Birnstiel, Charles Consulting Engineer, Forest Hills, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- External forces on bolts
- Bolt tension
- Machinery joints
- Structural joints
- High-strength bolt tightening
- Related Primary Literature
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An assembly of two or more parts fastened together by inserting bolts through matching clearance holes in the parts and engaging nuts that are then tightened to clamp the assembly. The term bolted joint also colloquially denotes a screwed joint, for which screws are inserted through clearance holes in one part and tightened into internal threads in another part by turning the screw head. See also: Bolt
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