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LS-DYNA is a general purpose transient dynamic finite element program capable of simulating complex real world problems. LS-DYNA is provided by the Livermore Software Technology Corporation.

Installed on blacklight.


  1. Create a batch job containing commands to:
    1. Use the module command in a batch job.
    2. Load the appropriate ls-dyna module.
       module load ls-dyna
      loads the module for the default version of ls-dyna. There are multiple versions available. Typing
      module avail ls-dyna
      lists the available versions. Choose the appropriate module for the version you want to use. For example, to use version 971-R5.0, type
      module load ls-dyna/971-R5.0
    3. Run ls-dyna.

      Each version has more than one executable available. Be sure to choose the right executable for your needs. To check which executables are available for a given version, first load the module for that version, then type

      which executable
      You will get a message displaying the path to the executable, if it exists, or a "Command not found" message.

      Executable names are found in the table below. In general, mpp-dyna or hyb-dyna may be faster than ls-dyna in parallel.

      Threaded ls-dyna-s ls-dyna-d
      MPI mpp-dyna-s   mpp-dyna-d
      (only in v 5.1.1 and later)  
      hyb-dyna-s hyb-dyna-d
  2. Submit the job with the qsub command.

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