Material Characterization for Metals / Polymers and Foams


This introductory class is designed for attendees who would like to gain deep insight into the process of material characterization in LS-DYNA. The class provides a brief overview of all available materials models available in LS-DYNA, followed by familiarizing attendees with several tests to capture key mechanical properties.

Learning Outcome

  • Learn about testing Procedures for Uni-Axial, and proportional loading
  • Review of Metal Plasticity
  • Review of onset of Necking and Instability
  • Review of Elastomers and its properties
  • Review of Recoverable and Structural Foams
  • Know more of the best practices of Material Characterization


  • Introduction to LS-DYNA

Target Audience: This class is targeted for students and structural engineers involved in large deformation problems and interested to get a deep understanding of the process of material testing and characterization for use in large deformation problems.

Teaching Method: Lectures and Illustrations with Examples

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.



Topics Covered :

  • A significant portion of the class will walk through these steps:
  • Understanding the material
  • Defining minimum and recommended tests to perform
  • Reviewing the process of data-cleansing and conversion of the test data to a LS-DYNA material model
  • Verifying the material properties

Agenda :

This is a 5-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 5 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01 – Introduction
  • Module 02 – Stress and Strain

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 03 – Overview of material laws
  • Module 04 – Test Matrix for Characterization
  • Module 05 – Metal Plasticity

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 3

  • Module 06 – Necking Treatment
  • Module 07 – Strain-rate hardening
  • Module 08 – Failure and Damage

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 4

  • Module 09 – Elastomers
  • Module 10 – Foams
  • Module 11 – Foams

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 5

  • Module 12 – Honeycomb Structure
  • Module 13 – Brief overview of Parameter Identification
  • Module 14 - Conclusions
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June 21, 2021
13:00 - 15:00   EST (GMT -5)
June 21, 2021 5 Sessions
Jun 21-25
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only Register  ›

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