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RESEARCH PAPERS

Criteria for Evaluating Bolt Head Design

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R. C. Landt

Standard Pressed Steel Company, Jenkintown, Pa.

J. Eng. Ind 98(4), 1179-1182 (Nov 01, 1976) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439078 History: Received January 13, 1976; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The emphasis on reducing fastener weight, conserving material, and providing joint integrity has increased the importance of understanding the causes of bolt failure. In bolt design, a significant area where better material utilization can be achieved is the bolt head. This paper identifies the critical factors in head design which affect mechanical properties and presents a design procedure to determine the optimum head configuration.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
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