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Fastener Books

Are you looking for detailed information about fasteners and fastening? We've listed a few popular reference books and publications below (click on a title in the list to see more information about the item). To order, contact your favorite bookseller or the publisher.

Inch Fastener Standards, 7th EditionMetric Fastener Standards, 3rd EditionSupplemental Book of IFI Standards and Technical Bulletins, 2008 EditionMachinery's Handbook, 28th EditionGuide to Threads, Threading and Threaded Fasteners

Inch Fastener Standards, 7th EditionInch Fastener Standards, 7th Edition
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
2003, Hardcover, over 1200 pages

From the publisher: "If your business includes dealing with mechanical fasteners, or fastening systems, the Industrial Fasteners Institute's all new Inch Fastener Standards, 7th Edition is the indispensable tool you need. This easy-to-use system is a compilation of the fastener standards developed by ASTM, ASME, SAE and IFI, and its more than 1200 pages are a major advancement providing all new and updated standards inclusive. It facilitates and makes the review of standards easy for products of concern to you, and provides the best available guidance in fastener selection for manufacturers and assemblers in all industry segments.
     "For those in distribution, this book provides a critical reference when evaluating fastener selection for applications, engineering questions, researching screw thread issues, material selection, platings and coatings, corrosion, heat-treating, inspection, and quality assurance. The extensive section on Engineering and Technical Data includes a comprehensive fastener glossary; details on sizing clearance holes for bolts, screws and studs; hydrogen embrittlement risk management; tables of weights; guidance on the design of bolted joints; and guidance on the design of special formed parts.
     "For the first time, when dealing with the inch series standards, this breakthrough edition brings the quality assurance standards of fasteners together for manufacturers, distributors, testing labs and end users. It includes the latest standards for organic and inorganic coatings, torque-tension evaluation, and hydrogen embrittlement risk management. Whether you are a fastener manufacturer, distributor, specifier, or end-user, this is a must have!"
     SECTIONS: Screw Threads; Materials & Coatings; Bolts, Screws, and Studs; Nuts; High Strength Structural Bolting; Prevailing-Torque Fasteners; Socket Screws; Tapping Screws; Machine Screws; Other Small Screws; Rivets; Washers & Pins; Quality Assurance; Engineering & Technical Data.
Metric Fastener Standards, 3rd EditionMetric Fastener Standards, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1999, Hardcover, over 1000 pages

From the publisher: "Over 1,000 pages bring together all needed quality assurance standards for fastener manufacturers, distributors, and testing labs. Also includes new standards for organic and inorganic coatings, a new test for evaluating the torque-tension relationship on both externally and internally threaded metric fasteners, and the first thorough discussion of hydrogen embrittlement risk management."
     SECTIONS: Screw Threads; Materials & Coatings; Bolts, Screws, and Studs; Nuts; Locking Fasteners; Structural Bolting; Slotted & Recessed Screws; Socket Screws; Rivets; Technical Data; Quality Assurance.
Supplemental Book of IFI Standards and Technical Bulletins, 2008 EditionSupplemental Book of IFI Standards and Technical Bulletins, 2008 Edition
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
2008, Paperback, 304 pages

From the publisher: "This 2008 Supplemental Book of IFI Fastener Standards and Technical Bulletins is a compilation of 28 IFI standards and 16 technical bulletins that are not included in the IFI 7th Edition Inch Fastener Standards Book (2003), or the IFI 3rd Edition Metric Fastener Standards Book (1999).
     "The Industrial Fasteners Institute has published standards books for over fifty years for the fastener industry. These have been updated on average every 12 years. Between publications the Institute produces technical information in response to industry inquiries and changing circumstances. The material contained within this book answers many pressing industry questions that will assist both fastener suppliers and fastener users more effectively buy, make, and inspect fasteners. Consumers are continually demanding ever-higher quality products and these documents contribute toward meeting those demands as their requirements relate to fasteners."
Fastener Technology HandbookFastener Technology Handbook
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
2010, Hardcover, 313 pages

