LS-DYNA®, LS-OPT®, LS-PrePost®
Applications & Capabilities


Automotive Crashworthiness & Occupant Safety

LS-DYNA is widely used by the automotive industry to analyze vehicle designs. LS-DYNA accurately predicts a car's behavior in a collision and the effects of the collision upon the car's occupants. With LS-DYNA, automotive companies and their suppliers can test car designs without having having to tool or experimentally test a prototype, thus saving time and expense.

Sheet Metal Forming With LS-DYNA

One of LS-DYNA's most widely used applications is sheet metal forming. LS-DYNA accurately predicts the stresses and deformations experienced by the metal, and determines if the metal will fail. LS-DYNA supports adaptive remeshing and will refine the mesh during the analysis, as necessary, to increase accuracy and save time.

Metal forming applications for LS-DYNA include:

Metal stamping
Deep drawing
Multi-stage processes

Aerospace Industry Applications

LS-DYNA is widely used by the aerospace industry to simulate bird strike, jet engine blade containment, and structural failure. 

Aerospace applications for LS-DYNA include:

Blade containment
Bird strike
   windshield & engine blande
Failure analysis

Other LS-DYNA applications include:

Drop Testing
Can and shipping container design
Electronic component design 
Glass forming 
Plastics, mold, and blow forming 
Metal cutting 
Earthquake engineering 
Failure analysis 
Sports equipment
   (golf clubs, golf balls, baseball bats, helmets) 
Civil engineering
   (offshore platforms, pavement design)