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Reduction of bolts allowable (design strees)

Reduction of bolts allowable (design strees)

Hello Engineers
I have a problem becasue a few time I saw in calculation of Flange connection
that allowable stress for Bolts is reduced on 50% sometime 60%.
I know that is the weakest part of this type connection.
I heard that this information about reduction of allowable stress I can find in ASME Codes
I search but I can not find nothing in this matter.
Can somebody help me and explain where I can find this information or better someone can me explain this issue.

Thanks a lot for help

RE: Reduction of bolts allowable (design strees)

Maverick82, "that allowable stress for Bolts is reduced on 50% sometime 60%." Please explain, as compared to what?

If possible please review Sec VIII, Div 1, Appendix S or ASME PCC-1 for explanation of the behavior of gasketed, bolted joints.



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RE: Reduction of bolts allowable (design strees)

I'm calculated a allowable stress for the bolt material for two cases
1. ambient temperature
and of course parameters.

And when I have calculated fd and fa
I reduced it on a half becasue it is the weakness element of flange connection.

Thanks for information I will try to find something in this codes

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