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Bolted Joints - Recommended Norms ?

Bolted Joints - Recommended Norms ?

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What aerospace norms()or references do people use/recommend for detailed stressing of bolted joints ?
Which are the most used in aerospace circles?

Thank you
Mr. F.

RE: Bolted Joints - Recommended Norms ?

Bruhn, Niu, NACA, standard texts, any bolt text (aerospace bolts aren't especially "special")

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Bolted Joints - Recommended Norms ?

FAQ725-600: What are good fastener references?

Some specific to aerospace not included in the FAQ above:

DOT/FAA/AR-MMPDS-01
MIL-HDBK-60
MIL-DTL-1222J
NASA NSTS 08307
NASA MSFC-HDBK-2071
ECSS-E-HB-32-23

RE: Bolted Joints - Recommended Norms ?

In addition to what r1957 and CoryPad have mentioned.

There are "best practices" that should be employed when installing any larger cluster-pattern of fasteners in primary or even lighter secondary structure. these practices ensure even settling of parts together resulting in best/optimum fastener load distributions and minimal structural distortion. IF structure is assembled without employing these "best practices" then really odd assembly problems will surface, or in-service premature failure are highly likely.

These best practices are especially critical when assemblying structure with various type fasteners [solid/blind rivets, bolts/nuts, lock-bolts and/or Hi-Loks, blind-bolts, etc] and fay surface sealant.

I haven't got time to note these specific practices, right now.

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