Technical Analysis: Tightening torques explained 03 June 2015

Tightening a fixing to the manufacturer’s recommended torque “induces a clamping force greater than the recommended tensile load so the fixture won’t move” - but does this mean it can also be used to test fixings?

In this technical paper, Mark Salmon, of Independent Fixing Consultants, explains in detail how torque relates to the holding power of a fixing in order to understand when we can and cannot use this relationship. 

Ref: FFM671101/66

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