2019-10-03 AFS, ASM, SAE Joint Meeting
Accident Forensics Investigation
Envista Forensics
Speaker: Melissa Simpson, PE

Oct. 3, 2019 - Joint Meeting with AFS/ASM/SAE
Zehnders of Frankenmuth,730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Ms. Melissa Simpson is a Project Engineer with over 10 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer with a background in design, manufacturing, quality, and forensics. She is knowledgeable about the manufacture, usage and quality issues related to most materials, including elastomers, alloys and specialty steels. Melissa is experienced with the investigation of safety incidents, including those that involve machine guarding and personal injury. At Envista, Melissa applies her expertise to consult with clients regarding the scope or cause of damage and determination of repair ability after a reported incident.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Melissa will present on the topic of forensic engineering, including the role engineers play in the insurance claims process and the standards that apply. She will present several case studies of product failures that include mechanical, metallurgical, and corrosion failure modes and how the scientific method applies to determining the root cause of incidents that led to product failures.

The presentation case studies feature gears, HVAC units, and welds that failed as the result of defects, wear and tear, and corrosion.
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