Centrically Loaded Bolt Joints

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G. Gerbert, Håkan Båstedt

Machine and Vehicle Design, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

J. Mech. Des 115(4), 701-705 (Dec 01, 1993) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919257 History: Received May 01, 1992; Online June 02, 2008


Externally loaded bolt joints of different design are investigated. The bolt load is substantially lower than that predicted by the mounting stiffnesses of bolt and abutment. A load application fraction n is introduced in VDI 2230 and some thumb rules are suggested. New fractions are determined which are much lower than the suggested ones. It appears that the application fraction n is almost independent of the location of the external load in practical design but it is influenced by the layout of the bolt joint.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Stress , Design
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