Knott Laboratory Blog

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Knott Laboratory’s Blog is a collaborative school of thought from our expert team of engineers who have worked on over 16,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses.


Computer animation wire mesh image of trailer underride

How are Forensic Computer Animations Created?


Animations are created with a scientific accuracy based on compiling a lot of data, and physical evidence.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby after Walkway Collapse

Knott Laboratory’s Forensic Engineers Reflect Upon Florida Bridge Collapse and Lessons from 1981 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse


Dr. Knott’s testing subsequently proved that the walkways were significantly under strength

wire mesh of crashed vehicle

What is a Computer Animation?


Computer animation is a visual enhancement of expert testimony

Forensic Engineering Investigations and Changing Fire Patterns


Fire patterns are the identifiable shapes formed and left behind on the remnants of a fire

How to Reconstruct an Accident Using Video Footage


Knott Laboratory analyzes accidents captured on video using matchmoving or "camera tracking".

Freeze Losses – Using a Thermal Analysis


Winter this year seemed to take its time getting here, but it looks like it is finally upon us. With winter comes insurance…