Faculty Advisor

Dimentberg, M. F.


The objective of the Product Liability IQP is to give the student some knowledge and experience relative to the civil litigation process. The role of an engineer in the courtroom as an expert witness and as the defendant in a civil liability lawsuit were studied using various texts and video training materials. Practical experience in relating engineering principles to real civil suits was gained by evaluating three case studies and presenting developed opinions to a peer/advisor review group.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering