Bolt pretension set-up


Is there anyone who has recently created a working simulation with bolt pretension?

The validation case doesn’t currently work. My own set up doesn’t seem to work whatever tweak I make:

Bolt test set-up

Hi this is Fillia, thank you for using the forum! Can you also attach the validation case that you noticed that does not work?

Best regards,

Validation Case: Flange Bolt Pretension | SimScale Workbench

It’s this one. I’ve already reached out to support who said they filed this as a bug. Copying the project as is and running a sim on it fails due to preload and symmetry plane conditions both existing.

This is also a non-linear sim, but I assume the same could work for static if the physical contact conditions here are not relevant.