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LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA

LS-DYNA For Structural Mechanics and FEA

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • A rigorous understanding of how LS-DYNA works and how to work with the program to exploit its full capability.
  • Understanding the difference between implicit and explicit solver and their applications
  • Deals with complex industrial problems.
  • Contact and material modeling (including hyperelastic materials).
  • Gain industry-related best practices.

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - FEA Basics and Simulations

  • In this module, you'll learn the basics of FEA, various types of simulations, and their significance, and also develop a mathematical understanding of the implicit and explicit schemes. 
  • The topics that will be covered in this module are
    • Introduction to FEA 
    • Type of FE Simulation 
    • Explicit and Implicit mathematical definition

Week 02 - LS-PREPOST Deep Dive

  • In this module, you will learn about the LS-PrePost and the LS-DYNA user manuals. You will also be learning about the file handling in LS-PrePost, an overview of various cards, and finally, running a Tensile-Test simulation.
  • These are the topics that are covered in this module.
    • Brief about the Pre-Process
    • Hands-on training on the LS-DYNA User Manual
    • Running an example 
    • Post-processing the results 
    • Input and output files in LS-DYNA
    • Keywords and input text editing 
    • Multiple RUNs on the same file in the same folder
    • Hands-on with the output files (ASCII output) in the text editor.
    • Exploring binary and ASCII options in database keywords
    • Node keyword – Brief 
    • Part keyword – Brief
    • Materials
    • Section
    • Control cards – default parameters
    • Contact
    • LS-PrePost
    • Building the solver deck for a simulation (Plate Model)
    • Post-processing the results
    • Modeling the cube under pressure
    • Modeling the tensile stress of a specimen

Week 03 - Keywords, Timestep and more

  • In this module, you will learn a few new keywords in detail.
  • You will learn about the hourglass energy, material keywords in LS-DYNA, methods for calculating Young’s Modulus, the basics of the timestep concept, and various control keywords.
  • These are the topics that are covered in this module.
    • Brief on keywords
    • Brief on *INCLUDE keyword
    • Insight of NHTSA
    • Hourglass energy
    • Materials introduction
    • Elasto-plastic material and various cards
    • Material testing
    • Calculation method for Young’s Modulus
    • Power law
    • Verification
    • Deploy
    • Timestep basics
    • Control Card
    • Control Timestep
    • Control Termination
    • Control Shell
    • Control Solid
    • Control Hourglass
    • Control Energy
    • Control Contact
    • Control Accuracy
    • Boundary Condition
    • Constrain
    • Specifying output files
    • Understanding contacts
    • Various types of contacts

Week 04 - LS-PrePost GUI and Weld Modelling

  • In this module, you will learn in-depth about the LS-PrePost GUI. You will also be introduced to weld modeling in LS-DYNA and methods to model spot welds and debugging. You will also learn how to model a cross-section and its application.
  • The following topics are covered in this module:
    • LS-PrePost GUI
    • LS-DYNA GUI application
    • Node and element selection
    • Application crash, metal forming
    • Element direction align
    • Post-processing
    • Node intrusion depending on the regulation
    • Introduction to Spot-Weld in LS-DYNA
    • Hands-on practice on Spot-Welds
    • Solving a simple problem to learn the Spot-Welds and then Post-Processing it.
    • Modeling Spot-Weld using Spot-Weld constraint card.
    • Modeling Spot-Weld using Spot-Weld generalize constrain card
    • Debugging Spot-Weld
    • Spot-Welds modeling using solid elements
    • Introduction to Cross-Section
    • Modeling a Cross-Section
    • Application of Cross-Section

Week 05 - Implicit Simulations

  • In this module, you will learn about the implicit problem and how to set up an implicit simulation. You will also learn about the memory allocation in LS-DYNA, the concept of convergence in implicit simulation, various keywords used in implicit simulation, MORTAR contact, and defining the loading in implicit simulations. 
  • These are the topics that you will learn about in this module.
    • Introduction to implicit problems
    • Implicit and explicit comparisons
    • Memory in LS-DYNA
    • In core/out-of-core 
    • Double precision and MPP.
    • The tensile test-simple implicit problem
    • Timestep in implicit problems.
    • Convergence in implicit.
    • Implicit keywords 
    • Implicit and explicit switching 
    • Timestep adjusting 
    • Control-implicit-solver (Non-linear solver)
    • The implicit problem, hands-on with a bumper demonstration 
    • Power law plasticity 
    • MORTAR contact
    • MORTAR contact theory 
    • SOFT card - intro 
    • Implicit loading 
    • Element formulation for implicit analysis
  • In this project, you will gain hands-on experience in using the *include, *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM, and *DEFINE_TRANSFORMATION and understand how to model a pedestrian head impact simulation and calculate the HIC value. 
    • Overview of the pedestrian impact simulation
    • Understanding the HIC value 
    • HIC calculation - LS-PrePost
    • Understanding *INCLUDE, *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM,*DEFINE_TRANSFORMATION 

Week 06 - LS-DYNA Best Practices & Types of Analyses

  • In this module, you will learn about the best practices in LS-DYNA that are particularly relevant for CAE simulation engineers in the industry.
  • Also, the students will learn the concept of mass scaling in-depth and the difference between verification and validation.
  • The topics that will be covered in this module are as follows:
    • Best Practices in LS-DYNA
    • Setting up the model 
    • How to decide the type of analysis (static, quasi-static, or dynamic) 
    • Dealing with the coupled problem 
    • Deciding the ELFORM for the problem
    • Solving the model types of errors and their fixes
    • MASS scaling 
    • Post-Processing-Introduction (verification and validation) 
    • Post-Processing a typical explicit model 

