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MFES: Technical Essays
This page has links to essays on this site relating somehow to MFES's niche in the engineering consultant / accident reconstruction community.
- TPMS & Tire Fires: A cautionary tale of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems gone bad (added 09APR2012)
- Cammed-over heavy truck s-cam brakes in a truck I inspected once. (Added 11SEP2009)
- An errata sheet I prepared for John H. Bickford's 2007 text on Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, 4th Ed. This pdf contains all my flagged items, including a few real issues, numerous figure-number-reference problems, and some spelling typos.
- An article on using Monte Carlo Analysis for Accident Reconstruction.(Added 11DEC2007)
- Review of Recent Skid-Testing Results The old NUTI table is a little dated. This article reviews more recent data wrt skid testing. (Added 12FEB2007)
- Conservation of Linear Momentum A paper presented at the 2005 Penn. State Police Conference, 500Kb, pdf format (Added 27MAR2006)
- VIN information What all those characters in the VIN mean (Added 03JAN2003, Updadet 28JUL2010)
- Sudden Rearward Acceleration of some ATVs (Added 24JUL2002)
- How hot is it under a skidding tire? (Added 21NOV2001)
- The Braking of Motorcycles is not as clear-cut as passenger car braking. This page has results of some rear-wheel skids, and shows decelerations for various braking scenarios. (Added 09NOV2000, updated 12DEC2007)
- Avoidance Maneuver Lateral Accelerations (Added 10-FEB-2001)
- Passenger vehicle acceleration is not a constant, and isn't even a very smooth function! (Edited 01-Feb-2001)
- A review of the "sudden acceleration" problem in passenger vehicles. (Added 26MAY2000, updated 06JULY2010)
- Boiled Brake Fluid and Total Temporary Loss of Brakes An unusual phenomenon indeed.
- A list of the the numerous errors I found in the first 100 pages of "Brake Design and Safety," by Rudolf Limpert, and the saga that followed.
- A metallurgical critique of Northwestern's often cited paper on The examination of lamps for ON or OFF.
- Using The Triangulation Method to Map a Scene An alternative to the Cartesian (X-Y, or North-South) method. Note that this page includes nearly 200Kb of scanned images. Please keep this in mind during the loading process. Thanks. (Added 10/98)
- The relationship between a driver's abilities and their accident involvement has been a source of debate for some time now. Some research MFES is helping sponsor may help resolve the matter. (added 17FEB99)
- On the lighter side: a list of other organizations that go by MFES (updated 31DEC2002)
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