Advanced Damage Analysis


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

The number of collisions where emergency braking marks are found and from which a speed can be calculated are now rare making speed from damage calculations more relevant.  This module builds on the earlier Damage Analysis module to give the student an in depth knowledge of finding speed from momentum and CRASH3.

What you will study

Speed change from crush damage and momentum including how momentum and the CRASH3 models 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 knowledge of the way in which damaged vehicles are measured, part of  ENGS1015 Damage Analysis.  You will also benefit if you have studied ENGS1015 Applied maths.

Pre-course study


Study method

Classroom based with further project work for those following the FdSc programme.

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 the AiDamage (or similar) software program.

Teaching and assessment

Your course tutors will help you with your studies during the course.  They will mark and comment on your final exam and 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 course calendar for the next presentation and contact AiTS.

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The course at a glance

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

Links to FdSc modules

Further maths
Advanced damage
Forensic mapping
Analysis of digital data
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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