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13th European LS-DYNA Conference 2021

The 13th European LS-DYNA Conference took place from October 5-7, 2021 in Ulm, Germany and online. With 230 participants on-site, over 600 participants online and 170 presentations, the event was a great success. DYNAmore GmbH would like to thank all speakers, participants and sponsors.

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Tuesday, 5th October 2021


Welcome/ Keynote-Presentations I
08:15 Welcome
U. Franz (DYNAmore)
08:30 Recent Developments in LS-DYNA - Part I
J. Wang (LST)
09:00 Complexity of a solver change and the transfer to project business
Frank Bauer (BMW Group)
9:30 Digital Tradition at IWC
Peter Steinhäuser (IWC)
10:00 Sponsor Presentation
Presenters from Sponsor
10:15 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS A 1 - 3 (Tuesday, 5th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room I "Keplersaal"
Crash I

Room II "Bonn"

Room III "Würzburg"
Testing and Calibration


New Features for Crash in LS-DYNA R13.0
T. Erhart (DYNAmore)

SMILE – Alternative Input Language for LS-DYNA (and Other Solvers)
B. Näser (BMW Group), D. Friedemann, J. Rademann (HTW Berlin)

Yield Locus Exponent Modelling of Packaging Steel for an Optimized Simulation of Limited Dome Height Experiments
F. Knieps, I. Moldovan, B. Liebscher, M. Köhl (thyssenkrupp), M. Merklein (IMT)


Using history variables in materials to reduce modelling effort and increase model accuracy
M. Styrnik (BMW Group), T. Erhart (DYNAmore)

Data Representation of Crash Scenarios by Graph Structures
A. Pakiman, J. Garche (Fraunhofer SCAI), A. Schumacher (University of Wuppertal)

The new Full Field Calibration Approach for solid elements to model constitutive behaviour in crashworthiness
C. Ilg (DYNAmore)

11:35 Modeling of adhesives in crash simulation
M. Helbig (DYNAmore)
Analysis of LS-DYNA MOR Approaches for Application in Crash Analysis and Integration in SDM Workflows
Z. El Khatib, U. Reuter (TU Dresden), M. Thiele (SCALE)

An Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Vulcanized Fiber
K. Bayram, M. Pfeiffer, C. Alter, Prof. S. Kolling (THM)


Modeling of component failure due to notch effects in press-hardened steel caused by mechanical and thermo-mechanical joints under crash load
P. Bähr (Fraunhofer IWM)

Automatic Outlier Detection for Crash Simulation Results
D. Borsotto, L. Jansen, V. Krishnappa, S. Mertler, C. A Thole (SIDACT)

12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS A 4 - 6 (Tuesday, 5th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room IV "Nürnberg"
Simulation Methods I

Room V "Hannover"
Forming I

Room VI "Fulda"
Optimization I


Neural network representation of mechanical fasteners in large-scale analyses
V. André, D. Morin, M. Costas, M. Langseth (NTNU)

Forming Simulation of Tailored Press Hardened Parts
M. Triebus, A. Reitz, O. Grydin (Paderborn University), J. Grenz, A. Schneidt, R. Erhardt (BENTELER), T. Tröster, M. Schaper (Paderborn University)

PCA-based sensitivity analysis of response fields using LS-OPT
C. Keisser (DYNAmore France), M. Hübner, T. Graf (DYNAmore), A. Basudhar, N. Stander (Ansys/LST)

11:10 DM.inspect: customizable quality control of LS-DYNA input files
S. Mattern (DYNAmore), M. Koch (Porsche), R. Bitsche (SCALE)
Synthetic data and Artificial Intelligence: forming process control using real-time data acquisition and AI trained with simulation datasets
M. Schmiedt, J. Lenz, W. Rimkus, S. Feldmann (Hochschule Aalen)

Multi-material Design via Discrete Material Sampling and Topology Optimization
M. Bujny, S. Menzel (Honda Europe), S. Ramnath (OSU), N. Zurbrugg, D. Detwiler (Honda America)


A gray-scale mapping method to consider locally varying properties for wood forming simulations
C. Liebold (DYNAmore), D. Zerbst (German Aerospace Center), T. Gereke (TU Dresden), S. Clauß (Mercedes Benz)

Creation of 3D geometry from topology optimization results, for thin-walled, casted and additive manufacturing parts
A. Kaloudis, A. Poulias (BETA CAE Systems)

A three-dimensional finite element model for the roll bending of heavy plates using a 4-roll plate bending machine
L. Kappis, P. Froitzheim, Prof. W. Flügge (Fraunhofer IGP)

Optimization of test specimen geometries to construct a GISSMO failure curve for a high strength steel
B. Gürsoy, Emin Tamer (BIAS Engineering)

