Faculty Advisor

Hagglund, Raymond R.


This Interactive Qualifying Project provided an introduction to the general principles of product liability law and the basic concepts of product safety. Investigations and engineering analyses were performed on various court cases in order to determine who was at fault. The project concluded with a mock trial where each individual IQP group presented the final two cases. An objective jury observed the presentation and rendered a decision as to the amount of monetary responsibility each party deserved.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering