Our long-standing experience in the field of armament brought our laboratory into partnership with research centres and manufacturers in the defence industry in order to study impact phenomena on military structures (Army, Air Force and Navy) and to gain a better understanding of the behaviour and resistance of protective materials.

The wide choice of our test equipment meets all the requirements of our clients in the defence and security sectors: material characterization tests, ballistic tests, penetration tests with tungsten projectiles, acceleration tests for embedded systems in missiles, explosion, blast phenomena, etc.

We combine laboratory testing and numerical computation. Our engineers and researchers provide you with support, according to your needs and at each stage in the development of your products, from the determination of the laws of behaviour of your materials to R&D expertise to improve your products and physical tests to validate the studies.

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Thiot Ingenierie’s laboratory

4 gas guns

from 10 m/s to 10.5 km/s
2 firing-range chambers

2 Split-Hopkinson bars

Compression bar
Tensile bar

1 dynamic press

0 to 200 t in 3 ms
World-unique

1 acceleration generator

Up to 100,000 g

1 detonation chamber

1 firing range (150 m3)

WE ALSO DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE DETONATION CHAMBERS

Dynamic tests + numerical simulation

We always combine our laboratory tests with numerical simulation. Why? Because some physical phenomena recorded in the laboratory tests may be anticipated by numerical simulation. In turn, the results of the impact and material characterization tests are used to improve and fine-tune our numerical simulation software.

These two areas of expertise mutually enhance one another to provide you with the most reliable and tangible data concerning the behavior of your materials and structures in the event of an explosion or shock.

FOR A GLOBAL EXPERTISE OR A SPECIFIC BENEFIT, WE ARE HERE

A world-unique laboratory

We have earned the long-standing trust of major players in the defence and security sectors. Our clients include CEA, Safran, Nexter, DGA, MBDA and Airbus Defence & Space. With our 2,500 m 2 of laboratory space and our nine test facilities, we are the sole private laboratory specialised in fast dynamics and shock physics. Our laboratory has been designed so that it may be effectively adapted to all of our clients’ test configurations, even the most specific (firing onto hazardous materials, heating of targets, etc.).

YOU WANT TO IMPROVE THE LIFETIME AND QUALITY OF YOUR MILITARY GUN BARRELS?

Cutting-edge metrology equipment

To obtain the most accurate data possible, we instrument your test setup with the very best metrology tools. These may include high-speed cameras, VH, interferometry equipment, speed-measurement systems, strain and acceleration gauges and X-ray equipment. Nothing escapes our attention!

Did you know?

What is the acceleration of a 155 mm shell?

over 20,000 g

At what speed does an arrow-type anti-tank projectile travel?

over 1.5 km/s

At what speed does the jet of a high-explosive anti-tank warhead travel?

over 8 km/s

Why Thiot Ingenierie?

A WINNING TEAM

Shock Physics holds no secrets for our experts, engineers and researchers. They are able to meet your needs in a wide variety of fields of application and will provide you with support for all your projects, from start to finish.

EXPERIMENTATION + SIMULATION

Our strength lies in the ability of our experts to combine dynamic laboratory tests and numerical simulation to provide you with global, exhaustive and practical expertise.

100% PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Our laboratory is private and independent. We work for industries on sensitive topics. We therefore guarantee our clients the utmost confidentiality for all projects.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

In us they trust