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Capacities for Ordinary Bolts to BS449: Part 2 2

Capacities for Ordinary Bolts to BS449: Part 2

Capacities for Ordinary Bolts The shear strength of a bolt is a measurement of the minimum amount of force needed to break the bolt into two pieces. The shear strength of a metal bolt is approximately 0.6 times its tensile strength. A bolt commonly shears where its head meets the threads.

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