• Over 230 selected papers included
• Presents high-level research on various caliber guns, cannons, warheads, shells, bullets, and other launchers and penetrants, as well as their impact effects on natural and designed materials, including large-scale targets and body armors, and the effect of sound suppression on dispersion
• Critical information on forensic recovery techniques, artificial intelligence, emerging explosives, propellants, projectiles, missiles, railguns, artillery, bullets, and more
• Provides new modeling and test data on projectile design and guidance, propellants, charges and explosives for military and aerospace applications
This book makes available original ballistics technology from around the world on a wide variety of weapons and their effects, including the design and trajectory/stability control of dozens of projectiles ranging from shells to missiles. The book’s authors discuss the efficacy and development of propellants, munitions, and igniters and offer new approaches for modeling and testing. Also investigated in Volume 1 is additive manufacturing of armament and explosive devices, gradient printing of energetic materials, and mechanical behavior of multiple types of explosives.
Volume 2 offers research on impact and penetration data from projectile effects on surfaces ranging from natural phenomena such as water, to metallic plating and material-engineered armors. Recent advances in reactive fragments, which provide enhanced terminal effects, are presented. Detailed analysis of warhead mechanisms such as the formation and terminal effects of shaped charge jets are reported.