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Dear everyone
When calculating the friction resistance of a clamp tight with bolts around 
 pipe, the axial force has to be divide by the contact area in order to get 
 the friction stress. This stress divide by the friction factor should give 
 a tight stress that the clamp would apply on the pipe. By this way this 
stress will give us the forces in bolts, by dividing it with the contact 
area again. And then the contact area is no longer a factor for the 
friction resistance of the clamp, and closing UBolts will give the same 

Is anyone of you have any experience in these kind of calculation, I will 
be great to receive information and guidelines for this


David C.


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