ballistic temperature

ballistic temperature

[bə′lis·tik ′tem·prə·chər]
(mechanics)
That temperature (in °F) which, when regarded as a surface temperature and used in conjunction with the lapse rate of the standard artillery atmosphere, would produce the same effect on a projectile as the actual temperature distribution encountered by the projectile in flight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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