LS-DYNA R12.0.0 (R12.148978) released

New version of LS-DYNA is released for all common platforms.

Release notes for LS-DYNA R12.0.0

Herein are summarized new features and enhancements in version 12.0.0.  Some bug fixes are also described, some of which may also have been included in other recent releases..

The items are arranged by category.  Understand that in many cases, a particular item may pertain to more than one category, but in the interest of brevity, each item is listed only once, under a single category.

Excluding the “Miscellaneous” category, the categories are arranged alphabetically.

NEW category for R12.0.0. are “BATTERY (Electrochemistry Solver)” and “Dual CESE Compressible Fluid Solver


BATTERY (Electrochemistry Solver)

(See also “Battery module Release” in the “EM (Electromagnetic Solver)” section.)



CESE Compressible Fluid Solver


Dual CESE Compressible Fluid Solver




Discrete Element Method (DEM)

EFG (Element Free Galerkin)


EM (Electromagnetic Solver)


Forming Analysis


ICFD (Incompressible Fluid Solver)

Implicit (Mechanical) Solver


Isogeometric Analysis (IGA)


*MAT and *EOS




SPG (Smooth Particle Galerkin)

SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics)

Thermal Solver

XFEM (eXtended Finite Element Method)