Hugh B. Borbidge, BSME, Director of Engineering Animations
Potholes are formed when water beneath the roadway expands and contracts, weakening the roadway material. Additionally, vehicles traveling over these spots assist in breaking down and displacing the weakened areas, eventually resulting in roadway imperfections.
Potholes are a natural enemy of the motorcycle operator. One unseen or unavoidable pothole can turn a joyride into a tragic event. This 3D engineering animation illustrates an example of one such scenario where a motorcycle operator could not avoid the pothole, resulting in a loss of control.
Hugh B. Borbidge, BSME, Director of Engineering Animations with DJS Associates, Inc., can be reached via email at experts@forensicDJS.com or via phone at 215-659-2010.