A Method for the Stress and Fatigue Analysis of Bolted Joint Connections: together with Programmed Solution
Tonye K. Jack
Tonye K. Jack.
Manuscript received on January 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2012. | PP:126-130 | Volume-1 Issue-3, February 2012. | Retrieval Number: C0207021312/2011©BEIESP
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Abstract: Often the weakest link in integral engineering equipment, bolted joint connections require proper attention and detailed analysis at the design stage for a fail safe operation in service. The analysis is often lengthy with several variables under consideration. A step-by-step guide, together with all required equations for evaluating a typical bolted joint connection is given. A computer programmed solution in Microsoft Excel TM for such analysis is shown through a worked example.
Keywords: Bolt and nut connection, bolted joint analysis, bolt fatigue, joint stresses, bolt preload.