12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS A 7 - 9 (Tuesday, 5th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room VII "Gartensaal"
Simulation Models I
ROOM VIII "Travenmünde"
Room IX "Virtual Room"
Composites I
10:45 New developments of SPG method for large deformation and material failure analysis of multistage manufacturing processes
Y. Wu, X. Pan, W. Hu, C.T. Wu (Ansys/LST)

Occupant Safety Simulations – Dummy Models

H. Sharma (DYNAmore)

This workshop is a compact version of the original occupant protection introductory course from DYNAmore, which usually covers a variety of topics ranging from dummy models to seatbelt system to airbag modelling. However, this workshop focuses on to give a very brief overview of the most crucial aspect of an occupant safety simulation, which is – dummy models and their positioning in a crash simulation model.

The focus is particularly on the modelling techniques and the practical applications of a dummy model. The workshop is mainly aimed at beginners who want to carry out simulations in the field of occupant protection (especially for side, front, or rear crashes) with LS-DYNA. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of dummy model design and construction, positioning using a pre-processor like PRIMER and a subsequent pre-simulation in LS-DYNA. Initial knowledge of PRIMER and LS-DYNA program is suggested, but not necessary.

This workshop addresses following topics:

  • Dummy model design and development
  • Overview of a variety of dummy models – front, side, and rear crash
  • Dummy model manufacturers and their latest models on the market
  • Available dummy models in LS-DYNA
  • Structure of a dummy model
  • Positioning and pre-simulation of a dummy model
  • Summary

Modelling Laminated Glass in LS-DYNA under extreme loading conditions
M. Tatarsky, D. Aggromito, J. Farley, J. Klimenko, W. Wholey,
L. Pascoe (Arup)


Spectral element methods for transient acoustics in Ansys LS-DYNA®
T. Littlewood, Y. Huang, Z. Cui (Ansys/LST)

J-Composites/Compression Molding Version 2.0: New Simulation Tool for CFRP Composites
S. Hayashi, S. Dougherty, S. Hiroi, S. Wang, Y. Atsushi (JSOL)
11:35 Recent developments in NVH and fatigue solvers in Ansys LS-DYNA®
Y. Huang, T. Littlewood, Z. Cui, U. Basu (Ansys/LST), S. Hartmann (DYNAmore), D. Benson (Ansys/LST)
Multiscale Simulation of Short-Fiber-Reinforced Composites: From Computational Homogenization to Mechanistic Machine Learning in LS-DYNA
H. Wei,C. T. Wu, D. Lyu, W. Hu, F. Rouet, K. Zhang, P. Ho (Ansys/LST), H. Oura, M. Nishi (JSOL), T. Naito (Honda), L. Shen (CoreTech System)
12:00 Latest in AI/ML application to modeling complex geometry
P. Krishnaswamy, U. Mallikarjunaiah (Xitadel), Y. Nakagawa (Honda)
Creep study of expanded polystyrene used in Refrigerator packaging
S. Jagtap, D. Thorat, D. Chhetri, S. Vishwakarma (Whirlpool of India), M. Fiori (Whirlpool Technical Center)
12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS B 1 - 3 (Tuesday, 5th October, 13:45 - 15:25)

ROOM I "Keplersaal"
Crash II
ROOM II "Bonn"
Occupant Safety I
Room III "Würzburg"
Material Modelling I
13:45 p.m.

Gradient enhanced damage: modelling, implementation and applications
H. Schmidt (Bertrandt), Prof. A. Matzenmiller, M. Nahrmann (University of Kassel)

The new rear airbags in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class - a challenge for hard- and software
M. Reinitz (iSi Automotive), L. Quarg (Mercedes Benz)
Prediction of temperature induced defects in concrete with LS-DYNA: cement hydration implementation and applications
M. Bernardi, F. Kanavaris, R. Sturt (Arup)
14:10 p.m. Parameter Identification of Coating Parameters to Improve Webbing Bending Response in Passive Safety Crash Simulations
A. Soni, S. Schilling, M. Grikschat, S. Jagalur, N. Chandra, S. Venkatesh, N. Puttegowda, A. Vishwanatha, M. Dahlgren (Autoliv)
Latest Developments towards a sophisticated THOR-5F Dummy Model
I. Maatouki, C. Kleessen, D. Riemensperger, C. Shah, J. Wang (Humanetics)

Survey of four material models for ballistic simulations of high-strength concrete
A. Antoniou, M. Kristoffersen, T. Børvik (NTNU)

14:35 p.m. Creating a complete crash model with GNS. High accurate Barriers, handy preprocessing with dummy positioning and fast tailored result analysis
C. Kaulich, L. Benito Cia (GNS)

Latest Development of the advanced Pedestrian Legform Impactor CAE Model
C. Kleessen, C. Shah (Humanetics)

