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MEA Forensic offers everything from free technical support to hourly consulting services. We also maintain the English-language PC-Crash Wiki, the official global PC-Crash community portal. Browse the various options.

Free Support

Continuing MEA’s tradition of providing free technical support, you can contact us any time.  Email us your problem.  Attach your project file, if you wish.  We will get back to you within a week.

Note that, as of May 1, 2013, MEA will no longer be providing free phone or email support of obsolete versions of PC-Crash (versions 8.2 and earlier). We will continue to support PC-Crash 8.3.

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PC-Crash Wiki

The new PC-Crash Wiki is the official PC Crash community portal.  Users gain access to online and community support from any internet browser in the world.  This is the fasted way to interact with the developers, and to contribute to the ongoing development of PC Crash.  And the entire PC Crash Wiki is fully searchable.
Check the PC-Crash Wiki regularly for content updates, including:

Example projects
New 3D vehicle models
New Multibody poses and models.
Support materials for trial
Patch notes

PC-Crash Wiki

911 Help

Actually, its more like 1-900.  For those times that you need an answer right now.  Pick up the phone and get immediate access to some of the best PC Crash users anywhere.  This isn’t outsourced tech support – the people you’ll be talking to use PC Crash in their own consulting work daily.  These are experts who teach the courses, and speak regularly with the developers.  If your PC Crash question just can’t wait, call.  We’ll set you up an account, and get your problem solved right away.

call: 1-800-565-3040

  • Sensitivity of Collision Simulation Results to Initial Assumptions

    Heinrichs BE, Mac Giolla Ri B, Hunter RC (2012-01-0604). Accident Reconstruction (V121-6EJ). Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Yaw testing of an instrumented vehicle with and without braking

    Cliff WE, Lawrence JM, Heinrichs BE, Fricker TR (2004-01-1187). In: Accident reconstruction (SP-1873), pp. 45-54. Warrendale, PA: Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Reconstruction of twenty staged collisions with PC-Crash’s optimizer

    Cliff WE, Moser, A (2001-01-0507). Accident reconstruction: Crash analysis (SP-1572), pp. 133-155. Warrendale, PA. Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • Applications of the monte carlo methods of stability analysis within the accident reconstruction software PC-Crash (03B-24) SAE

    Moser and Spek (2003)
  • A new approach to occupant simulation through the coupling of PC-CRASH and MADYMO (1999-01-0444) SAE

    Steffan et al (1999)
  • The pedestrian model in PC-CRASH – The introduction of a multi body system and its validation (1999-01-0445) SAE

    Moser et al (1999)
  • Validation of the coupled PC-CRASH – MADYMO occupant simulation model (2000-01-0471) SAE

    Steffan et al (2000)
  • Data from five staged car to car collisions and comparison with simulations (2000-02-0849) SAE

    Bailey et al (2000)
  • Tire friction during locked wheel braking (2000-01-1314) SAE

    Goudie et al (2000)
  • Reconstruction of twenty staged collisions with PC-CRASH’s optimizer (2001-01-0507) SAE

    Cliff and Moser (2001)
  • Simulation and testing of a suite of field relevant rollovers (2004-01-0335) SAE

    Gopal et al (2004)
  • Simulation of rollover crashes using PC-CRASH (2004-01-0341) SAE

    Steffan and Moser (2004)
  • Yaw testing of an instrumented vehicle with and without braking (2004-01-1187) SAE

    Cliff et al (2004)
  • Effective numerical simulation tool for real world rollover accidents by combing PC-CRASH and FEA (2007-01-1773)

    Ootani and Pai (2007)
  • Soil trip rollover simulation and occupant kinematics in real world accidents (2007-01-3680) SAE

    Ootani and Pai (2007)
  • Analysis of a dolly rollover with PC-CRASH (2009-01-0822) SAE

    Rose and Beauchamp (2009)
  • Verification of ABS models applied in programs for road accident simulation (2010-01-0070) SEA

    Zębala et al (2010)
  • A comparison study on head injury risk in care to pedestrian collisions in Changsha and Hannover (2010-01-1167) SAE

    Chen et al (2010)
  • Field effectiveness calculation of integrated safety systems (2011-01-1101) SAE

    Ressle et al (2011)
  • Vehicle acceleration modeling in PC-CRASH (2014-01-0464) SAE

    Rose et al (2014)
  • Lane change maneuver driving a car with reduced tire pressure (2014-01-0466) SAE

    Zębela and Wach (2014)
  • Pedestrian throw distance impact speed contour plots using PC-CRASH (2015-01-1418) SAE

    Richardson et al (2015)
  • Simulations of vehicle lateral side impacts with poles to estimate crush and impact speed characteristics (2015-01-1428) SAE

    Richardson et al (2015)
  • Validation of PC-CRASH – A momentum – Based accident reconstruction program (960885) SAE

