Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

ABRP 78 - Collision Damage Analysis (3)

  • Co-requisite: ABRP 79, 80

ABRP majors only. Specific areas to be covered relate to the identification and analysis of damage through visual inspection and measuring techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to identify quick telltale signs of damage. Students will also move from basic structural measuring principles, techniques, and equipment to various types of state-of-the-art frame measuring equipment. The unibody of the late model vehicle will be the focal point of instruction.

90 hrs. total. 6 hrs. lect.; 18 hrs. lab. per week over 3.75 weeks

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ABRP 78, the student will be able to:

  • Inspect a damaged vehicle and identify various types of damage
  • Interpret body dimension specification sheets and locate key reference points on a vehicle
  • Set up and use various, types of measuring systems
  • Use a tram gauge to measure vehicle length and width damage
  • Use centering gauges to determine vehicle centerline misalignment
  • Use a set a datum line gauges to identify height damage
  • Understand how a universal measuring system is used to identify collision damage
  • Understand how a dedicated fixture system is used to identify damage on a vehicle
  • Understand how a computerized measuring system is used to identify damage on a vehicle

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