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How are bolt FOS's calculated?

Question asked by Chad St.Louis on Mar 21, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2012 by Chris Fernald

I'm curious how bolt FOS's are calculated in Solid Works.


My model uses 80% of proof for axial loading (pre-load) which already equates to a maximum FOS of 1.25 (1/.8). Yet when shear and bending moment are taken into consideration, putting the bolt under higher tension, I end up with a higher FOS. ???


Can anyone explain?