A study of self-loosening and fatigue failure of bolted joint under transverse vibration - Influences of property class of bolt and plastic region tightening -

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In our previous study, loosening-fatigue tests under small transverse vibrations had been performed to elucidate bolt behavior and loosening-fatigue mechanism in the long life region. In this study, the influences of bolt property class and the plastic region tightening on loosening-fatigue characteristics under transverse vibration have been investigated. Result shows that bolt property class has little influence on the loosening-fatigue limits under transverse vibration. Result also shows that the transverse loosening-fatigue limit of the bolt which has been tightened to within the plastic region is lower than the transverse loosening-fatigue limit of the bolt that has been tightened to within the elastic region. This result is the opposite of the result of the axial fatigue characteristics of bolted joints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037-2040
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 20
EventAsian Pacific Conference for Fracture and Strength (APCFS'06) - Sanya, Hainan Island, China
Duration: 2006 Nov 222006 Nov 25



  • Bolted joint
  • Fatigue failure
  • Loosening
  • Plastic region tightening
  • Property class

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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