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RESEARCH PAPERS

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

Abstract

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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