Contact Mechanics Approach to Determine Effective Radius in Bolted Joints

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Q. Zou, T. S. Sun, S. Nassar, G. C. Barber, H. El-Khiamy

Fastening and Joining Research Institute, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309

D. Zhu

Eaton Corporation, Southfield, MI 48037

J. Tribol 127(1), 30-36 (Feb 07, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1829717 History: Received February 25, 2004; Revised July 19, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
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Flow chart for numerical procedure
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Effect of surface roughness
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Underhead load distributions
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Effect of underhead load distribution
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Effect of underhead load value
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Effect of contact radii ratio




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