16th LS-DYNA Forum 2022

The 16th LS-DYNA Forum took place in Bamberg on October 11 and 12, 2022.

Ansys and DYNAmore would like to thank all speakers, chairmen, keynotes, participants, exhibitors and sponsors for a successful LS-DYNA Forum 2022.

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Day 1


Welcome / Keynote-Presentations I
08:15 Welcome

U. Franz (DYNAmore)

08:30 Recent Developments in LS-DYNA*

J. Wang (Ansys)

09:00 Application development with LS-DYNA & LS-OPT at BASF SE

Andreas Wüst (Simulation Engineering & Ultrasim® - BASF SE)

09:30 Power through your entire LS-DYNA workflow with the Oasys LS-DYNA Environment

P. Young (Arup)

09:45 Break

In Bamberg:
Notes on Simulating Head Impact on Windshields
Stefan Kolling (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen)

Advanced Modeling Approaches for fresh and aged Li-ion Batteries at different Levels of Detail in LS-DYNA
Christian Ellersdorfer (TU Graz)

10:45 Material Modeling for Engine Containment Studies. Is there a One-For-All-Metals Methodology?

Paul Du Bois (Consultant)

11:15 The Future of High Performance Fabrics

H. Cornelius (Cornelis Networks)

11:30 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS A 1 - 2 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, CET)

Room I

Room II
Pedestrian Safety


A crash simulation methodology for Polypropylene foamed parts produced with core-back technology
M. Nutini (LyondellBasell)

An enhanced modular approach for addressing the complexity of pedestrian analysis
N. Tsartsarakis (BETA CAE Systems)


Numerical validation of a sailplane fuselage crash test
C. Pohl, M. Hofmann, S. Schmauß, J. Löwe (TUM)

Development of Mobile Security Barriers
M. Sebik (SVS FEM)

12:40 Prototyping and Virtual Testing of Sports and Work Helmets
C. Moos, M. Pfeiffer, Prof. S. Kolling (THM), K.-D. Klass (Senckenberg Gesellschaft)
Simulation and Physical Testing of an Innovative ‘floating’ Shallow Mount Hostile Vehicle Barrier 
J. Farley (Arup)
1:00 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS A 3 - 4 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, CET)

Room III

Room IV

12:00 Recent Developments of the EM-Module in LS-DYNA – A Discussion
L. Kielhorn, T. Rüberg, J. Zechner (TAILSIT)

New material MAT_307: A viscoelastic-viscoplastic constitutive formulation to model adhesives during the complete manufacturing-crashworthiness process chain 
T. Klöppel (DYNAmore)


Snapping magnets with LS-DYNA : Experimental Validations
I. Caldichoury, P. L’Eplattenier, T. Nguyen, S. Medikonda, M. Hernandez, C. South (Ansys)

Material Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Monolithic Polycarbonate under Low and High Strain Rate Loadings
I. Colamartino, N. Ghavanini, L. Scampini, P. C. Astori, M. Anghileri, Augustin Perrier-Michon (Politecnico di Milano)


Battery Management Systems (BMS) Analytics, Collaboration and Decision Making with support for Crash and Safety Test-Data using d3VIEW
S. Bala (d3VIEW)

Establishment of a robust methodology for modeling different types of failure behavior in thermoplastics materials
S. Mohapatra, S.Kamat (SABIC)
1:00 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS B 1 - 3 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 2:00 - 3:40 pm, CET)

Room I

Room II
Numerical Methods

Room III


Abuse characterization and simulation of battery cells and cell arrangements 
M. Schwab, H. Pothukuchi, S. Riemelmoser (4a engineering)

Instability and Mesh Dependence – Part 1: Analytical criteria 
P. Du Bois (Consultant), M. Feucht (Mercedes-Benz), F. Andrade, T. Graf, S. Conde, A. Haufe (DYNAmore)

Modeling variations in the virtual process chain of forming and joining
P. Brix (Mercedes-Benz)


From Single Cell Abuse Experiments to Thermal Runaway in Electric Vehicle Crash Simulations
P. L’Eplattenier, I. Caldichoury, K. Kong, V. Challa, D. Bhalsod, S. Adya, M. Howard (Ansys)

Instability and Mesh Dependence – Part 2: Numerical simulations
F. Andrade (DYNAmore), P. DuBois (Consultant), M. Feucht (Mercedes-Benz), T. Graf, S. Conde, A. Haufe (DYNAmore)

