AFGROW User Workshop 2020

Davis Conference Center Davis Conference Center
1651 North 700 West
Layton, Utah 84041

The next AFGROW Workshop will be held at Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT on September 14-15, 2020.

Are you, or someone you know, interested in learning about the latest developments happening right now in Fracture Mechanics? Would you like the chance to meet a wide range of experts from across the industry? Do you want to know more about the uses and capabilities of Crack Growth Analysis tools? All of these opportunities and more are available to you at the AFGROW Users Workshop.

The purpose of the Workshop is to provide a forum for AFGROW Users to come together to exchange information and best-practices, network with peers from the industry, and get a chance to talk with the AFGROW developers and community.

Group discussions will also provide direction for new capabilities and improvements, best practice methods, and tips and tricks from the experts. The AFGROW team will also provide information on our latest development efforts for the upcoming year.

Virtual Attendance Option: Because many potential attendees may not be able to travel to Utah in September, a “Virtual Attendance/Presentation” option will be available to anyone who wishes to participate in the Workshop.

The Virtual Attendance Option will include the following capabilities and benefits:

  • Interactive participation in Workshop vie Webex with integrated high definition video
  • Flexible, integrated audio using toll-free global teleconference or two-way Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Ability to delivery presentation vie WebEx
  • Q&A after each presentation and during Workshop discussions
  • Access to all recorded workshop presentations
  • Provide input on the future development work

Who should attend: Engineers, researchers, technologists, managers who are users of AFGROW, and/or anyone that has an interest in Crack Growth Analysis tools.

The Davis Conference Center is close to the Hill AFB South Gate, and is conveniently close to several hotels in Clearfield and Layton. Continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

You can register for the User Workshop online or alternatively you can download the registration form and fax or email it to us.

Register Online for Workshop

Workshop Agenda (in progress)

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Current AFGROW Release Overview. 8:30am - 9:30am

 James Harter, Alex Litvinov (LexTech, Inc.)

Interference Fit Fastener Round Robin. 8:30am - 9:00am

 Jake Warner (USAF, A-10 ASIP Analysis Group)

Crack Growth under Highly Compressive Spectra. 9:00am - 9:30am

 Guillaume Renaud (National Research Council Canada)

K-Solutions for a Corner Cracked Hole. 9:30am - 10:00am

 James Lambert, James Harter, Alex Litvinov (LexTech, Inc.)

The crack wants what it wants. 10:30am - 11:00pm

 Joshua Hodges, Robert Pilarczyk (Hill Engineering)

MSD Implementation in AFGROW. 10:30am - 11:00am

 James Harter, Alex Litvinov (LexTech, Inc.)

Current Spectrum Manager Release Overview. 1:00pm - 1:30pm

 Matthew Gross, James Lambert, James Harter (LexTech, Inc.)

AFGROW On-Line Resources 1:00pm - 1:30pm

 Ryan Teeters (LexTech)

New Spectrum Generation Options for Spectrum Manager. 1:30pm - 2:00pm

 Alex Litvinov, James Harter, Matthew Gross (LexTech, Inc.)

Analysis Spectrum != Loading Sequence ? 2:30pm - 3:00pm

 Jake Warner (USAF, A-10 ASIP Analysis Group)

Using Python with AFGROW and Spectrum Manager. 3:00pm - 3:30pm

 Alex Litvinov, James Lambert (LexTech, Inc.)

AFGROW Future Development Discussion. 4:00pm - 4:30pm

 Alex Litvinov, James Harter (LexTech, Inc.)

If you would like to make a 20 or 40 minute presentation, please submit an abstract to . If you have a topic that requires more time, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The previous workshop proceedings are available online ↷