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Simple Bolt Force

With the Simple Bolt Force model, the specified Force is always applied to the block in the direction of the bolt orientation.

  • The force is applied regardless of the orientation of the bolt with respect to the block planes, and it does not matter whether the bolt intersects a shearing plane or a dilating plane.
  • The full force is always used (i.e., Bolt Orientation Efficiency is not specified).
  • Shear force is not considered.
  • The orientation of the force is always in the direction of the bolt.

The Simple Bolt Force model is useful if you simply want to apply a known force to a block in a known direction. This could be used to model support, or an arbitrary line load applied to a block.


Force Application

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