As a principal engineer at Kineticorp, Gray Beauchamp is an expert in traffic accident reconstruction and vehicle dynamics. He has investigated and reconstructed hundreds of vehicular accidents involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. He has also reconstructed accidents involving recreational vehicles. Mr. Beauchamp has extensive experience as an expert witness in court and deposition. He has been reconstructing vehicle accidents since 2003.
Mr. Beauchamp has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, eight of which have been included in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) International Journal of Passenger Cars. Several of Mr. Beauchamp’s publications have focused on single vehicle loss of control accidents. Specifically, he has researched vehicle handling during tire disablements, the interpretation of tire mark evidence, and the various phases of rollover accidents. Much of his research has included full scale vehicle testing. In addition to his role as an author, he is a peer reviewer for technical papers published in the rollover session, the accident reconstruction session, and in the Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Advanced Suspensions session of SAE.
Mr. Beauchamp is an instructor for Reconstruction and Analysis of Rollover Crashes of Light Vehicles, a seminar offered through SAE. He has guest lectured on Accident Reconstruction at the Denver Police Department for officers training in the Level 3 Advanced Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Course. He has also guest lectured at the graduate level at the University of Colorado and Wayne State University.
With nearly the entire world in Quarantine, air travel restricted and the rest of society on hold Kineticorp got creative and took a new approach to their work. Principal Engineer Gray Beauchamp saw he had four cases close to each other in New Mexico, a camper van in his driveway and an itch to keep his work going. So he made a few calls, stocked up on masks, hand sanitizer and pizza, studied all necessary CDC precautions and took to the road, self-quarantining for three days and many many miles…alone. Watch the video to hear all about his challenges and triumphs.