Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition

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CRC Press, Dec 14, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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Even the earliest weapon developers faced the need to understand how and why guns and ammunition work in order to improve their effectiveness. As weapons became more sophisticated, the field of ballistics naturally divided into three main areas of specialization: interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. Providing unique coverage of all three areas, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition offers a seamless presentation of the complex phenomena that occur during the launch, flight, and impact of a projectile.

Reader-friendly in style and format, the book explains the fundamental physics, terminology, theory, engineering aspects, and design techniques for each area in gradually increasing detail and complexity. Starting with interior ballistics, the authors examine the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon’s behavior in terms of pressure, stress and velocity, demonstrating their applications in ammunition and weapons design. The book continues with coverage of exterior ballistics, exploring the physics behind trajectories, including linear and nonlinear aeroballistics. The final section focuses on the effects of projectile impact, including details on shock physics, shaped charges, penetration, fragmentation, and wound ballistics.

Enhanced with insights drawn from the authors’ extensive experience in government laboratories, industry, and academia, Ballistics provides an ideal vehicle for encouraging superior design and innovative applications in the field.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introdutory Concepts
3
Chapter 2 Physical Foundation of Interior Ballistics
7
Chapter 3 Analytic and Computational Ballistics
63
Chapter 4Ammunition Design Practice
97
Chapter 5 Weapon Design Practice
145
Exterior Ballistics
167
Chapter 6 Introductory Concepts
169
Chapter 7 Dynamic Review
179
Chapter 13 Nonlinear Aeroballistics
299
Terminal Ballistics
307
Chapter 14 Introductory Concepts
309
Chapter 15 Penetration Theories
313
Chapter 16 Shock Physics
353
Chapter 17 Introduction to Explosive Effects
429
Chapter 18 Shaped Charges
445
Chapter 19 Wound Ballistics
467

Chapter 8 Trajectories
195
Chapter 9 Linearized Aeroballistics
257
Chapter 10 Mass Asymmetries
279
Chapter 11 Lateral Throwoff
283
Chapter 12 Swerve Motion
293
Appendix
473
Index
487
Back cover
497
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