Formulae for the calculation of bolt forces in circular flange joints under tension are developed and tables and a chart are created to simplify their use. Bolt forces obtained can be used for the design of bolts and flanges in the joints. A range of joints with different dimensions and different bolt preloads are analysed using the formulae and very good agreement between the results and those obtained using finite element analyses has been found. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1996|