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Description - Ballistics by Donald E. Carlucci

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781466564374
ISBN-10: 1466564377
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 30mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donald E. Carlucci

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.