Contact analysis for bolt thread modelling technique

  • Last Post 05 December 2018
GopinathV posted this 05 December 2018

It is stated in ANSYS help document that symmetric contact should NOT be used for bolt thread modelling (screenshot of the statement is attached). From my understanding, defining symmetric contacts does not allow contact elements to penetrate through the target elements nor does allow target elements to penetrate through contact elements.

If this is so, what could be the possible reason to suggest NOT to use symmetric contacts for bolt thread modelling. Please do enlighten me.

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jj77 posted this 05 December 2018

Good question. I would though post this under Structural mechanics. Good luck

GopinathV posted this 05 December 2018

yeah i will change it. Thanks