Fasteners are one of the most common and fundamental engineering components we encounter.
Proper design of fasteners is so fundamental, every Mechanical Engineer takes a University course in which the proper design of these components is covered (or at least a course in which the required textbook does so).
With recent increases in computational power and ease in creating and solving finite element models, engineers are increasingly tempted to simulate their fasteners or fastened joints in order to gain better insights into such concerns as thread stresses
In what follows, PADT’s Alex Grishin digs deeper into how to leverage ANSYS Mechanical to better model fasteners and obtain accurate results. If you did not review Part 1, do so here.