# How do you calculate bolt bearing capacity?

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## How do you calculate bolt bearing capacity?

Bearing strength at bolt holes.

- Bearing strength at bolt holes in connected part (5 x ½ in.
- At edges, Lc = 1.25 – hole diameter/2 = 1.25 – (3/4 + 1/16)/2 = 0.844 in.
- Rn = 0.75 x (1.2 Lc t Fu) = 0.75 x (1.2 x 0.844 x 0.5 x 58) = 22.0 3 2 kips.
- But, Rn ≤ 0.75 (2.4 db t Fu) = 0.75 x (2.4 x 0.75 x 0.5 x 58) = 39.15 kips.

**What is bearing in bolted connection?**

First, bolts are considered to transfer force between the connected members in one of two ways. One of the ways bolts transfer force is by what we call “bearing”. The bearing method assumes that the bolt contacts the side of a hole and there is a compressive force between the bolt and the side of the hole.

### What is the efficiency of bolted joints?

3. Adequate lubrication should be used. Nonlubricated bolting has an efficiency of about 50% of a well-lubricated bolt.

**What is bolted joint analysis?**

The bolted joint is among the most common joining methods — other common joining methods include riveting, welding, press fits, pins, keys, and adhesives. The primary components of a bolted joint include the threaded fastener as well as the parts to be joined together (the clamped parts).

## How do you calculate the bearing stress of a bolt in steel plate?

To calculate bearing stress, divide the force over the contact area between the fastener and hole. Theoretically, it is often the simple area of the bearing surface.

**What is bearing joint?**

The structure of the joint bearing is simpler than that of the rolling bearing. It is mainly composed of an inner ring with an outer spherical surface and an outer ring with an inner spherical surface. Joint bearing is generally used for low-speed swing motion (that is, angular motion).

### How do you calculate bearing stress?

**What is bolted joint efficiency?**

The efficiency of bolted joints, defined as a percentage of the ratio of the joint strength. to the strength of the weakest joined member, is low, due to high stress concentrations. created by the presence of the hole in the laminate while loading.

## What is the percentage of efficiency of a bolted joint?

The preferred bolt preload for structural applications should be at least 75% of the fastener’s proof load for the higher strength fasteners and as high as 90% of the proof load for permanent fasteners….Accuracy of Bolt Preload Based on Bolt Preload Method.

Method | Accuracy |
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Strain Gauges | ± 1% |

Ultrasonic Monitoring | ± 1% |