This course covers the use of Ansys LS-DYNA inside Workbench Mechanical.
Ansys LS-DYNA is useful for the analysis of problems involving contact, large deformation, nonlinear materials, transient response, and/or problems requiring explicit solutions.
After completion of this course users will be able to:
- Understand how the explicit solution method differs from other methods used to performed dynamic analysis in Ansys and to choose when it is most appropriate.
- Choose the proper solution parameters unique to Ansys LS-DYNA that will ensure an accurate and efficient solution.
- Take advantage of common modeling abstraction techniques (rigid bodies, point and distributed masses) to produce efficient and realistic simulations.
- Understand and apply various Contact conditions unique to Ansys LS-DYNA according to best practice guidelines.
- Leverage the robust nonlinear analysis capabilities afforded by LS-DYNA in the solution of quasi-static problems.
- Assign mesh controls required to produce accurate and efficient explicit solutions.
- Choose from several LS-DYNA element formulations while understanding the trade-offs between accuracy and efficiency.
- Access advanced functionality of LS-DYNA using keyword snippets.
- Completion of the Ansys Mechanical Getting Started course is required.
- A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis is recommended.
- A basic background in the following areas is also recommended: dynamics, mechanics of materials, material modelling, and the physics of transient dynamic events.
- However, an engineering degree is not required.
Mechanical Engineers, Impact Dynamics Engineers, Drop Test Engineers and Designers working with structures that experience short-duration and/or high-speed impact events