July 24, 2017
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The Leading Software Solution for Material and Structural Failure Analysis
Quick News & Press Release
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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  • When does failure occur?
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  • Why does failure occur?
  • How to prevent premature failure?
An Engineering Software Suite with the Solution

GENOA is an engineering material characterization, durability & damage tolerance (D&DT), and reliability software suite that augments the limitation of commercial Finite Element Analysis (FEA) packages by providing Multi-scale (Micro-macro) Progressive Failure Analysis (PFA) capability. Utilizing advanced failure mechanisms (matrix, fiber, lamina, laminate, Honeycomb sandwich) It can investigate structural responses to material degradation from damage induced by static, cyclic (low and high cycle fatigue, 2 staged), impact, Power Spectrum Density (PSD) and thermal loading. GENOA's PFA also accounts for the effects of manufacturing flaws (shape, size), fiber waviness, residual stresses, moisture and temperature.

A wide range of material systems can be handled, including metals, ceramics, and composites, and nano composite. The latter include Polymer Matrix Composites (PMC) and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC). GENOA is unique in that it can analyze not only traditional 2-D tape and fabric laminate layups, but also 3-D weaves, braids, and chopped fiber.

How GENOA is Different from Other Damage Analysis Software

Other software only performs analysis at the ply level of composites. GENOA advances the analysis deeper and further to the "Root Cause" fiber/matrix/interphase unit cell level. Known for its micro-mechanics and methodologies, Genoa PFA predicts the critical damage events index (damage initiation/propagation, fracture initiation/propagation, residual strength), and the multi-site crack path. GENOA provides a reliable and leading solution to material and FEA analysis.


Just Import and Go
GENOA is a complementary solution to your analysis environment. It augments FEA by adding capabilities to your solver of choice and does not replace your preferred FEA. It was designed to work with other mainstream software packages such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, and NASTRAN so that the user simply prepares a Finite Element Model in their preferred software and imports the final model into GENOA for further analysis.

Choose Your Preferred Commercial Solver and Format
GENOA allows a complete integration with the most popular FEA formats in the analysis market today. Whether you want to import from ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN or want to try an analysis with a different commercial solver (ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, MARC, MHOST, LS-DYNA, and RADIOSS), GENOA gives you the freedom to be flexible with your analysis approach.

Parallel Processing using Cluster Nodes and Job Spooler
GENOA can be configured to run on cluster computing nodes and other scheduling job environments. GENOA may also be used on a single high-performance workstation server where the GENOA clients communicate directly with the server to run analysis jobs. This new feature is called GENOA Job Spooler and allows quick job batching and execution from a client to remote server therefore saving time for the user and not consuming the user's local workstation resources. Find out more about Job Spooler

The Comprehensive Package for the Engineer
With an array of different modules to choose from, GENOA offers a complete solution for many diverse applications and needs.

To find out more, visit the Product page and begin the journey into a whole new solution for finite element analysis.

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