how is load capacity of a bolt affected if loaded in compression

If a bolt is used to push a load (loaded in compression) rather than clamp
an assembly (loaded in tension) is it safe to say that the force exerted
would be similar to the clamp load normally expected for a similar applied
torque? In case the question is not clear, imagine a screw jack.
Jon Juhlin
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Jon Juhlin
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Strength is the same for tension and compression. For stability, i.e. buckling, can come into play for intermediate to long columns.
But with most bolted joints, the bolt never sees compression. The other joint members carry that.
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Jeff Finlayson

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