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Transient simulation of impact, drop and crash tests

LS-DYNA is suitable for simulating nonlinear processes with large deformations, stability problems and highly complex contact scenarios.

LSTC LS-DYNA: Simulation of short-duration dynamic effects and highly nonlinear problems

Using the explicit time integration method within LS-DYNA, very fast and highly dynamic problems can be effectively simulated. LS-DYNA is also suitable for quasi static problems involving high nonlinearities wherein implicit time integration method cannot be used because of convergence issues.

LS-DYNA for arbitrarily nonlinear structural dynamics

Simulation of very large deformations and the most complex contact scenarios

LSTC LS-DYNA solves tasks with complex nonlinearities and avoids convergence issues. For example, short-duration dynamic applications, such as drop, impact and crash simulations, can be performed, e.g. nonlinear processes with large deformations, stability problems and complex contact problems.

Highlights at a glance

  • The most commonly used explicit solver, practically the industry standard
  • Multitude of computational functions
  • Accident analysis for damage limitation
  • Forming processes with large deformations
  • Multibody dynamics with nonlinear deformations
  • Assembly processes with stability problems
  • Simulation of post-critical behavior after reaching the critical point of failure

Very fast, dynamic processes can be effectively simulated with LS-DYNA.

Short-duration dynamic applications, such as drop, impact and crash simulations, can be performed with LS-DYNA, e.g. nonlinear processes with large deformations, stability problems and complex contact scenarios.

Frontal impact with a deformable barrier

The model of a Toyota Yaris comes from the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) of The George Washington University, while the barrier model comes from LSTC.

Water-filled barrel drop test

The structure, modeled using Lagrange elements, can adopt highly nonlinear deformations.

Simulation of a bird strike on a turbine blade

The foreign object is extremely severely deformed and is therefore modeled using the SPH particle method.

CADFEM – Your Simulation Partner

With over 35 years of simulation experience, CADFEM is your ideal partner for all tasks from the wide-ranging world of structural mechanics.

  • Numerical methods, material expertise, know-how for meshing and modeling - CADFEM supports you in all questions of highly dynamic nonlinear simulation.
  • Attend CADFEM trainings on LS-Dyna and learn how to apply the capabilities of explicit structural mechanics to your tasks.
  • Products - Service - Knowledge: Benefit from CADFEM's unique knowledge to gain the best possible configuration of software, hardware and training for the efficient processing of your nonlinear transient tasks.

Please contact us for more information.

Dr. Paul Lethbridge
Business Development Manager, CADFEM UK Ltd
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