Introduction to ANSYS Autodyn


This course will enable you to develop the basic skills necessary to implement complete solution procedures in ANSYS Autodyn. With Autodyn, you’ll efficiently simulate large material deformation or failure resulting from short-duration severe loadings from impact or high pressures.  In addition, you’ll extend those solution capabilities to include the complex interactions of solids, liquids, and gases needed to analyze hypervelocity impacts, explosions and blast-structure interactions.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Choose the Autodyn solver most appropriate for simulating large material deformation, fluid/gas flows, blast conditions, and fragmentation of brittle materials.

  • Use the Euler Solver in Autodyn along with various forms of coupling with the Lagrangian solver to model the complex interactions existing when structures are subjected to blast events in both liquid and gaseous environments.

  • Use the Autodyn Graphical User Interface to access the full capabilities of the Autodyn solvers that may not be fully exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface.

  • Apply an established workflow for creating and solving models, to include part creation, meshing and filling parts with materials, setting up interactions and erosion controls, establishing boundary and initial conditions, solution controls and review of results.

  • Select from a vast library of material models and understand the material requirements needed based upon the state (solid/liquid/gas) and characteristics of a material (reactivity, porosity, ductility, pressure dependency, etc.)  

  • Use Autodyn within the Workbench Environment to take advantage of efficient model setup afforded by ANSYS Mechanical.


Completion of the ANSYS Explicit Dynamics 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 modelling 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.  Engineers and Designers working with products that may be exposed to explosive or blast in either liquid or gaseous environments.

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 Autodyn



Topics Covered :

  • Introduction to Autodyn

  • Multi-material Euler Solver

  • Autodyn User Interface

  • Autodyn Basics

  • Material Models

  • Autodyn and Workbench

  • Euler Blast Solver

  • Mesh-free Solver

  • Parallel Processing

Agenda :

This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01: Introduction to Autodyn

  • Module 02: Multi-material Euler Solver

  • Module 03: Autodyn User Interface 

  • Workshop 1: Crush of Filled Soda Can

  • Workshop 2: Drop Test of Filled Container

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 04: Autodyn Basics

  • Module 05: Material Models

  • Workshop 3: 2D Fragment Impact

  • Workshop 4: Impulsively Loaded Structure (Bonded Beams and Shells)

  • Workshop 5: Helmet Impact

  • Workshop 6: Jet Penetration

  • Workshop 7: Shaped Charge Analysis

  • Workshop 8: Explosive Demolition

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 06: Autodyn and Workbench

  • Module 07: Euler Blast Solver

  • Module 08: Mesh-free Solver

  • Module 09: Parallel Processing

  • Workshop 9: 2D Fragment Impact (Workbench)

  • Workshop 10: Ship Blast

  • Workshop 11: Mine Blast

  • Workshop 12: Urban Blast

  • Workshop 13: Urban Blast 2

  • Workshop 14: Pipe Bomb

  • Workshop 15: Bird Strike

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