1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 30, 2013 2:54 PM by Jared Conway

    Pin connector sum of axial forces > input forces

    Mikael Martinsson

      Hi.

       

      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?