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North American LS-DYNA User Forum 2023

Discover the latest innovations around LS-DYNA at our largest North American LS-DYNA user forum in Detroit, Michigan. Join us for a packed 2-day event as we showcase exciting keynotes, dozens of user presentations across parallel tracks, networking opportunities with hundreds of expert users and a poster session for targeted discussions.


Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave, Novi 48374

Date: November 15-16, 2023

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2022 LS-DYNA US Conference Highlights


What can Attendees Expect

The LS-DYNA user forum acts as a catalyst to accelerate cutting-edge innovation for LS-DYNA by bringing together hundreds of experts from all across the world.

We will discuss key topics like crash, A&D, NVH, composites and more - attendees can expect to stay up-to-date on the latest features and workflows, discover new and collaborative solutions, enhance product development efforts, and cultivate shared best practices with LS-DYNA users towards an industry-driven future. 


Venue: The Suburban Collection Showplace 

The Suburban Collection Showplace is a 520,000 square foot facility – located on Grand River Avenue between Novi and Beck Roads. The Showplace is within an hour and a half drive for 70% of Michigan’s population, and 30 minutes from Downtown Detroit. The 2023 LS-DYNA user forum will feature a large ballroom, breakout rooms and reception space for all attendees.

LS-DYNA User Forum Agenda  


Day 1 - Wednesday, November 15, 2022

Keynotes & Introduction - Diamond Ballroom
7:15am - 8:45amRegistration - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom + Breakfast (Hall C)
8:45am - 9:00amOpening Remarks
9:00am - 9:30amPlenary 1 : Kevin Miller (Director Global Safety Performance) General Motors
9:30am - 10:00amPlenary 2 : K. Kawahara (Toyota) Evolution and Future of crash safety CAE in Toyota
10:00am - 10:30amKeynote 1: Alex Gromer (Ansys DYNAmore) This is Hans 
10:30am - 10:45amBreak / Snacks  - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom
User Presentations
TimeTRACK 1 - Diamond BallroomTRACK 2 - Sapphire Breakout RoomTRACK 3 - Garnet Breakout Room
10:45am - 11:15amSpringback simulation of plastic material -Application to low-speed impact - Kishore Pydimarry (Honda)Ansys Forming – GUI for Sheet Metal Forming with LS-Dyna New developments, new features, new user experience - Volker Steininger (Ansys / TiwaQuest)Fluid added mass modeling in LS-DYNA and its application in structural vibration - Yun Huang (Ansys)
11:15am - 11:45amLatest ANSA developments for the creation of IGA LS-DYNA models - Lambros Rorris (BETA CAE Systems)Automation of the Modeling of Sheet metal panel handling - Steven Sheng (General Motors)Thermal Runaway in Electric Vehicle Crash Simulation using LS-DYNA - Pierre L'Eplattenier (Ansys) 
11:45am - 12:15pmCreation of Unstructured Splines for IGA-based linear and non-linear solutions in LS-DYNA - Mukul Kanitkar (Ansys)LS-DYNA/LS-PrePost Application in Bulk Metal Forging - Li Zhang (Ansys)Acoustic Boundary Element Method in Workbench - Laurent Sabatier (Ansys)
12:15pm - 12:45pmValidation and model development for a laminated safety glass - Hector Hernandez (Canoo)Wire Forming for Electric Machine Stators - Andrew Dragon (Borgwarner)Fatigue assessment of an adhesively bonded EV battery enclosure, using LS-DYNA implicit tools - Emily Owen (Arup)
12:45pm - 1:45pmLunch - Hall C
 TRACK 4 - Diamond BallroomTRACK 5 - Sapphire Breakout RoomTRACK 6 - Garnet Breakout Room
2:00pm - 2:30pmHybrid model approach using IGA and FEA for FMVSS 214 - Static Simulation - Prajwal Kumar Manohar (General Motors)Monopile damage assessment from impact with a sub-sea boulder, using an efficient LS-DYNA methodology - Francois Lancelot (Arup)Enhancing Public Safety: Finite Element Analysis in Transport Vehicle Designs - Perumal Balu (Detroit Engineered Products)
2:30pm - 3:00pmMaterial Damage Validation for High Strength Steel -A New Experimental Approach - Amir Oueslati (Honda)Developments in *MAT_WINFRITH_CONCRETE and Application to Modelling of Segmented Concrete Tunnel Linings - Richard Sturt (Arup)Advanced Modelling of Aluminum for Crash Simulation - Olaf Hartmann (ARRK Engineering GmbH)
3:00pm - 3:30pmVirtual Product Development with an SDM system demonstrated by playing with LEGO Car Models as Examples - Peter Friedrich (SCALEsdm U.S)FMH, Methodology for Better Understanding of Kinematic-Stiffness Coupling Behavior - Hector Hernandez (Canoo)Modern Crashworthiness Engineering with Zero-Code AI/ML for LS-DYNA- Suri Bala (d3View)
3:30pm - 4:00pmMulti-stage Analysis Approach to Low Speed Vehicle Impacts using the *SENSOR Keywords - Emily Owen (Arup)Co-simulation in LS-DYNA: FMU and SYC - Isheng Yeh (Ansys)Ductile Fracture of Aerospace Metals - Ethan White (University of Dayton)
4:00pm - 4:30pmBattery Cell Characterization Using PyDYNA - Srikanth Adya (Ansys)Geometrically Watertight Unstructured Splines for LS-DYNA IGA, FEA, and Beyond - Ben Urick (nVariate, Inc.)Addressing positioning challenges for ATDs and HBMs for LS-DYNA industrial safety simulations: Embracing ANSA approach - Dinesh Pandeti (BETA CAE Systems)
4:45pm - 5:15pmClosing Remarks / Closing Keynote
5:15pm - 6:00pmCocktail Hour - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom
6:00pm - 8:00pmBuffet Dinner - Hall C

