Deformability Switching in LS-DYNA

Among several simple yet powerful techniques available in LS-DYNA, switching of bodies that affects their deformability (at run time) is certainly one of them. Switching of bodies with negligible internal strains to a rigidbody at user’s specification can be useful to eliminate the calculation of element-centered variables such as stresses, which in many applications could…

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Seamless Mesh Coarsening for Shell Elements in LS-DYNA

Element count in finite element simulations are increasing faster than the “Moores law” used in chips. There are several reasons for this increase among which the single-model-multi-loadcase philosophy is certainly one of them. Earlier approach of building load-case-dependent models were both cumbersome, data duplication and big challenges for design change integrations. In today’s simulations, one-model…

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