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FEA of a Threaded Connection using Abaqus


Modeling a fluoropolymer seal that is part of a threaded connection can be a challenging problem due to the complex geometry and the viscoplastic properties of the polymer seal.

Here is a presentation that I created that illustrates one way to perform this type of FE model.



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