Determine the Bolt Length

A structural bolt typically has a partial thread, the unthreaded portion is the shank, which when added to the thread length gives the overall bolt length. The thread length is a function of the bolt diameter and length, which for the most part is standardized across the range of bolts – but it’s always wise …

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Strength of Bolts

Bolt Standards In North America bolts are classified according to ASTM standards (American Society for the Testing of Materials) while in Europe, they are classified according to national standards of the individual states. Each state has its own national standards institute BSI, DIN, AFNOR, etc. with each operating independently. To establish common standards within the …

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