Pre-Analysis & Start-Up
In the Pre-Analysis step, we'll first consider how to reduce the model using periodicity. Then, we'll review the following:
- Mathematical model
- Numerical solution strategy
- Hand-calculations of expected results
We'll model half-a-bolt assuming periodic symmetry. The reduced model has four parts which are indicated in different colors in the image below.
Numerical Solution Procedure in ANSYS
Hand-Calculations of Expected Results