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Bullet science fair project?

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1
    anyone have any ideas how I could design a science fair project around bullet physics? I was leaning toward muzzle velocity and bullet speed. also the power the different calibre's of bullets have on impact but I am not sure how to design the experiment or measure results any help would be appreciated!
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  3. Sep 27, 2006 #2
    'I\'m not sure if this concept is still around, but when I was in high school I ran into the idea of \"kinetic pulse\" on a web page somewhere. I experimented with crater depth and tried to determine a relation between \"kinetic pulse\" and crater depth. Can\'t remember the formula off the top of my head, but here\'s the website:\r\n\r\nhttp://www.xmission.com/~fractil/math/kp.html\r\n\r\nI also didn\'t use bullets, but with the right material (something that\'s not gonna break upon impact), you could get something together.'
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