Hybrid LS-DYNA

With the recent growth of multi-core chips, scalibility of pure MPP LS-DYNA beyond 128 cores has shown degration due to several factors including latency and network communications. LSTC has recently developed a new code named “Hybrid LS-DYNA” that provides sustained scalibility for large number of cores and also yields digit-2-digit repeatibility when changing the number…

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Shell Local Material Axis Definition for Orthotropic Material

Most orthotropic material rely on the parameter AOPT to define the change/update the default material axes defined by LS-DYNA. The default axis for every shell element is based on the order of the node numbers if INN=0 which is then based on N1-N2 and the cross-product of N1-N2 and N1-N4. The default material axes may…

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LS-DYNA and D3VIEW helps BYU Students build PACE F1 Car

Over six months ago, two students, Rob Moncur, pursuing his MS, and Satyan Chandra, pursuing his UnderGraduate Studies, in Brigham Young University (BYU) set out on a path to build a LS-DYNA crash-analysis model of the PACE F1 car in under 8 weeks. Under the guidance of their professor, Dr. Greg Jensen, and with minimum…

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Visualizing Dynamic Relaxation Convergence

Understanding the rate of convergence when employing Explicit Dynamic Relaxation can be very useful to track model sensitivity and to solve convergence problems. d3VIEW now has support to auto-extract the convergence information after a simulation is completed. It also processes DR graphics data to identify points of divergence. Attached is a snapshot from a recent…

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Sensor Definitions in LS-DYNA

Sensors can be used to trigger entities based on certain criteria. The following image is a high-level steps involved to take advantage of sensors in LS-DYNA.

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Rigidwalls are analytical representations of surfaces or volumes that are frequently used to represent stiff structures that are either stationary or in motion. Viewing of such analytical definitions in D3PLOTs were not possible for most rigidwalls. A new option in LS-DYNA named DISPLAY that can now be used to any *RIGIDWALL definitions which causes LS-DYNA…

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LS-DYNA Examples Blog by Student Qui

Update The blog no longer seems to exist. I recently came across a nice blog written by QUI. It is remarkable that he is willing to share examples and his experiences in LS-DYNA. The broad spectrum of LS-DYNA applications can never be fully covered by a single blog or a small set of publications. It…

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Unloading in MAT_FABRIC (MAT_034)

This is a post by Guest Author Satish Pathy who works full time for LSTC In *MAT_FABRIC, element formulation 4 & 14 will allow you to input unloading curve for the material. Recently in a model it was noticed, that when a large compressive stress develops in the fibers, lsdyna would release some of these…

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