• Loading by impact mass (from 10 to 210 kg)
  • Moving energy by sandows
  • Force measurement by Hopkinson bar
  • Velocity defined by laser barrier
  • Strain definition by correlated pictures analysis
  • Maximum frequency camera = 675000 f/s
  • Temperature measurement with infrared camera
  • Maximum impact energy = 2700 J, maximum impact velocity = 15 m/s


  • Tensile and compressive dynamic test
  • Strain rate from 100 to 1000/s
  • Definition of mechanical behavior law of composite and metallic materials
  • Expression of specific strain by correlated pictures analysis
  • Expression of strain rate effect

Example of MRE applications

  • Dynamic deformation of materials for crash applications of boats against offshore structures