Homework, Quizzes and Workshop — Modeling the Bolt and Preload

Workshop

We revisit the problem of the bolted pressure vessel from Section 1. In this workshop, we incorporate the changes recommended previously, do a parametric study to perform design iterations by varying the bolt diameter, and see its effect on seal performance.

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Homework

In the above workshop, we saw how to set up a bolted pressure vessel with solid bolts. In this homework example, we will learn how to use line bodies as bolts and apply bolt preload on them. Perform the analysis and answer the questions in the homework-based quiz.

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