Faculty Advisor

Hagglund, Raymond R.


The Interactive Qualifying Project is intended to relate technology to society. The goal of this IQP is to portray the importance of engineering in the judicial system. The project team determined the causes and legal implications of three product liability cases. Through a complete study on product liability law, and examining depositions, reports and product literatures, the causes of the three accidents was determined. Accidents reconstruction and analysis of the depositions were found in excellent agreement with our conclusions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering