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Posted: 1/8/2006 10:24:14 PM EDT
I want to write a graphical user interface that plots the balistics curves of handloads using certain bbls, powders, calibers, etc...

I was wondering what equations are out there to accuractely predict how a bullet will fire based on the variables.


Oh yea... I'm doing this for engineering open house at UIUC...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:53:52 PM EDT
http://www.exteriorballistics.com/software/index.cfm
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:07:09 AM EDT
Since you're doing it for a project, how about taking data (yourself or ask here--Old Painless?) with some variables (charge, projectile, barrel length, etc.) and then creating the proper equations yourself?

I'm saying that only because it would look more impressive as an engineering project. I have no idea what kind of time frame you're looking at, nor what guidelines have been imposed.

Jim
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:13:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Since you're doing it for a project, how about taking data (yourself or ask here--Old Painless?) with some variables (charge, projectile, barrel length, etc.) and then creating the proper equations yourself?

I'm saying that only because it would look more impressive as an engineering project. I have no idea what kind of time frame you're looking at, nor what guidelines have been imposed.

Jim



Even more impressive would be to use the available formulas then verify the accuracy of those by doing your own tests.

Ha, beat that.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:27:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Ha, beat that.



1. Design and build a gun from scratch. Begin with iron ore you mine yourself.
2. ...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:22:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Since you're doing it for a project, how about taking data (yourself or ask here--Old Painless?) with some variables (charge, projectile, barrel length, etc.) and then creating the proper equations yourself?

I'm saying that only because it would look more impressive as an engineering project. I have no idea what kind of time frame you're looking at, nor what guidelines have been imposed.

Jim



I have til mid March... what your saying isn't impossible at all... this could be very very very fun.
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