CTH Training Classes are postponed due to the pandemic. Once we believe it is safe, we will announce in-person training opportunities on this website and via email. Please email me if you would like to be added to my email list for future announcements.
Course topics: CTH theory, problem generation and setup, basic equation of state and constitutive properties, programmed burn, reactive burn, tracer points, running on parallel computers, boundary conditions, fracture, Spymaster visualization (both on-the-fly and post-processing) and adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). Numerous examples will be discussed with plenty of hands on computer time in laboratory exercises.
Prerequisites: You must have a current CTH license to attend.
Approximate Course Schedule
I recommend that you come to the class with an application for CTH in mind with a simplified description of the geometry and materials. You will have opportunity during the week to get started on that.
CTH overview, Example Problem: First Look, Essential Elements of the CTH Input Deck.
Recommended and Optional Elements of the CTH Input Deck, Introduction to Spymaster, Example problem: Detailed Look.
Introduction to Strength Modeling, Shock Physics and Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR).
Advanced AMR and other topics as requested.