Design Parameters Affecting Bolt Load in Ring-Type Gasketed Joints

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K. P. Singh

Joseph Oat Corporation, Camden, N.J. 08104

A. I. Soler

College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19174

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 105(1), 11-13 (Feb 01, 1983) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264230 History: Received November 10, 1981; Revised August 30, 1982; Online November 05, 2009


A simplified formula for predicting the change in bolt load from preload to operating condition in a ring-type bolted flange connection is presented. The results clearly demonstrate the important dimensionless parameters that affect the magnitude and direction of the bolt load change.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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