ANSYS LS-DYNA is the most commonly used explicit simulation program, capable of simulating the response of materials to short periods of severe loading. Its many elements, contact formulations, material models and other controls can be used to simulate complex models with control over all the details of the problem.

ANSYS LS-DYNA has a vast array of capabilities to simulate extreme deformation problems using its explicit solver. Engineers can tackle simulations involving material failure and look at how the failure progresses through a part or through a system. Models with large amounts of parts or surfaces interacting with each other are also easily handled, and the interactions and load passing between complex behaviors are modeled accurately. Using computers with higher numbers of CPU cores can drastically reduce solution times.



Nonlinear Structural Analysis

Simulate models with large amounts of contacts, joints and other connections undergoing drop, impact and other short timescale events.

Nonlinear Structural Analysis
ANSYS Workbench Integration

LS-DYNA’s integration into ANSYS Workbench via ACT means fast and easy model setup and parametric simulation capabilities.

Seamlessly Integrate Workbench
Element and Contact Combinations

Use any combination of solid, shell or beam element for ultimate flexibility in model definition.

Element and Contact Combinations

Related Products

LS-OPT is a standalone design optimization and probabilistic analysis package with an interface to LS-DYNA.

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LS-PrePost is an advanced pre- and post-processor that is delivered free with Ansys LS-DYNA. The user interface is designed to be efficient and intuitive. LS-PrePost runs on Windows, Linux and Macs utilizing OpenGL graphics to achieve fast rendering and XY plotting.

LS-TaSC™ is a topology and shape computation tool. Developed for engineering analysts who need to optimize structures, LS-TaSC works with both the implicit and explicit solvers of LS-DYNA. LS-TaSC handles topology optimization of large nonlinear problems involving dynamic loads and contact conditions.

Free or low-cost FE models are important to Ansys LS-DYNA users in various fields. So Ansys is offering FE models free of charge to licensees of LS-DYNA who are current with their annual license fees (Annual License) or maintenance fees (Paid-up License). Models are fully unencrypted and accessible. Ansys endeavors to make these models as complete, accurate, reliable and easy to use as possible.

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Ls dyna used by Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University researchers used ANSYS LS-DYNA explicit dynamics software to simulate tennis racket–ball impacts to gain a better understanding of the physics involved in the racket’s performance. The tennis equipment manufacturer, Prince Sports, has begun making low-friction strings based on the results of this study. View Case Study
ANSYS ls dyna used by Advanced International Multitech Co., Ltd.

Advanced International Multitech Co., Ltd.

Advanced International Multitech Co., Ltd., is a leading producer of golf balls, golf clubs and biking equipment. The company uses ANSYS LS-DYNA software to evaluate a wide range of club head and golf ball designs to improve equipment performance. By evaluating a wide range of ball materials and club head geometries, Advanced International Multitech engineers significantly increased the travel distance of its golf ball. View Case Study