A quick thank-you is due to all of the attendees to our May 2017 LS-DYNA training. The five day class focused on building accurate nonlinear transient simulations. The learning process was based on workshops covering how one could take basic data (e.g.,engineering stress-strrain) and geometry and then create an advanced simulation that could be verified and taken forward to validation with confidence. Best practices were advocated from mass scaling, element formulation (elform=-16) to MORTAR contact to encourage the students to first get a model that would run and then later on optimized it for numerical efficiency. The last day of the class focused on LS-DYNA's rapidly evolving implicit capabilities. Our next LS-DYNA training class will be May 14 - 18, 2018.
Predictive Engineering has been offering mechanical engineering analysis services for more than twenty years. We have over 800+ successful projects to our credit. Our work has been strain gauged, drop-tested, benchmarked, validated, proof tested, shaker-tabled and implemented in hundreds of designs. We have optimized structures from deep-diving submarines, tail rotor blades on a Sikorsky Helicopter, high-temperature hydrogen reactors, composite antenna systems, 3,000 HP transmissions, NQA-1 nuclear waste processing vessels to R&D satellites for the US Air Force. Additionally, we have extensive experience with LS-DYNA over the last 15 years and have done projects on: projectile impact, pyro-shock detonation, fracture of ductile and brittle materials, drop-testing of composite structures, electron-beam welding and impact of metal, plastic, elastomer and foam structures. Least we be too technical, we have also successfully modeled the shaker-table transport of French fries using the discrete element method (DEM).