Ansys Workbench – Modeling Bolted Connections


This one-hour technical webinar recording discusses several common methods for modeling bolted connections in ANSYS Mechanical Workbench. These methods can be grouped into 4 categories:

  • Use bonded contact to attach the parts (bolts not included)
  • Use beam elements to model the bolts
  • Use solid elements to model the bolts but do not model the threads
  • Include the threads

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