Bolted connection of two plates

In this task, the analysis of the operation of a bolted connection under static loading was carried out. The FE model consists of two plates and a bolted connection consisting of an M8 bolt, a nut and two washers made of steel.

At the left end, the plate is fixed along all degrees of freedom, at the right end, a force P = 20 tf is applied.

Border conditions


The plates are not connected to each other. Each plate is connected by an associated contact with a washer. One washer is in contact with the head of the bolt, the other is in contact with the nut. The bolt with the nut are connected by a thread contact.

Contact autodetection result


Contacts within a connection