Often your expert might want to perform a physical test in conjunction with a case. Why? What is the value added? Can the information be acquired a different way? What is the cost/benefit? Can you stomach the answer?
Course examines testing as to what can be done and the potential cost/benefit to a case. Actual tests will be examined from virtual to full scale reconstruction.
Advancements in technology, including three-dimensional laser scans and improved modeling software have led to impressive demonstrative exhibits. However, simple tests can be very informative, less costly, and just as effective.
Todd Springer, PE, Augspurger Komm Engineering, Inc.
Mark Cannon, PE, Augspurger Komm Engineering, Inc.
* Faculty biographies can be found under the materials tab.