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Did you check for Pull-through?

Not surprisingly over my career…I’ve seen it once and I continue to see it again and again and again…a failure to check a fastened joint for pull-through. What is seemingly a simple stress check is often overlooked. This tip provides a quick method to check for pull-through failure anytime...but hopefully you check during the preliminary phase of the design before a failure or a messy redesign is required. A check that readily ascertains whether a composite joint is thick enough, or possesses the minimum inter-laminar shear strength needed to prevent a pull-through failure is discussed in this article.


quick tipPerforming a simple preliminary check for fastener pull-through is good practice. The equation below can be used to calculate the pull-through stress for either countersunk or protruding head fasteners.

Pull Through Equation

pull-through  protruding  fastener  failure

2018-05-07 07:29:39