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Bolted Joint Basics

$140.00

The Bolted Joint Basics course will help a learner understand the different types of physical principles that must be taken into consideration with a bolted joint, the concepts that allow a bolted joint to work, and the common tools used to assemble and control a bolted joint.

Learning Hours: 1.5

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Course Description

The Bolted Joint Basics course will help a learner understand the different types of physical principles that must be taken into consideration with a bolted joint, the concepts that allow a bolted joint to work, and the common tools used to assemble and control a bolted joint.

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Who will benefit from this Bolted Joints course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, designing, testing, purchasing, and sales function at organizations that require an understanding of bolted joints, their specific characteristics, assembly methods and tools, and testing equipment used to verify and its specific characteristics.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Bolted Joint Basics

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the various types of stresses and loads placed on a bolted joint.
  2. Recognize ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, and proof load.
  3. Understand the importance of clamp load.
  4. Identify the differences between two and three assembled bolted joint members.
  5. Define each type of measurement method used to quantify torque in a bolted joint.
  6. Name the different types of assembly tools including nutrunners and torque wrenches.
  7. Outline assembly control methods used to tighten a bolted joint.
Table showing proof load and yield strength properties used in calculating clamp load of a bolted joint
Bolted Joint Basics

Table of Contents

  1. Bolted Joint Concepts
    1. Basic Concepts
      1. Force and Load
      2. Friction and Torque
      3. Stress and Strain
      4. Yield Strength and Ultimate Tensile Strength
      5. Proof Load
    2. Assembly Concepts
      1. Torque-Tension Relationship
      2. Clamp Load
      3. K Factor
      4. Torque Control
      5. Torque-Turn Control
      6. Yield Control
      7. Load Indicator
        1. Load-Indicating Fastener
        2. Mechanical Dial Load Indicator
        3. Electronic Load Indicator
        4. Strain Gauge Load Indicator
        5. Ultrasonic Load Indicator
        6. Twist-Off Load Indicator
        7. DTI Washers
  2. Tool Assembly and Control Methods
    1. Assembly Tools
      1. Nutrunners
        1. DC Electric Nutrunner
        2. Hydraulic Nutrunner
        3. Pneumatic Nutrunner
      2. Torque Wrenches
        1. Manual Torque Wrench
        2. Torque Angle Wrench
      3. Hydraulic Tensioning
      4. Heat Tightening
    2. Assembly Control Methods
      1. Prevailing Torque Fasteners
      2. Lockwire
      3. Adhesive Thread Lockers
      4. Washers

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