Non-Isochoric Plasticity Assessment for Accurate Crashworthiness CAE Analysis. Application to SAMP-1 and SAMP-Light
P. Cruz, E. Martin-Santos, L. Martorell (Applus IDIADA) M. Lobdell, H. Lobo (Applus Datapointlabs)

Damage modeling of aluminum casting components considering defect distribution for crashworthiness prediction
F. Andrieux, C. Frie , D. Sun (Fraunhofer IWM)

Overview of pedestrian analysis setup and post-processing using the Oasys LS-DYNA Environment with a focus on new features
G. Newlands, B. Crone (Arup)

Modelling liquefaction of soils with LS-DYNA using a SANISAND-based material model
R. Sturt, C. Cengiz, Y. Huang, S. Bandara, A. Pillai, J.Go (Arup)

15:25 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS B 4 - 6 (Tuesday, 5th October, 13:45 - 15:25)

Room IV "Nürnberg"
Simulation Methods II
Room V "Hannover"
Forming II
Room VI "Fulda"
Impact / Blast I

Enabling Interoperability for LS-DYNA Users with Envyo® using the VMAP Standard
C. Liebold, T. Usta (DYNAmore)

Simulation of Hot Rolling using LS-DYNA
M. Schill, J. Karlsson (DYNAmore Nordic), H. Magnusson, F. Huyan (Swerim), N. Safara Nosar, Jonas Lagergren, T. Narström (SSAB)

Characterization of fragments induced by High Velocity Impacts and satellite additional shielding protective structures evaluation
T. Legaud, V. Lapoujade (DynaS+)


VMAP enabling interoperability in integrated CAE simulation workflows
K. Wolf, P. Gulati (Fraunhofer SCAI) G. Duffett (NAFEMS)

Cross-Sectional Warping in Sheet Metal Forming Simulations
T. Willmann (University of Stuttgart), A. Wessel (Fraunhofer IWM), T. Beier (thyssenkrupp), A. Butz (Fraunhofer IWM), M. Bischoff (University of Stuttgart)

A study on blast-loaded aluminium plates with crack-like defects subjected to blast loading
H. Granum (Enodo), D. Morin, T. Børvik, O. Sture Hopperstad (NTNU)


Virtual Tool Commissioning using LS-DYNA Functional Mock-up Interface
S. Heiland, L. Penter, S. Ihlenfeldt (TU Dresden), L. Klingel, F. Jaensch, A.Verl (University of Stuttgart), C. Schenke (Fraunhofer IWU)

Roll forming simulation using higher order NURBS-based Finite Elements
P. Glay (DYNAmore France), S. Hartmann (DYNAmore)

Inconel 713 and TiAl turbine blade impact test validation with LS-Dyna, including Inconel 718 casing and failure models
I. Catalina, K. Manzanera (ITP Aero)

15:25 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS B 7 - 9 (Tuesday, 5th October, 13:45 - 15:25)

Room VII "Gartensaal"
Simulation Models II
Room VIII "Travenmünde"
Room IX "Virtual Room"
Optimization II

Predictive Engineering Using Dfss Of IBM Power9 System
A. Alfoqaha, K. O’Connell, E. Campbell, M. Hamid (IBM)

Simulation Data Management with SCALE.sdm

G. Geißler, M. Liebscher, M. Thiele (SCALE)

The workshop gives an overview of the simulation data management environment SCALE.sdm. The framework consists of three modules:

--SCALE.project: Project administration, milestones, requirements, responsibilities, targets, approval,...

--SCALE.model: Model setup (CAD, mesh, simulation), version management, load cases, HPC-submit, documentation, collaboration,...

--SCALE.result: Evaluation of test and simulation results, assessment, reports, correlation, data analysis,...

The modules are known under the former names Status.E, LoCo and CAViT.

There will be a discussion on how to benefit from SCALE solutions from the perspective of a user and from the perspective of a project manager. Examples of typical CAE workflows and processes with SCALE.sdm are introduced within live demos. A lively discussion at the end of the workshop is very welcome to investigate a potential integration of SCALE.sdm software in your environment.

