Dusty R. Arrington, M.S.

Accident Reconstructionist

Dusty Arrington was Adamson Engineering, LLC’s first employee when the firm was founded in 2001 as an Assistant Accident Reconstructionists while he was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree.  We are glad to have him back with us under our new name. Over the last 10-11 years, Dusty completed his Masters of Science degree at Texas A&M University and built a wealth of knowledge through his experience as a lead designer/researcher in Roadside Safety and Physical Security at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

Dusty obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. As an Associate Transportation Researcher in TTI’s Crashworthy Structures Program, he was actively involved in over 190 full-scale crash tests. Additionally, he has evaluated numerous physical security and highway safety features since 2006.

During his tenure with TTI, Dusty worked closely with manufacturers, state, and federal entities in the development of improved products to protect the citizens worldwide. Examples include: sign support structures, cable/concrete barriers, barrier gates, barrier end treatments, work zone safety devices, and other roadside safety infrastructures. Many of these projects involved the application of Finite Element Analysis, specifically LSDYNA.

After the events of September 11, the awareness of terrorist vulnerability in many facilities within the U.S. and abroad increased. Dusty served as the investigator/designer on numerous projects for the Private Sector, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Navy, and Sandia National Laboratories. He assisted public and private sponsors throughout the design, full-scale crash testing, and implementation phases associated with anti-ram perimeter barriers, fences, and gates. He personally witnessed and performed multiple tests according to the new ASTM F2656-07 “Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers”.

Dusty was also the lead researcher at Central and Western Field Test Center where he conducted calibrations on E274 Friction measurement system per E2793.  He was a trained system operator of the center’s reference E274 vehicle.  He helped maintain and rewrite calibration procedures through interaction with ASTM E17 subcommittee and subcommittee workshops.

During his tenure at TTI, Dusty authored/co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers and research reports.  Additionally, Dusty authored/co-authored many more confidential peer reviewed research reports for private/public entities. Dusty has authored/co-authored multiple impact, durability, and safety standards used to evaluate roadside and physical security products.  Additionally, Dusty has presented research findings at national conferences including: Transportation Research Board (TRB), AASHTO Task Force 13 (TF13), American Society of Testing and Materials International (ASTM International), and American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).

Dusty’s combined education, research and work experience makes him a great asset to A&M Forensics and Engineering, Inc.