New Analytical Model of Bolted Joints

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Ouqi Zhang

Dana Corportation, Structural Solution Group, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612

Jason A. Poirier

J. Mech. Des 126(4), 721-728 (Aug 12, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1760777 History: Received September 01, 2003; Revised January 01, 2004; Online August 12, 2004
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(a) Highly idealized bolted joints: Load case 1. (b) Highly idealized bolted joints: Load case 2.
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Axisymmetrical bolted joints in tension
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Contact area reduction due to member rotation
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Member apparent dimension change
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Compression force transmitted from external load
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Coefficients of pre-load and external load
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Axisymmetrical model in FEA
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Deformation measurements
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Bolt stiffness vs. external load
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Rotation stiffness vs. external load
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Proportional factor vs. external load
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Varying member stiffness
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Load cases in finite element analysis




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