Vortex: A new structural optimisation solver for lightweight holistic automotive design
D. Russell (Vortex Engineering), N. Kalargeros (Jaguar Land Rover)


Numerical Modeling of Aluminum Forgings; Issues of Material Failure and Element Formulation
F. Hekmat (GM), P. Du Bois (Consultant)

Determination of Material Modeling Parameters using LS-OPT Based Optimization Technique
Amritha U, K. Kurudimath, S. Mohapatra (SABIC)
14:35 PDC electrical cable modeling using TRUSS elements
B. Pockszevnicki, V. Carvalho Rosa, R. Rajagopalan (Stellantis)
LS-OPT: Status Update
N. Stander, A. Basudhar (Ansys/LST)

Topology optimization of an automotive hood for multiple load cases and disciplines
W. Roux, I. Gandikota, W. Roux, G. Yi (Ansys/LST)
15:25 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS C 1 - 3 (Tuesday, 5th October, 16:00 - 18:05)

Room 1 "Keplersaal"

Room II "Bonn"
Occupant Safety II
Room III "Würzburg"
Material Modelling II

Modelling of fracture initiation and post-fracture behaviour of head impact on car windshields
K. Osnes (NTNU), S. Kreissl, J. D’Haen (BMW Group), T. Børvik (NTNU)

Coupling feedback control loop-based model in Simulink to finite element model in LS-Dyna: Application to reposition forward leaning occupant to upright posture
A. Soni, S. Schilling, H.Hinrichs, C. Verheyen, M. Grikschat, B. Eickhoff, A. Lucht, A. Cirstea (Autoliv)

On the prediction of process-dependent material properties for Ti-6Al-4V with LS-DYNA
T. Klöppel (DYNAmore)

16:25 Experience a complete virtual crash and safety laboratory with the aid of the ANSA pre-processor
E. Dagdilelis, T. Fokylidis, T. Lioras (BETA CAE Systems)

Human Body Model Positioning using Oasys PRIMER
G. Mohamed, G. Newlands (Arup)

Simulating Resistive Heating of Ti-6Al-4V
M. Merten (DYNAmore)

16:50 CASE STUDY - Material models for depiction of unloading in low speed crash applications
B. Hirschmann, Y. Nakagawa, N. Matsuura (Honda), H. Pothukuchi, M. Schwab (4a engineering)

Real Time Biofidelic positioning of Human Models with ANSA
L. Rorris, A. Lioras (BETA CAE Systems)

FE analysis and parameter optimisation of anisotropic material models for metals using Full-Field Calibration
J. Jung, W. Rimkus, S. Mouchtar, J. Schlosser, M. Schmiedt (Hochschule Aalen)

17:15 Assembly of full-vehicle digital crash models using ANSA techniques
A. Kaloudis (BETA CAE Systems)

A critique of the THUMS lower limb model for pedestrian impact applications
T. Cloake, C. Bastien (Coventry University), J. Hardwicke (University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire), D. Venetsanos (Coventry University), C. Neal-Sturgess (University of Birmingham)

Automation of LS-DYNA’s Material Model Driver to Generate Training Data for Machine Learning based Material Models
D. Sommer, K. Mitruka, Prof. P. Middendorf (University of Stuttgart)

Definition of Peak Virtual Power Brain Trauma Variables for the use in the JSOL THUMS injury post-processor web-based estimator
C. Bastien (Coventry University), C. Neal-Sturgess (University of Birmingham), H. Davies, X. Cheng (Coventry University)

Implementation of deep learning-based models for the prediction of elasto-plastic material behavior
M. Burkhardt, D. Wiesner, Prof. U. Göhner (University of Applied Sciences Kempten)
19:00 Reception in the exhibition
20:00 Gala Dinner at Einstein-Saal

PARALLEL SESSIONS C 4 - 6 (Tuesday, 5th October, 16:00 - 18:05)

Room IV "Nürnberg"

ROOM V "Hannover"
Forming III
Room VI "Fulda"
Impact / Blast II

Isogeometric Analysis in LS-DYNA R13 – key steps towards industrial applications
S. Hartmann, L. Leidinger (DYNAmore), D. Benson, A. Nagy, M. Pigazzini, L. Li, L. Nguyen (Ansys/LST)

Adaptation of a solid self-piercing rivet made of aluminum using numerical simulation to extend the application limits
M. Schlicht, T. Nehls, P. Froitzheim, Prof. W. Flügge (Fraunhofer IGP)

Simulation of the high velocity impact of railway ballast on thermoplastic train underbody structures
M. Vinot, D. Schlie, T. Behling, M. Holzapfel (DLR)

Latest advancements for IGA model creation with ANSA
L. Rorris, I. Chalkidis (BETA CAE Systems)

Forming and spring-back simulation of CF-PEEK tape preforms
S. Cassola, M. Duhovic, L. Münch, D. Schommer, J. Weber, J. Schlimbach, J. Hausmann (TU Kaiserslautern)

Numerical Analysis of Impact Tests on Bending Failure of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Subjected to Inclined Soft Missile Impact
C. Heckötter, J. Sievers (GRS)

Hybrid IGA/FEA vehicle crash simulations with trimmed NURBS-based shells in LS-DYNA
L. Leidinger, S. Hartmann (DYNAmore), D. Benson, A. Nagy (ANSYS/LST) L. Rorris, I. Chalkidis (BETA CAE Systems), F. Bauer (BMW Group)

