Volume 41, Issue 5 (September 1996)

    Forensic Application of Computer Simulation of Falls

    (Received 15 September 1995; accepted 31 December 1995)


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    The purpose of the paper is to describe a method of computer simulated fall reconstruction. Computer applications that simulate gravity and other physical parameters, such as Knowledge Revolution's Working Model®, allow for falls to be modeled and their dynamics studied. There are two prerequisites for the computer simulation of falls: the development of a dynamic computer manikin and the ability to specify the initial conditions to which the manikin is subjected. Discussion is presented on steps in the development of a two-dimensional dynamic computer manikin. Direction for the determination of initial conditions is illustrated in the context of examples that demonstrate the forensic applications of computer fall simulation.

    Author Information:

    Sloan, GD
    G. David Sloan, Inc., Olympia, WA

    Talbott, JA
    Talbott Associates Inc., Portland, OR

    Stock #: JFS13997J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13997J

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    Title Forensic Application of Computer Simulation of Falls
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30