DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF VIBRATION TEST-RIG TO STUDY BOLT PRELOAD DECAY IN THREADED FASTENERS

Paper Topic :

Mechanical Design

Author Name :

Abhay M. Kalje

Abstract :

A significant advantage of a bolted joint over other joint types, such as welded and riveted joints, is that they are capable of being dismantled. This feature however, can cause problems if it unintentionally occurs as a result of operational conditions. Such unintentional loosening, frequently called vibrational loosening.

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