Table of contents
About this book
This book covers the important issues of terminal ballistics in a comprehensive way combining experimental data, numerical simulations and analytical modeling.
The first chapter reviews the experimental equipment which are used for ballistic tests and the diagnostics for material characterization under impulsive loading conditions.
The second chapter covers essential features of the codes which are used for terminal ballistics such as the Euler vs. Lagrange schemes and meshing techniques, as well as the most popular material models.
The third chapter, devoted to the penetration mechanics of rigid penetrators, brings the update of modeling in this field.
The fourth chapter deals with plate perforation and the fifth chapter deals with the penetration mechanics of shaped charge jets and eroding long rods.
The last two chapters discuss several techniques for the disruption and defeating of the main threats in armor design.
Throughout the book the authors demonstrate the advantages of numerical simulations in understanding the basic physics behind the investigated phenomena.