GENOA is an advanced multi-scale progressive failure analysis suite of software that complements traditional finite element solvers, such as OptiStruct and RADIOSS.
In GENOA’s progressive failure analysis, stresses and strain at the micro level are calculated using a mechanics-of-material approach from the FEA results of the macro-mechanical analysis at each load increment. Displacements, stress and strains derived from the structural scale FEA solution at an element are decomposed to the laminate and lamina scales using laminate theory. Stresses and strains at the micro-scale are derived from the lamina scale using micro-stress theory. The latter are interrogated for damage using multiple failure criteria. This analysis is performed progressively all the way to failure, enabling the analysis of damage initiation, evolution, and progression, including fracture initiation on a micro level. GENOA integrates damage & fracture mechanics into one platform.
AlphaSTAR is a leading engineering services and software company that provides innovative physics-based simulation technologies for structural modeling and analysis of advanced composite structures in the aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy industries worldwide.
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, AlphaSTAR has been the recipient of esteemed industry and technology awards for R&D and software development. Most recently, it was honored as a finalist for the 2015 R&D Awards & Technology Conference for the simulation of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. To learn more, visit www.alphastarcorp.com.
GENOA’s structural analysis of Columbia space shuttle as part of accident investigation
GENOA’s Crush Impact Analysis of injection molded parts validated by test.
GENOA’s Progressive Failure Analysis of static loading capturing damage types and locations.
GENOA’s 3D Printing Mesh Generator
GENOA interfaces with Altair's RADIOSS and OptiStruct, as well as Moldex3D by CoreTech.