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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections

By: James Doane, P.E. PhD

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections

Bolted connections are used in many mechanical and structural applications. Fundamental knowledge of how to design bolted connections is critical for engineers. This introductory course provides a systematic and easy to understand approach that explains the essential details of the analysis and design of common bolted connections. The material presented in this course is at an introductory level, covering what every engineer should know about bolted connections, and no prior understanding of bolted connections is required. However, a general understanding of mechanics of materials (primarily basic stress and torsion) is helpful for this course.

The course covers basic terminology associated with threaded fasteners and the different styles of threaded fasteners. The different screw thread systems are covered along with the associated tolerance classes. Common materials used for threaded fasteners are discussed along with available coatings to improve corrosion resistance. SAE grades, structural grades, and metric classes are discussed. Bolt strength properties, such as proof load and tensile strength, are discussed and compared.

The general design procedure is explained for direct loading and eccentrically loaded connections. The direct loading applications focus on lap joints, with a general discussion of butt joints. Topics on eccentrically loaded connections focus on connections with bolts subjected to eccentric shear.

258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Gisela Rey
01/18/2019
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
William Young
01/09/2019
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A good course to do. This course had more examples than many of the other such courses.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Robert Wooten
12/24/2018
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Good course. Material I haven't looked at for a long time. Could be improved if a table listing all the variables and usual units for all the equations was placed at the end of the course document for quick reference.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Randy Paulson
12/20/2018
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Well written and thorough introduction to the design of bolted connections.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
James Holt
12/10/2018
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Good review for understanding types of threads and bolt loading for different type of configurations.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Jorge Fernandez
12/04/2018
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Excellent Course.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Jerry
10/23/2018
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Good refresher course, always need to remember the methods we learned early on
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Leonid Krupnik
09/05/2018
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usefull information was presented
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Ben
08/29/2018
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Great review of bolted connections. Learned information that I have not used in a number of years. Thanks
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Brenda Moore
06/26/2018
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Excellent refresher course on bolt design.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Paul Dorvel
05/07/2018
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Running into bolted connection questions on projects but am EE. This course did an excellent job of introducing the standards for bolts and terminology, and also introduced simple but important computations of these connections.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Gordon Holmes
03/30/2018
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Basic info was very good. Equations were too specific to the examples.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
12/27/2017
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Good review.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
James Cook
12/02/2017
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I selected this course because I was curious about the topic, not because I am a structural engineer. The instructor built upon basic engineering topics, including statics, in s logical and easy to follow manner. As a result of taking this course I learned something new, and had fun in the process. Thank you Professor Doane!
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Robert Cowan
11/27/2017
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Good General Introduction. I don't work with critical fasteners on a regular basis but wanted to have a basic understanding in case I was confronted with a need. This course provided exactly that.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Richard Rice
09/28/2017
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Enjoyed this intro course, good review with straightforward practice & testing. Thanks for providing this course for PDH requirements.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Sergio Fagundo
09/13/2017
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Excellent review of bolted connections, especially with the design check / capacity calcs thrown in.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Karl Haack
08/29/2017
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Good overview
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
John Riley
08/06/2017
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Good review of bolted connections
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
james H. Fawcett
07/11/2017
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Good course on bolt basics. Exam questions were straightforward.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Ttapp
06/05/2017
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Good review course for bolted connections. A few more design examples would be helpful.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Hector Santiago
03/26/2017
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Very good course. Well explained and with great examples.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Joseph S Johnson
03/04/2017
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Good course
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Adam Parrish
02/27/2017
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Course was a nice review
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Pat Sheehan
02/24/2017
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Course was well presented and test was designed to include much of the relative course content, as well as requiring some thought to use of the material.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Mike
02/24/2017
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Very nice review.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Anthony Varrichio
02/23/2017
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Excellent Review for this subject and well presented
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Danny M Smith
02/23/2017
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Great course!
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Mark H.
02/22/2017
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Good refresher with valuable information.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Brent Travis
02/22/2017
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Excellent quick overview of bolted structural connections.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Randolph Bordner
02/21/2017
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An excellent course. Covers a lot of information in a concise format. I highly recommend.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Ramon Santo-Tomas
02/20/2017
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Good course, nice overview of fasteners and bolted connections.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Bob Saxton
02/10/2017
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Great course and it had me working. Back in 1970 when I was in school , I was not familiar with the Roark Text. I will get a copy Thanks, Bob Saxton
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Dan
01/22/2017
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The author has an excellent clear writing style. The illustrations support the written material well.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Douglas McDougall
01/16/2017
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Very good basic course
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Ken
12/20/2016
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Good course. Clear and helpful
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
John Harter
11/28/2016
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Excellent course. This is an area of engineering that may be common to structural engineers but is seldom found in my area of Mechanical engineering. I now know what to do when faced with a bolted connection. Very useful to my continuing education. Congratulations to James Doane for compiling a clearly presented course.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Andrew Morgan
11/07/2016
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Very informative. All you need to know about bolts.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Shane M. Davis
10/20/2016
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Excellent course for the basics of Bolted Connections
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
10/19/2016
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Well written and clearly explained. An explanation of proper torque wrench usage and bolt testing using various clamping forces would be a great add.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Bill H - Dallas Texas
10/19/2016
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Great re-introduction to bolted connections
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Charles
10/18/2016
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Very good course. Simple yet a great job with the concepts.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Scott DeReus
10/18/2016
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Good refresher. I have been involved with the construction of numerous bolted components (plate and tub girders, high-mast light and overhead sign foundations) but haven't done anything with bolted design since college.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Alexander Makitka Jr.
10/13/2016
5 STAR RATING. Great Job defining the design requirements.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Ronald
10/11/2016
Excellent intro course and refresher.
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258-An Introduction to the Analysis and Design of Bolted Connections
Joe Nicholson
10/11/2016
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A good, useful refresher.
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100259-03
Course PDH Hours: 4
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  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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