    Cliff and Montgomery (1996)
  • The collision and trajectory models pf PC-CRASH (960886) SAE

    Steffan and Moser (1996)
  • The measured rolling resistance of vehicles for accident reconstruction (980368) SAE

    Cliff and Bowler (1998)
  • The trailer simulation model of PC-CRASH (980372) SAE

    Steffan and Moser (1998)
  • Automatic optimization of pre impact parameters using post impact trajectories and rest positions (980373) SAE

    Moser and Steffan (1998)
  • Real time simulation of large vehicle systems ECCOMAS Thematic Conference

    Georg and Cornelius (2007)
  • The integration of electronic stability assistance into the software PC-CRASH Proc 12th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference

    Steffan at al (2001)
  • The finite element calculation module in PC-CRASH 10.0 – Applications in accident reconstruction EVO

    Moser et al (2013)
  • New sliding tests and their evaluation – The ESP simulation model in PC-CRASH EVO

    Moser and Steffan (2008)
  • Vehicle speed affects both the pre-skid braking kinematics and average tire roadway friction J Acc Ana Prev 35(5), 829-40

    Heinrichs et al (2004)
  • Analysis of different impact types regarding occupant loads and variation of the simulation results EVO

    Moser et al (2012)
  • Influence law of pedestrian’s head throw distance on vehicle body surface Inter Conf on Comp Sci and Soft Eng

    Fan et al (2008)
  • The pedestrian model in PC-CRASH - The introduction of a multi body system and its validation (99B-118) SAE

    Moser et al (1999)
  • Reconstruction of twenty staged collisions with PC-CRASH’s optimizer (2001-01-0507) SAE

    Cliff and Moser (2001)
  • Yaw testing an instrumented vehicle with and without braking (2004-01-1187) SAE

    Cliff et al (2004)
  • The measured rolling resistance of the vehicles for accident reconstruction (980368) SAE

    Cliff and Bowler (1998)
  • Fall from height in as stairwell – Mechanics and simulation analysis J Forensic Science International 244 (2014) 136-51

    Wach and Unarski (2014)
  • Validation of PC-CRASH – A momentum based accident reconstruction program (960885) SAE

    Cliff and Montgomery (1996)


PC-Crash is technical software for serious users.
It’s powerful and gives you a lot of freedom,
so that you can simulate unique events.
It therefore necessarily leaves you the option to make a mess.
Don’t let yourself do this.


MEA now offers frequent online training courses throughout the year.  Get everything you need to get started and then some with the Essentials series.  Go to the next level with the Expert classes, where we teach more advanced features. Make sure you know what’s going on under the hood with our new Theory series, and prove to yourself that the calculations are correct. And hone your skills with the Validation series, where you and the instructor work through complete reconstructions of real-world staged events.    Or call us for a quote on customized training at any level.

Online PC-Crash Training

Due to popular demand, we are offering online courses. Interact with Brad live over webex. See and hear him work through examples, and ask questions.

Live Workshops

Meet Andreas Moser, lead programmer on PC-Crash.

Course series:

Essentials: Everything you must know to use PC-Crash.
Expert: Advanced topics. These courses still show what the program can do, and how do you do it, but go beyond the Essentials.
Theory: Digging into how PC-Crash works, comparing with analytical results. Call it “Cross-examination proofing”.
Skills & Validation: Reconstructing staged collisions, rollovers, and human interactions. Looking at errors, sensitivity and engineering judgment issues.


Your Reconstruction Tool.


PC-Crash offers a lot for a reasonable price.
No costly subscription-based support or maintenance,
and upgrades are now more accessible than ever.
We want everyone to get a chance to use the latest version, even if they haven’t upgraded in years.


   Number of Licences 
LicenceFirstSecond & ThirdFourth+
Upgrade to 10.1 from
8.3 to 9.2
7.3 to 8.2
5.0 to 6.2


Please note that Canadian customers can purchase in Canadian dollars. Please contact us for pricing details.

Payment can be made by cheque, bank draft, Visa or Mastercard. All orders must be pre-paid. Software is delivered within two weeks of receipt of payment. All prices include shipping within North America. A US$50 shipping charge will be added to overseas orders.
To order software, please call 1-800-565-3040 between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00 PST, or email:

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Other Apps



This optional module that extends PC-Crash’s existing occupant simulation abilities with full FEA.  MADYMO will calculate the dynamics of a standard crash test dummy during crashes simulated with PC-Crash.


PC Crash 2D

PC Crash 2D lets you start with the essentials for a very attractive price.  Plus, 2D users can upgrade to the full PC Crash version at a reduced price.


PC Rect

This package converts oblique scene photographs or videos pixel-by-pixel into scaled plan views. From the plan view, users can then measure in-plane distances and angles of accident scene evidence.


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