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Advanced Contacts in LS-DYNA®


  • Lee Binde­man
  • Leslie Lum
  • Zhi­dong Han


  • $650
  • $325 for students

What's Included

  • Two days of in­struc­tion
  • Class notes

Advanced Contacts in LS-DYNA®


  • Fa­mil­iar­i­ty with the con­tact fea­tures in LS-DY­NA


This class overviews the lat­est de­vel­op­ments of SMP & MPP con­tact in LS-DY­NA. It specif­i­cal­ly out­lines the al­go­rithms for the node-seg­ment and seg­ment con­tacts. It al­so cov­ers con­tact mod­el­ing, de­bug­ging, and fine tun­ing tech­niques.


  1. In­tro­duc­tion of con­tact mod­el­ing in LS-DY­NA
    1. Overview of the con­tact types and op­tions
    2. Com­par­i­son be­tween SMP and MPP con­tacts
    3. Con­tact thick­ness, con­tact stiff­ness, & damp­ing
  2. Seg­ment con­tact in LS-DY­NA
    1. Lat­est de­vel­op­ments
    2. Op­tions and fea­tures
    3. The edge treat­ment, seg­ment pro­jec­tion and off­set
  3. Groupable con­tact in LS-DY­NA
    1. Lat­est de­vel­op­ments
    2. Non-block­ing fea­ture for MPP scal­a­bil­i­ty
    3. Prac­ti­cal mod­el­ing ap­proach­es
    4. Im­prov­ing per­for­mance, in­clud­ing tim­ing and pro­fil­ing
    5. MPP de­com­po­si­tion with con­tact cost for bet­ter load bal­anc­ing
  4. Re­quests and dis­cus­sion of user is­sues