Infoday Damage and Failure with GISSMO

The free Infoday Damage and Failure with GISSMO will take place on May 16. 2024, in Stuttgart, Germany and online.

Thanks to all attendees! We have no place left.


We would like to invite you to take part in the free information day on GISSMO. The info day will take place on May 16, 2024 at the Pullman Stuttgart Fontana directly at the train station in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. We are looking forward to numerous registrations.

GISSMO (Generalized Incremental Stress State dependent MOdel) is an isotropic, phenomenological failure and damage model. It is implemented in LS-DYNA and can be applied to most material models in the software. Since its introduction, GISSMO has developed into an incredibly flexible tool and is being used more and more in numerous industries. The info day will provide an overview of current developments and applications.

Preliminary Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 Registration, welcome coffee and brezel
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction
10:15 – 11:00   GISSMO: An Overview (Filipe Andrade, DYNAmore/Ansys)
11:00 – 11:30 Obtaining a triaxiality dependent failure curve for polymers just using tensile tests (Sergio Conde, DYNAmore/Ansys)
11:30 – 12:00    Material characterization for GISSMO simulations using solid elements (David Koch, DYNAmore/Ansys)
12:00 – 13:30   Lunch
13:30 – 14:00   Considering paint bake effects on aluminum sheets with *MAT_251 and GISSMO (Christoph Wilking, DYNAmore/Ansys)
14:00 – 14:30    Simulation-ready materials data in GRANTA MI (Harika Tankasala, Ansys)
14:30 – 15:15  Coffee break
15:15 – 15:45     Hints and tips around GISSMO / Frequently Asked Questions (Filipe Andrade, DYNAmore/Ansys)
15:45 – 16:00 Closing remarks / farewell



Hotel Pullman Stuttgart Fontana
Vollmoellerstraße 5
70563 Stuttgart, Germany