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Course Overview

The class is designed for intermediate to experienced users and will cover several topics to provide an in-depth understanding of the core capabilities of LS-DYNA.


Teaching Method

The teaching method is simple and practical to reduce the barrier to learn advanced topics. The class relies on simple class-room introduction of advanced topics in simple and incremental way to make it easier to understand all topics

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understanding of Explicit Time Integration Procedures and Mass-Scaling
  • Overview Discretization and Element Choices
  • Contacts and selection of the correct type for a given problem
  • Understand Material Classifications and process of characterization
  • Good understanding of the connections including spotwelds, bolts etc.
  • Good knowledge of best practices for stable and accurate calculations

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

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.


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

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Time Integraion and Mass-Scaling

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 3 - Shell Elements

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 4 - Connections Spotwelds/Bolts
  • Module 5 - Sensors and Curves

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 6 - Material Modeling

Virtual Classroom Session 5

  • Module 7 - Contact Modeling
  • Module 8 - Best Practices

Day 1

  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Time Integraion and Mass-Scaling
  • Module 3 - Shell Elements
  • Module 4 - Connections Spotwelds/Bolts

Day 2

  • Module 5 - Sensors and Curves
  • Module 6 - Material Modeling
  • Module 7 - Contact Modeling
  • Module 8 - Best Practices

The following topics will be discussed with interactive sessions to help engineers understand key concepts in explicit and implicit solutions. You will use training room computers to complete workshop example problems.

  • Time Integration
  • Element Technology
  • Rigid and Deformable Connections including Spotwelds, Adhesives, SPRs, etc.
  • Material Models for Metals, Plastics, Foams, & RubberContact Impact covering Penalty & Constraint Types
  • Stress Initialization using Implicit & Dynamic Relaxation
  • Best Practices for Robust & Accurate Simulations