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Forces between bodies....

Question asked by Noel Rodes on Aug 21, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2011 by John Sutherland
I am working on a bolted flanged joint with an adhesive sealant in between.  Modelling in shells seems most appropriate as everything is quite thin relative to overall size and curvatures.  Any clues as to how to get forces and/or strains of the sealant?  Using the 'bolt' connections are good for the bolts, but I need to know how the sealant is doing, i.e. what is the normal load capacity of the sealant.

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