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Bolt Connector Pre-Load solidworks simulation

You can apply an axial load or a combination of torque and a friction factor to simulate the prestress condition of a bolt connector. Enter the values under Pre-load in the Connector Bolt PropertyManager For static studies, bolt connector definitions induce two successive analysis runs: For the first analysis run, …

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Definition of Friction Factor solidworks simulation

The friction factor is also known as torque coefficient. The definition of friction factor is given in: Mechanical Engineering Design 5th edition by Shigley and Mischke, Chapter 8-8, pages 345 – 347. d = major diameter of the screw dm = mean diameter of the screw λ = lead angle …

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Bolt Connectors – Formulation solidworks simulation

Simulation models a bolt connector in a spider-like arrangement with (a) a beam element to represent the bolt shank, and (b) rigid bar elements to represent the nut and head parts. The beam element has no resistance to torque because the axial rotational degree of freedom is released. This formulation …

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Tensile Stress Area of a Bolt solidworks simulation

When you select Calculated tensile stress area (Connector-Bolt PropertyManager), the program calculates the tensile stress area (At), which is the mimimum area of the threaded section of the bolt, according to the formula: At = [(d3 + d2) / 2)]2 * π /4 P = pitch, axial distance between two …

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Connector – Bolt solidworks simulation

A Bolt can connect two components, multiple components, or a component and the ground. You can define bolts through a mixed stack of solids, shells and sheet metal bodies. You can also define a bolt by selecting entities of the same component. Example   Type Standard or Counterbore with Nut …

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Performing a Safety Check for all Connectors solidworks simulation

To perform a safety check for all connectors: Create a static or nonlinear study. Define pin or bolt connectors in your document. In the Connectors PropertyManager, select Strength Data. Under Strength Data: Set the Tensile Stress Area and its unit. Set the connector’s material yield strength and its unit in …

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Pin/Bolt Safety Check solidworks simulation

You can determine if a bolt or a pin in an assembly can safely carry the applied loads, or if it will fail. The software calculates the bolt strength factor of safety (SF) based on the combined load ratio a connector withstands and compares it with the user-defined factor of …

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Summary of Connectors solidworks simulation

Connector Type Study Type Geometric Entities Reference Geometry Type Required Input Bearing Static, buckling, frequency, and dynamic Cylindrical faces and circular shell edges N/A Rigid or flexible (lateral and axial stiffnesses) Bolt Static and nonlinear Bolt faces, nut faces, and cylindrical faces of the holes. Entities can be from one …

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Distributed Mass PropertyManager solidworks simulation

Distributes a specified mass value on the selected faces for use with static, frequency, buckling, and linear dynamic studies. Use this functionality to simulate the effect of components that are suppressed or not included in the modeling when their mass can be assumed to be uniformly distributed on the specified …

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