Siddharth Labglass & Equipment Works

Ballistic Pendulum Apparatus

A ballistic pendulum is a device for measuring a bullet’s momentum, from which it is possible to calculate the velocity and kinetic energy. Ballistic pendulums have been largely rendered obsolete by modern chronographs, which allow direct measurement of the projectile velocity.

  • This is one way to measure the speed of a bullet.
  • We can verify the law of conservation of momentum.