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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 Greenfield.


  1. Create a batch job containing commands to:
    1. 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 , type
      module load ls-dyna/971-R5.0
    2. 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. If it does not, you will get an error message starting with "no executable in" followed by a list of directories that were checked.

      Executable names are:

      MPI: mpp-dyna-s and mpp-dyna-d

      Hybrid: hyb-dyna-s and hyb-dyna-d

    3. Submit the job with the qsub command.