DYMAT Winter School 2023 – Aussois, France

January 29–February 3, 2023 • Centre Paul-Langevin 

Hadland Imaging is sponsoring DYMAT Winter School 2023 along with our friends and partners – Shimadzu, Scandiflash, AMOtronics and iX Cameras. 

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Experimental Testing & Modeling of Materials at High Strain-Rates 

The dynamic behavior of materials is present through a large number of applications such as impact loadings, blasting and detonation, modern production processing, brittle failure of solids and structures. In such cases the material behavior is no longer quasi-static and the dynamic behavior of the materials needs to be properly accounted for. Also, constitutive models used in numerical simulations require an identification of the material behavior on an appropriate range of loading-rate. Experimental testing methods are also developed to analyze the damage mechanisms and the deformation modes in view of improving the prediction capabilities of numerical tools.

This winter school aims at gathering PhD students as well as senior researchers studying experimentally, developing models and numerical approaches to improve the knowledge in the area of the material behavior under dynamic loading.


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DYMAT Winter School 2023 Themes & Lectures

Focus will be on the following themes:

Dynamic Testing of Materials
Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Impact Test, Plate Impact, Drop Tower, Shock Tube & High-Speed Jack

Damage & Failure at High Strain-Rates
Micro-Plasticity, Tensile Damage, Shear Failure, Multiple Fragmentation, Pore Collapse & Crushing

Modeling & Numerical Methods
Constitutive Laws, Finite-Element Methods, Discrete-Element Methods, SPH & Linear/Non-Linear Fracture Mechanics

Crashworthiness, Terminal Ballistics, Blast, Natural Risks, Machining & Industrial Processes


Presentations & Lectures:

• 37 Oral presentations (25 minutes each, including discussion)

• 5 Lectures (1.5 hours each) in the following themes:

– In-Depth Analysis of a Hopkinson Bar Experiment

– Metal Response to Shock Loading: From Microscale to Applications

– The Addition of DIC Measurement to the Split Hopkinson Bar Experiment

– An Introduction to Machine-Learning for Modeling the Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures

– Composite Materials and Multi-Material Assemblies Under Dynamic Stresses at High Strain-Rates


Committees & Sponsors

Organizing Committee: Pr. Pascal Forquin and the ExperDYN team (3SR Laboratory/University Grenoble Alpes)

Steering Committee: The DYMAT Governing Board


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Shimadzu provides a broad range of analytical instruments indispensable for research, development, and quality control in a variety of fields. Their high-level, sophisticated instruments include the Hyper Vision HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video camera, high-speed impact and precision universal testing machines, chromatographs, spectrometers, and elemental & surface analysis systems – essential for product development and quality assurance.


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Scandiflash is the worldwide leading supplier of Flash X-ray solutions for ballistics, hypervelocity impact testing, detonics (ordnance velocity & explosives research) and more –designed to produce radiographs of the highest possible quality for research and development in a variety of industries.


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AMOtronics develops high-end metrology products, related services, sophisticated test and measurement solutions. Their measurement solutions are used worldwide in a variety of research and industrial projects in the fields of energy, explosives, aerospace, automotive and military projects.

The AMOtronics SATURN Transient Recorders and the user-friendly SATURN Studio II software provide the ideal platform for modular, extensible measuring systems for special demands with the capability to measure, store and analyze huge quantities of high-speed recording data. Data channels can be synchronized, span long distances, used to measure high voltage and current signals, and capable of withstanding disturbances in strong electromagnetic fields.


iX Cameras is a world-leading technology and product company specializing in the field of high-speed (slow motion) imaging. Based on proprietary innovative technologies, we design, build and sell cutting-edge ultra-fast cameras and software for a wide range of advanced scientific research applications. Our commitment to innovate and push the boundaries of high-speed video science is the reason we develop technically superior and easy-to-use products that our customers need to attain the highest scientific achievements and creativity. The innovation of our i-SPEED® brand of cameras is backed by our world-class service and support teams, ensuring our customers’ success.


Keywords: 3SR Laboratory, Aussois, Centre Paul-Langevin, DYMAT Winter School 2023, Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures, ExperDYN, Experimental Testing, France, High Strain-Rates, Pascal Forquin, Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, University Grenoble Alpes