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If you are looking for highly experienced mechanical engineers for forensic engineering failure analysis, expert witness reports or giving evidence in court, our mechanical engineers have the experience you need.   

For over three decades, Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd has been a leading forensic engineering company in investigating and analysing large machinery failures, accidents, workplace injuries and intellectual property. With over 1500 Expert Forensic Reports, provided to the legal profession over the past 30 years, we have the experience you need to best serve your clients.

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Over 30 years Mechanical Engineering Consulting experience

Delivering premium quality forensic inspection, analysis and expert opinions.

Over 1500 Expert Reports

Professional reports ready for action, mediation or court.

What is Forensic Engineering

What should be included in a detailed Forensic Engineering failure analysis?

Forensic Engineering is the application of Engineering and Scientific principles to the investigation of failures, accidents, personal injuries, defects, or other non-performance issues. For example, forensic engineering investigations can focus on determining the root cause or contributing factors to an incident. That is, what happened and why it happened. In our experience, serious incidents and failures are more often the result of a number of factors that, when combined, result in a minor incident or catastrophic event. What is a forensic Engineer? Usually a mechanical engineer who specialises in the field of forensic engineering.

Forensic engineering can also be used to investigate compliance with Australian or International, Standards, Codes, and Workplace Health and Safety Regulations. That is, did the design, manufacture, installation or method of work comply with the relevant requirements.

For over 30 years, Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd forensic engineering consultants have been leaders in forensic mechanical engineering investigation and analysis for Law Firms, Insurance Companies, Manufactures, Major Industries, and Mining Companies. Contact us if you need a mechanical consultant company or firm to provide mechanical consultancy services.

  1. Determination of the static and dynamic loads through either obtaining load history data prior to failure, or measurement of actual loads or stresses in the components by testing under typical use scenarios.
  2. Close inspection of the failure surfaces with macro photography or under a microscope to understand the failure mode and to look for any material or manufacturing defects that may have contributed to the failures.
  3. Material testing and analysis to check the material structural properties and chemical composition.
  4. Design calculations or computer simulations of loads applied to the components to predict the stress levels and stress distribution in the components, using the loads derived from item 1) and the material properties from item 3). This would typically be performed with FEA software.
  5. Review of relevant Australian, or International, Standards, Codes, and Regulations.
  6. If available, review of any calculations, computer simulations and physical testing, including proof tests, tests to failure and high cycle tests, performed by the manufacturer or designer.

Contact Gilmore Engineers for our expert mechanical engineering consultancy services.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Passenger cars, prime movers, trailers, trucks, motorcycles, vessels, and bus accident analysis.

Machinery Failure

Large engines, SAG mills, drill rigs, rock hammers, conveyors, haul trucks, excavators.

Cranes & EWP

Cranes, Elevating Working Platforms, lifting equipment failures and root cause analysis.

Personal Injury

Workplace injuries and fatalities, occupational health & safety, slip & falls, amusement rides.

Patents & Copyright

Review and assessment of IP claims including patent and copyright disputes.

Fire & Explosions

Building, machinery & motor vehicle fires & explosions. Analysis and ignition source identification.

Product Liability

Consumer Product analysis, testing and assessment of compliance with standards.

Aircraft Crashes

Helicopter and Aeroplane accident reconstruction and analysis of component failures.

Our Expert Forensic Mechanical Engineers

Managing Director & President

B.E. (Mech), M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D, FIEAust, FSAEA, MASME, CPEng, RPEQ

Vice President Engineering

B.E. (Mech, 1st Class Honours), Ph.D, MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ

Three Decades Of Experience

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Clients We Have Worked With

Contact us if you are looking at top mechanical engineering consulting companies or firms to help with your cases.

