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Pin connector sum of axial forces > input forces

Question asked by Mikael Martinsson on Aug 30, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2013 by Jared Conway



I tried using pin connectors instead of bolt connectors to see how my input forces distribute to each separate bolt and from this decide the size of the bolt

The setup is simply two plates with 20 pin connectors.

Input forces in 6 positions on one plate and all DOF restrained on the other.


When I sum up all axial forces on the pin connectors the result are a lot higher compared to my total input force.

How is that possible?