AFGROW User Workshop 2017

Davis Conference Center

An AFGROW Workshop will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT
on September 19-20, 2017.

The purpose of the Workshop is to provide a forum for AFGROW Users to exchange information and ideas, network with peers from industry, and gain access to the AFGROW developers.

The Conference Center is adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, and is very close to several other hotels in Layton. Continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

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

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

The cost will be: $460.00/person until July 31, $495.00/person thereafter (continental breakfast and refreshments are provided).

The Workshop registration form is available to download.

Day 1, 19th September

Day 2, 20th September

8:00 - 8:30Welcome and Introductions (Continental Breakfast)
8:30 – 10:00TBD
James Harter, Alex Litvinov (LexTech, Inc.)
10:00 – 10:30Group Discussion
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:15TBD
11:15 – 11:45Update on B. Andersson K-Solutions Using an hp Finite Element Code (STRIPE)
Jim Greer (USAF, Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE), United States Air Force Academy)
11:45 – 12:00Group Discussion
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:15Round-Robin Life Prediction Effort Introduction
Jim Harter (Senior Consultant, LexTech, Inc.)
1:15 – 2:15Round-Robin Testing
Scott Fawaz (SAFE, Inc.)
2:15 – 3:15Fractography and Crack Growth Rate Data
Tom Mills (AP/ES)
3:15 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 4:00Prediction Results
4:00 – 5:00Presentations by Participants
8:00 - 8:30Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 TBD
Cordell Smith, James Harter (LexTech, Inc.)
9:30 – 10:00 TBD
Alex Litvinov (LexTech, Inc)
10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 10:45 Prediction of Full Field Residual Stress in Arbitrary Bodies Using ERS-toolbox®
Caleb Morrison, Michael R. Hill, Adrian T. DeWald (Hill Engineering, LLC, Rancho Cordova, CA )
10:45 – 11:15TBD
11:15 – 11:45The Future of BAMF
Joshua Hodges, Bob Pilarczyk, Michael R. Hill, Adrian T. DeWald
(Hill Engineering, LLC, Rancho Cordova, CA)
11:45 – 12:00Group Discussion
12:00 – 1:00Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:30TBD
1:30 – 2:00TBD
2:00 – 2:45TBD
James Harter, Alex Litvinov (LexTech Inc.)
2:45 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 5:00Group Discussion and Adjourn
Prediction of Full Field Residual Stress in Arbitrary Bodies Using ERS-toolbox®
Caleb Morrison, Michael R. Hill, Adrian T. DeWald (Hill Engineering, LLC, Rancho Cordova, CA)

Engineered residual stress (ERS) is increasingly being applied as a way to extend the durability and damage tolerance performance of primary structure in various industries including aerospace and power generation. To reduce development costs, reduce the development time, and increase the effectiveness of the final design, methods that accurately predict residual stress for surface treatments are being developed. ERStoolbox® is a software suite which predicts full field residual stress for a variety of processes including conventional shot peening (SP), laser shock peening (LSP), and cold hole expansion (CX). An overview of ERS-toolbox® will be presented along with example applications.

The Future of BAMF
Joshua Hodges - USAF, T-38 ASIP Analysis Group, Hill AFB, UT

The BAMF software, developed by the USAF (A-10/T-38), has evolved over the past seven years to take on unique and challenging fatigue crack growth analysis problems. Recent technological advancements include: complex geometries/crack scenarios, multi-point multi-crack analysis, and inclusion of residual stresses. Hill Engineering plans to facilitate the continued viability of BAMF for internal and external use. Hill Engineering plans to continue to update and maintain the software and support customer needs. This presentation will discuss the current state of BAMF, the near-term transition plan, and long-term thoughts to keep the capability relevant, viable, and growing. The presentation will also provide an opportunity to get input from the user community, similar to the framework established by LexTech with AFGROW.

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.