Helpful Hints and Tips: Simulating Contact with Normal Springs + Nonlinear Analysis
Abstract: Simulating contact for a fastened T-joint via normal springs and nonlinear analyses. The following analyses were performed:
- Tension/compression spring reactions with linear elastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with linear elastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with elastic-plastic materials
- Compression-only spring reactions with elastic-plastic materials and geometric nonlinearities
Categories: Linear Elasticity Solver, Non-Linear Solver, StressCheck Core, StressCheck Professional. Tags: Boundary Conditions, Convergence Extraction, Detailed Stress, Fastened Joints, Linear Analysis, Material Properties, Nonlinear Analysis, Nonlinear Stress, Parametric Modeling, Plot Extraction, Results, Theory.