GENESIS and Design Studio for GENESIS v.13.1 released
GENESIS 13.1 and its companion Design Studio for GENESIS 13.1 have been released. Contact ShareFEA for instructions on how to download the new version if you did not receive one.
GENESIS New Features and Enhancements
Nonlinear Contact Analysis and Optimization:
Nonlinear surface-to-surface contact conditions can now be included in static analysis loadcases. Contact force, pressure and clearance results can be printed in the output file or output to punch and/or output2 post-processing files for visualization in Design Studio for Genesis. Optimization can be performed using contact pressure and clearance as either constraints or objectives.
Combining Topology Optimization with Shape/Sizing Optimization:
Optimization problems can now have both topology designable regions and parametric shape/sizing/topography/topometry designed entities at the same time. In addition, all response types can be used in any optimization problem setup.
Frequency Response Data Enhancements:
Enforced motion (displacement, velocity, acceleration) can now be specified by referencing SPCD from RLOAD1/2 entries.
New DLOAD bulk data entry allows easy linear combination of RLOAD1/2/3 entries.
Frequency-dependent stiffness and damping properties can be specified for bushing elements with the new PBUSHT bulk data entry.
A new option for topometry coarsening is available. The method divided the topometry region into a regular array based on given cell dimensions, and often results in more uniform design patches.
Extended topology regions now allow so that topology fabrication constraints to be enforced across multiple element properties.
Improvements in Laminated Composite Analysis:
Property definitions with global ply IDs may now be defined using the PCOMPG bulk data entry.
Several new response types are now available: 1) Stress and strain components of individual composite layers. 2) Total composite thickness of the laminate. 3) Individual layer thicknesses
New OPRINT solution control command allows control over which design cycles will produce optimization post-processing files.
Multiple post-processing formats can now be selected with the POST executive control command.
Output2 format files are now smaller and take less time to produce.
Shape post-processing file now skips grids with zero shape change, which will frequently result in a smaller file.
Genesis 13.1 Compatibility:
Enhanced to handle all the new capabilities of GENESIS v13.1
Active Trail Warning:
A warning dialog will pop up if the user tries to export data or run Genesis while there is an unfinished trail.
Design preprocessing Enhancements
Quick sizing setup trail for laminated composites
User has the option to select groups that are designed by a design variable and vice versa
Creation of pressure loading on solid faces is supported
Domains are drawn in a new style in the Viewport to emphasize the control grids
Bush elements are now drawn with a line to indicate the connection
User has option to label or not label grids during element identification
In the color plots, out-of-bound values can be given special colors
Grid Stress tensor components can be plotted
Global ply IDs can be specified to plot composite layer results
For more information, please visit our Genesis product pagge.