Forensic Engineering Failure Analysis Specialists & Expert Witness

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For over 30 years, Gilmore Engineers Pty Ltd has been a leader in forensic engineering including the investigation and analysis of accidents and failures. We are one of only a few mechanical engineering consultancy companies in the world specialising in failure analysis. We provide services to the legal profession: corporations, insurers and individuals. Typical failures include machinery or system failures resulting in property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

Specific services include acting as an expert witness in a Court of Law; analysis and redesign of failed components; experimental testing; design auditing; Finite Element Analysis (FEA), eg material stress analysis; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); material testing; corrosion analysis; fire investigations and the auditing of safety standards.

Further services include the analysis of motor vehicle accidents to establish the probable cause; forensic analysis to assist with criminal investigations such as arson and murder; Intellectual Property defence support (copyright and patents); product liability reviews and experimental testing.

  • Expert Engineering Opinion with a comprehensive report
  • Over 1500 Expert Witness Reports have been prepared over the past 30 plus years.
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident analysis and reconstruction, of incidents involving a single vehicle or multiple vehicles, including passenger cars, prime movers and trailers, trucks, motorcycles, marine vessels or buses.

  • Pre-incident speed analysis
  • Head-on impacts
  • Vehicle rollover
  • Skidmark analysis
  • Headlight and tail light on/off analysis
  • Pedestrian impacts
  • Determination of seat belt use
  • Stopping distances calculation
  • Position of vehicle pre-impact
  • Motorcycle and Bicycle impacts
  • Tyre, suspension, brakes, steering and other component failures
Machinery Failure

Inspection and root cause analysis of significant machinery failures and cracking.

  • Large engines: trucks, plant, marine vessel
  • SAG mills: cracks, bearing failures, design audits
  • Drill rigs
  • Rock hammers
  • Conveyors
  • Haul trucks
  • Excavators
Cranes & Elevating Work Platforms

Cranes, Elevating Work Platforms (EWP) and lifting equipment failures and root cause analysis. 

  • Crane dropping load
  • Mobile crane crashes
  • Crane collapse
  • Injuries and fatalities
  • Operator error
  • EWP collapse
  • Failing from EWP bucket
  • Lifting equipment failures
Personal Injury

Occupational health & safety, a system of work assessments and investigation and analysis of injuries and fatalities from; 

  • Workplace incidents
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Slip & falls
  • Crushing impacts
  • Amusement rides
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise and vibration effects
  • Ladder failures
  • Swimming injuries
Patents & Copyright

Review and assessment of IP claim, including patent and copyright disputes. 

  • Fish harvesting machine patent
  • Industrial conveyor belt system
  • Heavy haul trailer design copyright
  • Heavy vehicle suspension performance patent
  • Building product patent infringement
  • Sunshade and umbrella patents
  • Playground products
  • Engineering comparisons of technology
  • Vehicle equipment patents
truck accident determining fault
Fire & Explosions

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

  • Crane engine fire
  • Gas well explosion
  • Excavator fire
  • Underground mine explosion
  • Hotel/backpacker fire
  • Car engine fire
  • Arson investigations
Product Liability

Consumer and industrial product analysis, testing and assessment of compliance with standards.

  • Swimming pool heating system
  • Industrial steam boiler
  • Furniture failures
  • Angle grinder
  • Drills and drill presses
  • Ladder failures
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Curling iron
Aircraft Crashes

Helicopter and Aeroplane accident reconstruction and analysis of component failures.

  • Helicopter bearing failure
  • Aeroplane engine failure
  • Helicopter drive train failure
Fit for Purpose

Design reviews, testing, failure analysis, and checking for compliance with Australian, or International, Standards, Codes, and Workplace Safety Requirements

  • Farming Machinery
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Consumer products
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