Influences of various factors of bolt tightening on loosening-fatigue failure under transverse vibration

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Our previous study described loosening-fatigue tests under small transverse vibrations that had been performed to elucidate loosening-fatigue mechanism in the long life region. In this study, the influences of various factors of a bolted joint on loosening-fatigue characteristics under transverse vibration have been investigated. Results show that bolt property class has little influence on the transverse loosening-fatigue limits. Results also show that the transverse loosening-fatigue limit is reduced if a bolted joint which has been tightened to within the plastic region is subjected to transverse vibration. And if the grip length and the engaging length are long, the apparent transverse loosening-fatigue limits also decrease.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 World Congress - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 2007 Apr 162007 Apr 19


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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