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KEY TERMS:
NASGRO 
FLAGRO
life assessment
crack growth
fracture
mechanics
damage tolerance
structural integrity
analysis
materials
database
consortium
software
stress intensity
factor
boundary element
method
fracture control
critical crack size
NASA

NASGRO® Consortium Member Benefits

  • Site license for the current executable version of the NASGRO computer code

  • Updates of the executable NASGRO computer code as new versions become available

New production versions of NASGRO are released to Consortium members about once every 12-18 months, with bug fix versions released as needed. In addition to the formal release of new production versions, Consortium participants receive developmental (alpha and beta) versions.

  • Technical support directly from the NASGRO development team by phone/email/Internet as needed

The Consortium provides a help desk for NASGRO users and a web site to facilitate interactions with Consortium participants.

  • Direct input on the selection of new NASGRO capabilities and methods

Consortium participants play a critical and primary role in identifying new features that should be added to the code, as well as helping to identify what specific analytical methods and solutions will be selected to implement the new features.

  • Discounted tuition for attendance at NASGRO short courses

SwRI regularly presents a 2.5-day short course that provides a comprehensive introduction to basic NASGRO theory and functionality. Consortium participants receive a 50% discount on registration fees for NASGRO short courses taught at SwRI. The SwRI short course staff is also available to present short courses at Consortium participant sites on a priority basis.

  • Regular interaction with peer organizations and leading technical experts in fracture mechanics and structural integrity analysis

NASGRO Consortium meetings and short courses provide multiple opportunities for Consortium participants to interact with experts on the NASGRO development team and experts from other participant organizations. These interactions facilitate sharing of experiences and insights and early exposure to new technological developments in structural integrity analysis.

  • Formal recognition as a sustaining NASGRO partner

Participants in the NASGRO Consortium are formally identified in NASGRO documentation as key players in the development and support of NASGRO technology.
 

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) is an independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions using multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. The Institute occupies 1,200 acres and provides nearly two million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, workshops, and offices for more than 2,700 employees who perform contract work for industry and government clients.