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Brian G. McHenry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

1994 to date. President, McHenry Software, Inc., Cary, North Carolina. Technical duties: Development, marketing, training of accident reconstruction computer programs and tools. 

 

1980 to date. Vice President, Staff Scientist, Research Associate, McHenry Consultants, Inc., Cary, North Carolina.

Technical duties: Investigation and reconstruction of over 900 motor vehicle accidents including applications of the SMAC, CRASH, HVOSM and CVS/ATB computer programs; Research applications, including development and refinement of the SMAC, CRASH, HVOSM and CVS/ATB computer programs and the design and implementation of auxiliary pre-processing and post-processing routines; analysis of contributing factors in motor vehicle accidents; preparation of graphic displays including computerized animations for illustrating reconstruction results and engineering principles in motor vehicle accidents; accident scene and vehicle documentation and measurements; photography including processing and printing; documentation of technical data related to motor vehicle and highway specifications, design features and corresponding test results; state of the art literature reviews.

 

1979 to 1980.  Engineering Technician, Research Engineers, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Technical duties:  Operation of SMAC, CRASH and HVOSM computer programs in the reconstruction of motor vehicle collisions; analysis of contributing factors in motor vehicle collisions including vehicle defect analysis; preparation of graphics to illustrate reconstruction results and engineering principles in motor vehicle collisions; photography, including processing and printing of black-and-white and color film; search for and documentation of technical data related to motor vehicle and highway specifications, design features and corresponding test results.

 

 

Publications

 

[1]    "National Crash Severity Study - Quality Control - Task V:  Analysis to Refine Spinout Aspects of CRASH", Contract DOT-HS-6-01442, January 1981 (with R. R. McHenry)

[2]    "Effectiveness of Design Criteria for Geometric Elements - Follow-up HVOSM Studies of Highway Curb Impacts",  Report FHWA-11-9575, November 1981 (with R. R. McHenry; J.C. Glennon; T. R.  Neuman).

[3]    "HVOSM Studies of Cross-Slope Breaks on Highway Curves", Contract DOT-FH-11-9575, PB33 191619;  May 1982 (with J.C. Glennon, T.R. Neuman and R. R. McHenry).

[4]   "HVOSM Studies of Highway Cross Slope Design", Contract DOT-FH-11-9575, PB86 114840; Oct 1983 (with J.C. Glennon, T.R. Neuman)

[5  "Prediction of the Sensitivity of Vehicle Dynamics to Highway Curve Geometrics by Using Computer Simulation", January 1983,  Transportation Research Board Record 923, (with J.C. Glennon; T.R. Neuman).

[6]    "Comparison of Simulation Programs - Task E Progress Report",  Contract DOT-FH-11-9575; April 1983

[7]    "HVOSM Studies  of Highway Centerline Crowns", Contract DOT-FH-11-9575' October 1983 (with J.C. Glennon, T.R. Neuman).

[8]    "A Revised Damage Analysis Procedure for the CRASH Computer Program", SAE paper No. 861894, Presented at the 30th STAPP Car Conference, October 1986;also published in 1986 SAE Transaction, Vol. 95,Journal of Passenger Cars; also published in Reconstruction of Motor Vehicle Accidents:  A Technical Compendium; SAE publication PT-34.(with R.R. McHenry)

[9]    "Safe Geometric Design for Minicars", March 1987; Contract # FHWA/RD-87/047; PB89-185037; Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. (with F.M. Council, D.W. Reinfurt, R. N. Knoblauch, J.R. Stewart)

[10]  "Simulation Models of Vehicle Dynamics",  presented November 1987, National Conference on Future Improvements to and Supplemental Guidance for AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets; Published April 1992, Transportation Research Board Circular  "Beyond the Green Book".

[11]  "SMAC-87",  SAE Technical Paper No. 880227, Presented at the International Congress and Exposition, Detroit,  Michigan, March 1988; also published in 1988 SAE Transactions, Vol 97; Journal of Passenger Cars; (with R. R. McHenry).

[12]  "HVOSM-87", SAE Technical Paper No. 880228, Presented at the International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, March 1988 (with R. R. McHenry).

