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mate when there is a clearance

Question asked by Rachid Brah on Dec 4, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2017 by Rachid Brah

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum. Thank you for all the support you are providing.

As you can see in the picture, I am trying to model a wrench opening or tightening a bolt but not in a regular way (check the picture please). For me to simulate the real world situation I want the two surface of the head bolt to not be in direct contact with the whole surface of the wrench's jaws, because when the wrench tries to turn it presses the head bolt in just a portion of its side surface. The question is how can I simulate the wrench turning through the clearance between the jaws and the head bolt, then creates a couple moment in a limited surface after the contact between the jaws and the bolt head occurs. Thank you in advance



Message was edited by: Rachid Brah By the request of Iain, I am attaching the bolt, the wrench, and the assembly. There are some conflicts in the modeling, but I don't think they will affect what are trying to do. Thank you