Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, Fourth Edition: Non-Gasketed Joints
- Summaries of the data found in all important material standards, with specific descriptions and examples of the more popular types
- Information about two ASTM standards, F2281 and F2282 with a brief discussion of two ASTM committees that write bolting standards for two different audiences
- Hard to find data on the shear strengths of a wide variety of bolting materials, service temperature limits, stress relaxation at elevated temperatures and the mechanical strengths of dozens of common and not so common joint materials
- Revised discussion of threads, shorter more useful, with simpler equations
- Two new tables with information and data about male and female thread strip areas
- A table comparing metric to inch series threads
- New nut factor material from PVRC
- New discussion of production tools based on information from Paul Wallace and Ian Chapman
- New topics in torque-turn include production terms and procedures, strategies, present day yield control, and turn-of-nut vs torque angle
- Information on squirter DTIs, new ultrasonic equipment, and plasma coated thin film transducers
- The latest RCSC definitions of types of shear joint
- Material from Locktite, from various web sites, and from PVP2005 and PVP2006 papers
Redesigned for increased accessibility, this fourth edition of the bestselling Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints has been divided into two separate but complementary volumes. Each volume contains the basic information useful to bolting experts in any industry, but because the two volumes are more clearly focused, they are easier and more efficient to use. The first volume, Non-Gasketed Joints, describes the design, behavior, misbehavior, failure modes, and analysis of the bolts and bolted joints that play a large, even ubiquitous, role in the myriad machines and structures that form our world.
The author elucidates why proper bolt tension - often called preload - is critical to the safety and reliability of an assembled joint. He introduces many ways to create that preload as well as ways to measure or inspect for it, then covers how to design joints that are less apt to misbehave or fail, using the guidelines, procedures, and simple algebraic mathematics included in the text. The book provides numerous tables, charts, graphs, and appendices, giving you all the information and data required to design and use non-gasketed bolted joints. Now leaner and meaner, this new edition is better suited for classrooms as well as the practicing engineer.