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Introduction LS-DYNA/LS-PrePost for explicit and implicit analysis

This is a suite of tutorials with the aim to get new users up and running with using primarily LS-DYNA and LS-PrePost for explicit and implicit analysis. A tutorial for LS-OPT is also included If you teach at a university and would like to use the tutorials in your classes, you are welcome to do so.


0. Introduction

  • Presents information about LS-DYNA and LS-PrePost. Important to read before starting with the other tutorials.


1. Getting started

  • Learn how to set up a simple finite element model in LS-PrePost.


2. Tensile test

  • Perform a tensile test, both explicit and implicit, and get familiar with basic material modeling.


3. Crashbox impact analysis

  • Understand how to use contacts in LS-DYNA by compressing a box. Using mesh tools in LS-PrePost and how the explicit time step is calculated are also covered in this tutorial.


4. Eigenvalue

  • Perform an eigenvalue analysis of a tire.


5. Hardening and failure

  • Get familiar with how to use material models for isotropic and kinematic hardening. Failure criteria are also introduced in this exercise.


6. Bolt pre-stressing

  • This tutorial is divided into two parts. The first part consists of using the geometry and mesh tools in LS-PrePost. The second part includes how to prestress a bolt using dynamic relaxation.


7. Parameter identification using LS-OPT

  • An introduction to the optimization program LS-OPT. A parameter identification will be performed.


8. 2D CFD-analysis with vortex shedding

  • Get to know the Incompressible Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICFD) solver in LS-DYNA using this classical 2D-vortex shedding simulation.


9. Fluid-structure interaction with the ICFD solver

  • Set up a basic 3D fluid-structure interaction simulation using the Incompressible Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICFD) solver in LS-DYNA.


Please see the attached file for the full Tutorials (Update 2017-10-24).