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General Mechanical

Beam pre-tension direction problem

    • mert.dedebeyoglu


      In my analysis model, two plate and a fastener exists (as a beam). When I apply bolt pre-tension to the beam element, plates are seperating. However, it should squize the plates. I thought that it might be a visual problem because when i checked with the contact tool, the contact seems appropriate.



      I checked with bolt pretension probe, and adjusment reaction (mm) has a minus sign. 

      Any suggestions ? 

      Thanks in advance

    • Erik Kostson
      Ansys Employee




      See how this can be done here:


      Also the beam connection can be used

      See our courses:


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