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Bolt forces

Bolt forces

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Hi
I'm in the process of calculating bolt forces from loads applie to a FEM model. The FE model is basically built from 3D tet elements. In order to save CPU time, I'm wodenring: Will the bolt forces be influenced by using linear tet elements and not higher order tets?
Any with experience in this?

RE: Bolt forces

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http://www.eng-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=727

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