Force distribution in bolted cover plate splices, part 2This is a continuation of the previous article about force distribution in bolted cover plate splices. We are going to further clarify how...

Force distribution in bolted cover plate splices, part 1This article helps understand the distribution of different loads acting on a bolted cover plate splice. It can be even said that a simil...

Determination of bolt forces from shear loadsIt is not difficult to derive bolt forces from a single vertical load or a horizontal load acting on the specific number of bolts. What i...

Influence of stiffness on force distributionA static analysis of a structure gives a connection design engineer the forces acting on a given connection. The next step is to distribu...

Fillet weld design – two methodsEurocode 1993-1-8:2005 gives a designer a choice between two methods for the design of fillet welds: the simplified and the directional m...

Prying actionThe concept of prying action can be most easily presented in terms of a T-stub loaded by a tensile force FT. The applied force is not co...

An equivalent T-stub – general explanationThe design resistance of bolted connections can be calculated using an equivalent T-stub model. This method reflects the behaviour of som...

Surface treatment of preloaded jointsPreloaded bolts transfer the load through the contact surfaces of the plies. The contact surfaces must be prepared to achieve the satisfa...

The line of shear transfer in fin plate connectionsThe line of shear transfer in fin plate connections is not exactly known. The most conservative and safe approach is to design the bolt g...

Preloaded bolts and external tensionTo understand the effect of applied external tension, let us first of all consider the initial state of preloaded bolt arrangement withou...