Projectile Energy

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The total energy of the projectile is the sum of its speed energy (kinetic energy) and its rotational energy.[1]

Kinetic energy:

Rotational energy:


Example calculation:

Kinetic energy: A common 4,5mm (.177) pellet (RWS Meisterkugeln 0,53g) is measured at a speed of 175m/s. The kinetic energy is

Rotational energy:

  1. Wundballistik: und ihre ballistischen Grundlagen, Jul 2013, Karl Sellier, Beat P. Kneubuehl, ISBN 9783662109786


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