Quantitative Ammunition Selection
Chapter 1 contains a brief introduction and a historical narrative of prior terminal ballistic performance models
Chapter 2 addresses the principles of mechanics, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics underlying the quantitative model and establishes the dynamic equivalence of water and calibrated ordnance gelatin
Chapter 3 explains the basis of the model's derivation and presents the model's equations
Chapter 4 uses several computational examples to illustrate every aspect of the model's implementation
Chapter 5 explains the use of the model to predict the terminal ballistic performance of exotic and conceptual projectile designs
Chapter 6 describes the procedure for the construction of a practical test fixture and the proper methodology for conducting tests
Chapter 7 dispels common, long-standing terminal ballistic performance myths and misconceptions in plain language
Chapter 8 explains the effects of intermediate barriers and how to predict their effect upon the terminal performance of modern handgun projectiles
Chapter 9 addresses the relevance of environmental conditions to ammunition selection and provides a set of recommendations suitable for most contingencies
Chapter 1 explains the need for an understandable terminal ballistic performance model and the constraints required to produce a valid quantitative model.
Chapter 2 addresses the principles of mechanics, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics underlying the quantitative model and establishes the dynamic equivalence of water and calibrated ordnance gelatin as ballistic test mediums.
Chapter 3 provides the model's derivation and clearly presents the model's equations, variables, and its operational constraints.
Chapter 4 contains several detailed computational examples that demonstrate all aspects of the model's application.
Chapter 5 explains the model's application to the terminal ballistic performance of projectiles of exotic composition and unconventional manufacture in calibrated ordnance gelatin and soft tissue.
Chapter 6 describes the procedure for constructing an inexpensive, durable test fixture and the correct procedure for conducting terminal ballistic tests using water as a test medium.
Chapter 7 dispels in plain language several long-standing terminal ballistic performance myths and misconceptions using the laws of physics.
Chapter 8 discusses the effects of clothing and mild steel intermediate barriers upon the terminal performance of service-caliber handgun projectiles using a quantitative approach.
Chapter 9 addresses the relevance of environmental conditions and terminal ballistic performance factors to liability mitigation and provides a set of ammunition selection criteria suitable for most contingencies.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2906-5 (hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2904-1 (softcover)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4759-2905-8 (ebook)