FORQUIN, Pascal:

Date of birth: 17/11/1975

Nationality: France

URL for ExperDyn Dynamic testing platform (3SR Laboratory):

Head of the Risk and Vulnerability division in 3SR Laboratory


·         EDUCATION

2010                Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, University of Lorraine. Title: Behaviour of brittle materials under dynamic loadings, experimental approaches and modelling

2003                PhD thesis in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Title: Damage and cracking of brittle materials under ballistic impact, role of microstructure. Mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury, PhD supervisor: F. Hild

1999                Master 2, Mechanics and Materials, Ecole Normale Supérieure ENS-Cachan, France

1998                Agrégation de Mécanique, national ranking: 51th/2000, Mechanics, ENS-Cachan, France



2013 – Now    Full Professor, University Joseph Fourier (UJF) Grenoble 1, Laboratory of Soils, Solids, Structures and Risks (3SR), Risks and Vulnerability (RV) team


·        Novel dynamic testing techniques applied to brittle materials (ceramics, concrete, rocks...)

·        Analysis of damage mechanics in brittle materials under impact loading

·        Development of micromechanics-based and mesoscopic modelling of ceramics, rocks and concrete



2013 – Now    Full Professor in Civil Engineering, IUT1, Joseph Fourier University, France

2011 – 2013    Full Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, Lorraine University, France

2005 – 2011    Assistant Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering, Lorraine University, France



2010 Now     Elected member of DYMAT governing board (re-elected in 2014)

2014       Now   Technical Editor of JDBM, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Springer

2012 Now     Member of STRAIN Editorial board, Wiley.

2016                Main organiser of 2016 DYMAT Technical Meeting dedicated to the ‘dynamic behaviour of brittle materials’, to be held in Grenoble, France



Year 2015 (6)

J.-L. Zinszner, B. Erzar, P. Forquin, E. Buzaud. Dynamic fragmentation of an alumina ceramic subjected to shockless spalling: an experimental and numerical study. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 85, 112–127, 2015

T. Warren, P. Forquin. Penetration of common ordinary strength water saturated concrete targets by rigid ogive-nosed steel projectiles. Int. J. Impact Eng., Accepted manuscript, 2015

E. Piotrowska, P. Forquin, Y. Malecot. Experimental study of static and dynamic behavior of concrete under high confinement: effect of coarse aggregates strength. Mech. Mat., Accepted manuscript, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2015.09.005, 2015

E. Piotrowska, P. Forquin. Experimental investigation of the confined behavior of dry and wet high-srength concrete: quasi static versus dynamic loading. J. Dynamic Behavior Mat. 1 (2), 191-200, 2015

D. Saletti, P. Forquin, A comparison of DIC and grid measurements for processing spalling tests with the VFM and an 80-kpixel ultra-high speed camera, European Phys. J. In Press, 2015

M. Saadati, P. Forquin, K. Weddfelt, P.L. Larsson, F. Hild. A numerical study of the influence of pre-existing cracks on granite rock fragmentation at percussive drilling. Num. Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 39 (5), 558-570, 2015

Year 2014 (3)

J.-L. Zinszner; P. Forquin, G. Rossiquet. Experimental and numerical analysis of the dynamic fragmentation in a SiC ceramic under impact, Int. J. Impact Eng., 76, 9-19, 2014
B. Erzar, P. Forquin. Analysis and modelling of the cohesion strength of concrete at high strain-rates. Int. J. Solids Struct. 51(14): 2559-2574, 2014
M. Saadati, P. Forquin, K. Weddfelt, P.L. Larsson, F. Hild. Granite rock fragmentation at percussive drilling – experimental and numerical investigation. Num. Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 38(8), 828-843, 2014

Year 2013 (1)

Rossi M., Pierron F., Forquin P., Assessment of the metrological performances of an ISIS ultra-high speed camera for full-field deformation measurements, Measurement Science and Technology, 25(2), 025401, 2013

Year 2012 (8)

