Forensic Engineering

Joshua Bidanset

What is Forensic Engineering

Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property.

How it is Used in Forensics

Nail gun accidents

industrial accidents: forklift failure

explosion investigation at steel processing facility

stove fire accident

Requirements

To be in this field they prefer people whom are majors in: accident reconstruction, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and related fields.

Real case

A garbage truck driver unexpectedly pulled out of a driveway in front of an oncoming car. Based on our reconstruction and animation, we were able to help show a jury that the garbage truck driver failed to yield right-of-way to the oncoming vehicle and that the driver of the car did not have time to avoid the accident. Consequently, the driver of the vehicle won a multimillion dollar verdict.