Analysis of Bolted Joints Brochure

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.

Further details are available in the course brochure that can be downloaded by clicking on the link below: Fatigue failure photo of a bolt

View 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. Bent bolt

This seminar is designed for:
OEM Designers
Design Engineers.
Project Leaders.
Engineers with responsibility for solving service problems.
Engineering Supervisors
Engineering Managers

Eight key benefits of this seminar

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.

Course Documentation Fatigue failure of a bolt

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.

Course Director

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.

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