Some Mathematical Models and Computer Programs for Small Arms Analyses
ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIV
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A collection of some mathematical models and their computer programs related to small arms are presented. The models encompass three areas interior ballistics, exterior ballistics and target effectiveness. The interior ballistic models includes five models for projectile design, propellant charge, cartridge case, case design and cartridge design. The exterior ballistics model provides two-dimensional trajectories. Eight models are given for target effectiveness models individual soldier, heavy machine gun emplacement, bunker, hemisphere, squad, hidden point target in area, helmet penetration and brush penetration. Some description of assumptions, formulas, input and output formats with numerical examples are given. This work provides the basis for a parametric design analysis for the light-weight machine gun but has applications in other areas as well.