Enter the maximum velocity and the time to reach maximum velocity into the calculator to determine the Bullet Acceleration. 

Bullet Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Bullet Acceleration.

Ab = MV / dT

  • Where Ab is the Bullet Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • MV is the maximum velocity  (m/s)
  • dT is the time to reach maximum velocity (s)

What are the units for Bullet Acceleration?

The most common units for Bullet Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Bullet Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Bullet Acceleration.

First, determine the maximum velocity . In this example, the maximum velocity  is determined to be 400 (m/s).

Next, determine the time to reach maximum velocity. For this problem, the time to reach maximum velocity is measured to be .45 (s).

Finally, calculate the Bullet Acceleration using the formula above: 

Ab = MV / dT

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Ab = 400 / .45 = 888.88 (m/s^2)