LS-DYNA is a general purpose finite element software and is designed for use in various applications. Based on the use of the software for a specific application, LS-DYNA offers several parameters that can be changed from their default values to improve the accuracy, robustness, and stability of the simulation. For performing crash analysis using LS-DYNA, the attached document provides a list of best practices that can be used to improve simulations. Please note that the recommendations in the document are based on experience and apply to the software version that existed at its original publication date. It must be noted that the guidelines, if implemented in simulation models, do not always guarantee stability, accuracy, and robustness as they depend on a number other factors as well.
The document was prepared by my dear colleague, Mr. Jim Day, and myself.