To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Loose Bolts with DTI Washers
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 01 16:44:12 -0600
>When you say 'collapsed', are you using that term to suggest Lock Washers
>flatten plastically rather than elastically?
Poor choice of terms, perhaps. They really don't go plastic and a split
washer turns back to a spring when it unflattens, but the bottom line is
the same--elastic or not, there's no locking effect.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)