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?
how is the assembly restrained with respect to the environment? it sounds like one is fixed on the bottom face? what is the reaction there?
what is your expectation/what are you comparing the results to?
how are your pins defined?
a picture is worth a million words. and uploading your model since it sounds simple might be worth it.
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