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Part 2: The Three Least Understood Truths in Bolted Joint Design

Part 2: The Three Least Understood Truths in Bolted Joint Design by:David Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the tension of structural joints and...

Part 1: The Three Least Understood Truths in Bolted Joint Design

Part 1: The Three Least Understood Truths in Bolted Joint Design Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA In fastening, as in most endeavors, the most common misconceptions related to the most fundamental principles. These...

ASTM F16.96 Subcommittee on Bolting Technology

Special Meeting at IFI Headquarters In 1986, 17 engineers met at the United Engineering Center in New York for the purpose of establishing an expert group.  John Bickford, who organized the meeting, was concerned about the lack of real knowledge about how we use...

Threaded Fastener Loosening

Threaded Fastener Loosening by:Dave Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA A common frustration of threaded fastener suppliers is their customers pointing to their fastener as the cause of...

Thinking About the Unthinkable

Thinking About the Unthinkable by:Dave Archer | Principal Engineer Peak Innovations Engineering9934 N. Alpine Rd., Suite 104Machesney Park, IL 61115 USA Recently, I was asked to serve as an expert witness in a case where a catastrophic bolted joint failure led to...