8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2010 4:36 AM by Martin Dyrlund Jacobsen

    Bolt connection

    Martin Dyrlund Jacobsen



      I am doing a quick FEM analysis in Solidworks 2010, Simulation Express. I can only do FEM at single part level. I am adding fixtures to the holes where the bolts are placed. But when i run the analysis i get alot over the yield stress in the bolt holes. How to i make a right assumptions so i dont get that high stress around the bolt holes? Or is it the right way?


      I have some experience with ANSYS but i want to use the incorporated FEM analysis tool in SW as it is a faster tool to use.


      Thx in advance