LS-DYNA Training

Predictive Engineering is a finite element analysis consultancy based in Portland, Oregon.

We are experts in the use of LS-DYNA® from Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LTSC) and we offer hands-on training courses designed for beginning and advanced users.

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Training courses are typically five days and on-site at our Portland, Oregon headquarters.

Each course is instructor-led with a heavy emphasis on activities-based learning. Class sizes are kept small (typically a dozen users) and students are provided a copy of our LS-DYNA training book, workshop videos and a team building social outing.



LS-DYNA Training Classes & Resources

Available training classes and resources are listed below. Contact us if you have
questions about course material, class registration/availability or group rates.

LS-DYNA: Analysis for Structural Mechanics Training Course

LS-DYNA Engineering Short Course
Explicit, Nonlinear, Large Deformation Analysis for Structural Mechanics

  • Date: Sept 21-25, 2015
  • Duration: 5 days (optional 5th day)
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

This week-long course is directed toward the engineering professional simulating highly nonlinear, transient dynamic problems involving large deformations and contact between multiple bodies. What this means in more layman terms is that we will provide a realistic foundation toward the practical usage of LS-DYNA as taught by practicing engineers.

The course is fast paced and follows a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

What's Covered:

  • Day 1: Theoretical Foundation
  • Day 2: LSPP & Material Modeling
  • Day 3: Contact & Load Initialization
  • Day 4: Drop Test, Damping & Bird Strike (SPH)
  • Day 5: Multiphysics with LS-DYNA (DEM/CFD/FSI) (Optional day)







What’s Included: Course training manual, notes and workshop video files will be provided on a flash drive for post-class refresher training. One lunch and one social event are provided to encourage class interaction with fellow users. Course provides certification of 32 hours of professional continuing education credits.

Cost: $2380/user (four days). Students attending the Analysis for Structural Mechanics training (four days) have the option of DEM/CFD/FSI training on the fifth day for an additional $575.

Registration: Early registration is encouraged since space is limited to 18 students and it is expected that the class will fill.

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LS-DYNA: Customized Group Training

In addition to our standard LS-DYNA training courses, we offer customized training to meet your company's specific needs at a location that is convenient for you.

Does your team need to ramp up its LS-DYNA knowledge? Speak with our engineers to develop a tailor-made program for your organization.







Work with our engineers to customize a course to meet the specific LS-DYNA training needs of your team.


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LS-DYNA: Training Notebook: Analysis for Structural Mechanics

For those unable to attend training in person, we offer the option to purchase class notes from our popular workshops.

These detailed class notes include more than 100 pages of information on topics that are covered in our workshop session. In addition, each set of class notes includes a 45 minute web meeting with an experienced mechanical engineer who will provide follow-up coaching and training with respect to the class material. The cost of each package is $675.







Students attending the workshop in person receive a complimentary set of notes.

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