Consultants

Kelly B. Kennett, M.S.

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

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Principal

Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

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Consultant

Accident Reconstruction

Kile R. Stinson, M.S.

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

Kile R. Stinson, M.S.

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Consultant

Accident Reconstruction

Kelly B. Kennett, M.S.

Professional Profile:

Kelly Kennett specializes in the biomechanics of human injury and accident reconstruction, with emphasis on traumatic injuries related to transportation, recreation, and industry. His expertise includes the following areas:

  • Injury biomechanics—evaluation of injury severity, causation, and correlation with dynamic and static events. Inspection and analysis of vehicular restraint systems, protective gear, and other injury prevention and mitigation devices. Knowledge and application of motor vehicle and consumer product safety standards.
  • Reconstruction and investigation of incidents involving all types of vehicles, including on- and off-road vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats, and industrial equipment.
  • Dynamic testing—design, execution, and evaluation of vehicle, human volunteer, and surrogate testing, including anthropomorphic test dummies and cadaveric specimens.
  • Modeling, simulation, and analysis of dynamic and static events using digital numerical techniques.

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D., ACTAR

Professional Profile:

Dr. Earnhart specializes in the investigation and reconstruction of accidents, including those involving automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycles, buses, heavy trucks, and industrial equipment. His expertise includes areas such as:

  • Vehicle dynamics and performance; kinematics and work‐energy methods
  • Experimental methods, including crash testing, impact analysis, and crash simulation
  • Data measurement, acquisition, and imaging, particularly for event data recorder imaging and interpretation for passenger vehicles and heavy trucks
  • Collision evidence analysis for accident sequence, speed, severity, and rollover analysis
  • Acoustic loudness, sound power, and sound absorption testing
  • Hydraulic systems and components
  • AC and DC electric motor design, production, and failure analysis

Kile R. Stinson, M.S.

Professional Profile:

Kile Stinson specializes in the design and evaluation of vehicle components.  His proficiencies include the following areas:


  • Component reverse engineering for assessment and development
  • Design, construction, implementation and evaluation of dynamic testing for automotive components
  • Automotive vehicle suspension kinematics and dynamics
  • Automotive power plant evaluation and performance
  • CAD generation of parts, drawings, and visual aids