A METHODOLOGY TO OPTIMIZE THE DESIGN OF BOLTED JOINTS

  • Christian Gúzman Palacios
  • Daniel Trias Mansilla
  • Alejandro Maldonado Arteaga ISTCT

Resumen

The current paper presents a methodology to optimize the design of bolted joints under traction and shear loading in horizontal plates and pressure vessels. The optimization tool of MATLAB is used to compute the optimal combination of bolt type and geometry, which leads to minimum joint prize, weight and maximum safety factor.

The methodology shows a prize of the joint-safety factor/mass-safety factor comparison to provide optimal options (curves) to the customer. These results allow choosing options according to the necessity, and decide if the prize or the mass of the bolted joint is more important in function of the safety factor with several correct solutions that can be adapted to the costumer’s necessities.

Publicado
2020-06-27