Master of Science
John W. Fisher
Twenty-one bolted joints were tested to determine the effect of oversize holes and slotted holes on the slip behavior and ultimate strength of bolted joints. Hole sizes studied had standard, 1/4-in. and 5/16-in. clearances. Slots placed both parallel and transverse to the line of load were studied. All joints were of A36 steel plate fastened by 1-in. A325 bolts. The studies indicated that a washer is desirable under the turned element to prevent severe galling.
Allan, Ronald N., "The effect of oversize and slotted holes on the behavior of a bolted joint" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3492.