GENESIS is a fully integrated finite element analysis and design optimization software package, written by leading experts in structural optimization. Analysis is based on the finite element method for static, normal modes, direct and modal frequency analysis, random response analysis, heat transfer, and system buckling calculations. Genesis is easy to learn, so no special knowledge of optimization technology is required. Many design options are available for users including: shape, sizing, topography, topometry and topology
Design Studio for GENESIS is a design oriented pre- and post-processor graphical user interface for the GENESIS program. Some of the Design Studio for GENESIS Features include: Built-in and easy to use trails to create design objectives and constraints, to parameterize the model, Deformed shape and Contour plots and animations for displacements, Stress Plots, On the fly isodensity topology plots, Option to export CAD (STL, IGES), Frequency response plots, Option to create picture files & movies (gif format), Lua scripting plugin and more.
VisualDOC is a general purpose multidisciplinary design, optimization, and process integration software. It is a tool for design process definition, integration, execution, and automation. The design modules included are Optimization, Design of Experiments, Response Surface Approximation, and Probabilistic (Robust and Reliability-based) Analysis. It can be used to add these modules to almost any analysis program. VisualDOC allows the user to graphically create a connected workflow of components and define each component in the flowchart appropriately.
ESLDYNA is based on the Equivalent Static Loads (ESL) method to perform optimization based on a nonlinear finite element analysis with GENESIS as the structural optimization program. ESLDYNA takes advantage of the capability of GENESIS, a linear structural optimization program, to solve large scale optimization problems based on the responses from a nonlinear finite element analysis. Most of the different types of design optimization techniques in GENESIS are available to the user for designing the nonlinear model. Multiple loading conditions in the nonlinear analysis can be analyzed simultaneously to achieve optimal solutions.
GENESIS Structural Optimization for ANSYS®(*) Mechanical (GSAM) is an integrated extension that adds Structural optimization to the ANSYS® environment. GSAM can perform topology optimization as well as topography, freeform, sizing and topometry design. Designers benefit by automatically generating innovative designs in a reliable, robust and easy-to-use interface. The extension allows the user to setup the structural optimization problem, optimize, post-processing, export optimized geometry all within ANSYS® environment
GENESIS Topology Optimization for ANSYS®(*) Mechanical (GTAM) is a subset of GSAM. GTAM is limited to topology optimization only. GTAM/GSAM helps to design light and/or stiff structures. It also helps users to improve the performance of their designs. The software uses advanced optimization techniques that allows users to quickly generate efficient structural designs.
The SMS Eigen Solver is used for solving large-scale eigenvalue problems at a fraction of the time of the traditional Lanczos method. GENESIS uses the SMS in addition to Lanczos. SMS is also available as an add on feature for users of other Nastran.
BIGDOT is intended to solve very large, linear or nonlinear, constrained problems where gradient information is available. BIGDOT is capable of solving continuous, discrete/integer or mixed variable problems. Problems in excess of three million design variables have been solved by BIGDOT.