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NAFEMS Focus on: Joints & Connections

Focus on: Joints & Connections

As most structures involve some sort of jointing or connection, often running into many thousands, or even millions of connections in one individual body, the analyses involved can be among the most difficult an engineer can face. As you can imagine, there has been a significant amount of activity within NAFEMS around these issues, and we've collected some of the resulting information here.

Many of the resources below are available free for you to download, with others accessible exclusively to NAFEMS Members,  e-library subscribers, or to buy directly from our website.

We hope you find this brief update useful. If you have any comments, or thoughts on future areas that you'd like to see us focus on in the future, please get in touch at focus@nafems.org




Modelling Adhesively Bonded Joints


This extract from the NAFEMS Advanced Workbook of Examples summarises several aspects of the modelling of bonded joints, and is free to download below. You can also download the entire publication from the e-library, or buy the book.

Free Download




Knowledge Base - Analysis of Fabricated Structures
Knowledge Base - Analysis of Fabricated Structures

In October 2003, NAFEMS began to publish a series of articles in benchmark magazine, aimed at covering a number of basic FEA principals in a readable and useful format. This “knowledge base” series continued to run over the next seven years, based on the principal that it is always useful to reinforce basic concepts and theories, no matter how advanced the user of the technology has become.

This short article on the analysis of fabricated structures, is free to download at the link below.

NAFEMS members have access to the full series here, and the book can be purchased here

Free Download



Presentations

NAFEMS events provide the engineering analysis community with invaluable opportunities to learn, network and present. We've collected some of the presentations on this topic together, and made them available for download below

Challenges in Developing a Generalized Idealized Fasterner Method

NAFEMS Americas Conference 2016


Free Download

Influence of Contacts on Lug Joint Internal Loads & Safety Margin within Assemblies

Seminar - Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Aerospace Industry


Member Download

Water Tightness of Polyethylene Flange Joints
 

NAFEMS Nordic Conference 2016


Free Download

An Introduction to the Dynamics of Joints
 

Workshop - Dynamics of Joints


Member Download

Techniques for modelling joints: A review of Static Design Approaches

Workshop - Dynamics of Joints


Free Download






Practical Modelling of Joints & Connections  - Online Training Course

This 3-session, live online course covers a range of topics, all aimed at structural designers and engineers. The objective of this course is to review the various connection and joint technologies in use, give an overview of the physics involved and show how to successfully implement practical solutions using Finite Element Analysis.

The next run of this course starts in January - visit nafems.org for further details and registration

Full details




FEM Idealisation of Joints

This document provides a synopsis of a NAFEMS seminar on Idealisation of Joints held in Wiesbaden, Germany, in April 2010 including a summary of the industry sectors that presented information, the scope of information presented and copies of papers presented.

e-Library Download

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Papers from the NAFEMS World Congress


The NAFEMS World Congress (NWC) is the only major international event dedicated to your community and your technology. Every aspect of analysis, modelling and simulation is addressed, covering numerous industries globally. There’s nothing quite like it.

We've made a selection of NWC papers on composites from previous events available to download below

NWC19 will take place in Quebec City, Canada, in June 2019, and registration is currently open. Visit nafems.org/congress for full details.


Material Characterization & Modeling for Simulation of 

Adhesive Joints With Polyurethane Adhesives

NWC15 - San Diego, CA, USA


Free Download

Influence of Type of Discrete Modelling of Fasteners in FEM Models


 

NWC17 - Stockholm, Sweden


Free Download


Extending Standard Sizing of Ball Screws to Consider Unequal Load Distributions


 

NWC15 - San Diego, CA, USA


Free Download

Simulation Of Threaded Fasteners For Ultimate Load Conditions


NWC15 - San Diego, CA, USA


Free Download

Crash Simulation Of Adhesively Bonded Structures

NWC15 - San Diego, CA, USA


Free Download


FEA Study Of A High Strength Stud Failure

 

NWC15 - San Diego, CA, USA


Free Download





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By joining our association, members have the unique opportunity to be part of our growing community. 

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