- Biomechanical Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis is the
study of the motion of the human body and the stresses placed on the body
during an event or accident. Our staff will conduct a comprehensive analysis of
the mechanical systems of the human body coupled with the physical properties
of the materials of the body to determine the potential for injury.
- Fire Cause and Origin
and origin analysis is a difficult task since the fire tends to destroy the
evidence. TEST, Inc. engineers have the training to
conduct a thorough examination
of the property using NFPA 921 standard techniques to discover the evidence
that is left. Often, the area of highest heat is pointed to by novice
investigators as the area of origin. On vehicle fires especially, the sources
of energy like the fuel tank, the tires and interior upholstery are very
concentrated and can lead to patterns that are classical burn origins, but the
actual source may be more subtle and difficult to find. Battery cables make
good scapegoats, but eventually, all vehicle fires turn into electrical fires.
Arcing on copper wiring is not necessarily the origin of a fire. Care must be
taken to preserve a burn site and the sooner that the engineer can get to the
site for inspection, the better the chance of discovering the evidence that
leads to positive identification of the cause and origin.
TEST, Inc. has the
resources to do design work for special machines for the agricultural market.
Their years of experience can be a valuable resource to manufactures of
machines, whether you manufacture one specialty crop machine, or thousands.
TEST, Inc. can be an extension of your own engineering department. The
engineers at TEST, Inc. have also developed strategic partnerships that
accommodate design and proto-type machines via a network of shops and design
houses. See www.DiedrichsAndAssociates.com
They also can review
designs and offer suggestion on improvements, particularly in the area of
ergonomics, warnings and product safety.
- Mathematical Modeling
engineers tend to see machines as a series of equations. They understand the
effects that a change can have on the behavior and performance of a machine
because they understand the science that makes the machine perform. You can
trust TEST, Inc. to analyze your machine and make recommendations that will
improve the machines performance and value to the customer.
- Airbag Control Module (Black Box)
The airbag systems on cars are
a complex array of sensors and pyrotechnical devices that can protect the
vehicle occupants. The heart of the system is the airbag control module. It
receives the input of the sensors and makes a split second decision based on
the severity of the data. Choices of deployment include pyrotechnic seat belt
tensioners, first and second stage airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags, side
curtains and even pyrotechnic deployed head rests in some models. Decisions are
based on severity anticipated from initial impact data, direction of impact and
occupant belt usage.