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Another Bolt Connection Question for simulation:

Question asked by Lou Digilio on Aug 8, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2013 by Lou Digilio



What is the best practice for simulating a "bolted" connection where there is a washer under the head of a machine screw?  I am thinking I could model a washer for the simulation but thought there might be a "virtual" washer or method much like the bolt connection. Or maybe I just not model the washer at all and just adjust the friction coefficient to something akin to a washer being present?