Explicit Dynamics with ANSYS/LS- DYNA (Traditional GUI)


B.S. degree in engineering or engineering experience. Introduction to ANSYS (Traditional GUI) or equivalent ANSYS experience is required.


This course covers the theory and application of LS-Dyna, using the ANSYS User-Interface.  It is for engineers who need to analyze short-duration, highly nonlinear phenomena, such as impact, drop testing, and metal forming.

Attendees learn how to use ANSYS to build LS-Dyna models, including loads, boundary conditions, and material, geometric and contact nonlinearities. Several hands-on exercises are provided, to give the user practical experience using these ANSYS techniques.

Topics Include:

  • Explicit Analysis Procedures
  • Element Technologies
  • Material Models
  • Contact
  • Loading
  • Solution
  • Postprocessing
  • Preloading
  • Spring-back Analysis

General Information

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The seminar fee includes: course manuals, full color workshop manuals, & instruction. Coffee & donuts in the morning & lunch are provided for each student.  Students must make their own travel arrangements. CAE Associates recommends against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. Please see our course cancellation policy for more details.