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How to calculate nutplate spacing method

How to calculate nutplate spacing method

How to calculate nutplate spacing method

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I'am designing a rocket skin and i want to assemble it with nutplates.
Is there a way to calculate the nutplate spacing of this part?

thank everyone.

RE: How to calculate nutplate spacing method

6-8-10D, like standard fastener spacing.

if you want to "fuss" it, you could ...
1) calculate the net area, or
2) align the a/nuts with the axial load, or
3) put the a/nuts on a separate nut plate (so the a/nut rivets don't go through the primary structure) and attach the nut plate with a minimum number of rivets.

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

RE: How to calculate nutplate spacing method

Is Your rocket intended for 'one-time' or 'multiple' use.

Are You treating this like maintenance joint/panel and/or a true structural splice joint?

One row of fasteners or multiple rows of fasteners?

Are Your skins and joints designed to minimum thicknesses and mass? Or are you willing to add weight as a sacrifice for the ability to separate sections for various purposes and maintain durability flight-after-flight?

Individual 1-lug nutplate would have to used, oriented axially, to minimize installation problems with a round-body-contour... and ensure that installation rivets NEVER align adjacent to each-other [serious stress concentration].

Have You considered Gang-Channel Nutplates... or 'mounting single nutplates-on sheet-metal strip', roll-formed to precise inner/outer body contours [tight/precise fit]?

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