An influence of tightening torque stored in tightening process on fatigue strength of aluminum bolts

Shinji Hashimura, Tomohiro Nutahara, Kazuki Kamibeppu

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Abstract

Fatigue strength of bolts has been generally investigated loading only axial cyclic loads on the bolts. However since the bolt is used to be tightened into a internal thread part or a nut, the bolt receives twisting torque due to friction torque between thread torque during tightening. Therefore an influence of the thread torque on the fatigue strength shoud be investigated. In this study, transverse fatigue tests have been conducted because the test can perform the fatigue tests in situations a bolt is tightened. And the transverse fatigue tests loosening the nut slightly to release the thread torque after tightening have been also conducted. Test bolts and nuts were hexagon head bolts M8 and the bolts and the nuts were made of aluminum alloy A5056. The bolt/nut assemblies were lubricated by Molybdenum disulfide grease in the transverse fatigue tests. Results showed that the transverse fatigue strength of bolt/nut assemblies for aluminum alloy bolt decreased by influence of the thread torque. Results also showd that the transverse fatigue strength of bolt/nut assemblies for aluminum alloy bolt could improve 15 % by means of releasing the thread torque.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVII
EditorsFerri M.H. Aliabadi, Luis Rodriguez-Tembleque, Jaime Dominguez
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages229-234
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event17th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2018 Sep 42018 Sep 6

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume774 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Other

Other17th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2018
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period18/9/418/9/6

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Keywords

  • Aluminum alloy bolt
  • Thread torque
  • Tightening torque
  • Transverse fatigue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Hashimura, S., Nutahara, T., & Kamibeppu, K. (2018). An influence of tightening torque stored in tightening process on fatigue strength of aluminum bolts. In F. M. H. Aliabadi, L. Rodriguez-Tembleque, & J. Dominguez (Eds.), Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVII (pp. 229-234). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 774 KEM). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.774.229