May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will host a webinar next month on the effects of hail on vehicles.
The Hail Impacts on Automobiles: A state-of-the-art-review webinar will be held on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Information from ICLR noted that hail storms cause millions of dollars in damage to automobiles each year in the United States and Canada. Although products exist on the market that allegedly offer protection from hail impact damage, there is no testing method available to qualify the performance of these products, ICLR reported.
In the webinar, Adam Blazejowski will provide a background literature review of hail and impacts on automobiles, preliminary impact testing results and recommendations for future projects related to developing a testing method for hail protection products.
Blazejowski is an undergraduate research student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University in London, Ont. Blazejowski enjoys hands-on projects that broaden his understanding of natural phenomena that offer challenges for modern communities. He will be entering his third year of civil engineering at Western University in September 2017.