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	John H. Bickford's book "An Introduction To The Design And Behavior
Of Bolted Joints", Marcel Dekker pub.,  is an excellent reference.   The
book ties the concepts of Fed. Hdbk H28 and other sources together very

	Best Regards,

	Peter  De Vere
	Houston, Texas

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> From: 	Christopher Wright[SMTP:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: 	Thursday, February 25, 1999 10:41 AM
> To: 	SEAOC Newsletter
> Subject: 	RE: tap holes
> > You'll likely have to consider other limit states, such as thread 
> >stripping.
> If you have access to old (really old...) issues of Product Engineering 
> there is a great article on figuring the strength of threads called 
> 'Strength of Threads' in the November 27, 1961 issue. Maybe a university 
> library. Federal Handbook H28 or whatever replaced it explains this stuff 
> too.
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
> chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)