2 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2018 10:47 AM by Maurizio Zanolla

    Screw in bolt connectors question

    Maurizio Zanolla

      Hi everybody

      I tried to model my connection using connector screws in SW simulation.

      They connect 2 parts divided by a no penetration contact.

      I have selected the edge of the bolt head hole and the thread face as shown in the attached images.

      I applied a preload.

      The upper part is subject to a moment while the lower part is bolted to the ground.

      Should my simulation work with these screws?

      The firs thing I noticed is that there is no obvious way to select the lenght of the screw and that the program selects a hex bolt but I needed soclet screw for my real system...

      Do I miss something in the settings?

      If there is no solution to these problems, is the simulation appreciably affected by this approximation?

      Thanks

      Maurizio