Michael Troy Richardson, Design Engineering, Advanced Physics Studies Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Athletics & Recreation and Music & Entertainment

Specialty Focus:

Zipline-audits, Zipline Engineering Design Simulations, Aerial Amusement Park Accidents, Failure Analysis, Ride Analysis, Design, Animations, Theme Park Design, Trampoline Courts and Design, Trampoline Foam Pits, Accident Reconstruction, Trampoline Park Design, Zipline Accidents, Zipline Modeling


Advanced Physics Studies, Brigham Young University; BS in Engineering, Southern Utah University

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President of Momentum Engineering, LLC, design of aerial amusement park rides, and devices since 1988. He is a Master Machinist, National Board-Certified Welder, all backed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and 30+ semester hours of Physics. Building ziplines for 20+ years, where he has designed, evaluated, and patented multiple safety elements and devices. In 2000, Park City Mountain Resort Zipline design, testing, prototypes, and Patents for passive braking trolleys, a series of springs as the emergency arrest device, and built the towers for a 4000+ foot long zipline. In 2009 he built and designed his commercial zipline in Spanish Fork, Utah. He has three U.S. Patents for zip line safety trolleys and springs with at least one pending. He is on two advisory and voting committees with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM F24' Adventure Rides' & ASTM F15' Consumer Products,' and an F2959 Task-group member of F24.61 Aerial Adventure Courses, Ziplines, Adventure Parks, and he was a member of the board with the Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA) and a PRCA Qualified Instructor 3RD Party Challenge Course Instructor. Opines on human factors, operations, inspection & training failures, trampoline parks, challenge courses & product liability. He has 100's of standards from; the ASME, the International Association of Trampoline Parks, the ACCT, ASTM F24 & F15, and the PRCA. Expert Witness practice has accelerated with 35+ cases in the last five years. His experience, patents, and education elevated Mr. Richardson's capabilities. He has provided additional evidence and testimony on the issues located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, , Washington, Washington D.C. area, and in Mazatlán, Mexico.