A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS STUDY OF NON-LINEAR BEHAVIOR IN A BOLTED CONNECTION

Richard B. Englund, David H. Johnson, Shannon K. Sweeney

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Abstract

A finite element analysis (FEA) model of the interaction of a nut and bolt was used to investigate the effects of sliding, friction, and yielding in a bolted connection. The finite element model was developed as a two-dimensional, axisymmetric system, which allowed the study of axial and radial loading and displacements. This model did not permit evaluation of hoop or torsional effects such as tightening or the helical thread form. Results presented in this paper include the distribution of load between consecutive threads, the relative sliding along thread faces, and the stress distribution and regions of yielding in the model. Finally, a comparison to previous, linear analysis work and to published experimental data is made to conclude the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanical Engineering Design Education
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Case Studies
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages73-79
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791816455
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventASME 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1999 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 19 1999

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume1999-V

Conference

ConferenceASME 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period11/14/9911/19/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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