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reaction forces...

Guru's,

We have a relatively simple, a cylinder with a flange on top of it for
all intensive purposes, symmetric part with 4 bolts (in the flange)
holding it down against a pressure (being applied to the bottom face of
the cylinder). We've run WITHOUT symmetry, because we thought it was
such a simple analysis. We constrained the bolts and set measures to
resolve the bolt axis load. We expect the reaction forces to be
symmetric also, however they are not. We also had trouble getting it to
converge. Finally, setting it to converge on only the measures and not
the default RMS stress and strain energy. Any thoughts as to why?

Thanks in advance...

Paul Korenkiewicz
FEV , Inc.
4554 Glenmeade
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326-1766

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RE: reaction forces...

Have you checked for any out of plane motion (radial ?)

John