The object of the work reported in this paper is to obatin a measure and an understanding of the damping in high-strength friction-grip bolted joints. Static tests to determine the coefficient of friction and cyclic tests to determine the amount of damping in symmetrical double-coverplated butt joints are described. Four plate surfaces were examined, i.e., galvanized, inorganic zinc silicate, urethame chromate primer, and mill scale. An energy loss relationship was found for each surface type. At the working load levels, the damping factors ranged from 5% to 12%, and the energy losses, after early variations, tended to stable values with increasing numbers of cycles. Suggestions on improvements to increase joint damping are given. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Vitelleschi, S
    • Schmidt, L C
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1447-60
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13086 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM