ME 508 Terminal Ballistics

Simplified equations for determination of flight stability and roll resonance are developed. Terminal ballistics are described and nomenclature introduced. Shock and stress wave effects in material are discussed. Penetration and perforation of solids and the governing equations are described. Penetration of armor by shaped charged jets are discussed. Term project focuses on investigation of terminal ballistic effects tailored to a specific job application.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Mechanical Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Summer Session 1