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Training Classes

General Information

  • Class locations. Livermore CA and Troy MI.
  • Duration. Classes start at 9 AM and end at 5:00 PM. Some classes are half-day on the last day, ending about noon.
  • Schedule of Classes. List of classes (sorted by date) is here.
  • Contact.  Aleta Hays (
  • Registration Form.  PDF can be found here.

General Description of an LSTC Class

  • Registration. Once registered you will receive a confirmation with additional information about the class.
  • What's included:
    • Access to computer for workshop exercises
    • Daily breakfast and lunch
    • For classes that are two days or longer a welcome dinner on first night of class
    • 30-day demo LS-DYNA license
  • Payment:
    • Students with valid student ID or university email address qualify for 50% discount
    • Credit cards & invoices will be processed on the first day of the class
  • Third Party Classes. Classes not affiliated with LSTC are located  here.


Title Price ($)
Advanced LS-DYNA 400
Advanced LS-PrePost 400
Advanced LS-OPT - Deterministic & Probalistic Optimization 600
Airbag Folding 400
Airbag Modeling in LS-DYNA 400
Airbag Particle Method Modeling (APM) 200
ALE, Eulerian & Fluid-Structure Interaction in LS-DYNA 600
Blast Using LS-DYNA 1,000
CAE for Non-CAE Engineers 200
Composite Materials in LS-DYNA 1,250
Comprehensive ALE & Structured ALE Modeling Methods & Applications 500
Contact Modeling in LS-DYNA 400
Crashworthiness in LS-DYNA (4 days)
+ Optional workshop (1/2 day)
Discrete Element Method in LS-DYNA 200
EM - Eddy Current Applications 200
EM - Battery modelling,  spot welding and resistive heating applications 200
Fracture, Failure, and Damage in LS-DYNA 1,250
Implicit Analysis using LS-DYNA 400
Introduction to ICFD 400
Introduction to LS-PrePost N/C
Introduction to LS-DYNA  750
Introduction to LS-OPT 400
Introduction to LS-TaSC 200
Introduction to Metal Forming 400
Introduction to Particle Methods in LS-DYNA 400
Introduction to Passive Safety 400
Material Characterization for Metals, Plastics  & Polymers: From Test Data to Material Model 200

Metal Forming Training using LS-PrePost

Nonlinear Implicit Analysis 200
NVH, Fatigue & Frequency Domain Analysis 400
Occupant Simulation Class 400
Occupant Simulation Workshops no fee
Overview of Contacts in LS-DYNA 200
Penetration Using LS-DYNA 1,000
Plasticity, Plastics, and Viscoplastic Materials in LS-DYNA 1,250
Rubber, Foam and Viscoelastic Materials in LS-DYNA 1,250
Shock Analysis w/USA/LS-DYNA (pdf) 750
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) in LS-DYNA 400
SPG and Peridynamics for Material Failure Analysis 400
SPH & SPG Methods for Fluid and Solid Applications 400
User-Defined Materials in LS-DYNA 1,250