The Hows and Whys of Structural Bolting

What do we really mean when we say we “torque” a bolt? What really holds bolted connections together? How do the various installation methods work? What do preinstallation and rotational capacity tests tell us?

There are certain procedures for ensuring a certain minimum tension in structural bolts for bridge and other steel structures. Despite clear specifications from the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC), there are still many questions about how structural bolting works, and why particular steps are required.

Watch our on demand webinar, to cover the fundamentals of how structural bolted connections work, along with basics on various installation and test methods. 

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