The Investigation of the Effect of Punch Velocity Increment on the Thickness of Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) Layers
I. Şimşek (Bosch)

2:40 Nachhaltiger Leichtbau durch Monomaterialbauweise eines Batterischutzgehäuses
F. Huberth (Fraunhofer IWM), M. Hegde (KIT FAST)
Ansys LS-DYNA OneMPI Methodology
E. Day, J. Wang, F.-H. Rouet, B. Lucas (Ansys)

A cost-effective Cold Roll-Forming FE model for industrial applications
L. Marconi (CRM Group) 


Electrochemical-Thermo-Mechanical Coupled Abuse Models for Lithium-ion Battery in LS-DYNA
K. Im, Z.-C. Zhang, G. Cook Jr. (Ansys)

Data-driven analysis of LS-DYNA's time step estimates and a machine learning based estimate
T. Willmann, M. Schilling, Prof. M. Bischoff (University of Stuttgart)

Forging simulation using the example of a knife
W. Rimkus, S. Zorniger (Hochschule Aalen) 


An anisotropic constitutive approach for analogous modeling of Li-ion cells 
A. Trondl, F. Andrieux (Fraunhofer IWM)

Framework of conducting a reliability analysis using stochastic nonlinear FE models in LS-DYNA
C. Petrie, F. Oudah (Dalhousie University)

Ansys Forming – GUI for sheet metal forming simulation with LS-DYNA
V. Steininger (Tiwaquest)

3:40 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS B 4 - 5 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 2:00 - 3:40 pm, CET)

Room V
Workshop I
2:00 A closed multiscale simulation framework for the simulation of woven composite structures
M. Vinot, M. Holzapfel, N. Toso (DLR)

Achieving a full human body positioning workflow in your LS-DYNA environment, utilising Oasys PRIMER


This workshop will demonstrate how to use Oasys PRIMER to position human body models for LS-DYNA.

Oasys PRIMER is used by over 50 companies world-wide to position a wide range of industry-leading THUMS and GHBMC human body models.  This workshop will demonstrate the full positioning workflow using real-world examples and highlight the latest positioning functions in Oasys software. It will also introduce top-tips and techniques to help the practicing engineer achieve realistic articulation of human body models.

Time will be available for Q&A and informal audience participation, providing opportunity for attendees to discuss and share any specific pain-points and challenges in their current CAE/LS-DYNA workflow.

This workshop is ideal for both existing Oasys PRIMER users and anyone interested in the growing topic of human body model injury prediction in LS-DYNA.

2:20 Load Bearing Capacity Prediction of Non-Crimp Fabric Composites Using MAT54 and MAT58 Constitutive Models
A. Cherniaev (University of Windsor)
2:40 Comparative Study of Impact Energy Absorption Performance of Cylindrical Honeycomb Structure Based on Origami Engineering*
S. Tokura (TSR)

Thermo-mechanical homogenization of laser-generated composite materials
S. Alameddin (University of Stuttgart)


3:40 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS C 1 - 3 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 4:15 - 5:35 pm, CET)

Room I

Room II
Human/Material Modeling

Room III
Forming II


Automatic detection of similarities and exceptions in deformations and mesh functions over many crash simulation results
M. Pathare, Prof. J. Garcke, R. Iza-Teran, D. Steffes-lai (Fraunhofer SCAI)

Advanced material modeling with user subroutines
R. Abdusalamov, M. Hillgärtner, R. Chandrasekaran, K. Ngoc Vu, M. Itskov (RWTH Aachen)

Simulaton of sheet metal forming and current developments
Dr. M. Fleischer, Dr. S. Sitz, F. Asen, P. Craighero, N. Paramasivam (BMW Group)


Development of a 2020 SUV vehicle FE model
R. Reichert (GMU)

Efficient gradient-enhancement of ductile damage for implicit time integration
J. Friedlein, J. Mergheim, P. Steinmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität)

Analysis of Global Sensitivities for One-Step and Multi-step Deep-Drawing Simulations 
T. Lehrer, T. Daiminger, M. Wagner (OTH Regensburg), A. Kaps, Prof. F. Duddeck (TUM), I. Lepenies (SCALE)
4:55 Electric Power Assisted Steering System In Vehicle Level CAE Simulation
G. Song (Ford Motor Company)

