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Basic Principles of Accident Analysis

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Basic Principles of Accident Analysis
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT51
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0307, P241-0313
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT51 (P241-0307, P241-0313) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 6, optional course
FT51 (P241-0307, P241-0313) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 6, optional course, course inactive since 27.07.2017
FT51 (P241-0307, P241-0313) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 6, optional course
FT51 (P241-0307, P241-0313) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Tiemann
Dipl.-Ing. Roland Ney

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have an overview of the scope of duties of a technical expert in the context of accident analysis. They will be familiar with the basic procedure for recording and reconstructing traffic accidents. In addition, students will also be familiar with special topics such as:  traffic monitoring, consequences of injuries, plausibility of vehicle damage, perceptibility of minor collisions.

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Module content:
- Traces at the scene of the accident,
- Possibilities and procedures for securing evidence and recording accidents,
- Basics of calculating pre-crash speed, relationships between formulas and calculation examples,
- Representation of the chronological relationship between perception, reaction and delay,
- Basics, representation and interpretation possibilities of the s-t diagram
- Answering legal questions regarding the avoidability of accidents from a technical point of view (spatial and temporal avoidability),
- Introduction to the calculation methods for collision analysis and their applicability with regard to different impact constellations, verification by accident tests
- Possibilities for the reconstruction of pedestrian accidents, auxiliary variables, results from accident tests
- Overview of special topics such as: Traffic monitoring, expert opinions on injury consequences, plausibility of vehicle damage, perceptibility of minor collisions.
- Overview of the legal environment, differences between criminal and civil proceedings, appearing in court

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, practical exercises and exercises relating to the lecture, presentation with video projector, lecture notes

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Recommended or required reading:
Self-made script

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