Shock physics provides solutions to prevent risks and ensure the security of populations in the face of the major threats of our time. How well would a factory resist in the event of an industrial accident? Or a building in a plane crash? A concrete wall under ballistic fire? Urban glazing hit by a breeze block? What should the security perimeter be in the event of an explosion?
Materials behave very differently under dynamic conditions. Therefore it is essential to carry out physical tests at high velocities. Using our wide range of test equipment—especially our dynamic press Jupiter, which can generate a 200-tonne charge in 3 ms—we can carry out the tests you need in order to understand how your materials behave under fast dynamic conditions. Testing thus makes it possible to calibrate our computer codes with a high degree of precision, so that shock phenomena may be observed in the minutest detail, better understood and extrapolated to full-scale phenomena. We offer our extensive knowledge to help our clients assess the vulnerability of the structures used in their constructions and develop materials that are able to stand up to modern-day threats (blasts, detonations, ballistic impacts, etc.). The goal: ensure that buildings resist and civilians are protected.