Factors Affecting the Dispersion of Shotgun Pellets in Short-Range Combat

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Factors Affecting the Dispersion of Shotgun Pellets in Short-Range Combat

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Author(s): David W. Leeming; Joanna Szmelter
No pages: 5
Year: 2006
Article ID: 9-1-2
Keywords: firepower and protection, projectiles
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: This study was designed to determine the extent to which aerodynamic interactions affect the pellet pattern from shotguns as this has considerable influence on their impact. After the characteristic separation of pellets was obtained from their probability densities, the detailed flow field was obtained using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. The reported initial results illustrate the influence that the wake of preceding pellets has on the trajectory of trailing pellets.