Ansys Workbench LS-DYNA


This course covers the use of ANSYS LS-DYNA inside Workbench Mechanical.  ANSYS LS-DYNA is useful for the analysis of problems involving contact, large deformation, nonlinear materials, transient response, and/or problems requiring explicit solutions.   Common applications for which LS-DYNA excels include safety and stability, crash test and drop test simulation, as well as forming applications.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Understand how the explicit solution method differs from other methods used to performed dynamic analysis in ANSYS and to choose when it is most appropriate.

  • Choose the proper solution parameters unique to ANSYS LS-DYNA that will ensure an accurate and efficient solution.

  • Take advantage of common modeling abstraction techniques (rigid bodies, point and distributed masses) to produce efficient and realistic simulations.

  • Understand and apply various Contact conditions unique to ANSYS LS-DYNA according to best practice guidelines.

  • Leverage the robust nonlinear analysis capabilities afforded by LS-DYNA in the solution of quasi-static problems.

  • Assign mesh controls required to produce accurate and efficient explicit solutions.

  • Choose from several LS-DYNA element formulations while understanding the trade-offs between accuracy and efficiency.

  • Access advanced functionality of LS-DYNA using keyword snippets.


Completion of the ANSYS Mechanical Getting Started course is required.

A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended. A basic background in the following areas is also recommended: dynamics, mechanics of materials, material modeling, and the physics of transient dynamic events. An engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience: Mechanical Engineers, Impact Dynamics Engineers, Drop Test Engineers and Designers working with structures that experience short-duration and/or high-speed impact events.

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer workshops to give students the knowledge and confidence they’ll need to apply what they’ve learned to their own designs. 

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

Introduction to ANSYS LS-DYNA 



Topics Covered :

  • What is LS-DYNA

  • Time Integration and Time Step

  • Integration of LS-DYNA in ANSYS

  • Analysis Settings

  • Loads and Initial Conditions

  • Rigid Bodies and Point Mass

  • Contact

  • Quasi-static

  • Energy Balance

  • Engineering Data and Material Models

  • Meshing

  • Solid / Shell / Beam Element Formulations

  • Connections

  • Keyword Input Command Snippets


Agenda :

This course is a 2 day classroom covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Module 01: Explicit Theory and Workbench LS-DYNA

    • Module 02: Solution Setup, Boundary Conditions, Rigid Bodies

    • Workshop 01.1: Taylor Impact

    • Workshop 01.2: Postprocessing

    • Workshop 02.1: Rotary Draw Bending

    • Workshop 02.2: Postprocessing with LS-PrepPost

  • Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1
    • Module 03: Contact

    • Module 04: Quasi-static

    • Workshop 03.1:  Impact on Tubes

    • Workshop 04.1: Quasi-static

  • Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2
    • Module 05: Engineering Data and Material Properties

    • Module 06: Meshing

  • Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2
    • Module 07: Element Formulations

    • Module 08: LS-DYNA Keywords

    • Workshop 07.1: Drop Test

    • Workshop 08.1: Crimping Process



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May 26, 2021
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February 15, 2021
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT -5)
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Feb 15 - 18
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