May 19-21, 2022
Crash Day will be held on May 20, 2022 at the NOLA Motorsports Park. Our crash team consists of some of the best crash experts in the industry – see below for more information on the Crash Team. We will be conducting multiple crash tests with a variety of pickup trucks (with class 3 tow packages), a midsize SUV and a midsize sedan.
Join us for a full day of low-speed crash testing with human volunteers and high-speed crash testing with Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs), designed to demonstrate and quantify the Biomechanical response of the occupant in a motor vehicle collision. Occupant kinematics can be accurately predicted considering the principal direction of force (PDOF), while applying Newtonian physics. We will demonstrate the applied Newtonian principals utilized in crash reconstruction and biomechanical analysis.
We will utilize sophisticated instrument packages, capable of collected up to 10,000 samples per second, to measure occupant head acceleration at the head, thorax and lumbar spine, occupant seat belt loading characteristic and vehicle acceleration as defined in SAE J211, “Instrumentation for Impact Test.” Calculated values from the tests will include Head Injury Criteria (HIC), Neck Injury Criteria (NIC) as defined in SAE J885, “Human Tolerance to Impact Conditions.
The study of human performance/tolerance in motor vehicle collisions has been performed in earnest since the mid-1950’s. Colonel John Paul Stapp pioneered this research and was the impetus for The Stapp Car Crash Conference.
Our crash team, which has performed hundreds of crash tests with male and female human volunteers and (ATDs) at renowned conferences such as ARC-CSI (2000 to 2017), SATAI and MATAI will demonstrate the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods, and tools for use in impact biomechanics research. Over the years, the members of our crash team have published numerous peer-reviewed research in publications by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and Collision Magazine.
9:15 AM – Let the Crash Testing Begin!! – updated April 28, 2022
- Test One A, B and C, 2007 Chevrolet Suburban stiff bumper into 2004 Chevrolet Suburban stiff bumper, no hitch. Each vehicle will have identical human subject, plus lap/shoulder loads, vehicle X,Y,Z and Roll, Pitch, Yaw, plus Video VBoxHD HD, plus at least one IST and Garmins. We will run three tests in this configuration.
- Test One D, E and F, 2004 Chevrolet Suburban stiff bumper into 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, rear hitch. These test will have the same instrument packages as Test One A, B and C.
- Test Two, High Speed, GPS guided, Phantom Driver Crash Test. 2010 Nissan Altima will be driven into an intersection collision with an EDR-supported 2014 Mazda 6. Both vehicles remote driven by Phantom Driver.
- Test Three-One: A,B,C 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, perpendicular bullet into right rear wheel 2014 Ford Focus, Off-side lateral. Each vehicle will have identical human subject, plus lap/shoulder loads, vehicle X,Y,Z and Roll, Pitch, Yaw instrument packages, plus Video VBoxHD HD, plus at least one IST and Garmins.
- Test Three-One: D,E,F – 2014 Ford Focus, perpendicular bullet into right rear wheel of 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, Off-side lateral.
- Test Three-Two: A,B,C – 2014 Ford Focus bullet into rear hitch on 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The volunteer in the target will be subject to three rear soft hitch exposures with DVs increasing up to 6 mph.
- Test Four, High Speed, Three Vehicle Phantom Driver Crash Test. Phantom Driver 2004 Chevrolet Suburban striking the rear of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, 2007 Chevrolet Suburban will be propelled into 2010 Nissan Altima.
DO YOU WANT TO EXTEND YOUR CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION?
FOR $99 YOU CAN STAY THROUGH SUNDAY
- Extra 8 hours of lectures (4 hours on Saturday, 4 hours on Sunday)
- Multi-discipline panel discussion Saturday afternoon
- Mixer / Reception Saturday evening following lecture (Saturday, May 21 st 5:00pm -6:30pm Evening Reception @ New Orleans Marriott)
- Additional opportunities to have discussions and gain perspective from attendees in complementing professions
- Full data presentation by engineers / crash teams
Meet the Crash Test Crew
Bob Anderson is a traffic accident reconstructionist and a biomechanical engineer that has been an instructor for the ARC-CSI Crash Team Boot Camp, and CDR Technician classes. He has analyzed or evaluated more than 5000 motor vehicle crashes and been qualified and testified as an expert in more than 220 times in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Louisiana and Nebraska courts. He has personally conducted literally hundreds of instrumented crash tests and demonstrations, the results of which have been published in SAE, ARJ, AAFS, and Collision, and he has given more than 30 conference presentations and has more than 50 publications.
