Ansys LS-DYNA Advanced

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.



  • In­tro­duc­tion to LS-DY­NA or equiv­a­lent knowl­edge

Target Audience: 

Any user interested in short duration analyses such as Drop test, Crashworthiness, Contact-Impact problems

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 Path

Currently, no Learning Path available

Learning Outcome

  • 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

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
February 22, 2021
16:00 - 18:00   EST (GMT -5)
6 Sessions
Feb 22 - Mar 01
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only Register

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 6-day classroom course covering lectures. For virtual training, this course is covered over 6 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

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

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

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

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 3 – Shell Elements

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 3

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

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 4

  • Module 6 – Material Modeling

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 5

  • Module 7 Contact Modeling

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 6

  • Module 8 Best Practices