Optimum Dimensions of Thin Walled Tube on the Mechanical Performance of Super Stud Bolt
The bolts and nuts are widely used in various fields as important joining elements with long history. However, loosening induced by the vibration and external loads is still a big problem. And the loosening sometimes causes very serious accident without notice. This paper deals with a special stud bolt named “Super Stud Bolt (SSB)” which can prevent loosening effectively. There is a thin walled tube between the upper and lower threads, which can be deformed along the axial direction so that the phase difference is produced and SSB is developed. This phase difference induces the contrary force on the surfaces of the upper and lower threads, which brings out the anti-loosening performance. In this study, the processing and fastening-loosening courses are simulated with the finite element method. And the anti-loosening performance is analyzed and realized. In addition, the anti-loosening performances under various phase differences are compared and finally best dimensions for SSB are examined.
H.S. Lee, I.S. Yoon and M.H. Aliabadi
Y. Xiao et al., "Optimum Dimensions of Thin Walled Tube on the Mechanical Performance of Super Stud Bolt", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 385-387, pp. 249-252, 2008