.

Pre-module study


Study method

Blended learning with a mixture of classroom and distance learning.

What you will need

General tools include a scientific calculator.  We recommend any Casio with a 'Natural Display'.  You will need access to a computer running Crush analysis software. If you do not have access to such software, we can provide a copy of the AiDamage software for the duration of your studies.

Teaching and assessment

Your tutors will help you with your studies during the module.  They will mark and comment on your coursework.

Whats the qualification

This module is part of De Montfort university's FdSc in forensic road collision investigation.

How to register

The FdSc starts in September of each year. Apply through AiTS. If you wish to take this module without registering with the university you may do so however no university accreditation will be give. To take as a standalone check the calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.

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The module at a glance

Code: ENGS2005
Credits: 15
Level: 5
Duration: 8 weeks
Type: Blended learning
Assessment: Two pieces of coursework

Links to FdSc modules

Further maths
Analysis of digital data I
Analysis of digital data II
Computation and collision analysis
Motorcycle collisions
Pedestrian collisions
Vehicle dynamics - PC-Crash


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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