AFGROW 3-day Class Training Syllabus - download syllabus

Day 1

  • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics
  • AFGROW Layout and Flow
  • Installation & Basic Features
    • Installation Tips
    • Menus & Toolbars
    • Units
    • Docking Windows
    • Help Features/Capabilities
  • Main Modules
    • Spectrum
      • Terms & Definitions
      • New Spectrum Format
      • Spectrum Management Tool
    • Spectrum Filters
    • Stress Intensity/Beta Factors (Geometry)
      • Beta Factor, Reference Stress, and Crack Length Definitions
      • Classic Solutions (User Defined, Application Defined, Weight Functions)
      • Advanced Solutions
      • Beta Correction
      • Stress Intensity Filters (Tension & Compression Factors)
    • Growth Rate Models
      • Crack Growth Rate Terminology
      • Crack Closure Effects
      • Crack Growth Rate Models (Forman, Harter T-Method, NASGRO Equation, Table Lookup, Walker Equation)
      • Example Using Tabular Rate Data (Class Participation)

Day 2

  • Main Modules, Continued
    • Stress State and Failure Criteria
    • Retardation Models
    • Residual Stresses
  • User Defined Preferences
  • Examples (Class Participation)
  • Additional Capabilities
    • Advanced Models
    • Composite Patch Repair
    • Crack Initiation

Day 3

  • AFGROW Tips and Tricks
    • Using superposition to model complex geometries
    • Getting more out of the Advanced Modeling Capability
    • Using AFGROW to generate crack growth reports
  • Advanced Options
    • COM (Class Participation)
    • Plug-Ins
  • Closing Statements / Q&A Session