Nanda Veralla
Ansys Employee

Hello Jack,

For a riveted lap joint, you can define contacts as below:

  1. Frictional between two plates
  2. Frictional between head and plate
  3. Frictional between tail and plate
  4. Frictional/frictionless between plate holes and shank

For more details on how Ansys contact definitions work, kindly refer to this link below:

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