Introduction to Passive Safety in LS-DYNA

Particularly due to the growing amount of relevant legislation and consumer tests as well as new technological developments, the field of occupant safety in vehicle technology has become more important and also gained in complexity. The goal of this seminar is to present the most important features of LS-DYNA with respect to occupant safety simulations. Moreover, insights are provided on how to deal with the various components involved, such as airbags, seatbelts, crash-test dummies and seats. During this training, particular emphasis will be laid on modeling methods for practical application.

The seminar will provide an overview of state-of-the-art airbag models and describes the fundamentals regarding the

composition of an LS-DYNA occupant safety simulation, including the positioning of the dummy model and belt routing with PRIMER, the definition of recommended contacts between the safety systems and the principle set up of airbag models.


This seminar is mainly designed for beginners working in the field of occupant safety (especially dealing with side, frontal and rear impact). During the event, attendees will be given the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge in practical exercises.



    • Overview of current impact load cases: side, frontal, rear crash
    • Focus on available dummy models in LS-DYNA and their validation methods
    • Materials, elements and connections used for occupant safety simulations
    • Overview of composition and usage of safety-relevant vehicle components
    • Focus on airbag models   
      • Available model approaches in LS-DYNA
      • Airbag fabric material modelling
      • Dealing with existing airbag models
    • Usage of dummies
      • Overview of positioning methods
      • Positioning inside the vehicle
      • Pre stresses in seat models
      • Extraction of dummy model signals
      • Overview injury criteria
    • Usage of seat belts
      • Modeling seat belts, belt diverter and pretensioner
      • Belt routing approaches
    • Evaluation of the results
      • Dummy signal evaluation
      • Injury criteria
    • Joining technics and contact definitions
    • Example of a modular occupant safety model
      • Appropriate composition and structure
      • Contact between components
Date 20.10.2020 - 21.10.2020 (2 days)
Lecturers H. Sharma, S. Stahlschmidt
Location WebEx
Languages English
Standard (10000 SEK + VAT)
Employee of University (5000 SEK + VAT)
Student (5000 SEK + VAT)
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