Studies related to dynamic ice behavior continue with higher impact speeds to meet client needs.
After the first phase of the Innovation: Thiot Ingenierie develops ice that behaves like real hailstones primarily for aeronautical applications as part of the IMPAGREL program (DGA RAPID), the ice adventure continues at the Thiot Ingénierie laboratory. The objective is to exceed impact speeds of MACH 3 (1000 m/s) to achieve MACH 6 or higher values. Therefore, our engineers are developing new techniques, using digital simulation, to keep the ice intact when it is subjected to speed in the launcher tube. Working out how to reconcile the fragility of the ice and the major accelerations in the launchers is the new challenge facing Thiot Ingénierie.