AFGROW Training Class

Due to social distancing concerns and travel limitations, we are making a few changes to our Training schedule. Our AFGROW Training Class - May 4 - May 7, 2020 in Dayton, OH is rescheduled for early fall 2020. We will post more details on this as soon as possible.

Instructors: Mr. James A. Harter - (937)438-0300,
Mr. Alexander Litvinov - (937)438-0300,
Classroom: Home2 Suites by Hilton Dayton-Centerville:
5161 Cornerstone North Boulevard, Centerville, Ohio, United States 45440
Tel: 1-937-988-0050 Fax: 1-937-988-0051

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 next 3 days 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)

Local Attractions: The U.S. Air Force museum is within 25 minutes driving distance of the class location. A number of restaurants, hotels, and shopping opportunities are also within a 5 minute drive.