Dynamic material characterization involves studying and precisely evaluating the effects of high strain rates on the behaviour of materials. These tests are key in determining the properties of your materials, the mechanical behaviour of which can vary greatly depending on the strain rates to which they are subjected.

THIOT INGENIERIE offers you the winning formula. Our experts in fast dynamics conduct tests in our shock physics laboratory and use advanced numerical simulation techniques to provide you with a perfect understanding of how your materials and structures behave when subjected to shock stress and to guide you in the development of your products.

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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)

IMPACT, ACCELERATION, COMPRESSION, TENSION... AT HIGH STRAIN RATES

Physical testing combined with numerical simulation

Our laboratory equipment allows us to carry out all the dynamic material characterization tests you require, such as impact, compression, tension and acceleration tests. With our cutting-edge metrology solutions, we can study materials in the minutest detail. We can observe impact phenomena by the nanosecond and detect movements of just a few micrometres.

The data obtained in the laboratory are analysed and then fed into our numerical simulation tools to determine the laws of behaviour that your materials and structures obey: strain, damage and fracture mechanisms, etc.

Once these behaviour models have been established, further laboratory tests are carried out to allow the models to be fine-tuned, confirmed and possibly expanded upon. This comprehensive process will allow you to explore the most appropriate solutions for the development of your products.

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES FROM THE DESIGN PHASE OF YOUR PRODUCTS = TIME + MONEY SAVINGS

Our expertise to help you move forward

At THIOT INGENIERIE, we put our expertise, knowledge and experience at the service of our clients in the aeronautics, aerospace, defence, civil engineering and automotive sectors as well as in research centres and any other sectors faced with crash and impact-related challenges. Having a precise understanding of the behaviour of your materials allows you to make the best choices, beginning at the design stage of your products, for lighter and safer aircraft, more resistant armour and safer infrastructures.

RAPID AND 100% RELIABLE RESULTS

Why Thiot Ingénierie?

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

The strength of THIOT INGENIERIE 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.

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