Billy S. Cox, Jr. founded Billy Cox Group in 2008 and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of crash reconstruction and impact biomechanics. Mr. Cox served as Director of Transportation Forensic Services for EFI Global from 1998 to 2008. Cumulatively, he has more than 35 years’ experience, training and education as an analyst, consultant and testifying expert in the field of transportation crash reconstruction, crash testing and impact biomechanics.
Mr. Cox has conducted hundreds of crash tests with human subjects and anthropomorphic devices. Mr. Cox participated in the crash test program at ARC-CSI from 2002-2004 and 2006-2017 was served as a co-instructor in the ARC-CSI Boot Camp from 2014-2017. Mr. Cox is a valued team member in the crash test program at the annual conference for Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI and Midwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI).
In addition, he led a 300-hour research program, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, which focused on the correlation between seat geometry and neck injury in 2001.
Mr. Cox has been a frequent lecturer on the topics of crash reconstruction and impact biomechanics. He has been featured as an expert in network broadcast news stories in Houston, Phoenix, and Providence, RI, as well as two programs on the Discovery Channel and as a guest scientist on Stan Lee’s Superhuman, which airs on The History Channel. He also served as a consultant on impact biomechanics to actor/director Quentin Tarantino on a crash stunt and scene for the movie entitled, Death Proof.
Mr. Cox has authored articles on crash reconstruction and related subjects for Collision Magazine. He holds crash reconstruction accreditation #983 from the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR).
Christopher J. Furbish, B.Sc., ACTAR received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Brown University in 1999. His course studies concentrated in biomedical engineering, with research focused in biomechanical engineering. He has over 20 years of experience as an accident reconstructionist and biomechanical engineer. Over the course of his career, he has analyzed and investigated thousands of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, sports injuries, industrial accidents, and slip & fall accidents, ranging from minor to severe and fatal. He has conducted numerous vehicle studies and instrumented vehicle impact testing, with the results of some of these tests having been published and/or presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), Collision: The International Compendium for Crash Research, and the ARC-CSI conference. He has received full accreditation as a traffic accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). He is certified and has published research in retrieving and analyzing vehicle event data recorder (“Black Box”) data. He is a member of several professional societies, including the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), and the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CA2RS).
Mr. Furbish has performed and participated in hundreds of instrumented crash test impacts, ranging from low to high speed collisions in various configurations. His crash testing has involved the use of various instruments, including human volunteers, crash test dummies, and various sensors such as seat belt load cells, accelerometers, angular rate sensors, string potentiometers, etc. His testing research has included vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, and pedestrian impacts. In addition to his independent testing research, he has been part of the crash crew multiple on multiple occasions at technical conferences, including ARC-CSI, SATAI, and the Barczyk Biomechanics Institute.
Mr. Randles is a biomechanical engineer and accident reconstructionist for Biomechanical Research & Testing, LLC (an Aperture Company) in Long Beach, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science degree from California State University, Northridge in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics. His Master’s thesis is titled, “The development of a linear force plate for the assessment of the coefficient of friction.” Additionally, he has completed 3 years of post-graduate study in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics discipline) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Randles is also an accredited accident reconstructionist through ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists). Mr. Randles has been employed in the field of biomechanics and accident reconstruction for over 24 years, specializing in automotive trauma causation and prevention, accident reconstruction, pedestrian accidents, transit accidents, amusement park ride safety, occupant tolerance and slip/trip and fall accidents.
Mr. Randles has many peer reviewed publications on topics including pedestrian behavior and accidents, occupant kinematics, driver behavior, low-speed impacts, low speed vehicles and golf cars and the use of photogrammetry in accident reconstruction. Mr. Randles has given presentations at engineering conferences, accident reconstruction conferences, transportation seminars and other technical meetings.
Mr. Randles has conducted over 1,000 instrumented tests analyzing topics including, but not limited to, vehicle crash performance, occupant kinematics, pedestrian impacts and amusement park ride performance. He has conducted crash tests for various entities, including accident reconstruction organizations and meetings, chiropractic organizations, and several television programs, including programs on The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Mr. Randles is a member of several professional societies, including the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS), Southwest Association of Traffic Accident Investigators (SATAI), and a prior member member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee F-24 on Amusement Rides and Devices. Mr. Randles also serves as a technical paper reviewer for the Society of Automotive Engineers.
