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Metz Engineering and Racing offers a number of highly innovative presentations and tutorials in Microsoft PowerPoint format. The tutorials are targeted to two typical audiences: (1) clients interested in accident reconstruction and/or vehicle dynamics and (2) clients interested in performance and racing. Prices are as follows (all prices including shipping to U.S. addresses; overseas shipping at actual cost):

• Individual tutorial: $99.95

• All seven tutorials: $549.95

A short description of the currently available tutorials is given below.

Aerodynamic Fundamentals

Discusses lift, drag, aerodynamic coefficients, power requirements and fundamental principles of aerodynamics. Examples of various vehicle types and calculations are provided, CFD and wind-tunnel testing are briefly discussed and consequences of aerodynamic mistakes are made clear. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: race team engineers and personnel.

Automobile Handling Behavior

Discusses the concept of understeer/oversteer/neutral steer and behavior of vehicles possessing each characteristic. Consequences of various types of suspension and tire modifications are outlined, and tuning for maximum cornering performance is outlined. Use of data analysis and acquisition is stressed in the second half of the tutorial. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys, insurance clients, race team engineers and personnel, car hobbyists.

Accident Reconstruction for Non-Engineers

Discusses fundamental concepts of reconstruction, momentum, energy, skid and yaw analyses. Passenger car and motorcycle tire behavior, human control and performance limitations and driver behavior, perception/reaction time and other accident variables are outlined. Use of simulations and animations, together with their advantages and drawbacks, is discussed. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys and insurance clients.

Brake and Skid Analysis

Begins where the Accident Reconstruction for Non-Engineers tutorial stops, and discusses specific calculations for speed from braking skids, issues of brake balance, split-mu or uneven surfaces, effects of roadway crown, hydroplaning and worn-tire behavior, off-road stopping and other similar issues. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys, insurance clients and accident reconstructionists.

Yaw and Cornering Analysis

Begins where the Accident Reconstruction for Non-Engineers tutorial stops, and discusses calculating speed from yaw marks, inaccuracies in measuring yaw marks, behavior of low- and high-aspect-ratio vehicles, combined cornering and braking and complete and incipient rollover. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys, insurance clients and accident reconstructionists.

Crush Damage Analysis

Begins where the Accident Reconstruction for Non-Engineers tutorial stops, and discusses measurement of crush damage, stiffness coefficients, common errors in crush measurement, standardized protocols, photograph and other documentation issues, underride/override accidents and typical mistakes made in crush measurement. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys, insurance clients and accident reconstructionists.

Tire Failure Analysis

Begins where the Accident Reconstruction for Non-Engineers tutorial stops, and discusses modes of tire failure, identification and categorization of tire evidence, braking and cornering behavior in the presence of a flat tire and flat tire skid mark characteristics. A reference list of publications is included.

Intended audience: attorneys, insurance clients and accident reconstructionists.

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