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Effects of Bolt Threads on the Stiffness of Bolted Joints

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Terry F. Lehnhoff

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri, Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409-0050   e-mail: lehnhoff@umr.edu

Bradley A. Bunyard

Applications Engineering, Ferguson Company, St. Louis, MO 63146e-mail: bbunyard@ferguson-co.com

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(2), 161-165 (Jun 29, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1319504 History: Received August 01, 1999; Revised June 29, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Wileman,  J., Choudry,  M., and Green,  I., 1991, “Computation of Member Stiffness in Bolted Connections,” ASME J. Mech. Des., 113, pp. 432–437.
Lehnhoff,  T. F., McKay,  M. L., and Bellora,  V., 1992, “Member Stiffness and Bolt Spacing of Bolted Joints,” WAM, Anaheim, CA, Recent Advances in Structural Mechanics, ASME PVP Vol. 248, pp. 63–72.
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Lehnhoff,  T. F., Ko,  K. I., and McKay,  M. L., 1994, “Member Stiffness and Contact Pressure Distribution of Bolted Joints,” ASME J. Mech. Des., 116, pp. 550–557.
Lehnhoff, T. F., and Wistehuff, W. E., 1994, “Nonlinear Effects on the Stiffness of Bolted Joints,” ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
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Figures

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Schematic of axisymmetric model
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (12/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (16/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (20/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Member stiffness versus external load (12/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Member stiffness versus external load (16/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Member stiffness versus external load (20/20 thickness ratio, steel)
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (12/20 thickness ratio, various materials)
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (16/20 thickness ratio, various materials)
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Bolt stiffness versus external load (20/20 thickness ratio, various materials)
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Member stiffness versus external load (12/20 thickness ratio, various materials)
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Member stiffness versus external load (16/20 thickness ratio, various materials)
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Member stiffness versus external load (20/20 thickness ratio, various materials)

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