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Enrico Mestieri

Contact Definition Screw Head and Supporting Plate

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Good morning,

 

I'm trying to model a contact between the head of a screw and the supporting plate on which the bolt will lie. Of course, just one quarted of the model it's used to represent the situation. 

 

As user profile,  I select Optistruct. Since the model is axisymmetric, I want to know first of all if ithere are some specific 2D elements to take into account this aspect or if it enough to put a contraint along the axis.

 

Moreover, since the model is completly flat, I want to understand which is the best way to represent the contact.

 

King Regards,

 

Enrico Mestieri

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As mentioned in the above shared tip and trick,with older version you can do only linear analysis.Switching to latest version would help you to explore many new features of OptiStruct.

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