Upcoming SAE-A and Industry Events

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1521 Hume Highway, Campbellfield, Victoria
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    APV Tech Centre facility tour featuring a live test demonstration
    Thursday 19 September 2019

    SAE-A invites Members to join us to an exclusive opportunity to see a live test demonstration at the APV Engineering and Testing Services NATA Accredited Test Lab in Campbellfield, Victoria

    The APV Tech Centre is a NATA (ILAC) accredited mechanical and environmental test laboratory that is constantly expanding to meet the changing needs of Australian industry. The APV Tech Centre provides R&D, certification and production testing, as well as specialised engineering, high speed camera and field support to a wide range of industries including:

    • Automotive (OEM and aftermarket)
    • Defence
    • Aviation
    • Transportation seating
    • Component manufacturers

    During the presentation you will learn about:

    • Crash Test Protocols
    • Dummy Landscape & Technologies
    • Data Logging & Instruments
    • Injury Criteria Data Processing Software
    • Other Dynamic Tests
    • Seatbelt and Child Seat testing
    • Durability testing
    • High Speed Photography

    Following the presentations, attendees will be given an exclusive tour of the facility and a live test demonstration. Don't miss this unique opportunity - register now as places are strictly limited. Networking over light refreshments will also be provided.

    Registration is now open.

    Click here to download the event flyer.
    • 11 Nov 2019
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Venue to be confirmed (Melbourne)
    • 15

    Who Should Register

    Anyone involved in motor vehicle collisions at the investigation, damage assessment, or litigation levels in Technical Crash Investigation and Collision Reconstruction.

    Course prerequisites

    It is assumed that the participants are familiar with basic maths and the use of a scientific calculator, and have some interest or experience investigating, assessing or litigating motor vehicle collisions.

    Course Aim and Outline

    Participants will learn how to effectively and efficiently examine, record and interpret the results of a collision and provide an opinion as to speed, direction of travel, vehicle and person movements and probable contributions of the human, vehicle and environment factors associated with the collision.

    DAY ONE   9:30am – 5:00pm

    • Introduction to Collision Reconstruction
    • Inspection of Scene
    • Vehicle Condition & Inspection; Thrust Diagrams
    • Lights & Glass
    • Debris, Tyre Marks & Gouges
    • Friction & Friction Measuring Devices
    • Resultant Drag Factor – Effective Factor

    DAY TWO    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Measurements & Diagrams, Geodimeter Total
    • Survey Station
    • Photographs
    • Speed from Skid, Yaw, Flips & Vaults
    • Trucks, Articulated Vehicles, Tachographs & Trip Computers

    DAY THREE    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction – Vehicle 
    • Speed Estimate Formulae
    • Motorcycle Reconstruction
    • Dynamics, Time, Distance, Acceleration

    DAY FOUR    9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Energy, Damage, Vehicle Stiffness
    • Conservation of Momentum, Rear End, Head On, Intersection Collisions, Examination Review

    DAY FIVE   9:00am – 3:00pm

    • Involves case studies, written examinations and learning assessments

    About the Instructor - Dr Shane Richardson

    Dr Shane Richardson is the Principal Forensic Engineer, Managing Director and Owner of Delta-V Experts. He has been investigating vehicle collisions and industrial incidents since 1996 and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover.

    His areas of expertise include Mechanical Engineering, Crash 5 Reconstruction, Incident Analysis, Vehicle Structural Engineering, Human Factors, Amusement Rides and Devices In-Service Inspection, Biomedical Engineering, Risk Engineering and Structural Engineering.

    He has investigated thousands of crashes and is an Expert Witness in the Supreme, County, Magistrate and Coronial Courts.

    In 2002 he formed Delta-V Experts and currently leads a team of six Engineers and four undergraduates who investigate predominantly vehicle collisions.


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