Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Cadsim Engineering
  • Phone: 530-902-3165
  • Cell: 530-902-3165
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accident Reconstruction and Engineering

Specialty Focus: Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles

Education: PhD, University of California, Davis; MS, University of California, Berkeley

Years in Practice: 35+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4

Additional Information

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert witness training, SEAK Inc.; Advanced Accident Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors course, Northwestern University; Photogrammetry for Collision Reconstruction, Lightpoint Data. Honors/Awards: Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, University of California, Davis. Outstanding Research Award, California State University. NASA Faculty Fellow. Chairman of the Technical Committee on Bond Graph Modeling & Simulation. SCS Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Chairman of the ICBGM’2018 International Conference on Bond Graph Modeling & Simulation. International Keynote Speaker in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico. Editor of 12 books & author of 65 technical research papers. Research & Teaching areas: Computer Modeling & Simulation, Vehicle Dynamics & Design, Accident Biomechanics. System Dynamics & Controls, Finite Element Modeling, Multi Body Dynamics, Accident Biomechanics, Failure Analysis, Vibrations, Systems Engineering