The next CTH Class is scheduled for July 22-25 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI which is open to all current users of CTH. Please email me if you would like to participate in this class or if you’d like to be added to my email list for future announcements.

I also offer a four-day introductory on-site training class for CTH. The class requires a classroom equipped with projection equipment for PowerPoint and computers for each student with CTH (or access to CTH) installed. Please contact me for a price quote and scheduling options.

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.

1st Day

CTH overview, Example Problem: First Look, Essential Elements of the CTH Input Deck.

2nd Day

Recommended and Optional Elements of the CTH Input Deck, Introduction to Spymaster, Example problem: Detailed Look.

3rd Day

Introduction to Strength Modeling, Shock Physics and Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR).

4th Day

Advanced AMR and other topics as requested.

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