Introduction to ANSYS LS-DYNA


  • A technical education and/or background in structural mechanics is recommended but having an engineering degree is not required.
  • Familiarity with ANSYS Mechanical, the Workbench project page, and how to perform nonlinear static and dynamic analyses in ANSYS Mechanical is required.
  • Basic meshing and modeling experience with ANSYS Mechanical is assumed.


ANSYS LS-DYNA is a useful tool for those users who need to analyze problems involving contact, large deformations, nonlinear materials, high frequency response phenomena and/or problems requiring explicit solutions.

Course Description

This training course teaches students how to effectively use ANSYS LS-DYNA to build an explicit mechanical simulation model, analyze it, and interpret the results. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • distinguish problems that should be solved explicitly versus implicitly
  • identify and choose element types, materials and commands used in explicit dynamic analyses
  • setup, solve, and postprocess an ANSYS LS-DYNA analysis

Course Topics include:

  • Elements
  • Part Definitions
  • Material Definitions
  • Boundary Definitions, Loading, and Rigid bodies
  • Meshing
  • Solution and Simulation Controls
  • Postprocessing
  • Restarting

Each course chapter is followed by "hands-on" workshops and exercises.

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