Weapons Engineering - ZEIT8506

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT8506 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma or Masters programs.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Explosives. Effect of blast, fragmentation and shaped charge warheads. Kinetic energy penetrators. Propellant charges. Fuses, initiators, detonators and safe/arm devices. Dynamics of unguided weapons: fin and spin stabilisation. Missile guidance techniques. Physics and accuracy of missile sensors, and effect on guidance. Advanced guidance and sensor systems. Prediction techniques for missile aerodynamics. Propulsion, Storage, maintenance, transport and launch considerations.
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