ENA2 employs specialized forensic engineers whom investigate damage and 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 and failures, and fire origin and cause. As well, forensic engineering helps determine product defects and recalls negligence, and insurance companies in determining liability versus non-liability cases.
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.