Method Development for the Characterization, Modeling and Simulation of Hygro-Thermo Effects in Thick Layer Adhesives in Steel Construction
F. Kötz, Prof. A Matzenmiller (Universität Kassel)

3D-Shell Elements for Improved Prediction Quality in Sheet Metal Forming Simulations
M. Schilling (University of Stuttgart)


Dynamic evaluation of vehicle roof systems under crash scenarios: An approach to early detection of potential concerns
D. Patil (Mercedes-Benz)

10 years human modeling at DYNAmore and future projects
A. Gromer, D. Fressmann (DYNAmore)

Recent Developments in Dynaform
J. Chen (eta)

7:00 Reception in the exhibition hall
8:00 Gala Dinner in Hegelsaal

PARALLEL SESSIONS C 4 - 5 (Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 4:15 - 5:35 pm, CET)

Room IV

Room V
Cloud Computing


Oil Flow and Cooling Analysis using Incompressible SPH*
E. Yreux, S. Pathy (Ansys)

Transitioning LS-DYNA workloads to the Cloud in the path to Digital Maturity 
I. Fernández (Gompute), D. Dorribo1 (Gridcore)


LS-DYNA Structured ALE : Recent Progress
H. Chen (Ansys)

Enabling Performance Isolation for LS-DYNA in Multi-Tenant Supercomputing Platforms
O. Maor, G. Shainer, Y. Qin, G. Cisneros-Stoianowski, D. Cho (HPC-AI Advisory Council)

4:55 Recent Developments in WB LS-DYNA
E. Plugge (Ansys)
7:00 Reception in the exihbition hall
8:00 Gala Dinner in Hegelsaal

Day 2

PARALLEL SESSIONS D 1 - 3 (Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 08:30 - 09:50 am, CET)

Room I
Drop Test

Room II

Room III
Welding and Heat Treatment


Drop Response Simulation of Balanced Armature Receivers for Hearing Aid and Professional Audio Applications
M. Javadzadeh Moghtader, M. Colloca (Sonion)

Parameteridentifikation zur Prozesssimulation des Hochgeschwindigkeits-Bolzensetzens 
M. Gerkens

Simulation based distortion management for multiple stage assembly of welded structures
T. Loose (Dr. Loose GmbH)


Development of Fall Strength Design Method for Portable Products
J. Morimoto, Y. Hasebe (Toshiba Tec)

Framework für die numerische Sensitivitätsanalyse von Prozessketten zur Herstellung komplexer Karosseriebauteile
S. Kriechenbauer, I. Lepenies (SCALE), S. Hensel (Fraunhofer IWU)

Change of material behavior due to Bake Hardening and its implementation in the simulation of the process chain
M. Hofmann (TU Dresden)


Drop test simulation of short fiber composites with LS-DYNA in Ansys Workbench
F. Negri, S. Mendy, F. Pavia, S. Acharya, H. Mao, S. K. Meenakshisundaram (Ansys)

A Deep Learning Approach to Predict the Deviation of Sheet Metal Parts in Deep Drawing Process
A. Farahani, J. Vitay, F. Hamker (TU Chemnitz) 

Multi-Shape Modeling of Line Welds in Crash Models using ANSA 
T. Fokylidis (BETA CAE Systems), N. Pasligh (Ford-Werke)


Cumulative Loading on small home appliances during shipping
S. Chavan, S. V. Jagtap, N. Wankhede, A. Mandal, K. Kusupudi (Whirlpool)

Connector Wear Modeling and Testing Validation of Server Hardware
A. Alfoqaha, E.Campbell, K. O’Connell, M. Hamid, S. Canfield, S. Khambati (IBM)

Towards Faster 3D Simulations of CFRTP Induction Welding
M. Duhovic (TU Kaiserslautern)

09:50 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS D 4 - 5 (Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 08:30 - 09:50 am, CET)

Room IV

Room V


Automatic Outlier Detection for Crash Simulation Results
C.-A. Thole, D. Borsotto, V. Krishnappa, K. Schreiner (SIDACT)

Towards the Isogeometric Aero-Engine 
M. Kober (BTU)


Future Engineering Data Management: Datengesteuerte Produktentwicklung mit einem einzigen System für alle Engineering-Daten
C. Woll (GNS Systems)

Isogeometric Analysis in ANSA, challenges and solutions
L. Rorris (BETA CAE Systems)


Introduction to Machine-Learning Capabilities in d3VIEW for Numerical, Categorical, and 2D Data Learn and Predictions for Data-Science and non-Data-Science Engineers
S. Bala (d3VIEW)

