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Biomechanical Analysis

The line blurs between the mechanical world and the biological world when an accident results in bodily injury. Making the connections between the two fields of engineering and medicine, Forensic Analysis & Engineering can help establish why an injury for fatality occurred when an accident involves biomechanical analysis.

Our expertise in the areas of structural analysis, continuum mechanics, mechanism analysis, kinematics and dynamics help determine the cause of the injuries in relation to the accident. Engineers at FAEC are able to reconstruct the accident to gain insight into impact severity and other factors. Our cases span from automotive to commercial factories.

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Biomedical - Equipment / Prosthetic Device Failures

While defective products can negatively impact personnel, production and the environment, a defective biomedical product can cause bodily injury and fatalities. Our biomedical team at Forensic Analysis & Engineering are experts at evaluating biomedical products and establishing why a failure occurred or to prevent any failures from occurring. Our professionals have the expertise of applying engineering principles to biomedical devices and have been involved in the design and development phase of numerous biomedical devices. Our unparalleled engineers and scientists have years of experience in performing evaluations and tests on different biomedical equipment and prosthetic devices. The design, manufacture, installation and use of the product are also analyzed to determine if the highest standards of safety were maintained.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Biomedical Engineering
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Civil / Geotechnical Damage Assessments

The engineers at Forensic Analysis & Engineering possess unrivaled experience in the analysis of civil & geotechnical casualties and failures. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the experts at FAEC have decades of experience in conducting field investigations and are capable of investigating subsurface conditions and materials to establish why a disaster happened. Our engineers have decades of experience spanning evaluation of soil stability to assessing risks conditions at active construction and remediation sites. FAEC also can provide full reports of geotechnical sampling and testing. Our lab results can help you make crucial decisions in design and construction phases, ensuring solid foundations and sound structures.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Plumbing System Failure
  • Design Failure
  • Repair Cost Estimates & Recommendations
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Electrical / Electronic Product & System Failures

Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s team of professional engineers and certified experts work together to provide professional, cost-effective services to the insurance, legal, and private industry sectors in all matters relating to electrical engineering and electronics. Our engineers excel at evaluating and analyzing the design and application of circuitry and equipment for machine control, communications, and power generation and distribution to determine the cause and manner of failures. We also determine and evaluate causes to damaged electrical systems, components and appliances. A thorough investigation is critical in the event of personnel injuries or equipment damage and our team is dedicated to establishing why an electrical failure occurred and providing you with a full and comprehensive report. We are able to reconstruct accidents and evaluate defective appliances to provide assistance in preventing future failures.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Grounding & Lightning Protection
  • Electrical Accident Reconstruction
  • Circuit Board & Relay System Failure
  • Appliance Defect Evaluations
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Structural Defects / Construction Damage Claims

Forensic Analysis & Engineering’s highly qualified structural engineers can ensure structures and buildings are constructed properly so that contractors, employees and clients remain safe. Our professional engineers will perform detailed inspections of residential, commercial or industrial buildings. We have decades of experience investigating structural failures in roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. FAEC’s team of experts provide finite element analysis, stress analysis, and failure analysis. Whether it’s a major infrastructure disaster, or a simple support crack, you will be provided with unbiased, comprehensive reporting and clear photographic documentation establishing the critical facts and factors contributing to each failure, including repair and remediation recommendation to prevent future repeat failures, enabling you to settle your case quickly and accurately.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Foundation & Materials Failures
  • Structural Overloading
  • Building Envelope Failures
  • Mold & Mildew Removal
  • Repair Cost Estimates & Recommendations
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Material / Metallurgical Analysis

Forensic Analysis & Engineering has metallurgical analysts and chemists on staff to assist in cases of material failure. Our experts will establish why failures occur. We are able to perform material impact, hardness, tensile and other comprehensive tests of various types of material and metals. FAEC will also determine compliance of materials or metals with applicable standards and specifications. We have extensive experience with material / metallurgical testing methodology as well as the interpretation of the results. The testing we perform may be part of a quality assurance program, manufacturing engineering program, failure analysis or for materials research and development.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Metallurgical Defects
  • Cathodic Protection System Failures
  • Corrosions
  • Coating Failures
  • Paint Comparisons
  • Material Non-Performance
  • Material Handling
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Mechanical Analysis / Industrial Machinery Failure

Forensic Analysis & Engineering's mechanical engineers have frequently proven their qualifications to determine the cause of failure in components ranging in size, scope and complexity from power generating steam boilers to earth movers to residential HVAC systems, to LPG grills to complex industrial machinery. Any time a mechanical system malfunctions, there are often a variety of causes but Forensic Analysis & Engineering will establish why the failure occurred, in a minimum of time and expense to our client.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Control Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Construction Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Auto, Truck, Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Equipment Accidents
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Product Defect Analysis

Forensic Analysis & Engineering understands critical importance of preventing defective product from reaching end-users. Our professionals will establish why defects occurred in either the material, processing, handling, packing, storing or shipment through sequential testing with precise evaluations. FAEC’s experts will analyze the mechanical system or industrial machinery thoroughly in order to prevent the production of a defective product. Whenever required FAEC’s engineers are happy to define the best corrective actions and will work the manufacturer to remedy identified defects.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Product Liability
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Safety Human Factors

Despite the emphasis on safety in a lot of workplaces, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issues over 40,000 citations in a typical year. Fortunately, Forensic Analysis & Engineering can evaluate various environments to determine if there are any hazards or unsafe practices that could ultimately harm employees and work flow. In order to prevent accidents, minimize opportunities for human errors, and the lost productivity that follows, Forensic Analysis & Engineering's experienced safety experts will establish the causes behind hazards or unsafe practices, including providing recommendations for procedure changes or updates. As preventative measures are identified, products and systems will also be evaluated to lessen the risk of injury or loss.

Related Proficiencies:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Workplace Health & Safety
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