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Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition

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  • Covers interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics
  • Presents a science and engineering level study of the field
  • Provides examples and problems that are integrated to aid professionals and students in learning
  • Includes a solutions manual and MathCad computer programs (available on the CRC website)

Summary

Providing new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines 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.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes computer examples in Mathcad (available on the CRC website)
  • Adds a section of color plates, to better help readers visualize the physical concepts of ballistics
  • Contains sections on modern explosives equations of state for detonation physics modeling and on probability of hit
  • Provides a solutions manual for those teaching college and training courses

This book covers exterior ballistics, exploring the physics behind trajectories, including linear and nonlinear aeroballistics, and focuses on the effects of projective impact, including details on shock physics, shaped charges, penetration, fragmentation, and wound ballistics.

  • Reviews and integrates the fundamental science and engineering concepts involved in guns and ammunition
  • Uses straightforward, easy-to-read style, and careful development of complex topics
  • Shares insights rooted in the experience of renowned experts, many associated with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and International Ballistics Society

The field of ballistics comprises three main areas of specialization: interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. This book explains all three areas, offering a seamless presentation of the complex phenomena that occur during the launch, flight, and impact of a projectile.

Table of Contents

Part I Interior Ballistics. Introductory Concepts. Physical Foundation of Interior Ballistics. Analytic and Computational Ballistics. Ammunition Design Practice. Weapon Design Practice. Part II Exterior Ballistics. Introductory Concepts. Dynamics Review. Trajectories. Linearized Aeroballistics. Mass Asymmetries. Lateral Throwoff. Swerve Motion. Nonlinear Aeroballistics. Part III Terminal Ballistics. Introductory Concepts. Penetration Theories. Shock Physics. Introduction to Explosive Effects. Shaped Charges. Wound Ballistics. Appendices. Index.

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Editorial Reviews

"This book represents a complete self-contained reference for ballistics experts and gun designers. The material is written to allow the reader instant access to the fundamentals in the field, and shows practical examples across the entire spectrum of ballistics and guns. This is the only book that brings decades of research and engineering into one source that is readily accessible to both laymen and experts alike."
––Kirk Vanden, Air Force Research Laboratory

"This expanded second edition of Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition fills a critical need in the conventional weapons design arena by providing a balanced, technically detailed treatment of the field of ballistics. This text clearly presents the development of the physical theories and their application to the solution of real problems. The authors have created a valuable introduction to the technical world of ballistics."
––Dr. Thomas A. Mason, Weapons Physics Directorate, Los Alamos National Laboratory

"This is a very good book on a complex technical subject that provides enough detail to understate the real fundamentals that are involved. It is well presented and organized. This book is a good reference as well as an outstanding book for teaching. There are a significant number of problems at the end of the chapters and this is always very helpful for teaching purposes."
––Dr. Carl T. Dyka, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren,Virginia, USA

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