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Elastic Plastic Finite Element Analysis of Bolted Joint During Tightening Process

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Toshimichi Fukuoka, Tomohiro Takaki

Department of Ocean Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, 5-1-1, Fukaeminami, Higashinada, Kobe, Japan

J. Mech. Des 125(4), 823-830 (Jan 22, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1631579 History: Received February 01, 2002; Revised April 01, 2003; Online January 22, 2004
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Coordinate transformation of contact nodes on pressure flank
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Finite element model (M12)
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Relationships between axial bolt stress and bolt elongation
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Relationships between axial bolt stress and nut rotation angle
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Comparison of the numerical results with experimental results of the relationships between axial bolt stress and bolt elongation
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Development of plastic zones
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Effects of nominal diameter on the development of plastic zones (μ1=0.2)
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Effects of nominal diameter on the development of plastic zones (μ1=0.2,σr=683 MPa)
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Variations of ratio of flank loads (μ1=0.2)
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Variations of stress distributions in the radial direction at the central portions of unengaged threads (μ1=0.2)
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Interaction curve of yield clamping force and thread friction torque

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