Ben T. Railsback, M.S., P.E.

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Mr. Railsback began his engineering career at Knott Laboratory after graduation from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. While at the School of Mines as an undergraduate, Mr. Railsback became involved with the Formula SAE race team and developed a passion for manufacturing, vehicle dynamics, and automotive engineering. In part due to his continued interest in competing in the Formula SAE competition, Mr. Railsback pursued graduate studies at the School of Mines resulting in a Master’s Degree in Engineering Systems with a mechanical specialty. Mr. Railsback’s graduate engineering studies focused on the development of a mechanical and electrical strain sensor utilizing optical fiber for composite material structures.


M.S. Engineering Systems
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO,

B.S. Engineering, Mechanical Specialty, Minor in Economics
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO,


Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:
Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming.

Engineering and Design

Mr. Railsback’s experience in vehicle dynamics, automotive engineering and manufacturing made him an ideal fit for the mechanical engineering group at Knott Laboratory. While at Knott Laboratory, Mr. Railsback’s continued research into mechanical engineering design, vehicle dynamics and accident reconstruction have led to the publication of several peer reviewed papers with the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Mr. Railsback also regularly presents educational seminars to forensic engineers, insurance professionals and attorneys.

Mr. Railsback has qualified as an expert witness in both civil and criminal courts and testified for plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of mechanical engineering, accident reconstruction and animation.

Accident Reconstruction

Expert Testimony


Professional Affiliations

Mr. Railsback is a member of the following professional organizations:


Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction


American Society of Mechanical Engineers


American Society of Safety Engineers


National Academy of Forensic Engineers


National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists


National Society of Professional Engineers


Society of Automotive Engineers

Media Appearances

Knott Laboratory has been featured on numerous television programs nationally and internationally. Click each title below to learn more about each appearance.