The Methods of Technical and Technological Sciences in Forensics

Course Code: IF7

ECTS: 10

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Number of Effective Classes (Per Week): 5

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Prerequisite/s: None

Educational Objective: Introducing students with technical-technological sciences and their application in the field of forensics and forensic engineering. Acquisition of theoretical and experimental knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, technology. Introduction to the methods of research (analysis, synthesis, induction and deduction), modeling methods, black box methods, informational methods and methods of technical diagnostics.

Projected Outcome: Students gain insight into the possibility of applying modern research methods, methods of diagnostics and testing (visual, magnetoflux, ultrasound, radiographic, measurement of surface hardness of materials, testing of welded joints (without destruction), etc.). Acquired knowledge provides an adequate approach in solving concrete cases in the technical-technological field (and forensics), using methods of various engineering branches, as well as the possibility of developing and developing methods for specific purposes.

Course Contents/Structure

Theoretical education: Theoretical teaching: Methods of technical and technological science in forensics and their application. Production technology systems. Machines and tools. Materials and products (non destructive testing methods, vibrodygnostic methods, wear and combustion testing methods, failure log analysis, technical system performance measurement, diagnostic method of the technical system, methods of testing welded joints). Processing of materials (casting, scraping, milling, welding, soldering, gluing ...). Technological operations. Modern technical-technological processes. Information technology in technical and technological engineering. Analysis of the structure of the material from the site of the criminal event.

Practical teaching: Search and use of current scientific literature. Preparation of seminar work on a given topic.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, presentations, interactive teaching, consultations, discussion on seminar work.

Assessment (Maximum Number of Points: 100)

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