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Nonlinear Implicit Analysis in LS-DYNA®


  • Satish Pa­thy

Nonlinear Implicit Analysis in LS-DYNA®


  • In­tro­duc­tion to LS-DY­NA or equiv­a­lent knowl­edge


LS-DY­NA has ex­ten­sive ca­pa­bil­i­ties for solv­ing im­plic­it prob­lems in ad­di­tion to its more well known ex­plic­it ca­pa­bil­i­ties. This course in­tro­duces you to LS-DY­NA’s im­plic­it fea­tures with a fo­cus on non­lin­ear im­plic­it so­lu­tions for struc­tur­al analy­sis. This course is suit­ed for some­one with pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing ex­plic­it LS-DY­NA or with ex­pe­ri­ence us­ing oth­er im­plic­it FE-codes.


  • Lin­ear and non­lin­ear sta­t­ic analy­sis
  • Modal analy­sis and lin­ear dy­nam­ics by modal su­per­po­si­tion
  • Im­plic­it non-lin­ear dy­nam­ics
  • Eigen­val­ue buck­ling analy­ses
  • Non­lin­ear buck­ling and post-buck­ling analy­sis us­ing the arc-length method
  • 2D, 3D and axi-sym­met­ric mod­els
  • El­e­ments for im­plic­it analy­sis
  • Ma­te­r­i­al mod­els
  • Loads, bound­ary con­di­tions and con­straints
  • Con­tact de­f­i­n­i­tions, tips and tricks
  • Trou­bleshoot­ing con­ver­gence prob­lems
  • Con­trol pa­ra­me­ters
  • Out­put for­mat and out­put files
  • Pre- and post-pro­cess­ing with LS-Pre­Post®
  • Se­lect­ed ex­er­cis­es through­out the course