From the publisher: "This is a 313 page book containing comprehensive, basic, and insightful information into fastener technology and fastener industry history. This is an informative, educational resource and NOT a book of standards. This is a great book for educating fastener suppliers, as well as, end users. This should be in every technical library."
     SECTIONS: The Heritage of Mechanical Fasteners; Screw Thread Technology - Inch and Metric; Selecting Fastener Materials; Bolt and Nut Compatibility; Corrosion; Platings and Coatings; Commentary on Nuts; Commentary on High Strength Structural Bolting; An Introduction to Locking Fasteners; An Introduction to Small Screws; Introductory Notes - Fastener Quality Assurance; Weights of Products; Standards and Specifications; Design of Bolted Joints - An Introduction; Designing Special Formed Parts; An Introduction to Rivets; An Introduction to Pins and Washers; Rules for the Use of SI Units Applicable to Metric Mechanical Fasteners; Fastener Terminology.
Design of Mechanical JointsDesign of Mechanical Joints
By A. Blake
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
1985, Hardcover, 576 pages

From the publisher: "A cornerstone publication that covers the basic principles and practical considerations of design methodology for joints held by rivets, bolts, weld seams, and adhesive materials, Design of Mechanical Joints gives engineers the practical results and formulas they need for the preliminary design of mechanical joints, combining the essential topics of joint mechanics...strength of materials...and fracture control to provide a complete treatment of problems pertinent to the field of mechanical connections."
Fastener Design ManualFastener Design Manual
By Richard T. Barrett
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1990, PDF Download (Free), 98 pages

Download this publication FREE from the publisher's website.

From the publisher: "This manual was written for design engineers to enable them to choose appropriate fasteners for their designs. Subject matter includes fastener material selection, platings, lubricants, corrosion, locking methods, washers, inserts, thread types and classes, fatigue loading, and fastener torque. A section on design criteria covers the derivation of torque formulas, loads on a fastener group, combining simultaneous shear and tension loads, pullout load for tapped holes, grip length, head styles, and fastener strengths. The second half of this manual presents general guidelines and selection criteria for rivets and lockbolts."
Guide to Threads, Threading and Threaded FastenersGuide to Threads, Threading and Threaded Fasteners
By Modern Machine Shop
Publisher: Hanser Publications
2004, Hardcover, 596 pages

From the publisher: "This essential reference book features in-depth coverage of all aspects of thread systems, threading methods, and threaded fasteners and their capabilities. Special attention has been given to the wide variety of available machining operations and tools exploited in the creation of threaded fasteners, including unusually detailed coverage of methods to determine the ideal hole diameter for tapping operations. A chapter is devoted to aircraft fasteners (including rivets) that are used in a wide spectrum of industries."
     CONTENTS: Thread Systems; Tightening and Tensioning Threaded Fasteners; Threading Operations; Threaded Fasteners; Aircraft Hardware; Thread Measurement; Fasteners for Wood; Definitions; Conversions Factors for Commonly Used Units of Measure; Index.
Guide to World Screw ThreadsGuide to World Screw Threads
By P.A. Sidders
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
1969, Hardcover, 318 pages

From the publisher: "OVERVIEW: An excellent overview of all standards for users and producers of fasteners and equipment designers who must specify fasteners. FEATURES: Provides encyclopedic coverage of the different types of threads standardized throughout the world. It includes: Unified and American thread series; American translational and American pipe threads; British threads of Whitworth and non-Whitworth forms; ISO metric threads; French automobile; German and Swiss metric threads."
Handbook of Bolts and Bolted JointsHandbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints
Edited by: John H. Bickford, Sayed Nassar
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
1998, Hardcover, 928 pages

