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3-D Modeling of Fastener Connections by mloew
Posted: 16 Feb 04 (Edited 12 Jan 06)

Questions about 3-D Finite Element Modeling of Fastener Connections comes up periodically. I have been compiling information on this topic.

BENCHMark  magazine published by NAFEMS (www.nafems.org) has run these two articles:
  • FE Techniques for the Representation of Screw Threads October 2002
  • Finite Element Techniques for the Representation of Screw Threads - Part II January 2003



  • Finite element analysis of fastening and joining: A bibliography (1990-2002), International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Volume 80, Issue 4 , April 2003, Pages 253-271

    Here are some technical presentations I have found:

    2003-01-1594 Validation of a System of Finite Element Models Representing a Complex Transaxle
    Paras M. Mehta, Sarav. Paramasivam, Kotha Reddy, David Popejoy
    Ford Motor Company
    Jerry Chung, Bill Steed
    MTS Systems Corporation


    BOLJAT - A Tool for Designing Composite Bolted Joints using Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis
    G.S. Padhi, M.A. McCarthy, C.T. McCarthy
    Composites Research Centre, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

    Three-Dimensional Modeling of A Bolted Connection
    by David H. Johnson, P.E., Richard B. Englund, P.E, Brian C. McAnlis, Kevin C. Sari (Penn State-Erie, Erie PA) & and David Colombet (ANSYS Inc., Canonsburg, PA)



    Please also see the following threads from this forum:
  • Modelling Lap joint with HSFG Bolts In MSc NASTRAN (thread727-48342)
  • FE modelling of bolted connections (thread727-32101)


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