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RE: BOLT TORQUE/TENSION RELATIONSHIP

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>Torquing bolts is not an accepted method of bolt pretensioning by the RCSC.
>The only "torque" method discussed in the RCSC is for arbitration ONLY.
Why do you suppose RCSC takes this position so much different than that 
taken by the AISC? Have safety issues been uncovered, using the AISC 
calibrated wrench or turn-of-the-nut methods been founf defective?

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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