Bolted joints are widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries due to their ease of assembly, disassembly and design flexibility. Optimizing threaded fasteners is essential to achieve uniform load distribution and minimize the number of bolts required, thereby reducing system cost and weight. This review paper aims at summarizing the five optimization techniques available in the literature, including bolt layout, tightening strategies, tightening sequences, bolt size, and stresses. The purpose is to emphasize the importance of optimizing bolted joints via the proper selection of materials, geometry, patterns, and bolt sizes, to obtain efficient joints with low assembly time while maintaining strength.

Optimization of Bolted Joints: A Literature Review

Croccolo, D
Conceptualization
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De Agostinis, M
Methodology
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Khan, MY
Investigation
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Mele, M
Formal Analysis
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Olmi, G
Data Curation
2023

Abstract

Bolted joints are widely used in the aerospace and automotive industries due to their ease of assembly, disassembly and design flexibility. Optimizing threaded fasteners is essential to achieve uniform load distribution and minimize the number of bolts required, thereby reducing system cost and weight. This review paper aims at summarizing the five optimization techniques available in the literature, including bolt layout, tightening strategies, tightening sequences, bolt size, and stresses. The purpose is to emphasize the importance of optimizing bolted joints via the proper selection of materials, geometry, patterns, and bolt sizes, to obtain efficient joints with low assembly time while maintaining strength.
2023
Croccolo, D; De Agostinis, M; Fini, S; Khan, MY; Mele, M; Olmi, G
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