Optimization of design parameters for Turkish Tirkes (war) bow

Demir S., EKİCİ B.

COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, cilt.66, ss.147-155, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 66
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.04.029
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-155


The bow and arrow is a projectile weapon system that predates recorded history and is common to most cultures. The Turkish bow is the most efficient one in its category. Despite of its superiority, Turkish bow is the one which is least documented in the literature. Technical drawings for the Turkish bow are missing. Turkish bow is a system consisting of different elements. Each element has its own distinctive feature and serves for a specific purpose. Recent interest in Turkish bow simply involves the replication of museum samples without any consideration about the performance characteristics of the replica.