Isogeometric Shell Components in Full Vehicle Crash Simulations: Hybrid Modeling
L. Leidinger, S. Hartmann (DYNAmore), D. Benson, A. Nagy, L. Li, M. Pigazzini, L. Nguyen (Ansys), F. Bauer (BMW Group)

Analysis of 3D structures using IGA solids: Current status and future directions
S. Hartmann, L. Leidinger (DYNAmore), M. Meßmer (TUM), D. Benson, A. Nagy, L. Li, M. Pigazzini, L. Nguyen (Ansys)

09:50 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS E 1 - 3 (Wedesday, 12th October 2022, 10:30 am - 12:10 pm, CET)

Room I
15 Years GISSMO

Room II
Occupant Safety I

Room III


GISSMO 1: A short introduction to the basic options
D. Koch (DYNAmore)

Development of component tests to reproduce the bending of seatbelt webbing under transverse load 
C. Meinel (BMW Group), O. Schoeneich (IAT)

LS-OPT Pro Status Update
N. Stander, A. Basudhar (Ansys) K. Liebold (DYNAmore), C. Keisser (DYNAmore France), A. Svedin (DYNAmore Nordic)


GISSMO 2: Application to metallic materials
Prof. A. Haufe (DYNAmore)

A novel method for characterizing seatbelt webbing bending response under tension force
S. Schilling, A. Soni, T.-M. Voigt, F. Manneck, S. Gathmann (Autoliv)

Graph and Heuristic based Topology Optimization of 3D crash structures - Presentation of all essential modules of the fully automatic process
Prof. A. Schumacher, F. Beyer (University of Wuppertal)

11:10 GISSMO 3: Application to polymers
S. Conde (DYNAmore)
Occupant Safety prediction
D. Drougkas, N. Tzolas Nikolaos (BETA CAE System)

Creation of 3D geometry from topology optimization results for thin-walled structures
A. Kaloudis, A. Malotka (BETA CAE Systems)


Automated material model generation in VALIMAT - AUTOFIT & AUTOFAILUREFIT
B. Hirschmann, C. Schober, B. Jilka, H. Pothukuchi (4a engineering)

Adaption and integration of CORA in the validation process of occupant safety simulations
C. Meinel (BMW Group), O. Schoeneich (IAT), M. Pabst (BMW Group)

Rapid Next Generation Material Calibration for LS-DYNA using Workflows for Metals, Elastomers, Polymers and Foams in d3VIEW in on-Premises and/or Cloud Platforms
S. Bala (d3VIEW), P. DuBois (Consultant)

11:50 A Robust Method for Identifying GISSMO Regularization Behaviour
N. B. Kulkarni, S. Jurendic (Novelis)
Automotive Occupant Protection pre and post ADAS event using a LS-DYNA/Carmaker Co-simulation Approach with Model Center Integrate
A. Nair, Z. Zhang, S. Choudhary (Ansys)

Mode Tracking in the Presence of Shape and Mesh Changes
A. Basudhar (Ansys)

12:10 Lunch Breal

PARALLEL SESSIONS E 4 - 6 (Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 10:30 am - 12:10 pm, CET)

Room IV
Room VI
Workshop II
Room VI
Workshop III

Improvements of LS-DYNA ICFD's steady state solver
I. Caldichoury, F. del Pin, R. Paz, P. Huang (Ansys)

Further enhancing your pedestrian protection analysis through the Oasys LS-DYNA Environment


This workshop will demonstrate the latest capabilities of the Oasys LS-DYNA Environment software for assessing pedestrian protection in LS-DYNA.

The Oasys LS-DYNA Environment has been a pioneer of pedestrian protection assessment analysis for over 20 years. Tools have been developed in collaboration with in-house engineering teams working on live pedestrian protection projects. These tools help engineers power through their workflow, from vehicle mark-up and model build to automatic reporting and understanding results. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of all pedestrian analysis related tools using live demonstrations, highlighting new functionality in the latest software releases and support for the latest regulations, and providing an opportunity for questions and discussion about the topic and tools.

This workshop is ideal for anyone involved with the assessment of pedestrian protection using LS-DYNA.

