A Comparative Study of Fasteners Tolerance Analysis Methods [ ]

Threaded fasteners have rendered themselves indispensable in the assembly of mechanical systems and structures due to their ease of disassembly and their relatively low cost. The outstanding feature of threaded fasteners is that, in spite of their design simplicity, they provide a high clamping force [1]. A comprehensive literature study has been carried out in Ref. [2] describing the history as well as evolution of threaded fasteners.