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Code ENGS2004
Credits 15
Level 5
Duration 5 days
Type Classroom

1 test at the conclusion of the classroom phase followed by 1 case study.

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Unit A5, Lakeside Business Park
South Cerney
Gloucestershire GL7 5XL
Tel:  +44 (0)1285 864650
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  This is an undergraduate course in forensic road collision investigation  

Advanced damage analysis (ENGS2004)


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 coursework.  There is one phase test at the conclusion of the week plus one case study to complete following the classroom element.

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What's the qualification

Successful candidates will be awarded an AiTS pass certificate.  This module is part of the AiTS/De Montfort University FdSc and BSc (Hons) in forensic collision investigation.

When does it run

Once each academic year.

How to register

Check the course calendar for the next presentation and telephone Student Registrations on +44 (0)1285 864650 to register.