Magnets, Actuators, Railguns and Inductive Heating

  • What is the LS-DYNA EM solver ?
  • Principles of Eddy Currents and EM solver
  • Magnetic Metal Forming
  • Electromagnetic Launchers
  • Magnets
  • Magnetostatics
  • Stranded Conductors, electric motors and actuators
  • Inductive heating

New developments in LS-DYNA ICFD for the R14 release
F. Del Pin, R. Paz, P. Huang, I. Caldichoury (Ansys)

11:10 Fluid-structure Interaction Simulation of a Patient-Specific Heart Model with Automated Segmentation Using Simpleware 
C. Huang (Ansys), G. Hyde-Linaker, C. Goddard (Synopsys), F. Del Pin, C. Maurath (Ansys), R. Bryan (Synopsys), T. Marchal (Ansys)
11:30 Overview of the dual-CESE solver in LS-DYNA and its applications
G. Cook, Z. Zhang, K. Im (Ansys)

Development of a two-way flow Chinese-dome digester (TWF-CDD) for enhancing anaerobic digestion performance
E. Agbor-ambang (Soka University)

12:10 Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS F 1 - 3 (Wednesday, 12th October 2022, 1:15 - 2:35 pm, CET)

Room I
LS-DYNA Environment

Room II
Occupant Safety II

Room III


DYNAmore ECO SYSTEM - News on DYNAmore's LS-DYNA-Tools
S. Mattern (DYNAmore)

Positioning Human Body Models based on experimental data
M. Oikonomou, M. Athanasios (Aristotle University), J. Iraeus (Chalmers University), L. Rorris, A. Lioras (BETA CAE Systems)

Modeling terminal ballistics of 25x137 mm M791 APDS-T
M. C. Simsek, M. Büyük (Nurol Teknoloji)


Recent Developments in Envyo
C. Liebold (DYNAmore)

Biofidelic positioning, pre-processing and post-processing of Human Body Models with ANSA and META
L. Rorris, N. Tzolas, A. Lioras, A. Fokylidis (BETA CAE Systems)

The use of blast load simulation to manage risks*
A. S. Duvall (Nuclear Transport Solutions) J. Squire (Sellafield)

1:55 DYNAmore ECO SYSTEM: The artists formerly known as LS-DYNA Tools
T. Graf, M. Hübner (DYNAmore)
Virtual simulations of side sled tests
J. Prchal (CAE Engineer) A. Kafková (CAE Engineer)

Large-scale ALE and SALE LS-DYNA simulation methods exemplified by blast scenarios in a partially collapsed rock embedded facility
R. Heiniger,  B. Hochholdinger, D. Schröder (DYNAmore Swiss), F. Ubertini (Dynamic Phenomena)


LS-PrePost News
P. Ho (Ansys)

Robustness Analysis of Passenger Airbag Out-of-Position Deployment Using LS-DYNA and DIFFCRASH
T. Ishizuka, M. Okamura (JSOL), R. Taylor (Arup)

Simulation of Shock Transient Analysis on Wabtec Diesel Engines for Naval Vessels
P. Selvaraj, D. Shea (Wabtec)

2:50 Break

PARALLEL SESSIONS F 4 - 6 (Wedensday, 12th October 2022, 1:15 - 2:35 pm, CET)

Room IV
Room V
Room VI
Civil Engineering

Recent updates in linear solvers towards NVH and fatigue analysis in Ansys LS-DYNA
Y. Huang, T. Littlewood, Z. Cui, U. Basu, F. Rouet, D. Benson (Ansys)

Simulation Data Management with SCALE.sdm

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.

Numerical simulation of soil cutting using SPH and SPG approach
F. Farzaneh (Florida State University), H. Rokhy, A. Kabir (University of Technology)


Acoustic simulation of RJ-45 connector assembly
S. Meenakshisundaram, S. Acharya, (Ansys)

Investigation of various concrete material models to simulate seismic response of reinforced concrete columns subjected to cyclic loading
F. Farzaneh (Florida State University), H. Rokhy, A. Kabir (University of Technology)

Hydrogen Risk Analysis During Severe Accidents In A Nuclear Power Plant
J. Amponsah (Cape Coast Technical University)

2:35 Break


Keynote-Presentations II/ FArewell
3:15 Sponsor Presentation III

Representative Sponsor


End-to-end process simulation of painted body
M. Künzel and K. Wiegand (Mercedes-Benz AG)


Recent Developments II
T. Erhart (DYNAmore)

4:30 Farewell

T. Münz (DYNAmore)

4:45 Ende der Konferenz

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