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LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA in Pune

LS-DYNA For Structural Mechanics and FEA

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Shubham Nashirkar

UPR Engineering Pvt Ltd

Rajiv Gandhi College Of Engineering & Research | Top Engineering College in Nagpur

Ritik Rathi


Prof.Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research

Meghraj Patil

Tech Mahindra

Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune

Akshay Pawar

Equilibrium Solutions

MET's Institute Of Engineering, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Akash Dhathombe

DGS Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.

Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering

Samiksha Kadu

DGS Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.

P. R. Pote Patil College of Engineering and Management

Prasad Chandrakant Paithane

DGS Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University


DGS Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.

Gharda Institute Of Technology


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 in Pune

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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

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

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

Industry Projects in Pune

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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Develop Your Skills with the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA Course in Pune

This course by Skill-Lync is designed to teach you about LS-DYNA and Finite Element Analysis. It also helps you learn how to perform non-linear contact simulation with engineering principles moderating it.

The LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA Course in Pune

LS-DYNA is a multiphysics simulation software package capable of solving FEA engineering issues encountered in day-to-day lives. The 12-week-long course has been curated for mechanical and FEA/CAE engineers to gain fundamental knowledge of simulation.

It will also help you develop viable skills in tools like LS-PREPOST and LS-DYNA. The LS-DYNA course by Skill-Lync is 100% online, allowing you to progress at your pace. It also boasts of industry experts who will guide you throughout the program.

These experts will also help you undertake two industry-relevant projects that can elevate your academic portfolio. These projects revolve around “pedestrian head impact simulation on a hood” and “bird strike on an aircraft engine using Shell elements.”

After completing the LS-DYNA training course, you will be introduced to FEA and FE simulation. With these theoretical and practical skills, you can improve your chances of gaining employment in the aviation and automotive industries.

FAQs about the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA Course in Pune

Q 1. Why choose the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course by Skill-Lync in Pune? 

Skill-Lync’s certification course in Pune teaches you how to use the LS-DYNA solver for the structural analysis of simulations in implicit and explicit environments. It also helps you learn about building material cards, contact algorithm operations, and section definitions.

Q 2. Who should opt for an LS-DYNA online course in Pune?

To take up the LS-DYNA certification course in Pune, a student must have a background in mechanical, aerospace or automotive engineering. Working professionals looking to upskill can also enrol in this course. 

Q 3. What are the benefits of pursuing the LS-DYNA training course in Pune?

The LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course teaches you about material and contact modelling, including hyperelastic materials. It also equips you with the skills to address complex industrial issues. At the end of the course, you will receive a course completion certificate. If you're in the top 5%, you will be eligible for a merit certificate. 

Q 4. What is the program fee for the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course in Pune by Skill-Lync?

The course comes in three different plans. The first plan gives students course access for 2 months at ₹7,000 per month over 3 months, the second one grants access for 4 months at ₹10,000 per month over 3 months, and the last one is a lifetime access plan at ₹15,000 per month for 3 months.

Q 5. What type of career opportunities can you get after completing the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course in Pune by Skill-Lync?

You can apply for positions such as:

  • Airbag simulation engineer
  • CAE process simulation engineer
  • CAE crash structures engineer

Q 6. What is the salary you can get after finishing the LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA course in Pune by Skill-Lync?

According to GlassDoor, an LS-DYNA engineer can earn between INR 4 lakhs to 8 lakhs in India, depending on skills and experience.

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


1 industry expert

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


11 years in the experience range

Instructors with 11 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • FEA

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