[13] “Effects of Restitution in the Application of Crush Coefficients”, SAE Paper No. 970960, 1997; also published in SAE book Crash Reconstruction Research: 20 Years of Progress (1988-2007), PT-138, also published in 1997 SAE Transactions, Vol 106; Journal of Passenger Cars;  (with R. R.. McHenry).

[14] “SMAC-97 - Refinement of the Collision Algorithm”, SAE Paper No. 970947,  1997;also published in 1997 SAE Transactions, Vol 106; Journal of Passenger Cars; (with R. R. McHenry).

[15] “CRASH-97 - Refinement of the Trajectory Solution Procedure”,  SAE Paper No. 970949, 1997;also published in 1997 SAE Transactions, Vol 106; Journal of Passenger Cars; (with R. R. McHenry).

[16] “RICSAC-97 - A Reevaluation of the Reference Set of Full Scale Crash Tests”, SAE Paper No. 970961, 1997; also published in 1997 SAE Transactions, Vol 106; Journal of Passenger Cars; (with R. R. McHenry).

[17]  McHenry Accident Reconstruction, 1998, 2000, 2003, McHenry Software, Inc. (with R. R. McHenry).

[18]  “The Algorithms of CRASH”, Southeast Accident Reconstruction Society Annual Conference, Cocoa Beach, Fl.

[19] "Occupant Kinematics in Forensics: Evaluating the Appropriateness and Applicability of an ATB Application", Presented 2002 ATB Users' Conference, Patuxent River, MD

[20] “SMAC2003 – The Automatic Iteration of SMAC”, SAE Paper No. 2003-01-0486, presented at 2003 SAE International Congress, Detroit, MI, March 2003 (with R. R. McHenry).

[21] “Head Injury Criterion and the ATB”, Presented at the 2004 ATB Users' Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

[22] "Evaluating Computer Modeling, Simulation & Animation”, Presented at the 21st IATAI Conference, Bloomington, IL, Sept 2007

[23] “A Short History of Nearly Everything! (...about McHenry and Computers in Highway Safety)”, Collision Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 - Fall 2011

 

 

Awards

·          2003: Excellence in Oral Presentation, SAE International, for presentation entitled "SMAC2003: The Automatic Iteration of SMAC" at the SAE World Congress, March 3-5, 2003

 

Seminars 

·          Sept 2007: “Evaluating Computer Modeling, Simulation & Animation” presentation at the 21st IATAI Conference

·          March 2007: “Forensic Engineering” presentation at ASME Eastern NC Section meeting

·         Sept 2004: Presented Paper "Head Injury Criterion and the ATB", at the 2004 ATB Users' Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

·        April 2003: Instructor at 3 day McHenry Software Training 2003, Raleigh, NC

·          May 2002: Instructor at 3 day McHenry Software Training 2002, Raleigh, NC

·          April 2002: Presented paper "Occupant Kinematics in Forensics: Evaluating the Appropriateness and Applicability of an ATB Application" at the 2002 ATB Users' Conference, Patuxent River, MD 

·          August 2001: Presented paper “The Algorithms of CRASH” at the Southeast Accident Reconstruction Society Annual Conference in Cocoa Beach, Fl.

·          November 2000: Instructor at 3 day McHenry Accident Reconstruction Seminar 2000, Los Angeles, CA

·          December 1999: Speaker on “SMAC Computer Program”, at Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) TOPTEC “Accident Reconstruction - State of the Art” , Costa Mesa, CA.

·          March 2000, May 1999: Served on Federal Highway Expert Panel for “Effects of Highway Design on Rollover”, Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC, , Federal Highway Contract DTFH61-98-C-00057

·          March 1999: Instructor for a 5 day Accident Reconstruction Seminar, Road Accident Research Unit (RARU), The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

·          October 1998: Instructor at 3 day McHenry Accident Reconstruction Seminar, 1998, Raleigh, NC

·          May 1998: Hired by CBS News to reconstruct the Princess Di accident for the television program “48 Hours”. Presented results and answered questions in interview broadcast on June 11, 1998 and August 31, 1998.

·          Various 1998-2000: Consultant to National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) for special projects including the simulation of school bus/tractor trailer collisions.

·         May 1994: Instructor for a 5 day Accident Reconstruction Seminar, Road Accident Research Unit (RARU), The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

 

 

Education

 

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