Hint: not as much as you think. To answer this question, let’s start with an example of a fastener assembly with a 3/4" x 10 Grade 5 bolt and nut and a 2” clamp distance, as shown in figure 1. Figure 1 For
Clamp force is what holds a bolted joint together. Published charts are available for determining clamp force but we’ve found it’s often useful to understand how these numbers are calculated. Image from smartbolts.com Bolt and nut ratings can be confusing. Bolts are
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