Bolted Connections in ANSYS Workbench: Part 1

There are many ways of modeling bolted connections using ANSYS workbench FE software. This article provides an overview of various methods including best practices. Here is my list in order of increasing complexity and modeling fidelity: No bolts – bonded connections Beam Bolts Spring Bolts 3D solid bolts 3D solid bolts with joint pretension load […]

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