I have a steel structure which is resting on concrete foundation and connected through a bolt, so which type of fixture I have to assign between these two entity.
Foundation bolt connected to a virtual plane. The virtual plane can represent the concrete wall. The steel part should also have a virtual wall connection with the virtual plane (contact set > virtual wall).
i am doing structural simulation of a structure. it is a assembly of number of parts, in that each part is connected to other part with a nut
and bolt, so my question is, do i need to assign both 'bolt connection' and 'contacts' between the parts or if i am not assigning 'bolt connection' between the parts how it will affect my results
and can you explain me application of contacts (bonded contact, no penetration and all) (in context with software background (how it works))
You don`t have to use "bolt connection" between parts if you have created bolts and nuts. But you must remember that you will have another parts to mesh. "Bolt connection" is a mathematical representation of your connection and it will resolve faster.
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