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An Overview of Methods for Modelling Bolts in ANSYS

Bolted joints are commonly used to assemble mechanical structures. Modelling bolts for three-dimensional finite element applications has always been a tricky proposition because the details of bolt geometric features usually result in large model size and high computational cost. Therefore, efficient methods to model bolts are always desirable.   The approach to modelling bolts usually…

Meshing Improvements with ANSYS 15

Submarine Mesh

  ANSYS Meshing has developed rapidly within the last five years; Body by Body meshing was introduced in 2011 with the emergence of R13, followed a year later by Mesh Connections in R14.  A little known feature within R14 is the capability to record and replay meshing strategies in order to increase meshing robustness (See…