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 publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
PublisherASME
Pages73-79
Number of pages7
Volume102
ISBN (Print)0791816451
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
EventMechanical Engineering Design Education: Issues and Case Studies - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1999Nov 19 1999

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OtherMechanical Engineering Design Education: Issues and Case Studies - 1999 (The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period11/14/9911/19/99

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Englund, R. B., Johnson, D. H., & Sweeney, S. K. (1999). Finite element analysis study of non-linear behavior in a bolted connection. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (Vol. 102, pp. 73-79). ASME.