Bolted joints - Selection, design and optimization


About the topic

Despite continuous development in the design and manufacturing processes, costly breakdowns in mechanical engineering which can be traced back to damage to nuts and bolts continue to occur. Calculation of the preload force and the various resulting safety measures (e.g. against the yield strength being exceeded, against slipping and shearing or against fatigue fractures) is an essential measure for the prevention of damage. The VDI guideline 2230 has established itself nationally and internationally as the method for the selection of and proof of strength for bolt connections. Compliance with this guideline for components and machines is increasingly required not only by testing organisations, but also by customers and suppliers.

The seminar enables you to systematically design and calculate bolt connections which are subject to high stress in accordance with VDI guideline 2230 (11/2015).

Target audience

Engineers and specialists in the fields of development, design and calculation. Teachers from educational institutions or experts from research institutions and testing companies.

Your benefits
  • Damage prevention & optimisation: Learn to recognise modes and causes of failure for bolt connections. Learn what analytical processes and other measures are available for the prevention of expensive damage. You also discover new potential for optimisation of safety, reliability and efficiency.
  • Progress: Update and expand your know-how in order to meet the increasingly complex safety-related and economic requirements for bolt connections perfectly.
  • Reduce the liability risk: Bring your knowledge of current guidelines and standards (VDI guideline 2230, Eurocode 3) bang up to date. Prove at any time that your products are designed in accordance with accepted engineering practices.
  • Practical relevance: Learn how you can save time through the professional dimensioning of bolt connections which are subject to high stress with the help of modern calculations tools such as MDESIGN. You can then use MDESIGN bolt free of charge in order to design, optimise and document bolts confidently in your ongoing projects.

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