We have been fortunate to work with some of Australia’s leading law firms and organisations including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Aitken Wilson Lawyers
  • Andrew Morris Legal
  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Baker O’Brien Toll
  • Barry Nilsson Lawyers
  • Beckey. Knight & Elliot
  • Bell Dixon Butler
  • Bell Miller Solicitors
  • Bennett & Philp  Lawyers
  • Big Law
  • Biggs & Biggs Lawyers
  • Biggs Fitzgerald Pike
  • Blake Dawson
  • Boe Williams Andersen Criminal Law
  • Boulton Cleary & Kern Lawyers
  • Bowdens Lawyers
  • Bradley & Bray
  • Bridge & Brideax Solicitors
  • Brian White & Associates
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Burchill & Horsey Lawyers
  • Butler McDermott
  • Carew Lawyers
  • Carter Capner Law
  • Carter Newell Lawyers
  • Chais Law Practice
  • Clayton UTZ
  • Cleary & Lee Lawyers
  • Clewett Corser and Drummond Lawyers
  • CLS Lawyers
  • Connollys Lawyers
  • Coroners Court of Queensland
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Creevey Russell Lawyers
  • Crosby Brosnan & Creen
  • Crown Law
  • Curwoods Lawyers
  • Dan Creevey & Associates
  • David Grant & Associates Solicitors
  • Davidson & Sullivan
  • Deacons Lawyers
  • Dehsabzi Lawyers
  • Department of Parliamentary Services
  • DLA Piper Lawyers
  • DMAW Lawyers
  • Dunhill Madden Butler
  • Ebsworth & Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Everingham Lawyers
  • Fearis Salter Power Shervington
  • Ferguson Cannon Lawyers
  • Finemore Walters & Story
  • Fisher Adams Kelly
  • Flower & Hart Lawyers
  • Fraser Clancy Lawyers
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Gadens Ridgeway
  • Gaffney Lyons & McMahon Solicitors
  • Gall Standfield & Smith
  • Gary Gear & Associates Solicitors
  • Geoff Williams & Associates
  • Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers
  • Gilchrist Connell
  • Gill & Lane
  • Gilshenan & Luton Lawyers
  • Grasso Searles Romano
  • Gray & Perkins Lawyers
  • Griffiths Parry Lawyers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Hall Payne Lawyers
  • HBM Lawyers
  • Hede Byrne & Hall Lawyers
  • Hicksons Lawyers
  • Holding Redlich Lawyers
  • Holman Webb Lawyers
  • HW Litigation Pty Ltd
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Ide Lawyers
  • Ipswich City Council
  • J. Hamilton & Associates
  • Jacobson Mahony Lawyers
  • Jensen McConaghy Lawyers 
  • John P Kelly & Co
  • Jonathan C. Whiting & Associates
  • Kelly Lawyers
  • Kennedys Law Firm 
  • King and Company Solicitors
  • Lawler Magill
  • Legal Aid Queensland
  • LeMass Solicitors
  • Littles Lawyers
  • Lyons Solicitors
  • LBK Solicitors
  • Lyons O’Shea & Co
  • Macdonald & Michel Lawyers
  • MacDonald Law
  • MacDonnells Law
  • Macedone Legal
  • Mackie Legal
  • Macpherson Kelley
  • Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors
  • Macrossans Lawyers
  • Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • Maritime Safety Queensland
  • Maritime Transport Advisory Services
  • Marsdens Law Group
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • McCabes Lawyers
  • McCormick Lawyers
  • McCowans Specialist Lawyers
  • McCullough Robertson Lawyers
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • McKays Solicitors
  • McKeering Down Lawyers
  • Minter Ellison
  • Moray and Agnew Lawyers
  • Morris Fletcher & Cross
  • Morrow Petersen Solicitors
  • Morton & Morton Solicitors
  • Mullins Lawyers
  • Murphy Schmidt Solicitors
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • NRMA Insurance
  • Nyst Lawyers
  • O’Mara Patterson & Perrier
  • O’Neill’s Lawyers
  • O’Reilly Stevens Bovey Lawyers
  • Philip Bovey & Company Lawyers
  • Piper Alderman
  • Porter Davies Lawyers
  • Potts Lawyers
  • Public Defender
  • Q Build services
  • Queensland Compensation Lawyers
  • Queensland Government
  • Queensland Police Department
  • Quinlan, Miller & Treston Lawyers
  • Quinn & Scattini Lawyers
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Results Legal
  • Rigby Lawyers
  • Riley Gray-Spencer Lawyers
  • Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW
  • Roberts Nehmer McKee Lawyers
  • Roberts Mason & Co
  • Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors
  • Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers 
  • Russo Lawyers
  • Ryan & Bosscher Lawyers
  • SR Wallace & Wallace Lawyers
  • Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers
  • Sciaccas Lawyers
  • Shand Taylor Lawyers
  • Shane Ellis Lawyers
  • Shannon Donaldson Province Lawyers
  • Shine Lawyers
  • Shine Roche McGowan
  • Slater & Gordon Lawyers
  • Smith & Stanton Lawyers
  • Somerville Legal
  • South Geldard Lawyers
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Stacks Goudkamp
  • Stacks The Law Firm
  • Stockley Furlong
  • Suncorp Metway
  • Swanwick Murray Roche
  • Sydes and Associates
  • Teller & Associates
  • Terrill & Holmes Lawyers
  • Terry Fisher & Co Solicitors
  • The Law Office
  • Thermomix Australia
  • Thompson Cooper Lawyers
  • Thomson Geer
  • Thomsons Lawyers
  • Thynne + Macartney 
  • Transport Accident Commission
  • Tucker & Cowen Solicitors
  • Turner Freeman Lawyers
  • UniSearch: Export Opinion Services
  • V.A.J. Byrne & Co Lawyers
  • Quinn Lawyers
  • Wettenhall Silva Solicitors 
  • Wonderley & Hall Solicitors
  • Wotton + Kearney
  • Zurich Insurance