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Forquin Pascal

Professeur à l’UGA

Forquin Pascal

Fonction : Enseignant-Chercheur (PU)

Adresse : Laboratoire 3SR

Domaine Universitaire, BP53

38041 Grenoble Cedex 9 - France

Bureau : Bâtiment Galilée, 2ème étage bureau 229

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Head of RV division in 3SR Laboratory : Risks and Vulnerability of structures and mechanical behaviour of materials :

Supervisior of ExperDyn dynamic testing platform (3SR Laboratory) :

P. Forquin is the head of the organisation team for :

  • 22nd DYMAT TM, Experimental testing and modelling of brittle materials at high strain-rates, October 19-21, 2016, Grenoble. more
  • LWAG2016, Light-Weight Armour for Defence & Security, October 17-18, 2016, Grenoble. more

Équipe : Risques, Vulnérabilité des structures et comportement mécanique des matériaux (RV)

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  • 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, Université Grenoble Alpes UGA Laboratory of Soils, Solids, Structures and Risks (3SR), Risks and Vulnerability (RV) team Activity
  • Novel dynamic testing techniques applied to brittle materials (ceramics, concrete, rocks...)
  • Analysis of damage mechanics in brittle materials under impact loading
  • Development of micromechanics


  • 2013 – Now Full Professor in Civil Engineering, IUT1, Université Grenoble Alpes UGA 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 2016

  • Warren T.L., Forquin P. Penetration of common ordinary strength water saturated concrete targets by rigid ogive-nosed steel projectiles. Int. J. Impact Eng. 90, 37–45, 2016
  • Lukic B., Forquin P. Experimental characterization of the punch through shear strength of an ultra-high performance concrete. Int. J. Impact Eng. 91, 34–45, 2016 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 SiC – Dynamique 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 Geomaterials – Revue Française de Génie Civil, 7, pp. 973-1002, 2003.


  • 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.