FSI-XKSAcad. year: 2019/2020
The graduate will acquire the necessary overview about main processes in which ammunition quality arises, as well as of processes in which it is guaranteed. Student will understand the common requirements on design of main types of ammunition for small arms. He/she is acquainted with ammunition policy in the Czech legal system. He/she is also familiarised with current production of the ammunition for long and short guns in the Czech Republic and also in other countries.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The subject of Ammunition Quality enables the graduates to acquire knowledge about main processes in which ammunition quality arises, as well as of processes in which it is guaranteed. The graduates are acquainted with ammunition policy in the Czech legal system. He/she is also familiarised with current production of the main types of ammunition for long and short guns in the Czech Republic and also in other countries.
General mechanical engineering knowledge.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
DYCKMANS, G. Fundamentals of Ballistics (E-book). http://e-ballistics.com/ (EN)
McCOY, R. L. Modern Exterior Ballistics: The Launch and Flight Dynamics of Symmetric Projectiles. 1. New York : Schiffer Aviation History, 1999. ISBN 07-643-0720-7. (EN)
CARLUCCI, D. E. and JACOBSON, S. S. Ballistics: theory and design of guns and ammunition. New York : CRC press, 2008. p. 496. ISBN 978-14-2006-618-0 (EN)
BUCHAR, J. a VOLDŘICH, J. Terminální balistika. Praha: ACADEMIA, 2003, ISBN 80-200-1222-2. (CS)
BEER, S., KOMENDA, J. a JEDLIČKA, L. Munice. Brno: Univerzita obrany, 2004, skripta S-2424. (CS)
JANKOVÝCH, R. a MAJTANÍK, J. Quality of Weapons and Ammunition I. 1. vyd. Brno: Univerzita obrany, 2008. 84 s. ISBN 978-80-7231-585-7. (EN)
JANKOVÝCH, R. Hlavňové zbraně a střelivo. Brno: E-Skriptum VUT Brno, 2012. 115 s. ISBN 978-80-260-2384-5. (CS)
JANKOVÝCH, R. a MAJTANÍK, J. Quality of Weapons and Ammunition II. 1. vyd. Brno: Univerzita obrany, 2008. 86 s. ISBN 978-80-7231-610-6. (EN)
KUSAK, J. a jiní. Základy konstrukce munice I (ZKM I.). Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2008, ISBN 978-80-7395-123-8. (CS)
PLÍHAL, B. a jiní, Balistika. Brno: Vojenská akademie v Brně, 2003, S-49. (CS)
Hýkel, J. a Malimánek, V. Náboje do ručních palných zbraní. 2. Vyd. Praha: Naše vojsko, 2003. 547 s. ISBN 80-206-0641-6. (CS)
JURAN, J. M. and GODFREY, A. B. Juran's Quality Control Handbook. 5. ed. New York [u.a.]: McGraw-Hill, 1999. ISBN 00-703-4003-X. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit is awarded based on final test (50%) and semester project (50%). It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.
Language of instruction
The main purpose of the course Ammunition Quality is to teach students to understand and manage processes in which ammunition quality arises, as well as of processes in which it is guaranteed. The graduates are acquainted with fundamentals of ammunition policy in the Czech legal system. He/she is also familiarised with current production of the main types of ammunition for long and short guns in the Czech Republic and in other countries.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at lectures is voluntary, however recommended. Tutorials are obligatory and credit is awarded based on final test and semester project. In the case of excused absence from tutorial, the student is given the opportunity to write a paper instead.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Principles of the design of ammunition for barrel weapons – general classification
2. Shot from a small arm and its characteristics, basic issues of interior ballistics of firearms
3. Basic principles of intermediate (transitional) and external ballistics of firearms
4. Basic principles of terminal ballistics, fragmentation, penetration, perforation, shape charge and wound effects of projectiles specification, basic methods for fire accuracy evaluation
5. Quality of Ammunition, terms and definitions. Ammunition life cycle
6. Quality management systems of ammunition
7. Main processes of quality management system of ammunition users and producers. Requirements for ammunition
8. Requirements for dependability and safety of ammunition
9. Pistol and revolver ammunition - common requirements
10. Rifle ammunition - common requirements
11. Shotgun ammunition - common requirements
12. Ammunition for expansion weapons and expansion devices. Ammunition policy in the Czech legal system
13. Government quality assurance of ammunition
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Opening tutorial. Work safety training, practical training in safe handling of weapons and ammunition; assignment of semestral projects
2. Interior ballistics of firearms
3. Intermediate and external ballistics of firearms
4. Terminal ballistics, representative methods for fire accuracy evaluation
5. Shooting process capability
6. Practical exercise with ammunition for pistols and revolvers
7. Practical exercise with rifle ammunition
8. Practical exercise with rimfire ammunition
9. Practical exercise with shotgun ammunition
10. Dependability of ammunition – calculation of dependability measures of ammunition
11. Safety of ammunition – calculation of safety measures of ammunition
12. Practical exercise in ammunition production. Ammunition quality assessment in production
13. Credit test, submitting semestral projects and awarding credits