AFGROW Training Class - April 30 - May 2, 2019- download training announcement

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Instructors: Mr. James A. Harter - (937)438-0300,
Mr. Alexander Litvinov - (937)438-0300,
Classroom: Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn:
2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, Ohio, United States 45324
Tel: 1-937-426-7800 Fax: 1-937-426-1284

Date: 30 April - 2 May, 2019

Time: 8 AM to 4:30 PM (24 hours)

Cost: $700.00/person until March 31, $745.00/person thereafter (continental breakfast and refreshments are provided)

Course Description: The 3-day class will familiarize students with the design and operation of the AFGROW crack growth life analysis program. This will include a review of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) concepts, example problems, and new capabilities/features in the current release (Version 5.3), including: the ability to use different crack growth rate data for different crack growth directions and as a function of the applied loading spectrum, and our new spectrum management tool. The class will also provide an introduction to the use of advanced features unique to AFGROW (COM automation, Advanced Multiple Crack Solutions, and Plug-In K-Solutions).

We are including a section on additional tips and tricks to help users model some practical complex geometries (i.e.: continuing damage scenarios). A certificate of completion will be issued to participants upon completion of the training.

Course Outline: (select to view class syllabus)

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2019

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before March 31, 2019 will receive a 50% refund or full credit toward a class held in 2019-2020. Cancellations after March 31, 2019 may only receive full credit for a class held in 2019-2020.

Lodging: Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to make a room reservation, please call the Business Transient Sales Manager, Laura Rozen, at 937-431-4611, or email her at

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