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Accident Reconstruction.

Automotive Accident Analysis


BEAR has been engaged to investigate a 2010 Toyota Prius’ failure to brake at a traffic signal.  The investigation was carried out by our new southern California, Los Angeles office.  The ensuing investigation resulted in additional laboratory examination at our Berkeley facility, where we will deconstruct the Prius’ brake system mechanics, electronics and software control.

Using advanced electronic sensors and data acquisition techniques exclusively developed by BEAR, we can analyze any automotive braking system in-place, measuring pressures and flows without disturbing or destroying the evidence. 

Centered in the largest concentration of vehicle usage in the United States, the new LA office has over 30 years of diverse talent in automotive, aerospace, industrial and commercial product development.  BEAR has expanded its presence and can now deliver high quality evaluations that are consistent with our clientele’s expectations, at an extremely good value.  Failure forensic analysis is a common daily process, which our staff utilizes in both design and accident reconstruction.

If you have need for these services, our on-site staff can provide you with real time professional evaluations to meet your specific needs.

Impact Analysis


FEA capability allows us to perform full 3D impact analysis with multiple colliding bodies, including automobile collisions, crane tip-overs, ladder and chair accidents, and more.  Rigid and deformable body motion can be analyzed, as well as models that contain both (For example, in an automobile collision, the front of the automobile that deforms is modeled with deformable elements, and the rear of the automobile can be modeled as a rigid   body to reduce the time necessary to run the analysis without losing   significant information or accuracy).  These complex models can include human (dummy) components, as well as seat belts and  
airbags, to determine the dynamic response of a person in  
the analysis.

Failure or damage, such as tearing, fracture, and   buckling, can be computed as a function of time   for any components being modeled. This method   can be applied to components made of ceramics,   steel, plastic, concrete, soil, or any other material.

BEAR’s increased regional presence, improves our ability 
to provide high quality forensic analysis, at a very reasonable value.  Contact us with your requirements. 

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