Introduction to ANSYS AUTODYN


A basic knowledge of dynamics and strength of materials (material modeling) is highly recommended. Knowledge of the physics of transient dynamics events is also recommended.


This course is designed for new users who want to become proficient with AUTODYN. You will focus on learning core-modeling skills in this comprehensive, hands-on course. After completing the course you will be well prepared to work effectively on a wide range of transient dynamics applications.

Course Outline:


AUTODYN User Interface

Problem Setup

  • Hands-on (2D Cylinder Impact)

Lagrange Solvers

  • Solids, Shells, Beams
  • Lagrange Joins
  • Hands-on (3D Shell/Beam Structure)

AUTODYN in Workbench

  • Hands-on (3D Bullet Impact)


  • Hands-on (2D Fragment Impact)
  • Hands-on (3D Sheet Metal Forming)
  • Hands-on (3D Helmet Impact)

Euler Solvers

  • Hands-on (2D Jet Penetration)
  • Hands-on (3D Urban Blast)

ALE Solver

Mesh-free Solver

  • Hands-on (3D Bird Strike)

Material Models

  • Equations of State
  • Material strength
  • Hands-on (Simple stress wave)
  • Material failure
  • Concrete, hyper-elastic and orthotropic materials
  • Layered shells
  • Rigid materials
  • Reactive materials
  • Hands-on (Detonation)
  • Material libraries
  • Material modelling guidelines

Euler-Lagrange Interactions

  • Hands-on (2D Contact Charge)
  • Hands-on (3D Pipe Bomb)
  • Hands-on (3D Ship Blast)
  • Hands-on (3D Mine Blast)

Tutorial Problems


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.