CrushAnalysis is a licensed mechanical engineering firm with over twenty years of professional experience and continuing education as both participant and instructor.
Knowledge and experience are important; however remaining within the state-of-the-industry requires an ongoing committment to learning. It is a vital role in the engineering profession.
As a leader in the industry, we practice what we preach. Through a dedication to ongoing study, which includes publishing peer-reviewed papers, attending continuing education, and developing continuing education curricula.
Mark Whelchel, P.E. received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fresno and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards. He founded CrushAnalysis Mechanical Engineering in 2000, specializing in Accident Reconstruction, Aerial Photography, and Crash Data Retrieval. Mr. Whelchel, a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, NAFE, also serves on its Board of Directors.
The NAFE is formally affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and with the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), which itself is sponsored by the major interdisciplinary engineering organizations of the Untied States: the NSPE; the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technologies (ABET), which reviews and accredits curricula in university schools of engineering; the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), which is the umbrella organization for state PE licensing boards and the PE license examination process; and the American Council of Consulting Engineers (ACEC), a multi-discipline trade organization of engineer designer/consultants. The NAFE is a charter member of CESB and, as authorized by CESB, certifies the individual members of NAFE as Diplomates in Forensic Engineering.
As a fellow of NAFE, Mr. Whelchel is presently Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and a member of the Technical Review Committee. He has made many technical presentations involving low-speed collision analysis and crash data retrieval to the insurance industry and engineering community. He has authored and presented papers that have been peer-reviewed at Engineering Conferences dealing with Accident Reconstruction, Aerial Photography, Crash Data Retrieval and Occupant Kinematics.
Mr. Whelchel is past-president of NAFE for the year 2010.