Accession Number:

ADA210233

Title:

A Simple Screw Thread Model for Use in Finite Element Stress Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Sep 1988-Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A technique for modelling screw threads, such as those found on artillery projectiles, has been developed. The model employs a matrix of gap elements which are easier to use and require less computation time than the current method of modelling actual threads with material elements. Structural analysis of projectiles and other ballistic components often require the modelling of screw threads. Typically, many finite elements are required in the immediate vicinity of the joint to accurately define and model a thread. In addition, reconciling the effect of dimensional tolerances of threads is not a simple effort. For example, if an analyst were required to perform a complete analysis of a threaded region, including tolerance considerations, at least four iterations would be required. These would include the mating of large and small pitch diameter male threads within the tolerance range with large and small female threads also within tolerances.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE