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Screw in bolt connectors question

Question asked by Maurizio Zanolla on May 24, 2018
Latest reply on May 25, 2018 by 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?