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Materials failure research. Research engineer analysing a ruptured sample. This study is taking place at a laboratory investigating the effects of supersonic air flow. The goal is to improve the existing Ariane rocket and develop materials for future supersonic aircraft. Photographed at the Laboratoire de Mecanique et Physiques des Materiaux, Poitiers, France.
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