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Forensic engineering


Forensics engineering is essentially a failure analysis program for litigation support. The goal of such a program is to positively identify the sequence of events leading to ultimate failure.

After an accident, forensics engineers examine broken parts and bring together a list of probable failure mechanisms to be investigated. Interviews are conducted to determine a sequence of events. Drawings, specifications, and operational procedures are reviewed. As-built dimensions and operating parameters are compared to design requirements.

The final step in forensics engineering is to use analytical and testing tools to confirm the findings of fact.

The forensics engineer becomes an expert witness in support of the findings. He is also responsible for reviewing the technical aspects of the opposition's case.

STC provides litigation support, please call us today for more information.

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