Determination of the Load Distribution in a Threaded Connector Having Dissimilar Materials and Varying Thread Stiffness

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W. Wang, K. M. Marshek

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

J. Eng. Ind 117(1), 1-8 (Feb 01, 1995) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2803273 History: Received April 01, 1991; Revised March 01, 1993; Online January 17, 2008


A modified spring model was developed to predict the load distribution in the threaded portion of a connector. Distinction was made between a compression case (nut and bolt) and a tension case (turnbuckle). The load distribution was described using simple second-order difference equations. Three different nut and bolt (turnbuckle) combinations were discussed: (1) threads of similar materials and geometry, (2) threads of similar geometry but different modulus of elasticity, and (3) threads with varying stiffness.

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