QUESTION
Firstly, this is mainly a FEM & specifically Nastran question but since it is almost used exclusively used in Aerospace industry (?), I thought it would be more appropriate here rather in FEM.
I have a question on calculating fastener shear flexibility values for Nastran CBUSH element using Huth equation under a double shear setup.
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So essentially my question is, does the industry use:

n=1 (i.e. single shear condition) for each CBUSH element and consider thickness of one of the plates as ‘t/2’ during calculation of fastener shear flexibility using Huth equation?

n=2 in Huth equation for each CBUSH element?
REPLIES
TimMck_Aero
This 26 page document will help you to understand the basics.
SOURCE
https://www.engtips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=431710
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