AFGROW Virtual Advanced Training Syllabus

Day 1:

  • Creating Crack Growth Rate Models
  • Crack Growth Rate Model Review
  • Using the Fracture Mechanics Database
  • Curve Fitting Tabular Data
  • In-Class Exercise
    • Fitting Sample Data
    • Importing Tabular Data in AFGROW
  • Homework (Life Prediction Using Constant Amplitude Loading)

Day 2

  • Using Load Interaction Models
  • Constant Amplitude Life Prediction
  • Discussion
  • Spectrum Development Review
  • Retardation Model Review
  • Load Interaction Modeling Examples
  • Discussion
  • Homework (Life Prediction Using Variable Amplitude Spectra)

Day 3

  • Advanced COM API Programming
  • AFGROW Application Interface, Methods, Properties and Events
  • Using COM to Control AFGROW
  • AFGROW COM Interfaces
  • Creating New K-Solutions
  • Hands-On COM Examples

Day 4

  • Multi-Site Damage Modeling
  • Modeling Environmental Effects
  • Life Prediction Process for an Aircraft Control Point
    • Selecting a Control Point
    • Determining Spectrum Reference Stress
    • Example Control Point Analysis (Lap Joint)
    • Automating the Process with COIM