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Static study of a threaded connection in bending and tension

Question asked by Tony Hepp on Nov 21, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2013 by Tony Hepp

I'm attempting to conduct a static load study on an assembly comprised of five parts.  There are three different local contact types: no penetration, bonded, and shrink fit.  The shrink fit contact relates the male/pin threads of one part to the female/box threads of the mating part.  The thread is a 3.63" stub acme.  Please see the image provided.  The left end of the assembly is fixed, while a tensile and bending force is applied to the other end.  Having removed 7/8 of the assembly via a cut in the model, I've applied a symmetry restraint to the affected part surfaces. 


My question:  Is the shrink fit contact type appropriate?