Offering a broad-based review of the factors affecting the design, assembly and behaviour of bolted joints and their components in all industries, this work details various assembly options as well as specific failure modes and strategies for their avoidance. This edition features material on: the contact stresses between bolt head or nut face and the joint; thread forms, series and classes; the stiffness of raised face flange joints; and more.
Part 1 Introduction to the bolted joint: basic concepts; stress and strength considerations; threads and their strength; materials; stiffness and strain considerations. Part 2 Tightening the joint (establishing the clamping force): introduction to assembly; torque control of bolt preload; torque and turn control; stretch control; preload control; ultrasonic measurement of bolt stretch or tension. Part 3 The joint in service: theoretical behaviour of the joint under tensile loads; behaviour of the joint loaded in tension - a closer look; in-service behaviour of a shear joint; joint failure; self loosening; fatigue failure; corrosion; gasketed joints and leaks. Part 4 Using the information: selecting preload for an existing joint; design of joints loaded in tension; the design of gasketed joints; the design of joints loaded in shear.
". . .an excellent book. . .a must for all designers involved in joint and bolt design. The author unravels a number of mysteries of bolt design. "
---Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, Stress, and Reliability in Design
". . .a very practical manual. "