Day 2 - Thursday, November 16, 2023

Keynotes & Introduction - Diamond Ballroom
7:45am - 8:45amBreakfast - Hall C
8:45am - 9:00amOpening Remark + Summary
9:00am - 9:30amPlenary 3 : Aerospace structural impact dynamics applications, from conceptual design to certification by analysis - Gerardo Oliveres (National Institute of Aviation Research)
9:30am - 10:00amKeynote 2: Hui-Ping Wang (Tech Fellow) GM Manufacturing and Joining Analysis
10:00am - 10:15amBreak / Snacks - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom
User Presentations
TimeTRACK 7 - Diamond BallroomTRACK 8 - Sapphire Breakout RoomTRACK 9 - Garnet Breakout Room
10:15am - 10:45amInnovate your engineering design processes with Ansys LS DYNA and Amazon EC2 - Aditya Jayanthi (AWS)Managing and assembling full-vehicle digital crash models using ANSA techniques - Alexandros Kaloudis (BETA CAE Systems)Recent enhancement for modelling adhesives in the closed manufacturing crashworthiness process chain - Thomas Kloppel (Ansys)
10:45am - 11:15amExploring the Potential of ARM Processors: Evaluating LS-DYNA Performance for Cloud-Based High-Performance Computing - Amit Nair (Ansys) Dummies for Future Testing Scenarios - Shiva Shetty (Humanetics)JFNK - a new nonlinear implicit algorithm and some applications - Thomas Borrvall (Ansys)
11:15am - 11:45amUsing High Fidelity Drop Simulations of an Augmented Reality (AR) Device to Inform Subassembly Shock Testing - Stephen Rugg (Magic Leap)Full-field Dynamic ROM generation with LS-OPT, LS-DYNA and Twin Builder - Nielen Stander (Ansys)Stress state dependent regularization - Filipe Andrade (Ansys)
11:45am - 12:15pmTime-Domain Explicit Dynamic CAE Simulation for Brake Squeal - Gavin Song (Ford)Implementation of u-P elements for incompressible hyperelastic materials - Thomas Borrvall (Ansys) Simulating the deployment of a sonobuoy dropped from air and landing in seawater using ICFD solver in LS-DYNA - Amit Nair (Ansys)
12:15pm - 12:45pmCurrent Strategies of Glass Modelling with MAT_280 - Andre Haufe (Ansys)Efficient Structural Optimization Techniques using the Incremental Equivalent Static Load Method for ANSYS LS-DYNA - Juan Pablo Leiva (OmniQuest)Exploring FSI Simulations with LS-DYNA ICFD: Applications, and Capabilities - Satish Kumar Meenakshisundaram (Ansys)
12:45pm - 1:45pmLunch - Hall C
 TRACK 10 - Diamond Ballroom
2:00pm - 2:20pmAccelerating LS-DYNA with TotalCAE HPC Managed Services for Clusters and Cloud - Mike Spray (TotalCAE) 
2:20pm - 2:40pmNew Features in the latest Version of LS-PrePost and the Post Explorer - Philip Ho (Ansys)
2:40pm - 3:00pmRecent Developments of LS-Dyna Multiscale Methods - CT Wu (Ansys) 
3:00pm - 3:20pmAdvances of LS-DYNA SPG and ISPG (Incompressible Smoothed Particle Galerkin) methods for solids and adhesive fluids modeling in material processing and manufacturing applications - CT Wu(Ansys)
3.20pm - 3:40pmBreak - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom
3:40pm - 4:00pmRecent advancements in IGA - Dave Benson (Ansys)
4:00pm - 4:20pmRecent updates in LS-DYNA NVH solvers - Yun Huang (Ansys)
4:20pm - 4:40pmLatest features in LS-DYNA for Crash Safety - Julien Santini (Ansys)
4:40pm - 5:00pmA pragmatic approach to modeling of nonlinear rheological networks for polymers - Thomas Borrvall (Ansys)
5:00pm - 5:30pmLS-DYNA R15 updates - Roger Grimes/Thomas Borrvall (Ansys)
5:30pm - 5:45pmClosing Reception
5:45pm - 7:00pmClosing Reception - Foyer of Diamond Ballroom

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