Model and animation by Sheldon Imaoka. [ANSYS 6.1]
Zipped AVI animation of pressure in gasket. Use of gasket material and interface elements (19x). Bolts preloaded sequentially in model, reaction forces plotted in upper-left corner. Gasket closure/pressure relationship shown on upper-right corner. Light outline is material definition, thick outline is material behavior, "+" marker is current gasket properties. A taller silicon bead lining is shown in light blue with rest of gasket shown in red.