ballistic limit


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ballistic limit

[bə′lis·tik ′lim·ət]
(mechanics)
The minimum velocity at which a particular armor-piercing projectile is expected to consistently and completely penetrate armor plate of given thickness and physical properties at a specified angle of obliquity.
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strikers of non-axisymmetric optimal shape, penetration into a solid medium under strength constraints, and striker shape optimization using the condition of minimal ballistic limit velocity for layered slabs.
In the ballistic limit BC = 0 so the current attains the maximum value which is controlled by the injection velocity at the thermal source.

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