AFGROW Training

AFGROW Standard Training classes are offered in the Dayton, OH area each year (usually in the Spring and Fall). Training notices are posted and announced to AFGROW Users a few months in advance.

Over the last 10 years, LexTech has provided AFGROW training to more than 600 engineers. We offer training to a broad range of clientele including government agencies, universities, corporations, small businesses and individuals alike. A partial list of the companies who have sent employees to one of our classes or have hosted AFGROW training, along with a few recent testimonials, is provided below. In addition to training at our Dayton, OH location, we conducted over 30 onsite training classes in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and for companies and government agencies such as USAF, NAVAIR, TAI, Airbus Group Australia Pacific, Bell Helicopter, Northrop Grumman, and Pilatus.

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 a January 2021 training class.

Upcoming Training Opportunity

We are offering a 4-day AFGROW Virtual Standard Training class on January 25 - January 28, 2021. Class announcement and syllabus are available.

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 Nov 2 - 5, 2020 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.

Cost: $985.00

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).


AFGROW Standard Training Classes

AFGROW Training is also available at your location on request. We offer 3-day and 2.5-day standard classes with maximum of 16 participants. A 2.5-day class covers the material offered in the 3-day class with the following exceptions:

  • No crack growth rate class example
  • No class homework
  • The scope of the Plug-In demonstration is reduced
The 3-day class syllabus and 2.5-day class syllabus are available to provide information on the topics covered in class.

AFGROW Avanced Training Classes

We offer advanced training classes for students who have completed the standard 3-day AFGROW basic training class. Students who have not attended the 3-day training class, but have practical experience using AFGROW will be able to benefit from this training. The classes are not offered on a regularly scheduled basis, but can be arranged by contacting us.

There are currently four classes (one day per class), and a description of each class is available so that one or more can be scheduled as needed. A minimum of four (4) students are required for a class in the Dayton, OH area, and eight (8) students are required for classes held in other areas. Because of the amount of individual attention required, the maximum number of students for any advanced training class is twelve (12).

Advanced classes description and syllabus are available for to download

The price of the advanced training is $350.00 per day per registration.

Please contact LexTech, Inc. to make arrangements.

Testimonies

“I want to thank you for the AFGROW training that I followed with you last week. It was very useful for the understanding in the use of AFGROW, and this training was beyond my expectations. I also want to thank you for having spent time with me when I had problems of understanding, problems due to my French version of Excel, and especially for your kindness and the good atmosphere during this training.”
Alain Lecomte, Air France Industries

“The class is excellent and very useful. It was extremely helpful, and I recommend it to all AFGROW users.”
Shaun Liu, Pacific Technology LLC

“AFGROW is the best value for money product in its field out there. Alex/Jim make a great team and the … training I had with them was excellent and very helpful. Our user base within company has increased from a few to late teens now and we look forward to taking it even higher”
Roopam Khare, Ph. D., Caterpillar Inc

“…I would like to compliment you and your team for the excellent training provided during the AFGROW Basic Training class. The class was definitely time well spent. Instructions and training were very practical and covered a broad range of topics in detail. The combination of instruction and hands-on practice did a great job reinforcing the concepts. I will highly recommend AFGROW, your training, and expertise given the opportunity.”
Paul V. Sickles, PE, Stream-Lion Design, LLC

AFGROW training participants companies

AAR, Aerokam Engineering, Aerotechnica SAS, Air France, Airbus Group Australia Pacific, Airworks Slr, AVCORP, Belcan, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, BYU, CAStLE, Caterpillar, Cessna, Circor Aerospace, Comtek, Elbit - Cyclone, Endeavor Analysis, Gulfstream, Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych, Jet Aviation, Kallita Air, L-3 Communications, Lambda Technologies, LET Aircraft Industries, Live TV, Lockheed Martin, Microcraft, NAVAIR, Northrop Grumman, NTSB, Pilatus, Purdue University, RUAG, SAAB, SAFE, Samco Aircraft Maintenance, Spirit Aero, ST Aerospace, STM, Stream-Lion Design, SwRI, TAI, United Airlines, University of Texas at San Antonio , UPS Airlines, USAF, USAF Academy, Vought Aircraft, VZLU, ZHAW