What is it about?

We study the effect of joint geometry and clamping force on the different failure stages of bolted joints.

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Why is it important?

The main parameters controlling the structural behavior of bolted joint in each stage were recognized.

Perspectives

Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article also lead to structural joints groups contacting me and ultimately to a greater involvement in structural joints research.

Professor Hossam El-Din Sallam
Zagazig University

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This page is a summary of: Identification of damage stages in bolted metallic joints for different joint geometries and tightening torques using statistical analysis, Advances in Structural Engineering, November 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1369433219886081.
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