Automotive Fire Analysis 3/e

Gregory J. Barnett

In the new Automotive Fire Analysis: An Engineering Approach, Third Edition, experienced field engineer Gregory Barnett points out common problems with the way automotive fires are investigated. Mr. Barnett has compiled the research undertaken to date by manufacturers, standards organizations and private institutions into one compact guide.

This expanded third edition contains brand new sections on alternative fuel vehicles and the types of fires associated with them, including lithium-ion batteries, supplemental restraint systems, and golf cart fires.

He covers the current safety standards for autos in the United States, in a clear and easy to follow manner. He gives you important information on functioning as a witness in court on auto fire cases.

This edition also contains a DVD with additional information and hours of video footage on auto fires and auto fire investigation.

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Topics include:

  • Codes and standards for automotive safety
  • Identifying flame retardant compounds
  • Fire behavior
  • Signs of arson
  • Determining burn temperature
  • Finding burn patterns
  • Exhaust system fires
  • Underhood fires
  • Electrical system fires
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable and flame resistant plastics
  • Alternative fuel vehicles
  • Manufacturer liability
  • Functioning as an expert witness
Specifications2013, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Co.
6" x 9" softcover
182 pages
B&W photos and diagrams
ISBN: 978-1-936360-15-4