Dynaform 6.2 - New features and enhancements
J. Chen (eta)

Hourglass reduction measures in hard turbine missile impact into concrete protective barrier
A. Iliev, M. Miloshev (Mott Macdonald)

Isogeometric Analysis on trimmed solids: A B-Spline-based approach focusing on explicit dynamics
M. Messmer (TUM), L. Leidinger, S. Hartmann (DYNAmore), R. Wüchner, Prof. F. Duddeck, K.-U. Bletzinger (TUM), F. Bauer (BMW Group)

Introducing Quickform solver - A fast enhanced incremental solver for early die face development phase
J. Chen (eta)
17:40 Prediction of fatigue damage by random vibration using isogeometric and finite element analysis
S. Wang, R. Troain, L. Khalij (INSA)

19:00 Reception in the exhibition
20:00 Gala Dinner at Einstein-Saal

PARALLELE SESSIONS C 7 - 9 (Tuesday, 5th October, 16:00 - 18:05)

Room VII "Gartensaal"
Multiphysics I

Room IX "Virtual Room"
16:00 Cardiac electrophysiology using LS-DYNA
P. L’Eplattenier, I. Caldichoury, K. El Houari (Ansys/LST)

Calibration of Six Constitutive Material Models for Geomaterial
R. Nasouri (University of Texas), H. Rokhy (Amir Kabir University), A. Matamoros, A Montaya (University of Texas), R. Backzadeh (Urmia University)

16:25 Introduction of ISPG Method and Geometric Multiscale Modeling for Electronics Solder Reflow and Shock Wave Analysis
D. Lyu, W.Hu, X. Pan, C. T. Wu (Ansys/LST)
Numerical Simulation of Rock Cutting Mechanism of Tunnel Boring Machine
R. Nasouri (University of Texas), H. Rokhy (Amir Kabir University), A. Matamoros, A. Montaya (University of Texas) R. Backzadeh (Urmia University)
16:50 Comparative Evaluation of Sound Absorption Performance of Various Types of Core Panels
S. Tokura (Tokura Simulation Research Corporation)

Magnets dynamics using LS-DYNA
T. Nguyen, I. Caldichoury, P. L'Eplattenier (Ansys/LST), L. Kielhorn, T. Rüberg, J. Zechner (Tailsit)

17:40 Validation of the CHEMISTRY Solver in LS-DYNA
R. Nasouri (University of Texas), H. Rokhy (Amir Kabir University), A. Montaya, A. Matamoros (University of Texas), R. Backzadeh (Urmia University)
19:00 Reception in the exhibition
20:00 Gala Dinner at Einstein-Saal

Wednesday, 6th October 2021

07:00 Running LS-DYNA (45 min Jogging)

PARALLEL SESSIONS D 1 - 3 (Wednesday, 6th October, 08:30 - 10:10)

Room 1 "Keplersaal"
Crash IV
Room II "Bonn"
Composites II
Room III "Würzburg"
Material Modelling III

Analyzing bicycle accidents with human body models
V. Alvarez (Lightness by Design), H. Wendelrup (Hövding), K. Brolin (Lightness by Design)

Numerical and experimental investigations of thick-wall composite hydrogen tanks
M. Vinot, T. Behling, M. Holzapfel (German Aerospace Center), D. Moncayo (Daimler)

Experimental-numerical determination of the Taylor-Quinney coefficient
J. Johnsen (Enodo), L. Dæhli, T. Børvik, O. Sture Hopperstad (NTNU)
08:55 Predicting the results of the finite element simulation of a snowboarding backward fall with ODYSSEE
D. Salin (CADLM), W. Wei, N. Bailly (Aix Marseille Univ)

Thermo-mechanical homogenization of composite materials
S. Alameddin, F. Fritzen (University of Stuttgart)

Calibration and application of *MAT_258 for Bending of High-Strength Steel
J. Holmen, J. Johnsen (Enodo), D. Morin, M. Langseth (NTNU)

09:20 Comparing the Frontal Impact Responses of the VIVA+ Average Female and SAFER Average Male Human Body Models in a Generic Seat
E. Svenning (DYNAmore Nordic), K. Mroz (Autoliv), T. Johansen (DYNAmore Nordic), N. Lubbe (Autoliv), J. Iraeus (Chalmers University)

Numerical investigation of the forming behaviour of polymer-metal sheets using fibre reinforced thermoplastic tapes with discontinuous layup
P. Kabala (TU Braunschweig), I. Karb (Compositence), D. Trudel-Boucher (National Research Council Canada), T. Ossowski, K. Dröder, A. Hürkamp (TU Braunschweig)