F. Pierron, P. Forquin. Ultra high speed full-field deformation measurements on concrete spalling specimens and stiffness identification with the Virtual Fields Method, Strain, 28(5), pp. 388-405, 2012.
P. Forquin. An optical correlation technique for characterizing the crack velocity in concrete, European Phys. J., 206(1), pp. 86-95, 2012.
L. Sallier, P. Forquin. On the use of Hillerborg regularization method to model the softening behaviour of concrete subjected to dynamic tensile loading, European Phys. J., 206(1), pp. 97-105, 2012.
M. Nasraoui, P. Forquin., L. Siad, A. Rusinek. Influence of strain rate, temperature and adiabatic heating on the mechanical behaviour of poly-methylmethacrylate: Experimental and modelling analyses, Materials & Design, 37, pp. 500–509, 2012.
P. Forquin., M. Nasraoui, A. Rusinek, L. Siad. Experimental study of the confined behaviour of PMMA under quasi-static and dynamic loadings, Int. J. Impact Eng., 40-41, pp. 46–57, 2012.
J.-L. Zinszner, P. Forquin, G. Rossiquet. Design of an experimental configuration for studying the dynamic fragmentation of ceramics under impact, European Phys. J., 206(1), pp. 107-115, 2012.
Pierron F., Forquin P., The Virtual Fields Method applied to spalling tests on concrete, Proceedings of DYMAT 2012 conference, 2-7 September in Freiburg, Germany, 2012.
P. Forquin., M. Nasraoui. Experimental approach and modeling of the quasi-static and dynamic confined behaviour of PMMA. Revue des composites et des matériaux avancés, 22(1), 115-130, 2012.

Year 2011 (4)

B. Erzar, P. Forquin. Experiments and mesoscopic modelling of dynamic testing of concrete, Mechanics of Materials, 43, pp. 505–527, 2011.
B. Erzar, P. Forquin. Free water influence on the dynamic tensile behaviour of concrete, Applied Mech. Mat., 82 pp.45-50, 2011.
P. Forquin. Influence of free water and strain-rate on the shear behaviour of concrete, Applied Mech. Mat., 82 pp. 148-153, 2011.
F. Pierron, R. Cheriguene, P. Forquin, R. Moulart, M. Rossi, M. Sutton. Performances and limitations of three ultra-high-speed imaging cameras for full-field deformation measurements. Applied Mech. Mat., 70, pp. 81-86, 2011.

Year 2010 (4)

P. Forquin, F. Hild, A probabilistic damage model of the dynamic fragmentation process in brittle materials. Advances in Applied Mech. Giessen & Are feds. 44, pp. 1-72. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 2010.
P. Forquin, K. Safa, G. Gary. Influence of free water on the quasi-static and dynamic strength of concrete in confined compression tests. Cement Concrete Res., 40(2), pp. 321-333, 2010.
B. Erzar, P. Forquin. An experimental method to determine the tensile strength of concrete at high rates of strain – Experimental Mechanics, 50(7), pp. 941-955, 2010.
P. Forquin, B. Erzar. Dynamic fragmentation process in concrete under impact and spalling tests – International Journal of Fracture, 163, pp. 193-215, 2010.

Year 2008 (7)

P. Forquin, A. Arias, R. Zaera. Role of porosity in controlling the mechanical and impact behaviours of cement-based materials – Int. J. Impact Eng., 35 (3), pp. 133-146, 2008.

P. Forquin, G. Gary, F. Gatuingt. A testing technique for concrete under confinement at high rates of strain – Int. J. Impact Eng., 35 (6), pp. 425-446, 2008.

A. Arias, P. Forquin, R. Zaera, C. Navarro. Relationship between bending and compressive behaviour of particle-reinforced cement composites – Composites Part B, 39, pp. 1205-1215, 2008.

A. Rusinek, R. Zaera, P. Forquin, J.R. Klepaczko. Effect of plastic behaviour and boundary conditions coupled with elastic wave propagation on the collapse site of a crash-box – Thin Wall Struct. J., 46, pp. 1143-1163, 2008.

