The word “simulation“ comes up more and more in the field of crash investigation and reconstruction. Crashteams experts use simulation for the following purposes:
- To verify results of calculations to determine impact speeds or impact positions.
- To determine impact speeds or impact positions
- To demonstrate why the conclusions advanced by other experts are incorrect.
Once those conditions are inputted, the user “ runs “ or “ plays “ the resulting simulation. The idea is to generate a simulation which is consistent with the actual vehicles motion as exhibited by scene evidence.
The user will confirm that the vehicle movement matches the physical evidence. Experts then present the courts with facts about the input conditions, assumptions, and the accuracy of the software. At Crashteams, we use simulations and can verify the input conditions to withstand a rigorous cross examination regarding the simulation software.