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Mechanically Fastened Joints and Bolt Preload e-Learning Presentation

This presentation accompanied the Mechanically Fastened Joints and Bolt Preload ANSYS e-Learning session, originally given in November 2012 by CAE Associates.  To view a recording of the session, click here.

Many structural analysis requirements address assemblies with mechanically fastened joints.  Finite element simulation provides insight into load transfer and detailed part stresses of assemblies.   During this ANSYS e-Learning session, CAE Associates Project Manager George Bauer discusses:

  • Different bolted connection approaches for various levels of detail or analysis focus.
  • Global and detail level shell and beam modeling.
  • Detailed solid part connections and problem setup.
  • Applying bolt pretension load and monitoring.
  • Bolt and Part contact & interaction options and setup.
  • Rigid body motion and general nonlinear problem setup.
  • Postprocessing important results quantities. Integration with design studies and optimization.