Terminal Ballistics

  • Zvi Rosenberg
  • Erez Dekel

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 3-26
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 27-47
  3. Penetration Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 51-123
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 125-182
    4. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 183-235
  4. Defeat Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 239-285
    3. Zvi Rosenberg, Erez Dekel
      Pages 287-339
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-359

About this book


This book comprehensively discusses essential aspects of terminal ballistics, combining experimental data, numerical simulations and analytical modeling. Employing a unique approach to numerical simulations as a measure of sensitivity for the major physical parameters, the new edition also includes the following features: new figures to better illustrate the problems discussed; improved explanations for the equation of state of a solid and for the cavity expansion process; new data concerning the Kolsky bar test; and a discussion of analytical modeling for the hole diameter in a thin metallic plate impacted by a shaped charge jet. The section on thick concrete targets penetrated by rigid projectiles has now been expanded to include the latest findings, and two new sections have been added: one on a novel approach to the perforation of thin concrete slabs, and one on testing the failure of thin metallic plates using a hydrodynamic ram.


Armor Materials Defeat mechanisms Eroding Penetrators Plate Perforation Rigid penetrators

Authors and affiliations

  • Zvi Rosenberg
    • 1
  • Erez Dekel
    • 2
  1. 1.RAFAEL Ballistics CenterHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringRAFAEL Ballistics CenterRehovotIsrael

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