Purchase LS-DYNA Software

LS-DYNA® from Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LTSC) is the world's most advanced general-purpose nonlinear finite element program. It is capable of simulating complex real-world problems, and is widely accepted as the premier analysis software package for today's most challenging engineering applications.

At Predictive Engineering, we are longtime experts in LS-DYNA software and can help you buy LS-DYNA and then guide you through the acquisition, licensing, installation, support and in-depth LS-DYNA training. We like to say that we don't sell LS-DYNA but we advocate LS-DYNA to clients where it will make them money. If you would like to learn more about purchasing and learning LS-DYNA, please take a look at this PDF: LS-DYNA The advanced simulation tool for nonlinear, linear, dynamic, static analysis and multi-physics (DEM, FSI, CFD, Electro-magnetics, SPH, Galerkin EFM & More)

LS-DYNA can predict how a prototype will respond to real-world events such as crashes, drops, earthquakes, bird strikes and more. The ability to simulate these events in software minimizes the time and expense that must be devoted to experimental testing.

Applications of LS-DYNA are numerous, from the simulation of automotive collisions to predicting stresses and deformations in metal forming processes to aerospace bird strike or hail damage on composites with meshless methods (SPH or DEM). Although its street creed is in extreme nonlinear, it is also at home running standard linear solutions for stress, normal modes analysis or advanced PSD fatigue analyses. It is truly an analysis code for all seasons and all terrains. Purchasing LS-DYNA can be as simple as start-up personal license or leasing LS-DYNA on a month-to-month basis. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on buying LS-DYNA or simply taking it for a test drive. Please feel free to contact us to get started on taking advantage of the world's most powerful and inexpensive complete analysis code.

DYNAstart Professional - Start-up License Offer

Unlimited LS-DYNA versions available for all common platforms

Cost: $6000

  • 1 license LS-DYNA for 1-year lease (unlimited functionality, no limitations), SMP- or MPP-version
  • Full technical support by phone or email for 12 months
  • New software releases included during lease period
  • Includes LS-PrePost and LS-OPT
  • Only available to new customers


More info on LS-DYNA


LS-DYNA has been designed to tackle the most difficult engineering problems in the world. Leveraging the software is beneficial to your engineering team in terms of time, money and confidence:

  • Simulate complex crash and deformation engineering problems
  • Combine complementary simulation disciplines such as crash, structural analysis, occupant safety, NVH and others
  • Have confidence that your virtual models have a high degree of correlation to physical testing prototypes
  • Increase confidence in your final product design by virtually testing it under all conceivable loading conditions
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by providing long-lasting products that have survived the most extreme conditions imaginable

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Auto crashworthiness & occupant safety

  • Accurately predict behavior in an automotive collision. Includes specialized features for seatbelts, slip rings, pretensioners, retractors, sensors, accelerometers, airbags and Hybrid III dummy models.

Aerospace analysis

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

Sheetmetal forming

  • Accurately predict stresses and deformations experienced by metal in processes such as stamping, hydroforming, forging and deep drawing. LS-DYNA supports adaptive remeshing and will refine the mesh during the analysis, as necessary, to increase accuracy and save time.

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Other applications

  • Drop testing
  • Can and shipping container design
  • Electronic component design
  • Glass forming
  • Plastics, mold and blow forming
  • Biomedical (heart valves)
  • Metal cutting
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Failure analysis
  • Sports equipment
  • Civil engineering

Supported Platforms

LS-DYNA is well optimized on all platforms including multiprocessor platforms (see table below). Its accuracy has been proven through extensive correlation with experimental data and, of course, analytical solutions. LS-DYNA is an invaluable tool for capturing extreme nonlinear events where other solvers have failed.


LS-DYNA runs on leading PCs, Unix workstations, supercomputers and MPP (massive parallel processing) machines.

Computer resource requirements vary depending on problem size. Simulations with more than 100,000 elements have been run using 15 million words of memory and 100 Mbytes of disk space. On super-computers, the code is highly vectorized and takes advantage of multiple processors.

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Hardware Requirements

Processor Operating System
AMD Opteron Linux
CRAY XD1 Linux
HP PA-8X00 HP-UX 11.11 and above
HP IA-64 HP-UX 11.22 and above
HP Opteron Linux CP4000/XC
IBM Power 4/5 AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
INTEL IA32 Linux, Windows
INTEL IA64 Linux
INTEL Xeon Linux
Windows 64 bit
NEC SX6 Super-UX
SGI Mips IRIX 6.5 X
SGI IA64 SUSE 9 w/Propack 4
RedHat w/Propack 3
SUN Sparc 5.8 and above
SUN x86-64 5.8 and above

We also provide LS-DYNA consulting services. Please feel free to Contact us to discuss your project requiring nonlinear finite element analysis or multiplysics coupling between fluids, heat or magnetism.

A presentation made by Predictive Engineering on the ease of use of Femap and LS-DYNA.


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