P. Forquin, A. Arias, R. Zaera. Relationship Between Mesostructure, Mechanical Behaviour and Damage of Cement Composites Under High-Pressure Confinement – Experimental Mechanics, 49, pp. 613–625, 2008.

P. Forquin, F. Hild. Dynamic Fragmentation of an Ultra-High Strength Concrete during Edge-On Impact Tests – ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE J Eng Mech 134 (4), pp. 302–315, 2008.

S. Grange, P. Forquin, S. Mencacci, F. Hild. On the dynamic fragmentation of two limestones using edge-on impact tests – Int. J. Impact Eng., 35, pp. 977-991, 2008.

Year 2007 (2)

P. Forquin, A. Arias, R. Zaera. An experimental method of measuring the confined compression strength of geomaterials – Int. J. Solids Struct., 44 (13), pp. 4291-4317, 2007.

P. Forquin, F. Hild. Fissuration quasi-statique et dynamique de céramiques SiC, utilisation d'une technique de corrélation d'images – Revue des composites et des matériaux avancés, 17 (1), pp. 37-54, 2007.

Year 2004 (2)

P. Forquin, Y. Charles, L. Rota et F. Hild. A Method to Determine the Macroscopic Toughness Scatter of Brittle Materials – Int. J. Fracture, 125 (1), pp. 171-187, 2004.

P. Forquin, L. Tran, P-F. Louvigné, L. Rota, F. Hild. Effet d’un Renforcement d’Aluminium sur la Fragmentation Dynamique du SiCDynamique et composites, 14, pp. 51-66, 2004.

Year 2003 (5)

X. Brajer, P. Forquin, R. Gy et F. Hild. The role of the Surface and Volume for the Fracture of Glass Under Quasi-static and Dynamic Loadings – J. Non Crystalline Solids, 316, pp. 42-53, 2003.

P. Forquin, C. Denoual, C.E. Cottenot et F. Hild. Experiments and Modelling of the Compressive Behaviour of two SiC Ceramics – Mechanics of Materials, 35, pp. 987-1002, 2003.

F. Hild, C. Denoual, P. Forquin, X. Brajer. On the Probabilistic-deterministic Transition Involved in a Fragmentation Process of Brittle Materials – Computers & Structures , 81 (12), pp. 1241-1254, 2003.

P. Forquin, L. Tran, P-F. Louvigné, L. Rota, F. Hild. Effect of Aluminum Reinforcement on the Dynamic Fragmentation of SiC Ceramics – Int. J. Impact Eng., 28, pp. 1061-1076, 2003.

F. Hild, P. Forquin, A. R. Cordeiro da Silva. Single and Multiple Fragmentation of Brittle GeomaterialsRevue Française de Génie Civil, 7, pp. 973-1002, 2003.


Chapters in books

W Riedel, P. Forquin. Chapter 5: Modelling the response of concrete structures to dynamic loading, in Tensile strength of concrete, published by Woodhead Publishing, 2013.

P. Forquin, W Riedel, J. Weerheijm. Chapter 6: Dynamic test devices for analysing the tensile properties of concrete, in Tensile strength of concrete, published by Woodhead Publishing, 2013.

J. Weerheijm, P. Forquin. Chapter 7 Response mechanisms of concrete under impulsive tensile loading, in Tensile strength of concrete, published by Woodhead Publishing, 2013.

P. Forquin, B. Erzar, pp. 147-178, Chapter 8: Experimental approach and modeling of the dynamic tensile behavior of a micro-concrete, in Materials under Extreme Loadings: Application to Penetration and Impact, John & Sons, Incorporated, ISBN: 1848211848, 2010.

P. Forquin, B. Erzar, pp. 121-130, Study of the high strain rates tensile behaviour of a micro-concrete, in Dynamic behavior of Materials, Pierron, Incorporated, N°2519, 2009.