Terminal Ballistics

  • Zvi Rosenberg
  • Erez Dekel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Experimental and Numerical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 3-25
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 27-42
  3. Penetration Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 45-108
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 109-153
    4. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 155-207
  4. Defeat Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 211-255
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 257-306
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-323

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.


Defeat mechanisms Eroding Penetrators Plate Perforation Projectiles Rigid penetrators

Authors and affiliations

  • Zvi Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Erez Dekel
    • 2
  1. 1.Armament Development AuthorityHaifaIsrael
  2. 2., Department of Physics of Complex SystemsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25304-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25305-8
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