LS-DYNA is a general-purpose finite element program for highly
nonlinear, transient dynamic analysis using explicit time
To show the software versions:
module avail lsdyna
Loading the module will set the path and any necessary variables:
module load lsdyna/version
LS-DYNA is a licensed product and may not be available to all CCR users. Access is restricted. Contact ccr-help with inquiries regarding access to the LS-DYNA software.
The LS-DYNA graphical interface (lsprepost) benefits from using the CCR's remote visualization node, but can sometimes fail to load on the viz nodes.
Many LS-DYNA examples are available for download from the vendor's website.
LS-DYNA manuals are also available from the vendor's website.
Single Node (Shared Memory) Parallelism
LS-DYNA jobs can be launched in unattended "batch" mode using single node shared memory parallelism. An example SLURM script is available on the CCR front-end at:
An example LS-DYNA model configured to use shared memory and
involving a ball and plate is available on the CCR front-end
Checkpoint and Restart of LS-DYNA Jobs
LS-DYNA jobs can be restarted in the event that a computation runs longer than the requested CCR job time. An example LS-DYNA model and corresponding checkpoint/restart SLURM scripts are available on the CCR front-end at:
Multiple Node (Distributed Memory) Parallelism
Using MPPDYNA, LS-DYNA jobs can also be launched in unattended "batch" mode using multiple node distributed memory parallelism. An example SLURM script is available on the CCR front-end at:
The ball and plate example configured to use MPPDYNA is
available on the CCR front-end at:
An MPPDYNA example that makes use of a pfile to configure the parallel job (see APPENDIX O of LS-DYNA Keyword Manual) is also available on the CCR front-end at:
LS-DYNA hosts an annual users conference featuring the makers of LS-DYNA along with training sessions and other events for the engineering community.
March 6, 2015: COMSOL and UB CCR hosted a computer modeling workshop focusing on COMSOL and other commercial engineering solvers. The workshop included instructions for using the UB CCR cluster to accelerate a variety of engineering codes, including COMSOL, ABAQUS, LSDYNA, ANSYS/CFX, STARCD, and STARCCM+. Click here to download the presentation.