Does anyone know of a formula for how the load is divided among a line of fasteners (bolts or rivets) when two strips are overlapped and joined by numerous (>2) fastenters in a row, then subjected to tension? I've found qualitative information that the end fasteners carry the bulk of the load, but no quantitative formulas. This same situation would apply to riveted joints in plates where more than 2 rows of rivets are used.
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