LAMMPS Tutorials

This page has links to tutorial materials the LAMMPS developers have used. We're also happy to list resources created and hosted by other groups, that are of interest to people learning to use LAMMPS. Please contact the LAMMPS development team if you have links or documents you wish to contribute and post here.

We also hold LAMMPS workshops every 2 years in Albuquerque, NM which include a beginners session where tutorial-style information is presented. See the Workshops page for details and PDFs of slides presented.

August 2016 tutorial and symposium on Materials modeling with LAMMPS, held at Temple University.

Axel Kohlmeyer organized a LAMMPS Users and Developers Workshop and Symposium at the International Centre for Theroretical Phyics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy in March 2014. See details of the program at this link.

Steve Plimpton:

Chris MacDermaid:

Mario Orsi:

Axel Kohlmeyer:

At the annual Society of Rheology meeting in Oct 2013 in Montreal, the following short-course was given:

These are the slides we used. There were additional hands-on sessions, some of which used the scripts in the examples/VISCOSITY dir of the LAMMPS distro.

This is a set of nice tutorials created by the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) group at Mississippi State University:

A contact person for the Wiki and tutorials is Mark Tschopp (mtschopp at, who can answer general questions and point you to authors of individual test problems and tutorials.