that were too unstable to allow investigators and engineers close enough to
investigate. Instead, the scanner was set
up outside of the cordoned off area and
documented the entire mountain of rubble so the scene could be preserved for
future analysis. When vehicle accidents
occur on busy highway arteries, the digital scanning of a scene can keep the road
open and investigators out of harm’s way.
The scanner can capture the scene from a
safe distance, and any irrelevant vehicles
or people can be removed during the post
processing of scan data.
Reliability: The 3-D data points are
collected and transferred in accordance
with ASTM E2807, the standard specification for 3-D data collection and exchange. This specification describes a
data file exchange format for three-dimensional imaging data, known as the
ASTM E57 3-D file format. This has enabled scan data to be introduced and accepted as evidence into state and federal
courts. This may also include visualizations or animations produced from the
3-D data originally collected.
Vehicle accident reconstruction: The
reconstruction of an accident begins with
the collection of facts and measurements.
Using 3-D documentation enables the investigators to have an endless number of
both at their disposal. In an accident reconstruction, knowing the crush stiffness
and crush profile allows for the calculation of crush energy. With 3-D documentation, crush profiles can be documented
with increased speed and accuracy over
traditional documentation methods. It
also provides additional data for any future crush analyses if needed.
Structure fires: A fire engulfs a building and is eventually controlled by firefighters. Fire investigators are called to
the scene to document the resulting loss.
Under normal circumstances, completely
documenting something as amorphous
as a fire scene would be nearly impossible.
However, armed with a 3-D scanner, a
fire investigator can obtain data points of
the exterior of the structure, thus digitally
preserving the scene and offering investi-
gators an easy way to measure necessary
points well after the eventual demolition
of the building.
Structural collapse evaluation: This
photo shows the point cloud of an 11-sto-
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