Course on the Analysis of Bolted Joints at the Institution
of Engineering Designers
In conjunction with the Institution of Engineering Designers,
Bolt Science will be running a training course on the Analysis
of Bolted Joints on the 6 October 2010. The one day course
will be held at the headquarters of Institution of Engineering
Designers in Wiltshire. This is a concentrated one-day course
on the skills and techniques for the successful analysis of
bolted joints and threaded fasteners.
The course is designed for Designers
and Engineers who are responsible for the specification and
design of bolted joints. This is a practical course, in that
methodologies are presented for solving everyday bolting problems
encountered in mechanical engineering.
are available in the course brochure that can be downloaded
by clicking on the link below:
the Brochure on the Analysis of Bolted Joints Training Course
Threaded fasteners are a notable
cause of service and other related problems. Besides possible
safety implications, fastener failures can represent a significant
proportion of a product's warranty costs. This training seminar
presents key knowledge and facts to an Engineer to enable
bolted joints to be designed and fasteners sized so that they
will not fail. Besides presentations on the latest theoretical
aspects of the subject, a hands on practical approach is used
to enable delegates to apply the knowledge gained to the design
of bolting and fastener problems.
seminar is designed for:
Engineers with responsibility for solving service problems.
Eight key benefits of this
This seminar will help you to
1. Determine the appropriate size and strength of fastener
to be used in an application.
2. Understand the common modes of failures of fasteners and
how each mode can be prevented.
3. Be able to calculate the loading acting on individual bolts
given the forces acting on the joint.
4. Avoid the pain of making very costly, unnecessary mistakes
when designing bolted joints.
5. Learn the differences between a manufacturing and design
quality defect in relation to threaded fasteners.
6. Be able to determine the appropriate tightening torque
to specify for a threaded fastener in a given situation.
7. Be able to establish the length of thread engagement needed
to prevent thread stripping.
8. Be able to determine the forces acting on individual bolts
when forces are acting on a joint.
A training course handbook is provided
to all delegates. The handbook contains background information
to the material presented on the course, including derivation
of the formulas, example calculations together with tables
of thread stress areas, thread shear areas and fastener material
strength details. Following presentation of the background
theory, delegates are presented with problems relating to
the topic. Full answers are provided in the course documentation.
Bill Eccles is a consultant mechanical
engineer with 30 years experience in mechanical engineering
with the last 15 specialising in bolted joint technology and
analysis. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution
of Mechanical Engineers and a registered European Engineer.
Bill has written several articles on bolting technology and
has developed bolted joint analysis software that is used by
major organisations around the world.
training course is also available now, online, from www.bolting.info