The effect of hole shape on fatigue life of bolted connectors

Abstract

Three-dimensional finite element (FE) models were developed to study the effect of holes with different shape on bolted connectors' fatigue life. Using MSC. Patran commercial finite element analysis software to create models. Using Nastran's nonlinear contact algorithm to do the FEM simulation, and the MSC. Fatigue was used to analyze the fatigue life. In… (More)

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