Bolt Pattern Force Distribution Course
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
Read the reference material for this course:
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When you're ready, take this quiz:
After you pass the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you may access within your Account page. You may present this certificate to your state licensing board as proof of course completion.