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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.

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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
7:15am - 8:45amRegistration + Breakfast
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 II
10:30am - 10:45amBreak / Snacks
User Presentations
10:45am - 11:15am(Honda) Springback simulation of plastic material - Application to low-speed impact(Ansys / TiwaQuest) Ansys Forming – GUI for Sheet Metal Forming with LS-Dyna New developments, new features, new user experience(Ansys) Recent updates in LS-DYNA NVH solvers
11:15am - 11:45am(Stellantis) Fluid Slosh Behavior For Crashworthiness – A Modeling Approach Validated With Experimental Data(University of Dayton) Ductile Fracture of Aerospace Metals(Ansys) Thermal Runaway in Electric Vehicle Crash Simulation using LS-DYNA
11:45am - 12:15pm(BETA CAE Systems) Managing and assembling full-vehicle digital crash models using ANSA techniques(OmniQuest) Efficient Structural Optimization Techniques using the Incremental Equivalent Static Load Method for ANSYS LS-DYNA(Ansys) Acoustic Boundary Element Method in Workbench
12:15pm - 12:45pm(Canoo) Validation and model development for a laminated safety glass(General Motors) Automation of the Modeling of Sheet metal panel handling(SCALEsdm U.S) Virtual Product Development with an SDM system demonstrated by playing with LEGO Car Models as Examples
12:45pm - 1:45pmLunch + Sponsor Networking
2:00pm - 2:30pm(General Motors) Hybrid model approach using IGA and FEA for FMVSS 214 - Static Simulation(Arup) Monopile damage assessment from impact with a sub-sea boulder, using an efficient LS-DYNA methodology(Detroit Engineered Products) Enhancing Public Safety: Finite Element Analysis in Transport Vehicle Designs
2:30pm - 3:00pm(Honda) Material Damage Validation for High Strength Steel - A New Experimental Approach(Canoo) FMH, Methodology for Better Understanding of Kinematic-Stiffness Coupling Behavior(ARRK Engineering GmbH) Advanced Modelling of Aluminum for Crash Simulation
3:30pm - 4:00pm(Stellantis) CAE modelling of HV Cable Bundle for crash simulations in LS-DYNA(Arup) Use of LS-DYNA for detailed modelling of segmented concrete tunnel(BETA CAE Systems) Latest ANSA developments for the creation of IGA LS-DYNA models
4:00pm - 4:30pm(Arup) Multi-stage Analysis Approach to Low Speed Vehicle Impacts using the *SENSOR Keywords(The Central Institute of Road Transport) Finite Element Analysis of Passenger Bus against Frontal Impact(Borgwarner) Wire Forming for Electric Machine Stators
4:30pm - 5:00pm(Ansys) Battery Cell Characterization Using PyDYNA(Ansys) Simulating the deployment of a sonobuoy dropped from air and landing in seawater using ICFD solver in LS-DYNA(BETA CAE Systems) Addressing positioning challenges for ATDs and HBMs for LS-DYNA industrial safety simulations: Embracing ANSA approach
5:15pm - 5:30pmClosing Remarks / Closing Keynote
5:30pm - 7:00pmNetworking Dinner
7:00pm - 9:00pmClosing Reception with Drinks

Day 2 - Thursday, November 16, 2023

Keynotes & Introduction
7:45am - 8:45amBreakfast
8:45am - 9:00amOpening Remark + Summary
9:00am - 9:30amPlenary 3 : Gerardo Olivers (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
User Presentations
10:15am - 10:45am(AWS) Innovate your engineering design processes with Ansys LS DYNA and AWS Graviton(Ansys) Creation of Unstructured Splines for IGA-based linear and non-linear solutions in LS-DYNA(OZEN) External frontal airbags for front rigid barrier collision modeled using ANSYS LS-Dyna
10:45am - 11:15am(Magic Leap) Using High Fidelity Drop Simulations of an Augmented Reality (AR) Device to Inform Subassembly Shock Testing(Humanetics) DUMMIES FOR FUTURE TESTING SCENARIOS(Ansys) A New Approach to Contacts and Rigid Body Interactions in LS-DYNA
11:15am - 11:45am(Ford) Time-Domain Explicit Dynamic CAE Simulation for Brake Squeal(The Central Institute of Road Transport) Safety Performance Optimization of passenger sleeper bus using LS-DYNA(Ansys) Recent enhancement for modeling adhesives in the closed manufacturing crashworthiness process chain
11:45am - 12:15pm(Arup) Fatigue assessment of an adhesively bonded EV battery enclosure, using LS-DYNA implicit tools(IICAE)(Ansys) Stress state dependent regularization
12:15pm - 12:45pm(Ansys) Exploring FSI Simulations with LS-DYNA ICFD: Applications, and Capabilities(Ansys) LS-DYNA/LS-PrePost Application in Bulk Metal ForgingSponsor Presentation
12:45pm - 1:45pmLunch + Sponsor Networking
 Track 10
2:00pm - 2:20pmCT Wu (Ansys) Recent Developments of LS-Dyna Multiscale Methods
2:20pm - 2:40pmCT Wu(Ansys) Advances of LS-DYNA SPG and ISPG (Incompressible Smoothed Particle Galerkin) methods for solids and adhesive fluids modeling in material processing and manufacturing applications
3:10pm - 3:30pm(Ansys) Exploring the Potential of ARM Processors: Evaluating LS-DYNA Performance for Cloud-Based High-Performance Computing
3:30pm - 3:50pmJulien Santini (Ansys) Latest features in LS-DYNA for Crash Safety
3:50pm - 4:10pm(Ansys) Thomas / Dave IGA
4:10pm - 4:30pmYun Huang (Ansys) Recent updates in LS-DYNA NVH solvers
4:30pm - 4:40pmPhilip Ho (Ansys) New Features in the latest Version of LS-PrePost and the Post Explorer
4:40pm - 5:30pm(Ansys) R15 updates
6:30pm - 8:30pmClosing Reception with Drinks


Ansys has arranged a room block with negotiated group rates at the following hotels for November 13 – November 16.  The deadline to book your room at the negotiated rate is October 6, 2023. Remember that the availability of rooms at the negotiated group rate is limited, so it's a good idea to book as soon as possible to secure your preferred accommodations.

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