Fatigue characteristics of bolted joint under transverse vibration: Influence of bolt tightening conditions on transverse fatigue strength

Shinji Hashimura, Yu Kurakake, Shinichi Umeno

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Fatigue tests under transverse vibration were performed for three separate tightening conditions to investigate the grip length and the engaging thread length in this study. The relationships between the apparent fatigue limit (the highest amplitude of transverse vibration force which can be applied to the bolted joint without generating fatigue) and the real fatigue limit of bolt material also were investigated. Results showed that apparent transverse fatigue limit decreased if the grip length was long. And relationships of the apparent fatigue limit and the real fatigue limit were different in each tightening conditions depending on the bending moment at the root of the first thread.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2010 - Nagasaki
Duration: 2009 Sep 202009 Sep 22

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)10139826


Other9th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2010



  • Bolted joint
  • Engaging thread length
  • Fatigue
  • Grip length
  • Transverse vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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