ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections and Tightening Sequences - Webinar

Bolt preload is the tension generated in a bolt when it is tightened, creating the clamping force between components that allows a bolted connection to transfer mechanical loads. Preloading the bolts and evaluating the optimal bolt tightening sequence is essential to determining the performance of the bolted connection and minimizing the likelihood of failure or joint separation. Simulating bolted connections enables you to accurately determine the structural performance and the optimal tightening sequences for your bolted connection designs before you invest time and money in physical prototypes.