Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.

Publications & Abstracts

The experts at Knott Laboratory have been published in many engineering journals.

While most of these essays are quite detailed, these short abstracts express a summary of the overall papers that were published. Additionally, we've compiled our complete list of publications and abstracts for your convenience; some of which were featured in print or have not been made available online by the publishers.

Accident Investigation Quarterly, Issue 9

Field Investigation of Automotive Seat Belts

Field investigation of seatbelt condition after an accident may provide answers to two fundamental questions; was the seatbelt in use…

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
June, 1995

Seat Belt Investigation In Automobile Accidents

Field investigation of seat belt condition after an accident is often intended to answer two fundamental questions: (1) was the seat belt…

Knott Laboratory accident reconstruction example
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Paper 942377
November, 1994

Head Injury In Automobile Accidents

This paper is the summary of the current state of the art in the multidisciplinary science of biomechanics as it relates to head injury. A…

Accident Reconstruction Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1
January/February 1994

Seat Belt Development and Current Design Features

Historically, the original purpose of seat belts was preventing occupant ejection. This need was recognized by early automobile occupants…

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
June, 1992

The Forensic Engineer’s Relationship to Manufacturers in Product

Accidents are the third largest cause of death in America, taking 140,000 lives per year. Construction accidents kill about 1000 workers…

Forensic Engineering, The International Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4

Working With the Manufacturer in Product Cases

This article is an overview of the basic terminology, procedures, and investigative techniques related to forensic involvement in product…

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
June 1991

An Overview of Heavy Trucks/Buses Braking Performance

The writer discusses the performance of heavy duty vehicles during emergency braking. The paper reviews statistical data related to the…

Forensic Engineering, The International Journal, Vol. II, No. 3

The Effect Of Variables On Vehicular Accident Reconstruction

There are a number of publications discussing the mathematical theory, sources of data, and accuracy of the EDCRASH computer program for…