Reno Genest
Ansys Employee


I don't know what you mean by "map" or "maps" and "setting values in maps based on the material used?"?

If you leave the parameters (DX, DY, DZ, KERNEL, SMSTEP, etc.) blank on the *SECTION_SOLID_SPG keyword, the LS-DYNA solver will use the default values. You can start with the default values and see what you get.

Do you have access to the SPG training on the Ansys Learning Hub? In the training,  you will find SPG setting recommendations based on certain applications.

The material model is independent of the *SECTION_SOLID_SPG. The only material information you need to specify in the *SECTION_SOLID_SPG is the material failure (IDAM, FS, and STRETCH). Please refer to the training material and the LS-DYNA user manual for more information.