Analytical and experimental investigation of bolted joints

Samuel J. Rosenfeld
naca-tn-1458
Oct 1947


Results are given of an analytical and experimental investigation of stresses in symmetrical butt joints. The methods of analysis which are based on the preliminary investigation of NACA TN No. 1051, are presented in the first part of the paper. A recurrence formula is developed which in conjunction with the appropriate boundary equations can be used to obtain sets of simultaneous linear equations the solutions of which result in the bolt-load distribution for joints of uniform dimensions with bolts in line with the load.

An Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file of the entire report:
http://naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/reports/1947/naca-tn-1458.pdf