LS-DYNA For Structural Mechanics/FEA

Rs 30,000(6 - 12 months)

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Course Overview

  • History of LS-DYNA
  • Nonlinear explicit transient dynamics
  • Linear and nonlinear
  • Explicit and implicit
  • Transient and steady-state
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Example problems
  • Overview of tools (Notepad++, LS-PrePost, LS-DYNA)


Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.

What will you learn each week?

Running a Simulation in LS-DYNA

  • Creating a LS-DYNA input file
  • Keywords in LS-DYNA
  • Introduction to LS-PrePost
  • Pre-processing with LS-Prepost
  • Running a simulation in LS-DYNA
  • Post-Processing with LS-Prepost

Essential LS-DYNA Keywords

  • Navigating LS-DYNA Manual I
  • *MAT
  • *SET

LS-Prepost/Hypermesh Deep Dive

  • Geometry Creation
  • Meshing
  • Creating keywords/Model building
  • Curve Creation
  • Model Checking
  • Post-Processing
  • General tips on LS-PrePost

Element formulations

  • Element formulation for 1D, 2D, 3D elements
  • Number of integration points
  • Full integration and reduced integration elements
  • Hourglass control

Contact in LS-DYNA

  • Basics of contact mechanics
  • Types of contact
  • General Contact
  • Tied Contact
  • Advanced Contact Debugging

Material Modeling

  • Understanding material modeling
  • Navigating LS-DYNA Manual II
  • Creating different types of materials

Material Modeling – Metals

  • Selection of material model
  • Conversion of test data
  • Validation of material models

Material Modeling – Elastomers and Foams

  • Hyperelastic modeling
  • Viscoelastic modeling

Advanced Topics in LS-DYNA

  • Implicit Analysis & Mortar Contact
  • Crashworthiness, Occupant, and Pedestrian Protection Simulations in LS-DYNA (Overview of the fields)
  • What lies beyond this course? (Examples only)


Project – I:

Head impact simulation on bonnet using available model and HIC calculation.

Project - II:

Material Model validation using single element, test specimen, component and system level analysis