David M. Blaisdell

Research Engineer
(253) 851-0790

Research Engineer specializing in collision analysis, vehicle crash performance evaluations and accident re-construction. Research activities include vehicle safety system evaluations and development of specialized reconstruc-tion techniques. These studies have utilized instrumented crash tests, vehicle component testing and computer analysis techniques. Lectures and publishes research papers on the subjects of automotive collision safety and collision analy-sis techniques.

Consulting activities involve accident reconstruction, including evaluation of vehicle and occupant dynamics and kin-ematics as well as analysis of vehicle crash performance and safety system evaluations. These activities include court appearances as an expert witness.

Experience: 

1987 to present Research Engineer with Collision Research & Analysis, Incorporated.
1970 to 1987 Research Engineer with the consulting firm of Severy Incorporated.
1957 to 1970 Member of the UCLA Automotive Collision Research Program and the UCLA Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering

Has conduced or participated in more than fifteen hundred laboratory experiments and several hundred vehicle per-formance tests, including more than one hundred full-scale collision experiments.

Assisted with and lectured for University sponsored Engineering-medical training seminars relating to accident recon-struction and collision analysis techniques. Lectured before numerous technical societies on various aspects of colli-sion injury research and accident reconstruction techniques. Instructor for SAE seminars on automotive seat crash safety.

Analyzed and reconstructed over three thousand transportation and industrial accidents; has made numerous court ap-pearances as an expert witness on subjects related to accident reconstruction and vehicle performance as well as the crash performance of various vehicle safety systems.

Education: 

Engineering: Bachelor of Science degree; California State University, Long Beach, 1973.
Engineering: Associate in Arts degree; El Camino College, 1967.
 

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