Analysis of a Single Lap Screwed Joint Under Tension


Lap joints fastened by countersunk screws are commonly adopted in many engineering applicaons wherein the screw heads are flushed with the external surfaces of the joined structural members. These joints are subjected to various loadings such as tension, compression, bending, etc. This paper presents the finite element modelling and analysis of a typical screwed lap joint joining two plates with two countersunk screws and subjected to tension. The distribuon of stresses along the screw, above and between the clamped members in the vicinity of the screws and the effect of pre ghtening on the screws …Read More