Electromagnetism in LS-DYNA

This course provides an introduction to the Electromagnetics (EM) solver in LS-DYNA. The Maxwell equations are solved in the Eddy-Current approximation suitable for cases, where the propagation of electromagnetic waves in air (or vacuum) can be considered as instantaneous. The solver is coupled with the solid mechanics and thermal solvers of LS-DYNA allowing the simulation and solution of applications such as magnetic metal forming, welding, bending, induced heating, resistive heating and so forth.

The course includes a presentation of the solver’s general principles and applications, a complete keyword description for setting up an Eddy-Current problem, an introduction to the more advanced features (Inductive heating problems, exterior magnetic field, magnetic materials and so forth) as well as an advanced description of the available controlling tools to ensure a safe analysis.


Key electromagnetic concepts are reviewed throughout the course and a general knowledge about electromagnetics is therefore appreciated but not mandatory.



  • Introduction and applications
  • General principles
  • Maxwell equations
  • FEMSTER library
  • FEM and BEM coupled system
  • Setting up a EM problem step by step
  • The EM timestep
  • Circuits
  • EM materials and equation of states
  • Advanced functionalities
  • Controlling and monitoring the analysis

Dates Registration Calendar Duration/days Location Referee Fee Language
04.10.2016   1 Stuttgart
I. Çaldichoury
550,- EUR english


Dr. Iñaki Çaldichoury
Dr. Iñaki Çaldichoury
External lecturer
LSTC - Program developer