Week 07 - Material Modelling using LS-DYNA

  • This module mainly deals with material modeling using LS-DYNA. You will understand how to model a material card from the raw data from the material testing lab. You will understand in-depth material modeling techniques and will also learn how to model a hyperelastic material in LS-DYNA. You will also learn about the contact mechanics and the various contact types in LS-DYNA.
  • The topics covered in this module are,  
    • Material introduction
    • Material testing
    • Modelling materials
    • Elastic-plastic materials
    • Material modelling from the raw data
    • Hands-on hyperelastic material ( Mat-law 77 )
    • Contact mechanics
    • Types of contacts
    • Full contact parameters
    • Contact parameter - SOFT
    • Segment projection
    • Initial penetration
    • Tied contacts
    • Contact output

Week 08 - Crash and Safety

  • This module focuses on the crash and safety domain where you will be introduced to the industry trends in crash and safety.
  • And the topics you will learn are,
    • Vehicle crash safety 
    • Crash mechanics
    • Design for crash 
    • The vehicle development process
    • Knowledge of simulation engineers
    • Regulation and NCAPS 
    • Score calculation 
    • Model preparation: Static vs Crashworthiness 
    • General guidelines for crash model preparation 
    • Mesh and mesh quality 
    • Model organisation and integration 
    • Parameterization
    • Forming data

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Pedestrian Head Impact Simulation on a Hood

In this project, the students will simulate the pedestrian head impact on the hood. They will analyse the results for calculating the HIC value.

Bird Strike on an Aircraft Engine using Shell Elements

In this project, the students will set up the case for a bird strike on an aircraft engine using shell elements. They will simulate the same for results.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Build your professional portfolio and get industry-ready with the comprehensive LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course.

The main objective of this Skill-Lync course is to provide you with an understanding of LS-DYNA's framework. This certification course will also help you learn how to implement the LS-DYNA solver on structural analysis for stimulations in explicit and implicit environments. The course will teach you about section definitions, building a material card, how to contact algorithms work, their types, significance and much more. 

This is a 24-week-long comprehensive course taught by dedicated industry experts. The certified LS-DYNA course is for you if you are a fresher looking for upskilling opportunities and seeking employment as a CAE engineer.

The LS-DYNA course has a flexible fee structure ranging from Rs. 7000 to Rs. 15,000 per month. The course completion certificate also helps boost your resume.

Who Should Take the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA Course?

If you are interested in the strength of materials and structural mechanics, then this certified LS-DYNA course is for you. In particular, this course is useful if you have completed your third year in mechanical, automotive or aerospace engineering. 

What Will You Learn?

The LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course will teach you all the key concepts, like FEA basics, mass scaling, simulation types, LS-PREPOST,  Timestep, weld modelling, implicit simulations, and more. You will have a broad understanding of LS-DYNA and its various concepts, learn about the implementations of the LS-DYNA solver and be able to use LS-DYNA to simulate structural problems. 

You will work on two industry-relevant projects. In the first, you will learn how a pedestrian Head Impact Simulation is set up following industry standards. In the second project, you will learn about bird strikes on an aircraft engine using Shell Elements. You will set up the cases in the industry discipline and organize the files accordingly. These projects will help you apply the theoretical concepts you have learnt in practical situations. This prepares you to handle different problems that may arise during the course of your job. 

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will learn how to set up simulation models that will be solved using LS-DYNA.
  • You will learn how to use LS-DYNA for material modelling.
  • You will get a deep dive into various concepts like mass scaling, implicit schemes and Timestep.
  • You will learn about different types of analyses and the best practices to be followed under LS-DYNA.
  • You will gain expertise in the rules to be followed for simulation setups.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • The course duration is 24 weeks. 
  • At the end of the course, all students will receive course completion certificates. If you are in the top 5% of the class, you will receive a merit certificate.
  • Industry leaders will guide you in the processes to be followed, help you build a project portfolio, and will train you to become a professional capable of working as a CAE analyst or CAE engineer. 
  • The program will also help you build a resume that can be linked with your technical projects. 

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

By working extensively on industry-relevant projects, you will gain an edge over your peers. This course will strengthen your portfolio to help you get grants and funding opportunities for higher education, explore R&D options, etc. You may even land that much-coveted job in top companies.

After completing the course, you can apply for roles like:

  • CAE analyst
  • CAE engineer
  • Rotordynamics engineer

Companies like Mercedez Benz, Cyient, Volvo, GE Aviation and Ola regularly post job applications for CAE analysts and engineers and require graduates with knowledge of LS-DYNA.

FAQs on LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA

1. Do I need to have any pre-requisites to attend the course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in mechanical or automotive engineering to join the LS-DYNA course.

2. Who will be teaching the course?

You can rest assured that the faculty is at the top of their field. The course material is also formulated in consultation with said industry leaders.

3. How do I resolve any doubts during the course duration?

You will receive one on one support during the duration of the course through a variety of modes. You can communicate via videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions, and in-person to resolve any course doubts. 

4. What are the potential salary prospects after taking this course?

Currently, CAE engineers with knowledge of LS-DYNA for structural mechanics can hope to earn up to Rs 4 lakhs and more annually. 

5. What projects will I undertake during the course?

You will get to take up two projects, namely: head impact and bird strike.

6. Will I have to pay the course fees in full upfront?

Instead of paying the entire course fees upfront, you can avail of the six-month 0% EMI option. 

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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11 years in the experience range

Instructors with 11 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • FEA

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