At THIOT INGENIERIE, we know that it is essential to combine laboratory testing with numerical simulation, both to gain a good understanding of how materials behave when subjected to shocks and to obtain reliable and realistic numerical simulation results.

How does ceramic armour behave when hit by a bullet? What should the security perimeter be for demilitarisation operations? How well can an armoured door stand up to an explosion? Numerical simulation of fast phenomena—impact, blast, and crash phenomena—makes it possible to appropriately determine material behaviour laws without the need for long test campaigns, assess the vulnerability of materials and structures, and extrapolate the results of laboratory tests to full-scale phenomena. We put our expertise in shock physics and numerical simulation at the service of a great number of manufacturers, scientific organisations and collaborative research programmes.

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LESS PHYSICAL TESTING = TIME SAVINGS + REDUCED COSTS

Calculation codes enhanced by physical testing

With our expertise in numerical simulation, we are able to simulate the behaviour of your structures in all types of shock situation: ballistic impacts on armour, explosions inside a building or hailstorms on aircraft…

At THIOT INGENIERIE, our shock physics laboratory and numerical simulation centre work in close collaboration to rapidly provide you with realistic and practical results. The results of the laboratory tests are fed into our fast dynamics solvers to explore various solutions throughout your design and development phases. This comprehensive process allows the best possible solutions to be found for the complex problems facing your products.

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Collaborative R&D programs

Our ability to combine experimental fast dynamics testing with numerical simulation computation has led us to work on renowned research programs.

Impagrel, as part of the ASTRID (DGA/ANR) programme for the study and characterisation of hailstone impacts on aeronautical, civilian and military structures, in partnership with INSA Lyon and the University of Grenoble.

MAUDE (DGA/ANR), for the improvement in the mechanical performance of metallic materials subjected to gross dynamic deformation, with the University of Paris 13 and Nexter Munitions.

WE ARE EXPERTS IN SHOCK PHYSICS

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

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.

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