I'm doing a fatigue analysis on a threaded fastener. It's 1-14UNS-3B
threaded, and experiencing an axial force and a bending moment. I'm
using 2.8 for the stress concentration (it's a higher grade fastener
with rolled threads). However, I'm having trouble with estimating the
notch sensitivity. I'm probably being way too concervative with .8 as
the radius of the thread is probably much smaller than .01". Any
insights or advice?
Thanks in advance,
First, I have to wonder how much bending there actually is across
the threads. If it's a bolt in single shear, treat it like a
fixed guided beam and find the moments at the ends. Using
distributed loads instead of concentrated loads will yield
I believe the radius for root radiused UNR fasteners is p/8, where
p is the pitch (1/14 in here). That gives a radius of 0.0089 in.
If it's a regular UN fastener the radius will be smaller.
The book Mechanical Engineering Design by Shigley has a figure
for notch sensitivities for steels under reversing
axial/bending loads. Here's what I get for a radius of
200 ksi 0.86
150 ksi 0.73
100 ksi 0.61
60 ksi 0.47
Most likely the q for your fastener would be 0.73 or less.
Also, if you considered bolt preload, remember that
does not reverse with the other loads. There's a non-zero
mean stress there. An equivalent reversing stress can be
determined for that if needed.
Yeah, I did... thanks.
I used the numbers you gave me to get in the ballpark, but ended up
approximating notch sensitivity by the "peterson model", where:
q=1/(1+(a/r)) and a=.001*(300/Sut)^1.8.
The final result was a 'q' of about 0.63 or so. There is some bending
across the threads, as it's an adapter that connects an actuator to a
I appreciate the information!
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