This course is offered by Matrix Engineering Consultants. The course will provide participants with an in-depth explanation of fastener terminology, technology, and threaded fastener joint design calculations and strategies which will enable the student to design the joint and select the proper threaded fasteners so the system will not fail in service. The course will include case studies, problems which will be solved during class and a demonstration of preload scatter achieved through torque tightening. All critical calculations are summarized in the Simplified Bolted Joint Design Guideline, which defines a systematic method for evaluating most bolted joints for the common failure modes.
The focus of the course will be on dynamically loaded fastened joints rather than structural joints according to AISC 360. Although the VDI-2230 standard will often be referenced, the course is not intended to provide a detailed presentation of this standard.