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Bolt Load calculations

The following are the technical parameter representation:

Advanced Inputs Problem specific inputs


R0 Determining nominal diameter and checking limiting size
R2 Determining required minimum clamp load
R3 Dividing working load and calculation of load introduction factor
R4 Preload changes
R5&6 Determining maximum and minimum assembly preload
R7 Determining assembly stresses and checking bolt size
R8 Determining working stresses and verifying in case of yield point exceed
R9 Determining Alternating stresses
R10 Determining the surface pressure
R11 Determining minimum length of engagement
R12 Determining safety against Slipping and Shearing
R13 Determining the tightening torque
Results Results

General Inputs
Max Inertia force + bearing load on each bolt [N] =
Application of the load =
Type of clamping =
Type of bolted joint =
Type of tightening method =
Type of bolt =
Type of bolt thread =

n,Bolt size and Validation check


The final load introduction factor given by linear interpolation =
Joint type =
Selected bolt size
Selected bolt strength
Validation check in case of eccentric clamping or loading

Min clamp load


Total Minimum clamp load required [N] =

Resilience,Load factor
Total axial resilience of bolt is given as (mm/N) =
Total Bending resilience of bolt is given as (mm^-1*N^-1)
Total resilience of the plate in case of concentric clamping(mm/N) =
Axial load factor of bolt
Bending load factor of bolt in case of pure bending moment (MB)
Extra load applied on BOLT due to external load application on bolted joint (N) =
Extra load applied on JOINT due to external load application on bolted joint (N) =

Preload Losses
The material of clamped part =
The total amount of embedding for entire bolted joint [in m] =
Resultant loss in preload due to embedding effects [in N] =
Change in preload due to temperature effect [N] =

Min and Max Preload


Minimum assembly preload that need to be given to bolted joint =
Maximum assembly preload that is acheived w.r.t tightening in bolted joint =

Assembly stresses
Utilization factor of yield point stress during tightening =
Allowable maximum stress for selected bolt is[Mpa]=
Permissible assembly preload to be applied for selected bolt is [N] =
Is the bolted joint sufficient for preload to be applied =

Working stresses,Yield point FOS


Comparative stresses in working state[MPa] =
So did the joint preload is sufficient to maintain mimum required clamp load even in exceeded scenario of yield
point of bolt =
Safety margin against exceeding Yield point =

Alternating stresses,Fatigue FOS


The bolts are
Endurance limit [Mpa]
Continous alternating stress acting on the bolt [MPa] =
Safety margin against fatigue failure [Sd] =

Surface pressure and FOS


Actual surface pressure (pgmax) [Mpa or N/mm^2] =
Limiting surface pressure that can be given to the clamped parts [Mpa or N/mm^2] =
Safety margin against surface pressure [Sp] =

Min length of thread engagement


Which thread is critical
Minimum length of engagement that should be present between bolt and nut(or internal threaded component)
[mm] =

Residual Clamp load,FOS slipping and shearing


Minimum residual clamp load in the bolted joint [N] =
Safety margin against slipping [Sg] =
Safety margin against shearing of bolt [Sa] =

Tightening Torque
Tightening torque that can be given to the bolted joint [Nm] =