AlphaSTAR’s flagship product GENOA augments Ansys FEA analysis for “Multi-Scale Progressive Failure Analysis” of structures made from advanced composite materials subject to static, fatigue, and impact loadings. GENOA has a full-hierarchical modeling that goes down to the micro-scale of sub-divided unit cells composed of fiber bundles and their surrounding matrix. GENOA can also be used for assessing behavior of structures made from Hybrid composites i.e. Fiber Metal Laminates.
MCQ (Material Characterization & Qualification) Composites is another product that enables rapid modeling, design, and analysis of advanced composites for aerospace, automotive, wind turbine, and other infrastructure industries. MCQ models all types of composite architectures including tape, 2D/3D woven and braided materials using multi-scale physics based micro/macro mechanics formulations. It accounts for "as built" and "as-is" states taking into consideration manufacturing defects and effect of uncertainties in material properties and fabrication. MCQ generates engineering composite material constants that are input to Ansys