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Richard Ziernicki, Angelos Leiloglou, and Steve Knapp Presents “The Application of Matchmoving for Forensic Video Analysis of a Fatal Sprint Car Accident. Part II” at NAFE


This presentation covers the application of the photogrammetric process known as matchmoving to analyze a racetrack video…

fatal sprint car accident

Richard Ziernicki, Steve Knapp, & Angelos Leiloglou Presents “The Application of Matchmoving for Forensic Video Analysis of a Fatal Sprint Car Accident. Part I” at NAFE


Reconstruction of a high-profile Sprint Car accident that was captured by at least three different video sources

overhead crane line of sight study

Richard Ziernicki and Ricky Nguyen Presents “Forensic Analysis of a Fatal, Overhead Crane Accident” at NAFE


This presentation outlines forensic procedure and techniques used in reconstruction and safety assessment in a fatal…

Recent Cases


water solenoid valve cut-away view

What Fails in Applicance Water Solenoid Valves?

Water solenoid valves are common in everyday life and are frequently found in residential appliance applications


Example of widespread moisture stains and organic growth throughout the underside of the roof decking within an attic space of a residence.

Humidifiers May Introduce Moisture Problems in Residential Homes

Deficiencies in attic space ventilation can be difficult and costly to mitigate within a residence or building


Safely Servicing or Maintaining Systems with Hazardous Energy

This important safety measure can prevent injury or death when servicing equipment.


How to Estimate Flow Rates in Freeze Loss Claims

There are several ways to calculate an estimated date for freeze loss


What is Video Matching?

Video matching is a process, where you are able to incorporate computer generated objects into a video background.


Top Hazards for Commercial Motor Vehicles in Adverse Driving Conditions

With the winter season approaching, hazards increase for drivers involved in driving in adverse driving conditions


Computer generated driver, incorporated into an image

What is a Real Time Simulation?

Real time simulation has been available since the beginning of the 90’s using accident reconstruction software.


What Does the Use of Photogrammetry Involve and How is it Useful?

Learn about the science of obtaining accurate 3D measurements from photos


Learn about Phenomenal Interactive Animations from Knott Lab

What is an interactive animation?