267 black & white illustrations, 37 black & white tables
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2nd Revised edition
Table Of Contents
Part I Interior Ballistics Introductory Concepts Ballistic Disciplines Terminology Units and Symbols Physical Foundation of Interior Ballistics Ideal Gas Law Other Gas Laws Thermophysics and Thermochemistry Thermodynamics Combustion Solid Propellant Combustion Fluid Mechanics References Analytic and Computational Ballistics Computational Goal Lagrange Gradient Chambrage Gradient Numerical Methods in Interior Ballistics Sensitivities and Efficiencies References Ammunition Design Practice Stress and Strain Failure Criteria Ammunition Types Propellant Ignition The Gun Chamber Propellant Charge Construction Propellant Geometry Cartridge Case Design Projectile Design Shell Structural Analysis Buttress Thread Design Sabot Design References Further Readings Weapon Design Practice Fatigue and Endurance Tube Design Gun Dynamics Muzzle Devices and Associated Phenomena Gun Dynamics Nomenclature References Further Readings Part II Exterior Ballistics Introductory Concepts References Further Reading Dynamics Review Reference Further Readings Trajectories Vacuum Trajectory Simple Air Trajectory (Flat Fire) Wind Effects on a Simple Air Trajectory Generalized Point Mass Trajectory Six Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) Trajectory Modified Point Mass Trajectory Probability of First Round Hit References Further Readings Linearized Aeroballistics Linearized Pitching and Yawing Motions Gyroscopic and Dynamic Stabilities Yaw of Repose Roll Resonance References Mass Asymmetries References Lateral Throwoff Static Imbalance Dynamic Imbalance References Swerve Motion Aerodynamic Jump Epicyclic Swerve Drift Reference Nonlinear Aeroballistics Nonlinear Forces and Moments Bilinear and Trilinear Moments References Part III Terminal Ballistics Introductory Concepts Penetration Theories Penetration and Perforation of Metals Penetration and Perforation of Concrete Penetration and Perforation of Soils Penetration and Perforation of Ceramics Penetration and Perforation of Composites References Shock Physics Shock Hugoniots Rarefaction Waves Stress Waves in Solids Detonation Physics Explosives Equations of State References Further Readings Introduction to Explosive Effects Gurney Method Taylor Angles Mott Formula References Further Reading Shaped Charges Shaped Charge Jet Formation Shaped Charge Jet Penetration References Further Reading Wound Ballistics References Further Reading Appendices Index
Donald E. Carlucci has been an engineer at the U.S. Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, since May 1989. He is currently the U.S. Army senior scientist for computational structural modeling based at Picatinny. He holds a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering (2002) and a master of engineering (mechanical) (1995) degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1987, he received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Carlucci is an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Sidney S. Jacobson was a researcher, designer, and developer of ammunition and weapons at the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey for 35 years. He rose from junior engineer to associate director for R&D at the arsenal. In 1972, he was awarded an Arsenal Educational Fellowship to study continuum mechanics at Princeton University where he received his second MS degree (1974). He earned a master of science in applied mechanics from Stevens Institute of Technology (1958) and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Brooklyn College (1951). He retired in 1986 but maintains his interest in the field through teaching, consulting, and lecturing.