Hi. I'm struggling to get realistic results when using a bolted connection in a static study that incorporates a temperature load.
Essentially I'm attempting to bolt two metal plates to a metal block, which all have a temperature load of 150C applied to them. I have uploaded a simplified model which demonstrates the problem that I'm having. I've run the analysis with no temperature load and everything looks fine, however as soon as I introduce temperature the stresses go through the roof! Any help or advice would be much appreciated.