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Modeling thermal path through screw

Question asked by Addison Mauldin on Dec 3, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2018 by Mike Pogue

Hi guys

 

I am trying to figure out how to model the heat path through a screw head and into the bodies that the screw is joining together, mainly being a conduction heat transfer problem.  My problem is that when I use the toolbox 100 deg screw, simulation obviously says there is interference between the screw and the body it goes into.  I tried modeling the screw with it turned down to the minor diameter to fit the hole diameter but I don't know if that is the best way to go about it.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

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