2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2008 11:22 AM by Randy McDermott

    Will Cosmos Express tell me that a bolt will fail when I want it to?

    Randy McDermott
      Good Afternoon Group,

      I have a bolt made from 1045 that has a 1/4" radius groove around the outside diameter. The purpose of the groove is to reduce the bolts' tensile strength so that it will fail at a given amount of tension.

      If I give Cosmos Express a Factor of Safety of 1, input the tension value and have it optimize the design, provided I have the parts' material properties correct will it give me the results I want?

      Regards,
      Randy