StressCheck Tutorial: Parts and Solution Configurations Part 2 – 3D + Automesh
Abstract: 3D solid modeling and automeshing of a plate with hole and neat-fit pin, in which Parts and Solution Configurations are used to unlock in-session comparisons of propped hole (multi-body contact) vs. open hole stress concentration factors (Kt’s).
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