Course Number: STR-004
Course Field: Structures
PDH Credits: 3

Course Overview

A bolt pattern is arrangement of bolted joints, typically four or more, that connect two or more components together. This course details the methodology to resolve forces and moments applied to a bolt pattern into axial and shear loads acting on the individual bolted joints in the pattern.

This course discusses:

  • In-plane and out-of-plane eccentric shear loading on a bolt pattern
  • A generalized approach to distributing loads over a pattern
  • Properties of bolt patterns
  • Forces and moments at the centroid of a pattern
  • Axial and shear forces on individual bolted joints

Course Content

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