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bolted joints

bolted joints

bolted joints

I'm looking for a standard that describes proper assembly for bolted joints. In particular, I'm looking for the proper specification, use and assembly of locking and flat washers. This will be used for structural and electrical (landing lugs and terminals)joints. Citation of a specific standard (ASME or other) is most helpful. Respond here or e-mail me at gpbeau@aol.com


RE: bolted joints

Washer Hardness Value.
It is most important that a flat washer has a predetermined minimum harness value to ensure that the correct bolt/nut integrety values are achieved.
ISO standard 7089 (2000) is the new standard which refers for standard flat washers.
More information is available on www.garton.co.uk

RE: bolted joints

gpbeau; Markrp has given you some excellent web sites to look at.  I suggest both Boltscience.com and fastenersources.com very highly.  Also there are a couple of excellent book available titled:

An Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints
by John H Bickford
Hardcover 3rd Rev edition (July 19, 1995)
Marcel Dekker; ISBN: 0824792971


Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints
by John H. Bickford (Editor), Sayed Nassar (Editor)
Hardcover (April 1, 1998)
Marcel Dekker; ISBN: 0824799771

These books are complete reference manuals with the various specifications listed and diagrams showing what and how to correctly complete your project.

Bill P.
CSFT, Inc.

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