Stiffness of Bolted Members

Authors: İ. Hüseyin FİLİZ, Abdullah AKPOLAT, İbrahim H. GÜZELBEY

Abstract: A through review on the stiffness of the members of bolted joints is presented. Finite element method is employed to determine the stiffness of the members. The effects of bolt diameter, grip length and thickness ratio on the stiffness of the members are investigated. A practical formula is suggested for the calculation of member stiffness.

Keywords: Finite Element Method, Stiffness, Bolted Joints