AFGROW 3-day Class Training Syllabus - download syllabus

Day 1: (optional)

  • LEFM fundamentals
    • Basic Concepts
    • Early LEFM Development
    • Definition of Stress Intensity
    • Crack Closure
    • Relationship Between Stress Intensity and Crack Growth

Day 2

  • AFGROW Basic Assumptions/Limitations
  • AFGROW GUI Layout and Flow
  • Main Modules
    • Spectrum
      • Terminology
      • Spectrum Format
      • Spectrum Management Tool
    • Stress Intensity/Beta Factors (Geometry)
      • Classic Cases (User Defined, Application Defined, Weight Functions)
      • Beta Correction
      • Beta Modification (K-Solution Filters)
    • Crack Growth Rate Models
      • Review of Avalible Models in AFGROW
      • Example Using Tabular Rate Data (Class Participation)

Day 3

  • Main Modules, Continued
    • Stress State and Failure Criteria
    • Retardation Models
    • Residual Stresses
  • Preferences
  • Units
  • I/O Files
  • Examples (Class Participation)
  • Additional Capabilities
    • Advanced Models
    • Crack Initiation

Day 4

  • AFGROW Tips and Tricks
    • Using superposition to model complex geometries
    • Getting more out of the Advanced Modeling Capability
    • Using AFGROW to generate crack growth reports
  • Continuing Damage Modelling
  • AFGROW COM Automation
    • COM Examples (Class Participation)
    • Plug-Ins
    • Fracture Mechanics Database
  • Closing Statements / Q&A Session