• Propulsive gas : Nitrogen (50 bar max)
  • Ice ball in cooled chamber
  • Removable tube, accorded with projectile diameter
  • Velocity defined by laser barrier
  • Impact visualization with high speed video cameras (675000 f/s max)
  • Maximum impact energy = 2800 J


  • Impact on structures and targets
  • Little target (some cm) to large target (some m)
  • Flexible mode of fixation
  • Strain measurement by strain gages or correlated pictures analysis
  • Velocity measurement of the opposed side by heterodyne velocimetry

Example of MRE applications

  • Evaluation of the resistance of the weak composites of wind turbines at sea under a thunderstorm of hail