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Pin/Bolt Check - Von Mises

Question asked by Dan Frey on Dec 21, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2011 by sandeep pawar



I have a simulation that includes fasteners. Solidworks computes the Factor of Safety for bolts using a combined load ratio. I've found the definition for this calculation in the Solidworks help files. I also see that for each fastener an axial, shear and bending force is calculated.


I've been asked to determine the Von Mises stress for each bolt. Is there a way to get Von Mises stress for each bolt instead or at least principal stresses for each bolt rather than the combined load ratio. Or how does the Combined Load Ratio compare to Von Mises stress?