Static Tension Tests of Compact Bolted Joints

by Robert T. Foreman,
John L. Rumpf,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 228-254

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tests of large butt joints, fabricated from A7 steel and fastened with A325 bolts arranged in compact patterns, indicate that present design specifications are unduly conservative with respect to shear strength of bolts; test setup and procedure.

Subject Headings: Statics (mechanics) | Tension members | Static tests | Bolted connections | Shear strength | Joints | Fabrication | Steel

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