Training Courses at 32nd ISB

The Education Committee (EC) considers the continuing education of our members to be an important benefit of membership in the International Ballistics Society (IBS) and it is our goal to develop offerings that meet member needs. That is why our tutorial courses were and will remain an integral part of each International Symposium on Ballistics. Based on calls in 2020 and 2021, we received broad interests and various course proposals by world-known experts in their respective fields. The Education Committee had to make hard decisions for providing a well-balanced set of introductory courses. 

So, we happily announce offering the following four short courses at the upcoming 32nd ISB in Reno, Nevada, USA, on Monday, May 8th, 2022:

AM sessions (9 am to 1 pm)
TB101: Introduction to Terminal Ballistics by Dr James Walker, SwRI, USA
EB101: Introduction to Exterior Ballistics by Pierre Wey, ISL, France

PM sessions (2 pm to 6 pm)
EM101: Introduction to Explosion Mechanics by Dr Meir Mayseless, Retired, Israel
IB101: Introduction to Interior Ballistics and the Propellant Charge Design Process by Dr Sebastian Wurster, Fraunhofer ICT, Germany

These courses are organized by the Education Committee and facilitated by ASMI. Each attendee will receive PowerPoint slides distributed as a hardcopy and / or electronically.
For TB101, the recently published book by James Walker will be included in this course fee.

We pursue a hybrid approach for members personally attending on-site and a parallel, interactive live stream to registered attendees. Recorded courses may be offered between symposia to Society members.

Course registration can be made either during registration for the conference or on-site in Reno.

We look forward to your feedback and any questions you may have through sending a email to

Dr. Markus Graswald
Education Committee Chair



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