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Hi guys, someone could you help me with the bolt connections??

Question asked by Miriam Alcaraz on Oct 23, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2012 by Jerry Steiger

I had a problem with the contacts, I've made two nonlinear studies. both are same, the only difference between them is the contact to join the parts of the assembly.

 

In one of them I used the rigid connection and it doesn't check the bolts (first image).

 

rigid connection_.jpg

 

In the second one I used the bonded contact an it works, all the bolts and its forces resulting are listed (second image).

 

bonded_.jpg

 

So, I can't differentiate why it happens in this way, can you help me? I need the forces resulting in the study of the first image.

 

Thks

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