Brach Engineering, LLC.

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to the analysis of, and solutions to, engineering problems.

Selected Books

Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods, Second Edition
By: Raymond M. Brach and R. Matthew Brach, 2011.

This book presents material pertaining to the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the reconstruction of automotive accidents from an engineering perspective. Thorough treatments are presented on the topics of uncertainty, tire forces, critical speed analysis, analysis and reconstruction of vehicular rollover accidents, impulse-momentum theory and its application to accident reconstruction, velocity change from residual crush, frontal pedestrian collisions, photogrammetric techniques, railroad grade-crossing collisions, vehicle dynamics and the use of event data recorders in reconstructing crashes. The book includes a glossary of terms related to the field of accident reconstruction and an extensive bibliography.
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Errata Sheet for R-397
Errata Sheet for R-311

Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods, Second Edition, By: Raymond M. Brach and R. Matthew Brach, 2011.

Mechanical Impact Dynamics, Rigid Body Collisions, Revised Edition
By: Raymond M. Brach, Brach Engineering, LLC, Granger, IN, 2007.

Previously published by Wiley-Interscience in 1991, this book covers a range of topics in impact dynamics from an engineering perspective. The topics include point-mass collisions in two and three dimensions, friction, restitution and energy loss, planar rigid body and barrier collisions, impact of articulated bodies and vibratory impact. A concluding chapter deals with applications to vehicle collisions including ground impact of aircraft.
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Mechanical Impact Dynamics, Rigid Body Collisions, Revised Edition, By: Raymond M. Brach, Brach Engineering, LLC, Granger, IN, 2007.

Uncertainty Analysis for Forensic Science
By: Raymond M. Brach and Patrick F. Dunn, 2004.

This instructive book has been geared towards the many legal professionals and forensic engineers who are unaware of the principles of uncertainty analysis and its potential applications in the courtroom. Covering a wide range of topics that range from probability and statistical variables, mathematical relationships and equations, to sensitivity and design of experiments, this text has everything you could possibly want.
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This book is available for only $35.00.
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Errata Sheet

Uncertainty in Forensic Analysis, By: Raymond M. Brach and Patrick F. Dunn, 2004.