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Thanks for the response.  I ended up just using a capacity value for an aluminum screw since the Aluminum Design Manual had such values (I used the weaker of the two values that they included...2024-T4 aluminum screw).  Since using the values for an aluminum screw should be conservative for a SS screw, I should be OK.  Plus, it gives them the flexibility of using an aluminum screw if they so desire.  And, not to mention, I did not know what grade of SS screw they might end up using.



On Apr 24, 2011, at 11:56 AM, Harold Sprague wrote:

It depends on the SS alloy.  The strengths of the various alloys vary a lot.  The more common alloys for fasteners are 18-8, 410, or 316.  Once you know the alloy, you can look up the properties in the appropriate ASTM.  There are also several types of screws.  Assuming just sheet metal screws, there are the self tapping or self drilling / self tapping (which is what I would suggest).  
Then you can reference the NASA 1228 for the shear capacity.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> From: smaxwell(--nospam--at)
> Subject: SS screw capacity
> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:31:48 -0400
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Can someone point me to a #10 and 1/4" SS (stainless steel) screw capacity? I need a screw capacity value for use with the Aluminum Design Value for designing a screw connection. One of the modes to check is using the actual shear capacity of the screw. The other modes use the aluminum material values to check things like block shear, etc...I have all that information, but not a raw screw shear capacity. FWIW, I am assuming coarse threading.
> Thanks,
> Scott
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