June 24, 2017
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GENOA 4.4 Released
NANO Capability Introduced
New PFA Unit Cell
New MCO Unit Cell
Issue #22 - 7/16/2013
Structural Health Monitoring Test Validation
Issue #21 - 1/16/2013
Managing Defects & End of Life Prediction / Validation in Composite Wind Turbine Blades
Issue #20 - 4/13/2010
Material Characterization & Qualification (MCQ)
Issue #19 - 11/17/2009
Composite Structures & Parametric Robust Design (PRD)
Issue #18 - 7/13/2009
Numerical Approach to Determine Crack Path and Delamination Growth in Composite Structures
Issue #17 - 5/4/2009
Certification-by-Analysis (CBA)
Issue #16 - 10/20/2008
Material Qualification and Certification Determine Allowables by Means of Virtual Simulation Combined With Limited Testing
Issue #15 - 6/10/2008
Predicting Post-Buckling Response and Ultimate Failure of Composite 2-Stringer Panels
Issue #14 - 4/28/2008
Composite Storage Module Joint Analysis and Test Verification
Issue #13 - 2/25/2008
GENOA 4.3 Release with A- and B-Basis Allowables
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Progressive Failure Optimization (PFO)

Progressive Failure Optimization (PFO)

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Product Highlights:

         An important tool that maximizes the structural performance of a designed composite structure by directing the design towards minimization of its service life damage. The resulting design will have an increased durability and damage tolerance.

         Minimized objective function is the overall material damage.

         Graphically compares the optimized results with the initial design.

         Requires the selection of manufacturing design variables and constraints.

         Recalculate the stress distribution at the micro level based on input loads.


         Improves robustness of aerospace and automotive composite parts and structures.

         Reduces experimental efforts by computing the optimized design parameters that produce the best performance.

         The optimized design is characterized by the: 1) delay of damage initiation in the critical regions of a structure; and 2) internal stress redistribution that leads to stress reduction in the damaged areas at the cost of undamaged areas.

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