Introduction to PRIMER for LS-DYNA

The PRIMER preprocessor provided by our partner Arup is a high-performance solution to process and control LS-DYNA models. In addition to the range of features usually offered by a preprocessor, PRIMER can be used to implement very specific LS-DYNA settings, such as almost all available contact options, special joints or highly complex material models. PRIMER has been specially and exclusively designed for LS-DYNA as an FE solver. In many cases, PRIMER is also applied to check LS-DYNA models for errors or to remove superfluous entries that may cause problems. In addition, the program offers a range of special properties to model occupant safety simulations, such as dummy positioning, seat adjustment, seatbelt fitting, or airbag folding.

In this seminar the practical use of PRIMER is arranged for the participant. All important functions are described and demonstrated in the context of a Workshops. On the basis of many training examples the participant learns the safe operation for different areas of application.

The event is organised in collaboration with Ove Arup Systems, the developer and provider of PRIMER.


  • Introductions
  • Area of application
  • User Interface and controlling the display
  • Some basic functions – editing, deleting, etc
  • Model Checking
  • Other methods of checking a model – contouring etc
  • Working with multiple models, model merge
  • Replace Part
  • Working with Include files
  • Contact penetration checking and fixing
  • Functions not covered in this course - demo
  • Q&A / Discussion

Dates Duration/days Calendar Registration Referee Language Location Fee
06.12.2024, 09:00 - 17:00 1 day Add to calendar Registration Daniel Kessler English Stuttgart (GER) 525 €


Daniel Kessler

Daniel Kessler

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Areas of expertise:
Crash, occupant safety, seats

Academic studies:
Civil engineering