Characterisation of an Energy Absorbing Foam for Motorcycle Rider Protection in LS-DYNA
S. Maier (University of Stuttgart), M. Helbig (DYNAmore), H. Hertneck (SAS-TEC), J. Fehr (University of Stuttgart)

Simulating the Induction Heating Behavior of CFRTPC Laminates
M. Duhovic, T. Hoffmann, S. Becker, P. Mitschang (TU Kaiserslautern)

10:10 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS D 4 - 6 (Wednesday, 6th October, 08:30 - 10:10)

Room IV "Nürnberg"
Simulation Methods III
Room V "Hannover"
Elastomers and Polymers
Room VI "Fulda"
Workshop III
08:30 Dynamic behaviour study of a satellite propellant tank using numerical and experimental vibratory tests
T. Pierrot, A. Guilpin, T. Legaud, V. Lapoujade (DynaS+), J.-E. Chambe, M. Charlotte, Y. Gourinat (Université de Toulouse), M. Delorme (ATECA)

Using MAT_ADD_INELASTICITY for Modelling of Polymeric Networks
T. Borrvall, F. Bengzon, A. Jonsson (DYNAmore Nordic), M. Lindvall (IKEA)



Oasys Suite Workshop – Overview of Latest Features

Developed specifically for LS-DYNA, the Oasys Suite is at the leading edge of pre and post-processing software and is used worldwide by many of the largest LS-DYNA customers. The latest version of the software, Oasys Suite 18.0, has exciting new features and updates to help you power through your workflow and achieve high-quality results.

Key highlights include:

  • D3PLOT Viewer – a brand new 3D web viewer to transform the way you review, communicate, and deliver engineering analysis
  • New seatbelt creation tools for fully fabric seatbelts
  • Further improvements and additions to the pedestrian protection tools
  • Creation and management of SPR (Self Piercing Rivet) type connections
  • New and improved automatic REPORTER templates, including MPDB
  • Easier access to the powerful LS-DYNA implicit analysis solver through a new tool for quick and easy set-up of implicit analyses
  • Improved support for human body models

Join us for a session explaining more about some of these new features. Note this session is a recorded presentation however, Oasys team members will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the Oasys Suite.

08:55 Combustion Engine Analyses Using New and Extended Features in LS-DYNA
A. Jonsson, T. Borrvall, F. Bengzon (DYNAmore Nordic)

Modelling and Simulation of the long-term Behavior of Thermoplastics in LS-DYNA
M. Morak (Polymer Competence Center Leoben), R. Steinberger, I. Sladan, S. Seichter (Hirtenberger), W. Hahn, M. Göttlinger (Hilti), P. Reithofer, M. Schwab, H. Pothukuchi (4a engineering)

09:20 Enabling the *CONSTRAINED_INTERPOLATION_SPOTWELD (in detail SPR3) as a general-purpose fastening element
M. Styrnik (BMW Group), T. Erhart (DYNAmore)
Injection molded energy absorber (Ultramid® PA-GF30) in the front end of Daimler S-Class MY2020
L. Juhasz, A. Wüst, S. Glaser, S. Ebli, T. Hensel, (BASF), G. Summ, M. Herok, G. Jäger (Daimler)

Development of a finite element model of high energy laser-material interaction
M. Ross, D. Pope (Dstl)

Ceramic-Rubber Hybrid Materials – A Way to Sustain Abrasive Heavy Impact Applications
M. Herr (AC2T research), M. Varga, L. Widder (AC2T), J. Mermagen, S. Rodinger, W. Harwick (Fraunhofer EMI)

10:10 Break

PARALLELE SESSIONS D 7 - 9 (Wednesday, 6th October, 08:30 - 10:10)

Room VII "Gartensaal"
Impact / Blast III
Room VIII "Travenmünde"

Modeling and Simulation of Hypervelocity Impacts on Spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit
R. Færgestad, J. K. Holmen, T. Berstad (NTNU) T. Cardone (ESA), K. A. Ford (NASA), T. Børvik (NTNU)

Investigation of process robustness in sheet forming simulation with Dynaform and LS-OPT

M. Merten, K. Liebold (DYNAmore)

This workshop shows the application of the optimization and probabilistic analysis program LS-OPT on the drawing step of a generic fender geometry simulated with LS-DYNA to judge on the robustness and reliability of the model.

Input variables of a typical sheet forming simulation that are subject to uncertainties are alternated automatically within the framework of LS-OPT based on an inherent Monte Carlo approach. Using metamodel approximations as well as classifiers to evaluate statistical results are discussed. The influence of the variation of the input variables on typical sheet forming results is investigated, e.g. thickness reduction and the Formability Index. Alternated parameters were material properties like yield and tensile strength taken from literature.


