Computer Based Road Accident Reconstruction Experiences

  • Milan Batista
  • Tone Magister
  • Leon Bogdanović
Keywords: road accident, investigation, reconstruction, simulation, safety

Abstract

Since road accident analyses and reconstructions are increasinglybased on specific computer software for simulationof vehicle d1iving dynamics and collision dynamics, and forsimulation of a set of trial runs from which the model that bestdescribes a real event can be selected, the paper presents anoverview of some computer software and methods available toaccident reconstruction experts. Besides being time-saving,when properly used such computer software can provide moreauthentic and more trustworthy accident reconstruction, thereforepractical experiences while using computer software toolsfor road accident reconstruction obtained in the TransportSafety Laboratory at the Faculty for Maritime Studies andTransport of the University of Ljubljana are presented and discussed.This paper addresses also software technology for extractingmaximum information from the accident photo-documentationto support accident reconstruction based on the simulationsoftware, as well as the field work of reconstruction expertsor police on the road accident scene defined by this technology.

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How to Cite
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Batista M, Magister T, Bogdanović L. Computer Based Road Accident Reconstruction Experiences. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2022Sep.30];17(2):65-. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/620
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