Using state-of-the-art technologies in the areas of forensic engineering, computer animation and photogrammetry, Knott Laboratory prepared an accident reconstruction and computer animation of the Princess Diana car accident in Paris.
Knott Laboratory was retained by the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia to investigate the highly publicized car accident involving Dany Heatley and Dan Snyder of the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team.
Dany Heatley was speeding excessively in a residential Georgia neighborhood on the evening of Sept. 29, 2003 when he lost control of his convertible Ferrari and slammed into a brick column supporting a wrought iron fence. The vehicle split in half at impact and ejected passenger Dan Snyder, who fell into a coma and later died.
With the use of modern technology, Knott Laboratory reconstructed a shooting incident to assess whether reported observations were consistent with physical evidence.
Photogrammetry was used to create an on-screen, three-dimensional computer model. To be consistent with physical evidence and to illustrate the incident from an unbiased view, it was animated in real-time.
A massive explosion destroyed a significant portion of an electrical power plant in Kansas City in February 1999. Knott Laboratory’s forensic engineering team provided electrical, structural and mechanical expertise, as well as graphics and animations.
The explosion occurred after a wastewater system blockage spilled raw sewage on the Fuel Safety System (FSS) computers.
Knott Laboratory’s engineering analysis demonstrated the explosion was the result of an extraordinary sequence of errors by power plant personnel.