Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


how to model screw in assembly?

how to model screw in assembly?

how to model screw in assembly?

hi all,
do someone know how to model screw in assembly ? A spring, a beam, somthin' else ...
and especially in plastic assembly...as screws in Polypropylen assembly ?



RE: how to model screw in assembly?

Normally if your assembled parts are modeled whit shell elements and you want stress in your screw you can use beams (with the section properties like your screw) as for bolts or rivets. In the hole you must build a spider.

Hope this help

RE: how to model screw in assembly?

If you are using a solid model, one can use artifical low temperature to create desired tension preload in the bolt/screw.

RE: how to model screw in assembly?

thank you all.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close