Publications

Kurt Weiss has a long-standing tradition of publishing research and test data in the areas of collision reconstruction and forensic analysis of occupant restraint systems. He often collaborates and publishes with law enforcement personnel, and biomechanical and forensic engineering experts. His many peer-reviewed publications have been selected by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Mr. Weiss presents his work annually to the scientific community in venues throughout North America.

  • Shared Anchor Seat Belt Buckle Self-Release (2019)
  • A Fatal Injury Caused by a Scissor Jack in a Rear-Ended Collision (2019)
  • The Pursuit of a Stolen Police Car (2018)
  • An Overview of Physical Evidence to Assist Driver Identification in Vehicle Collisions (2018)
  • Vehicle Interior Surface Witness Marks Observed in the Analysis of Traffic Collisions (2017)
  • The Use of Strava in Bicycle Collision Analysis - A Case Study (2017)
  • Roadway and vehicle evidence in rollover collisions (2016)
  • Surveillance camera video in traffic-collision reconstruction (2016)
  • Friction Tire Testing of a Run-Flat Condition Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Tire (2016)
  • Physical Evidence Used in Rollover Crash Reconstruction (2016)
  • 3D Animation Applied to the Analysis of Pre-Impact Visibility Obscurement (2015)
  • The Forensic Analysis of an Airbag Deployment Causing Injury in a Non-Collision Event (2014)
  • Wrong Way DUI Head-On Collision Reconstruction Using DashCam Video (2014)
  • The Cause Analysis of a Farm Tractor and Motor Grader Collision Fatality: A Case Study (2014)
  • Forensic Analysis of a Seat Belted Occupant Ejection in a Rollover Collision (2013)
  • Frontal Crash Buckle Pretensioner Activation Causing Seat Belt Retractor Skip-Lock Failure (2012)
  • Failure Mode Analysis of a Resistance Exercise Product Failure Resulting in Eye Injury (2011)
  • Forensic Examination of an Unwanted Seat Belt Release in a Rollover Collision with Occupant Ejection (2011)
  • Reconstruction of rollover collisions (2010)
  • Train Versus Train Collision Resulting in a Train Yard Fatality (2010)
  • The characteristics and use of tire friction marks in the determination of pre-impact velocity (2008)
  • A Review of the Current Data Available in GM SDMs and the Positive and Negative Aspects of the Data (2008)
  • Failure mode forensic testing of seat belts; seat belts can reveal many clues after an accident (2008)
  • Auto accident reconstruction: the basics you must know; understanding what the engineer is talking about and how conclusions are reached (2007)
  • Wave-Out Airbag Fatality in a Minor Traffic Collision (2007)
  • Observed Damage Patterns of Narrow Object Impacts (2007)
  • Characterization of Seat Belt Webbing Loop Energy Absorption Properties (2007)
  • Accident reconstruction software: what you need to know (2006)
  • Injury Patterns and Impact Sequence of a Multiple Rear-End Collision (2006)
  • Failure mode forensic testing of seat belts (2005)
  • Forensic Testing and the Characteristics of Seat Belt Webbing Force Limiting Expansion Loops (2005)
  • The Need for Adequate Strength Seat Back Design - A Case Study (2005)
  • Basics of accident reconstruction (2004)
  • Forensic Testing of Shared Anchor Seat Belt Components (2004)
  • Evaluating the Effect of Assembly Hardware on Breaking Strength of Seat Belt Webbing (2004)
  • Air Bag Control Module Response to Multiple Vehicle Impacts (2004)
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Late Airbag Deployment in Motor Vehicle Crashes (2003)
  • Analysis of Shared Anchor Seat Belt Design (2003)
  • Examination of Seat Belt Components in Frontal NCAP Barrier Tested Vehicles (2003)
  • Mechanisms of Injury in Frontal Inflatable Restraint Systems (2002)
  • Driver Usage Patterns of Non-Motorized, Door-Mounted, Passive 3-Point Seat Belts (1997)