Meso-scale modeling of hypervelocity impact on spacecraft foam-core sandwich panels
A. Cherniaev (University of Windsor)

09:20 Modeling of hypervelocity impact on spacecraft honeycomb-core sandwich panels: investigation of projectile shape and honeycomb-core effects
A. Cherniaev , R. Aslebagh (University of Windsor)
10:10 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS E 1 - 3 (Wednesday, 6th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room I "Keplersaal"
Battery I
Room II "Bonn"
Composites III
Room III "Würzburg"
Cloud computing

Battery simulation in the crash load case
S. Rybak (EDAG)

An Integrated Modeling Scheme for Sensor Embedded Woven Composite Structures in Manufacturing Simulation
T. Usta, C. Liebold (DYNAmore), M. Vinot (DLR)

Benchmark as decision support for cloudification: Moving CAE and HPC to the cloud increases quality and efficiency of simulations
C. Woll (GNS Systems)

11:10 Two Modelling Approaches of Lithium-Ion Pouch Cells for Simulating the Mechanical Behaviour Fast and Detailed
D. Schmid (TU Graz)
Axial Crushing of an Aluminum-CFRP Hybrid Component: FE-Modeling, Simulation and Experimental Validation
S. Hoque (AIT), A. Rauscher (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria)

Virtual product development in the Digital Engineering Center: Greater innovative capacity through interdisciplinary organisation and automation
C. Woll (GNS Systems)

11:35 Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of a Li-Ion Pouch Cell under Three-Point Bending
B. Schaufelberger, A. Altes, P. Matura (Fraunhofer EMI)
Delamination and Fracture Modeling Techniques for Shell Composite Structures in LS-DYNA®
A. Polla, E. Cestino, G. Frulla, P. Piana (Politecnico di Torino)

Transitioning LS-DYNA workloads to the Cloud on the path to Digital Maturity
I. Fernández (Gompute), D. Dorribo (Gompute)


Simplified modeling of pouch cells under different loadings
A. Trondl, D.-Z. Sun, S. Sommer (Fraunhofer IWM)

Laser impact modelling in order to assess composites bonding on aeronautical structures
C. Michel, V. Lapoujade, T. Maillot, J. Grassy (DynaS+)

End to end Service Use Cases and data driven decisions
M. Reichel (CPU 24/7)

12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS E 4 - 6 (Wednesday, 6th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room IV "Nürnberg"
Simulation Methods IV
Room V "Hannover"
Multiphysics II
Room 6 "Fulda"
Workshop V

A meta-model based approach to implement variation simulation for sheet metal parts using mesh morphing method
H. Zheng, K. Upadhyay, F. Litwa (Mercedes-Benz), K. Paetzold (University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich)

Sideways launching process of a ship using the Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian approach
A. Ulbertus, M. Schöttelndreyer (thyssenkrupp Marine Systems), S. Ehlers (Hamburg University)

Dynaform 6.2 New Features

M. Merten (DYNAmore)

The workshops feature both informative and how-to knowledge
with demonstrations of the latest features from experts.

The aim is to provide the attendees with insights, limits and merits of the topic. It facilitates the understanding by showcasing simple examples that explain the methods. Besides the presentation there will be time for interactions between the presenters and the audience.

11:10 From Time Delayed MRI to Patient-specific computational modeling of scar-related ventricular tachycardia
K. El Houari, P. L’Eplattenier, C. Shao, I. Caldichoury, M. Rochette (Ansys/LST)

Multiphysics SPH simulation of flow drilling process
A. Journaux, T. Legaud, V. Lapoujade (DynaS+)

11:35 Applications of the new magnetostatic solver/ AMS preconditioner in LS-DYNA®
M. Duhovic (TU Kaiserslautern), I. Caldichoury, P. L’Eplattenier, T. Nguyen (Ansys/LST), J. Hausmann (TU Kaiserslautern), L. Kielhorn, T. Rüberg, J. Zechner (Tailsit)

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics modeling of symmetrical granular column collapse
Y. Li, N. Zhang, R. Fuentes (RWTH Aachen)

12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS E 7 - 9 (Wednesday, 6th October, 10:45 - 12:25)

Room VII "Gartensaal"
Crash V
Room VIII "Travenmünde"

Improvement in predictive capability of CAE safety models with emphasis on GISSMO material model, weld rupture (spot/MIG welds) representation and detailed modeling in small overlap crash test simulations
M. Parab, J. Sholingar, E. Stahmer, A. B. Sheshadri (FCA)

Numerical investigation of the flow through foldcores with LS-DYNA ICFD Solver
F. Muhs, R. Walter (University of Stuttgart)
11:10 Using JFOLD and LS-DYNA to Study the Effects of Passenger Airbag Folding on Occupant Injury
R. Taylor (Arup), S. Hayashi, M. Murase (JSOL)
Impingement jet flows for cooling using LS-DYNA® : an introduction to ICFD and ISPH approaches
E. Yreux, I. Caldichoury (Ansys/LST)

