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by MSI
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: Exotic Car Crashes
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Exotic Car Crashes

A site dedicated to documenting the crashes that happen to exotic cars. Obviously supports the notion that just because you have enough money to afford an exotic vehicle doesn't mean you know how to drive and/or take care of it!
http://www.wreckedexotics.com/
by MSI
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Litigation Topics and News!
Topic: How accurate is eyewitness memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 6939

Re: How accurate is eyewitness memory?

Some additional links on eyewitness memory:
July 12, 2009: 60 MINUTES: Eyewitness: How Accurate Is Visual Memory?
Transcript of the program
Also from Stanford:
The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony. Commentary on a talk by Fisher & Tversky by Engelhardt html PDF
by MSI
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Litigation Topics and News!
Topic: How accurate is eyewitness memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 6939

How accurate is eyewitness memory?

Interesting articles on the accuracy of human memory which can have an enormous impact on the outcome of a trial. Some quotes for thought from: Witness For the Defense: The Accused, the Eyewitness, and the Expert Who Puts Memory On Trial by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham, St. Martin's Pr...
by MSI
Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Welcome! Please Read!
Topic: How and Why to Register for this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 3083

How and Why to Register for this forum

HOW: Anyone can register. Registration is EASY. SImply click the registration link and you will be asked for your email address and voila! You are registered! The forum will email us so we can immediatly validate your registration. Your email will NOT be used for anything other than verification th...
by MSI
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: NHTSA database includes reported negative crush?
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

NHTSA database includes reported negative crush?

Q: In looking at the NHTSA crash test database site , I've noted several instances where one of the crush measurements was a negative value of significant magnitude. Can anyone explain why they report the value in this manner. All crashes are 30 mph or 35 mph rigid barrier impacts and in reviewing p...
by MSI
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Re: What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?

I came across an old post (8/31/98) with some additional information in response to a question on 'MU for rotation': Aug 1998: This is prepared in response to a question on the tire model in SMAC and equations to use in a spreadsheet program. As Monday mornings normally go, the stuff is hitting the ...
by MSI
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it?
Replies: 0
Views: 985

What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it?

Q: What is the mSMAC SNAG option and why do i need it? A: Intervehicle friction, as simulated by original SMAC and EDSMAC, is in the form of simple Coulomb friction. It requires the existence of a force perpendicular to the contact region and it is proportional to that force. (For additional informa...
by MSI
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: McHenry News!
Topic: Info on McHenry Software licenses
Replies: 0
Views: 3285

Info on McHenry Software licenses

1) If you have updated to medit32 Thank you for your support! Starting 1 year from your initial receipt of medit32 (July/August 2009 or later) and 30 days prior to the renewal date, the software will notify you that you need to renew. Please be sure to renew before the expiration date and you can ta...
by MSI
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: Heavy Truck Crash tests?
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Heavy Truck Crash tests?

The following are some references on Heavy Truck Crash Tests. This is no way comprehensive. Please add to the list. Just a few references I found within arms reach. Truck Crash Testing, E. Franchini, SAE 700411 Truck Tests on Texas Concrete Median Barrirer, T.J. Hirsch, PB 220 853 Heavy Truck Pilot ...
by MSI
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

What is the appropriate rotating vehicle % drag factor?

To approximate the drag factor for a rotating vehicle, we caution against attempting to use any arbitrary % drag factors like: "50% to 80% of the standard drag factor" or "70-75% of the full drag". In our paper " CRASH-97 - Refinement of the Trajectory Solution Procedure " SAE Paper 97-0949, there i...