- Volume 20 Issue 6
A reliable and practical finite element modeling technique to estimate the behavior of complex structures with bolted joints is important for engineeres in the industry. Accordingly, we have examined several simplified modeling techinques which do not require the use of special elements such as a gap eloement. The dynamic and static erxperiments have confirmed that the technique to model the bolted joints with eight-noded three dimensional elemnts which fill the bolt space gdives most satisfactory results.
Bolted Joint;Finite Element Modelling;Von-Mises Strain