AFGROW User Workshop 2019

Weber University Center Center for Continuing Education
775 S University Park Blvd
Clearfield, Utah 84015

The next AFGROW Workshop will be held at the Weber State University Center for Continuing Education in Clearfield, UT on September 10-11, 2019.

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.

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

The Continuing Education Center is close to the Hill AFB South Gate, and is conveniently close to several hotels in Clearfield. 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. The AFGROW team will also provide information on our latest development efforts for the upcoming year.

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

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

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.

Current AFGROW Release Overview
James Harter, Alex Litvinov - LexTech, Inc.
AFGROW, Release 5.3 includes several new features and capabilities. The most important new capabilities/features include:
NX Crack and J-Integral Evaluation
Lawrence Stoker - A-10 Analysis
As part of the USAF’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and digital engineering efforts, a desire to embed and analyze crack tips in the Siemens Simcenter/Nastran was expressed to Siemens. Through cooperative agreements, the Siemens development team offered to create a J-integral add-in for Simcenter 12 (previously NX Nastran) and up. After delivery, the USAF evaluated the add-in and developed rules-of-thumb for convergence using the tools already available within Simcenter. The presentation compares results against previously analyzed benchmark solutions and A-10 specific control points to other commercial software codes.