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.

We are inviting all attendees to submit blind life predictions using AFGROW for six corner cracked hole benchmark cases that have been tested by SAFE Engineering, Inc. An SEM fracture surface evaluation for each test coupon was performed by APES, Inc. This was done to provide crack shape information as a function of applied loading for each case.

The prediction/test results will be summarized at the Workshop, and participants are encouraged to give a short presentation (10 minutes) describing the approach used for their predictions. Details for the benchmark cases and associated spectrum/material data are located at Round Robin Benchmark Information page.

Please submit all predictions to: by July 31, 2017 following the instructions provided on the web page. Any questions may also be sent to this address.

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.