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Shear strength of a grade 8 bolt in good condition is 91,000 psi.

## How much force does it take to break a Grade 8 bolt?

Determining the Load a Grade 8 Bolt Can Carry

For example, a 1/2-inch grade 8 bolt with 13 threads per inch has an effective stress-carrying cross section of 0.1419 square inches, so its breaking load would be 0.1419 (area subject to stress) x 150,000 (tensile strength) = 21,285 pounds.

## What is the shear force of a bolt?

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.

## What is the shear strength of 3/8 grade 8 bolt?

How strong is a 3/8 screw? A 3/8 inch bolt of this type is rated 7,000 pounds in concrete at 6000 psi (actually granite) and 4000 pounds in concrete at 2000 psi (hard sandstone).

## What is the strength of Grade 8 bolts?

A grade 8 bolt is the highest grade SAE bolt. Grade 8 bolts have a minimum tensile strength of 150,000 PSI. As a comparison, the ASTM A325 bolt is roughly equivalent to the SAE grade 5.

## How do you calculate the shear strength of a bolt?

The shear strength of all bolts = shear strength of one bolt x number of bolts • The bearing strength of the connecting / connected plates can be calculated using equations given by AISC specifications. The tension strength of the connecting / connected plates can be calculated as discussed earlier in Chapter 2.

## What is the shear strength of a #8 screw?

Is there a difference in strength?

SHEAR | ||
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* 16d common nail | .162” | 138 lb. |

* 16d sinker | .148” | 115 lb. |

* 16d box (nail gun) | .131” | 95 lb. |

* #6 screw | .138 | 71 lb. |

## What is an example of a shear force?

Scissors

A pair of scissors is a classic example to demonstrate shear force. When an object, for example, a piece of paper is placed between the two metal blades of a pair of scissors, it gets divided into two parts only because of the shear force.

## How do you calculate bolt force?

Axial Force Ff, by using Equation(1) Ff=0.7× y×As 0.7×112×20.1 1576[kgf] A bolt is tightened by torque, torque inclination, rotating angle, stretch measurement and other methods.

## What is the shear strength of 1/4 20 bolt?

Material Strength – 60,000 psi J82 60M or Grade 1 or Class 4.8

Size | Dia. | Proof Load Str. Lbs |
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10-32 | 0.1900 | 660 |

1/4-20 | 0.2500 | 1,049 |

1/4-28 | 0.2500 | 1,200 |

5/16-18 | 0.3125 | 1,729 |

## What grade is a shear bolt?

Registered. Normally shear bolts are Grade 2 and there is no soft grade #5 as it is either a grade #5 or not.

## Is Grade 8 or 12.9 stronger?

Special markings on screw heads and nuts identify the fastener’s grade. Replace a graded fastener with same or higher grade (don’t replace a Grade 8 fastener with a Grade 5 or 2).

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Table 1.

Grade/Class | Strength |
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Metric Class 12.9 | The highest metric class for strength, it exceeds Grade 8. |

## How much torque can a Grade 8 bolt take?

US Recommended Bolt Torque

Size | Recommended Torque | |
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Grade 2 | 18-8 S/S | |

#6* | – | 9.6 |

#8* | – | 19.8 |

#10* | – | 22.8 |