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Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Carlucci, a research engineer at the U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal, and Jacobson, a retired designer and developer of munitions at the same facility, have created a well-ordered, scientifically current yet historically rich guide for those who research and develop weapons or munitions. The text is divided into three parts on interior ballistics, exterior ballistics, and terminal ballistics (the phase that begins when a projectile reaches a target). The authors' step-by-step approach to introducing theory, exploring the range of variables and applications, and interpreting data for purposes of design and development, moves at a fluid pace thanks to a balanced blend of formulas and raw data with concise instructional text. Other chapters examine analytical and computational ballistics, design practices of weapons and ammunition, shock physics, and wound ballistics. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The field of ballistics divides itself naturally into three subcategories: interior ballistics, exterior ballistics, and terminal ballistics. Providing unique coverage of all three disciplines, this book explains the theory and science of each in progressively greater detail and complexity, making it accessible and useful for both the novice and experienced engineer. It considers combustion and thermal processes within the projectile, aerodynamics and flight, and impact behavior. Both authors have considerable experience in the area as professors and in association with the National Defense Industrial Association (NIDA).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781420066180
Publisher:
CRC Press
Subject:
Ballistics
Author:
Carlucci, Donald E.
Author:
Jacobson, Sidney S.
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Mechanical Engineering-General
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
10.29x7.16x1.25 in. 2.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The field of ballistics divides itself naturally into three subcategories: interior ballistics, exterior ballistics, and terminal ballistics. Providing unique coverage of all three disciplines, this book explains the theory and science of each in progressively greater detail and complexity, making it accessible and useful for both the novice and experienced engineer. It considers combustion and thermal processes within the projectile, aerodynamics and flight, and impact behavior. Both authors have considerable experience in the area as professors and in association with the National Defense Industrial Association (NIDA).
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