We are pleased to announce the release of a new book published by our Chief Scientist,
Dr. Frank Abdi. The book, titled "Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Application"
covers the subject of advanced multiscale hybrid materials which are being produced in the industry,
studied by universities, and used in several applications.
Unlike macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical,
and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale.
Designers, however, must have knowledge of these properties to perform any finite element analysis or durability and damage tolerance analysis.
This is the book that brings this knowledge within easy reach.
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GENOA 3D Printing Process Simulation Software Alpha STAR Corporation Press Release November - 2015
Alpha STAR Corporation is pleased to announce that its GENOA 3D Printing Simulation software was selected as a winner of the 2015 R&D 100 Award. AlphaSTAR collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in developing GENOA's Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) simulation capabilities. This award demonstrates AlphaSTAR's commitment to developing leading edge, innovative and advanced composite software to support additive manufacturers in building large scale 3D-printed products with higher confidence while reducing testing costs and time to market.
click to See moreThe Software behind Mega 3-D Printing (By Jan H. Schut), The monthly blog for Plastics Engineering magazine , May 2015
'"Alpha STAR's GENOA and MCQ-Composites have given us the edge in
safely designing ceramic hot engine components subject to engine environments.
Verifications with coupons, elements and components subject to temperature, creep,
fatigue, micro-cracking, fiber rupture, recession, and for certain materials oxidation,
and thermal & environmental barrier coatings have all been performed.
In-situ damages are accurately assessed at the micromechanical material level
with MCQ Ceramics and can be tracked with GENOA at the structural level accounting
for specific architecture, defects, and manufacturing residual stresses and other anomalies."'
- Sung R. Choi, PhD, Science & Technology Lead, Metals &
Ceramics Branch AIR-188.8.131.52, Naval Air Systems Command