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How Things Break: Bolted Joints

Tuesday May 19th 10am – 11am

Creating reliable connections between components is a critical step in the design process.  While everything often goes as planned, the occasional failure reminds us of the need for careful consideration of these matters.

This seminar presents the theory and practice of bolted joints in the context of real world case studies.  Both traditional calculation techniques and finite element analysis will be used to explore various scenarios.  Comparisons among these calculation tools and design tips will be included during the presentation.

This is an interactive seminar.  Questions and comments from the participants are welcome and encouraged.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Perform bolted joint calculations
  • Understand the role of simulation in joint evaluation
  • Apply design strategies to improve bolted joint design

Course Schedule (approximate):

  • Background and Notable Failures – 5 minutes
  • Bolted Joint Theory – 15 minutes
  • Case Studies – 40 minutes
  • Implementation – 10 minutes
This is an interactive webinar and will be presented free of charge to all interested parties.  New York State Professional Engineers are eligible to earn 1 pdh for successful completion of the webinar.  To obtain credit and a Certificate of Completion, P.E.’s must provide their name, mailing address, license number, and fill out a survey upon completion of the course.  PDH credit issued by Tripod Innovation, LLC:  NYSED Sponsor #218.

About The Instructor

Raymond M. Burynski, Jr., P.E. is licensed in both New York and Pennsylvania. He holds a BSME and MS Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. His master’s thesis related to the structural integrity of aging aircraft. Upon graduation he was employed for several years with F.L. Smidth within various R&D and product development departments. Since 2003 he has worked as an independent consultant, providing machine design and simulation services. His past projects include stress analysis of large grinding mills, mechanical design of fluidized bed conveyors, and computational fluid dynamic studies of industrial, laboratory and consumer products. Mr. Burynski also holds three patents resulting from some of these prior projects.

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