Introduction to LS-DYNA

The introductory seminar gives a quick, comprehensive introduction to the application of LS-DYNA and is recommended for simulation engineers who want to use LS-DYNA as an FE code to simulate general nonlinear problems. Prior knowledge is not required.


The main application areas of LS-DYNA are crash simulations, metalforming simulations and the simulation of impact problems and other strongly non-linear tasks. LS-DYNA can also be used to successfully solve complex nonlinear static problems in cases where implicit solution methods cannot be applied due to convergence problems. The seminar participant works on exercise examples independently to help him/her understand the application of LS-DYNA.


Prior knowledge:

The course is suited for users with a limited or no experience of the program that want an overview of the LS-DYNA possibilities and learn  how to perform basic analyses.



LS-PrePost is the default pre- and postprocessor for LS-DYNA. Taking the LS-PrePost course provides a better understanding of this important tool.


Course outline:

  • Introduction and application examples
  • Implicit and explicit finite element methods
  • Keyword format
  • Elements
  • Material models
  • Rigid bodies
  • Initial conditions
  • Boundary conditions
  • Constraints
  • Contacts
  • Control parameters
  • Output format and output files
  • Pre and post processing with LS-PREPOST
  • Hands-on exercises throughout the course

Dates Registration Calendar Duration/days Location Referee Fee Language
14.02.2017   3 Linköping
J. Forsberg
10000,- SEK english
29.03.2017   3 Gothenburg T. Johansen 10000,- SEK english
26.04.2017   3 Linköping
A. Bernhardsson
10000,- SEK english
30.05.2017   3 Göteborg T. Johansen 10000,- SEK english
30.08.2017 Register   3 Göteborg T. Johansen 10000,- SEK english
27.09.2017 Register   3 Linköping
A. Bernhardsson
10000,- SEK english
25.10.2017 Register   3 Göteborg Torbjörn Johansen 10000,- SEK english
28.11.2017 Register   3 Linköping
A. Bernhardsson
10000,- SEK english