Damaging Effects of Weapons and Ammunition

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Comprehensive coverage of weapon damage effects on a variety of objects

Damaging Effects of Weapons and Ammunition delivers a thorough exploration of a range of issues related to the effects of ammunition and weapons. The book includes coverage of the basic concepts of the theory of efficiency and the physical foundations of the functional and damaging effects of fragments, shaped charges, high-explosive and penetrating weapons.

The author discusses the calculation formulas used to evaluation the parameters of damage fields and their interaction with various objects. Additionally, the book expands on the damage criteria of weapons, the characteristics of the vulnerability of objects with respect to a variety of damaging factors, dependencies for assessing safe distances, and the resistance of various structures to the effects of explosion and impact.

Damaging Effects of Weapons and Ammunition also offers:

Detailed calculation methods indicating areas of application and the necessary units of used quantities Extensive examples of classic designs of ammunition from around the world Discussions of the characterization of various types of ammunition, including high-explosive, fragment, penetrative, and shaped charges A chapter on the numerical simulation of high-speed processes

Perfect for technical specialists working in the fields of explosion safety and explosives, Damaging Effects of Weapons and Ammunition also belongs in the libraries of researchers and students studying explosion phenomena, explosive technologies, explosion safety, and materials science.

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770 pp. 631 illustrations
John Wiley & Sons Limited
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