ENA2 employs specialized forensic engineers whom investigate damage/failure to structures, equipment or machines in order to determine the cause. This information can then be used as evidence in proving the cause of damage, injury or loss of life. Real world applications include structural failures, railroad or car accidents/failures, fire origin and cause etc. This also includes product defects/recalls and improvement, negligence, insurance companies determining liability vs non-liability etc.
Failure Analysis :
Failure analysis is an integral part of the forensic engineering process. The term ‘failure’ covers a broad range in magnitude from individual parts to entire processes. It may be categorized as physical, human, root, or latent.
Analyzing the failure is vital as it determines the root cause of problems in structures and components. The process not only demands technical knowledge from a variety of disciplines, but also draws upon skills from observation, inspection, and experience. From the information gathered and proper education, preventative measures may be carried out in order to avoid future problems.