AFGROW Virtual Training Class

User response to the upcoming AFGROW Virtual Training Class (November 2 - November 5, 2020) has been tremendous. As a result, we have reached the limit for number of students that we can accommodate, and the registration for this class must now be closed. We look forward to meeting everyone who has registered, and hope that other users will be able to attend attend a January 2021 training class..

Due to social distancing concerns and travel limitations, we are now offering on-line training classes. Our first four-day on-line AFGROW Training Class will be held on January 25 - 28, 2021 via Webex. The class time per day will be <= 5 hours (including breaks). Homework will be assigned and reviewed to ensure that all material in our standard 4-day training is covered.

Instructors: Mr. James A. Harter - (937)438-0300,
Mr. Alexander Litvinov - (937)438-0300,

Date: 25 January - 28 January, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Class Size Limitation:This class will be limited to a maximum of 6 students to permit individual attention to each student.

Cost: $985.00/person

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Course Description: This training class begins with a practical review of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics concepts and principles along with some example applications using AFGROW.

The remainder of the class will familiarize students with the design and operation of the AFGROW crack growth life analysis program. The following topics will be addressed: AFGROW graphical user interface, spectrum management, stress intensity models, crack growth rate data, stress state effects, AFGROW preferences, advanced models, and crack initiation. Several example problems are included to gain hands-on experience with AFGROW. The class will also introduce the use of advanced features unique to AFGROW (COM automation, Advanced Multiple Crack Solutions, and Plug-In K-Solutions). We are also including a section on tips and tricks to help users model some practical complex geometries (i.e.: continuing damage scenarios).

Course Outline: (select to view class syllabus)

Registration Deadline: January 22, 2021

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will receive a 50% refund or full credit toward a class held in 2021-2022