Infoday Composite Analysis

Due to the increasing importance of lightweight construction, where the aim is not only to economize on weight but also to improve rigidity and strength, the use of composite materials has increased dramatically over recent years. If considerations are made regarding the use of such materials for crash-relevant components, the requirements of simulation tools increase enormously - especially in automotive construction. As a consequence, numerous enhancements have been implemented in LS-DYNA.


The aim of this information day is to inform participants about the state of the art in simulating composite materials. In particular, an overview of existing options in LS-DYNA for simulating composite materials is given and current developments will also be discussed. Furthermore, new features in tools increasing the usability of these materials within LS-DYNA are presented (ENVYO, LS-PrePost). Presentations from both, research and industrial partners will illustrate the wide range of simulation approaches for fiber reinforced composite materials from a practical point of view. Furthermore, there is time for discussion and exchange between the software developers and other LS-DYNA users.


Participation is free of charge.



  • Overview on recent developments for the modeling of composite materials in LS-DYNA (material formulations, elements, delamination mechanisms)
  • Insight into the latest developments for additional tools increasing user friendliness regarding the composite modeling with LS-DYNA (ENVYO, LS-PrePost)
  • Illustration of the possibilities to model composite materials with LS-DYNA with various presentations from partners from both, research and industry

  • Overview on the modeling of short, long and continuous fiber reinforced composite materials
  • Exchange and discussion with developers and users

Dates Duration/days Calendar Registration Referee Language Location Fee
02.06.2022, 09:00 - 13:00 1/2 day Add to calendar German Stuttgart (GER) free
14.06.2023, 09:00 - 13:00 1/2 day Add to calendar Registration English Stuttgart (GER) free