• Critical information on emerging explosives, propellants, and projectiles for missiles, naval guns, artillery, mortar rockets, IEDs, bullets, mines, grenades, and more
• Key research concerning interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics
• Data on explosive mechanics, launch dynamics, vulnerability, and survivability, including body armors and vehicle protection
This edited two-volume book contains 280 papers offering valuable research into explosives, projectiles, and devices for military and defense applications. Information is given on the design, trajectories, tested performance, and modeling of large-scale projectiles such as missile warheads, bombs and artillery shells to smaller ones like mortar rockets, IEDs, and cartridges. The book offers original data on explosion dynamics, as well as emerging methods for personnel, vehicle, and infrastructure protection, including new types of body armor and penetration-resistant composites, fibers, and metal alloys. Advances are discussed regarding supercavitating vehicles, electromagnetic launchers, additive manufacturing of energetic materials, and jet penetration.
Papers in this text were presented at a symposium organized by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) with the International Ballistics Society (IBS).
The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in articles in full color along with a title screen and main menu screen. Each user can link to all papers from the Table of Contents and Author Index and also link to papers and front matter by using the global bookmarks which allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. Search features on the CD-ROM can be by full text including all key words, article title, author name, and session title. The CD-ROM has Autorun feature for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or higher products along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 11.0. The CD-ROM can also be used in McIntosh computers with the latest version of Adobe Reader. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.