11:35 Reconstruction of Trimmed and Faceted Vehicle Models for Isogeometric Analysis in LS-DYNA
K. Shepherd (Brigham Young University), X. D. Gu (Stony Brook University), T. J. R. Hughes (University of Texas)
Trailing edge failure analysis of a friction pad in a clutch using thermal fluid structure interaction with LS-DYNA ICFD solver
A. Nair, I. Caldichoury (Ansys/LST)

Fully Coupled LS-DYNA FSI simulation of an Automotive Painting process (RoDip)
S. Adya, I. Caldichoury, F. Del Pin, D. Bhalsod (Ansys/LST)

12:25 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS F 1 - 3 (Wednesday, 6th October, 13:30 - 15:10)

Room I "Keplersaal"
Battery II
Room 2 "Bonn"
Composites IV
Room III "Würzburg"

Dynamic testing with automated local strain measurement using IMPETUS®
S. Riemelmoser, M. Schwab, M. Rollant (4a engineering)

Simulation of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics in LS-DYNA using Envyo mapped fiber orientations obtained from process simulation in Moldex3D
M. Gustavsson, D. Aspenberg (DYNAmore Nordic), B. Stoltz (IKEA)
New Development of the Gap Closure Feature in LS-DYNA ICFD
P. Huang, F. Del Pin, I. Çaldichoury, R. R. Paz (Ansys/LST)
13:55 Thermo-mechanical characterization and modelling of battery cell components with IMPETUS® and VALIMAT®
M. Schwab, H. Pothukuchi, M. Rollant (4a engineering)
A VCCT-cohesive approach for the efficient modelling of delamination in composite materials
P. Daniel (Btechc), J. Främby (DYNAmore Nordic), M. Fagerström (Chalmers University), P. Maimí (University of Girona)

New developments and future road map for the ICFD solver in LS-DYNA
F. Del Pin, R. R. Paz, P. Huang, I. Çaldichoury (Ansys/LST)

14:20 Numerical Simulation of Cell Venting within a Simplified 18650 Li-Ion Battery Pack
D. Grimmeisen, M. Schneider (CASCATE)
Failure prediction with *MAT_215 in LS-DYNA for short and long fiber reinforced polymers
P. Reithofer, H. Pothukuchi (4a engineering), S. Kolling (THM), J. Schneider (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

Simulating Thermal Runaway of Batteries
N. Karajan (DYNAmore)

On Interply friction in Prepreg Forming Simulations
S. Kumaraswamy (Volvo), A. Dutta (KTH), M. Landervik, A. Bernhardsson (DYNAmore Nordic), M. Åkermo (KTH)

15:10 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS F 7 - 9 (Wednesday, 6th October, 13:30 - 15:10)

Room IV "Nürnberg"
Room V "Hannover"
Multiphysics II

Truck Frame Optimization Considering Crashworthiness, NVH and Static Responses
H. Dong, J. P. Leiva, B. Watson (OmniQuest), W. Gao, F. Pan (ShareFEA Engineering Technology)

Influence of Solidification-Dependent Microstructure on Subsequent Metal Forming Operations
S. Hovden, J. Kronsteiner, L. Kuang-Wu (LKR)
13:55 An enhanced design exploration using modal decomposition of key events in frontal crash simulation
M. Okamura, H. Oda (JSOL)
Recent Developments of the EM-Module in LS-DYNA – A Discussion
L. Kielhorn, T. Rüberg, J. Zechner (TAILSIT)

14:20 Numerical and Experimental Correlation of a Survival Cell Designed for a Bus Body Structure
F. Biondo, A. Sordi, G. Magnabosco (Marcopolo)
Benefits of coupling of FLACS CFD® and LS-DYNA® for hydrogen safety applications
L. Paris, M. Duchateau (Gexcon France), P. GLAY (DYNAmore France)

Emphasis on Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) Modeling Around MIG Welded Joints in Crash CAE Virtual Predictive Full Vehicle Models
S. Pethe (FCA US), M. Channegowda (Altair), S. Patil, A. Sheshadri, K. Jaboo (FCA)

A methodological study on FSI with thermal coupling in LS-DYNA: ALE and SPH for low pressure die casting (LPDC) processes
S. Cavariani, S. Scalera (DYNAmore Italia)

15:10 Break


Keynote-Presentations II / Farewell
15:45 Recent Developments in LS-DYNA - Part II
J. Wang (LST)
16:00 Water shock analysis
Eric De Hoff (Honda)
16:30 Farewell
Thomas Münz (DYNAmore)
17:00 End of Conference