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Elements and material models available for implicit

Availability of element and material formulations for LS-DYNA Implicit

The tangent stiffness matrix must be calculated for implicit materials. The tables below summarize the availability of material formulations in combination with element types.  Since LSTC is constantly expanding implicit features a combination not listed below might be available already, you may check with your local support.

Element Formulations:

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  • Brick Elements

LS-DYNA version / Brick element 1 2 3 4 10 15 16 17 18
version 960 X
X X
X
X
added in version 970
X
X
X
added in version 971 X

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  • Beam (and 2D Shell) Elements

LS-DYNA version / Beam element 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
version 960 X X X
X X X X
added in version 970 X X
added in version 971

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  • Shell (and 2D Solid) Elements
LS-DYNA version / shell element 2 4 6 10 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 21
version 960 X X X X X X X X X X
added in version 970 X X
added in version 971

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  • Thick Shell Elements
LS-DYNA version / thick shell element 2 3 5
version 960 X X
added in version 970
added in version 971
added in version R6.0 X

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Shell Element Formulation Substitution

Requested
LS-DYNA Support
alternate
LS-DYNA Support
1: Hughes-Liu 2:  Belytschko-Tsay
3: BCIZ triangle 17: DKT triangle
5: B/T membrane 2:  Belytschko-Tsay
7: S/R corotational H-L 6:  S/R Hughes-Liu
8: Belytschko-Leviathan 6:  S/R Hughes-Liu
9: fully integrated B/T membrane 16: Fast fully integrated
11: fast corotational H-L 2:  Belytschko-Tsay
14: area weighted axisym. 15: volume weighted axisym.

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Material Models:

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  • 3D Solid Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24
version 960 X X X X X X
X
X
X X
X X
added in version 970 X X X X X X X X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 26 27 30 31 33 35 36 38 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
version 960 X
X X X
X X X X X X
X X
added in version 970 X X X X X X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 51 52 53 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 70 72 73 75
version 960 X X X X
added in version 970 X X
X X X X
X X X
X X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 91 92 96 98 100
version 960 X
X
added in version 970 X X X X X X X
X X X
X X X
X
added in version 971 X X
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 115 124
version 960 X X X
X
added in version 970 X X
X X
X X X X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 126 127 128 129 141 142 143 144 145
version 960
added in version 970 X
X X X X X X
X X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 3D solid element 151 152 161 167 177 178 179 180 181 183 188189 192 193
version 960
added in version 970 X X X X X
added in version 971 X X X X X X X X
added in version R7.0 X

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  • Shell Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for shell element 1 2 3 4 6 9 18 20 21 22 23 24
version 960 X X
X X X X
X X X
added in version 970 X
X
X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for shell element 27 32 34 36 37 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
version 960 X X X X X X
X X X X X X
added in version 970 X X
added in version 971 X
LS-DYNA version / materials for shell element 54 55 60 76 77 81 91 92 98 99
version 960 X
X
added in version 970 X X X X X
X
X
added in version 971 X
LS-DYNA version / materials for shell element 103 104 106 107 116 117 118 122 125 123 133 135 136 137 172181 188
version 960 X X
X
X
X X
added in version 970 X
X
added in version 971 X
X
X
X
X
X X
added in version R7.0 X
added in version R7.1 X

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  • Beam Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for beam element 1 3 4 6 9 18 20 24
version 960 X X
X X X
X X X
added in version 970
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for beam element 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 100 172
version 960 X
X
X X
X X X
X X X
X
added in version 970
added in version 971
added in version R7.1 X

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  • 2D Solid Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for 2D Solid element 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 12 13 18 20 21 24
version 960 X X X X X
X
X X
X X X
X
X
added in version 970
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 2D Solid element 26 27 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
version 960 X
added in version 970 X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X X
X
added in version 971
LS-DYNA version / materials for 2D Solid element 57 60 63 77 81 82 103 104 106 107 167
version 960 X X
added in version 970 X X X
X
added in Version 971 X X X X
X

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  • Discrete Beam Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for discrete beam element 66 67 68 69 71 74 93 94 95 97 166
version 960
added in version 970
added in version 971 X X X
X
X X
X
X X X X

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  • Resultant Beam Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for resultant beam element 28 29
version 960
added in version 970
added in version 971 X
X

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  • Cohesive Elements
LS-DYNA version / materials for cohesive element 138 184 185
version 960
added in version 970
added in version 971 X
X X