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Terminal Ballistics

Terminal Ballistics

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  • ISBN-13: 9789811003936
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2016
  • Edition: 2nd ed. 2016
  • Pages: 359 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.88 x 9.21 x 6.14 inches

Overview

This book comprehensively discusses essential aspects of terminal ballistics, combining experimental data, numerical simulations and analytical modeling. Employing a unique approach to numerical simulations as a measure of sensitivity for the major physical parameters, the new edition also includes the following features: new figures to better illustrate the problems discussed; improved explanations for the equation of state of a solid and for the cavity expansion process; new data concerning the Kolsky bar test; and a discussion of analytical modeling for the hole diameter in a thin metallic plate impacted by a shaped charge jet. The section on thick concrete targets penetrated by rigid projectiles has now been expanded to include the latest findings, and two new sections have been added: one on a novel approach to the perforation of thin concrete slabs, and one on testing the failure of thin metallic plates using a hydrodynamic ram.


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