Hello, Will you please help me on "How to model/represent anchor bolts in an assembly model for static analysis" using Pro/Mechanica Wildfire2.0. Please find attached image for anchor bolt details.
I need to find whether the number of anchor bolts and bolt dia. are sufficient to carry the load or not.
I modeled the anchor bolt using 3 beams placed one over the other. First beam created using points at hole center (top & bottom) of base plate, second beam created using points in grout and third using concrete hole points. So, total 4 points and 3 beams. I connected the point to hole edge by rigid connection.
Load Information : I have horizontal force of 272,000 lbs which is 40" above the base plate, anchor bolt dia. used is 1.5" and 16 bolts.
Results are showing that top beam is deflecting horizontally (i.e plate top surface plane). I am not sure whether this is correct behavior of bolt or not ?
Please suggest how to represent the anchor bolt in an assembly to access the anchor bolt strength using Pro/Mechanica wildfire2.0.