Skip to main content Link Expand (external link) Document Search Copy Copied Manual Quick Reference Guide Quick Reference Guide Table of contents Geometry and mesh preparation It is preferred to model rivets and bolts with the corresponding Rivet, Simplified or Advanced Bolts feature instead of geometry parts. This allows for easy optimization of all bolt properties (size, type, material, contacts, pre-load) without updating geometry, contacts and mesh. Rivets & Bolts defined in a static analysis can be used in a pre-stressed Modal and subsequent Transient, Harmonic, Random & Spectrum analyses. Thread mesh sizing Rivets Rivets are efficient for connecting parts locally at each bolt hole edge. The search Max thickness is the individual part thickness. Tip: Create a worksheet named selection of all edges with a specified radius. Sequential Pretension Export Bolt Material Engineering data for a rivet/bolt may be exported to the default app materials. If defined the “Tensile Yield Strength” and “Ultimate Yield Strength” is used in post processing. Bolts Pretension Assign both bolt material and recommended pretension based on design code and identified shaft diameter using the Bolts Pretension. Simplified Bolts (to ground) Advanced Bolts (to ground) Child Setup The bolt setup may be reused in linked analyses using the Child Setup. This will allow for “Solution Combination” in post processing. Rivets Result General Rivet results (forces and stresses) and Eurocode 3 utilization for selected step/time or max over time. Bolts Result General Bolt results (forces, stresses, adjustment, head contact pressure, average joint contact normal/slip force) and code evaluation for selected step/time or maximum over time. Bolt results can be evaluated at Result Location Head/Mid/Thread section to account for different stress area due to Nominal Diameter Length and the variable shaft bending moment, Mb. Bolts Fatigue Bolts Fatigue evaluation based on normal/structural/shear stress and Eurocode 3 S-N curves. Cumulative damage based on grouped fatigue load cases or by solution editor. Child Result Evaluate a different Result Item at a different Result Location (at a different time/step) for a selected parent results object using Child Result. Group Result Evaluate a selected Result Item at a different Result Location (at a different time/step) for a group of selected parent results objects using Grouped Result. Mesh Result Use Mesh Results to display FEM results (temperature, stress, strain, contact) from added bolts. Bolt object worksheet preview Bolt Report One-button-click Bolt report for selected analysis with information for all defined rivets/bolts and their results. The Bolt report is available by installing the Report Generator app and will use the Bolt Toolkit license. The general report features requires the Report Generator license. The bolt report is easy to import to Microsoft Word. Eurocode 3 assessment Rivet and bolt assessment according to Eurocode 3 for different joint categories including detailed results summary in bolt report. AISC 360-16 assessment Bolt assessment according to AISC 360-16 for different joint categories including detailed results summary in bolt report. User code assessment User defined bolt codes can be created adding additional materials, S-N curves or edit the expressions for utilization calculation. Bolt Settings To manage global app settings or edit the codes use the Bolt Settings object.