David M. Hallman started Hallman Engineering LLC in 2012. Mr. Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in nine states with nearly thirty years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation and reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation.
Mr. Hallman holds degrees in mechanical engineering (BS) and materials science and engineering (MS). Prior to going to college, Mr. Hallman was an automotive mechanic for ten years and was, and still is, an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. He is also a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).
Mr. Hallman has conducted and / or been involved in hundreds of crash tests and participated in the crash test program at ARC-CSI from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Hallman is also a member of the crash team for the crash program at the annual conference for Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI). Mr. Hallman has been leading the Midwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI) crash team since 2018.
Mr. Hallman has also authored, and co-authored multiple papers featured in Collision Magazine and has often lectured on a variety of topics related to crash reconstruction, EDR data and vehicle fire investigation and research.
Michael Rosenfield is an engineer with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He consults as a traffic accident reconstructionist, biomechanic, and as an automotive test engineer. He has been involved with numerous low-speed crash tests, with instrumented volunteers. The results of some of these tests have been published with the Society of Automotive Engineers, and Collision, The International Compendium for Crash Research. He initially worked in a clinical medical setting, and then switched to engineering. In addition to accident reconstruction and biomechanics, he has spent the last 20 years running automotive handling tests, component testing, component failure analysis, setting up test instrumentation, and performing automotive crash testing. This involves inspection, repair and troubleshooting of various automotive systems and components. It also involves making sure that the test vehicles are functioning correctly and according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Mr. Rosenfield has co-authored numerous publications relating to this testing.
Mr Rosenfield has served on the crash committee and performed numerous crashes for Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators (MATAI), the ARC-CSI crash conference, the Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators (IATAI), Longmont, CO police department, and the Texas State Highway Patrol. The planning of these crash demonstrations involves the same principals and calculations used for accident reconstruction and biomechanics and involves placing bounds on the collision types and severities to ensure the safety and well-being of any participating human volunteers.
In order to enhance the area of crash testing, he designed and built the Phantom Driver Radio Control Remote driving system, a self-contained remote driving system for conducting collision testing and rollovers that can be installed in any vehicle in about an hour. It was first used at the 10th Annual ARC-CSI Crash conference in Las Vegas May, 2011, and has now been used for over 66 crashes, including 11 rollovers, and 2 intersection crashes.
Most recently, it has been used for police training – performing PIT maneuvers on high center-of-gravity vehicles.
He also designed and built the Phantom Rider, a self-contained remote driving system for motorcycles; first used at the 14th Annual ARC-CSI Crash conference in Las Vegas, June 2015.
Daniel Vomhof III (also known as “DV3″) has been involved in Accident Investigation and Reconstruction since 1976. He is well known in the crash reconstruction community from his work in the programming and maintenance of the Expert AutoStats® program since its inception and first publication. Mr. Vomhof was the program designer of the 4N6XPRT StifCalcs® program and lead contributor to the Expert VIN DeCoder®, Expert Qwic Calcs®, 4N6XPRT Ped and Bike Calcs®, Expert TireStuf®, and 4N6XPRT BioMeknx® software programs.
Mr. Vomhof has earned Associate degrees in both Surveying and Engineering, a Bachelors in Engineering with emphasis in Manufacturing Engineering, the Engineer-in-Training license. Additionally, Mr. Vomhof has over 2000 hours of specific training in Accident Investigation/Reconstruction. His ACTAR Accreditation #484.
Mr. Vomhof has been contributing Photographs and Still Photos of crash test to various Crash Teams since 2002. As such, he has been a part of over 250 crash tests, featuring everything from Low Speed Car-to-Car, Pedestrian, and Motorcycle tests through High Speed Car-to-Car and Heavy Truck testing. Many of his photographs and videos have been included in the crash data provided by ARC-CSI, IATAI, MATAI, SCARS, IPTM, and SATAI.
We Will Be Crashing at NOLA Motorsports Park
NOLA Motorsports Park is a road race track in Avondale, Louisiana, approximately twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans.
NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale, LA 70094