From the publisher: "DESCRIPTION: Presents time-tested standard as well as reliable emerging knowledge on threaded fasteners and joints—showing engineers how to select parts and materials, predict behavior, control assembly processes, and solve on-the-job problems. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Material Properties and Selection; Processing of Fasteners; Threaded Fasteners; Design and Analysis of Bolted Joints; Assembly of Bolted Joints; The Joint in Service; Testing and Inspection of Bolts and Joints; Education and Training; Fastening Technology Education."
Hardness Testing, 2nd EditionHardness Testing, 2nd Edition
Edited by Harry Chandler
Publisher: ASM International
1999, Hardcover, 192 pages

From the publisher: "This basic book provides a comprehensive overview of hardness testing, including the various methods and equipment used, testing applications, and the selection of testing methods. The revised and updated second edition features expanded information on microhardness testing, specialized hardness tests, and hardness testing standards."
The Heritage of Mechanical FastenersThe Heritage of Mechanical Fasteners
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1991, Paperback, 33 pages

From the publisher: "Man's conquest of nature has depended upon his ability to fasten useful things together. From the Stone Age to the Space Age—from the first caveman who assembled rocks and sticks, to 21st century men who make possible the assembly of a host of modern, safe, reliable industrial and consumer products. This 33-page booklet records the story of these men who have built, and continue to build, the heritage of mechanical fasteners."
Hydrogen Embrittlement: Prevention and ControlHydrogen Embrittlement: Prevention and Control
Editor: L Raymond
Publisher: ASTM International
1988, Hardcover, 444 pages

From the publisher: "Papers cover all aspects of preventing of controlling hydrogen embrittlement, including the making of alloys, part fabrication, finishing, in-service performance testing, and testing actual hardware for quality assurance. This book focuses on the use and interpretation of standardized tests relative to hydrogen embrittlement, as well as on new and advanced techniques."
Industrial Fasteners HandbookIndustrial Fasteners Handbook
Publisher: IPT Publishing & Training Ltd.
1989, Paperback, 489 pages

From the publisher: "IPT's Industrial Fasteners Handbook and Training Manual are essential reference guides for engineers, draftsmen, supervisors, journeymen and apprentices of all steel-related industries. Aerospace, refining, chemical, pulp and paper, mining, shipyard, construction and fabrication industries all benefit from the information contained within almost 500 detailed pages.
     "The IPT Fasteners Handbook and Training Manual are both a program to teach correct fastening methods in industrial schools and colleges, as well as a comprehensive on-site reference for seasoned professionals. Bolting and security system topics range from materials and strengths to threaded and non-threaded fasteners, to adhesives, anchoring systems and more. As with every IPT book, it's all here!" (Note: Only the Handbook is shown.)
Influence of Thread Geometry on Fastener PerformanceInfluence of Thread Geometry on Fastener Performance
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute

From the publisher: "In-depth report recommends that FED-STD-H28/20B and MIL-S-8879C be phased out in favor of ASME B1.3M as the USA national standard. Also, this report recommends that error propagation during a sequence of gage calibrations and variations in thread inspections using indicating gages from different gage makers be addressed."
An Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted JointsAn Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
By John H. Bickford
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
1995, Hardcover, 992 pages

From the publisher: "John H. Bickford, noted technologist, author, and lecturer, builds on his career expertise with the publication of a third edition text. A must reference book for engineers and designers of bolted joints. Over 900 pages devoted to such topics as stress, strength, materials, tightening and clamping force, stretch and preload control, tensile and shear loads, loss of clamp load, joint failure, fatigue, and gasketed joints."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction to the Bolted Joint; Tightening the Joint: Establishing the Clamping Force; The Joint in Service; Using the Information; Appendixes.
ISO Fastener and Screw Thread HandbookISO Fastener and Screw Thread Handbook (CD)
By International Organization of Standards
Available From: Industrial Fasteners Institute

From the IFI: "This CD contains 187 ISO standards that cover screw thread geometry and dimensions and the dimensional and mechanical requirements for threaded fasteners. All companies that use or supply fasteners in international markets should have this handbook in their engineering library."
Machinery's Handbook, 28th EditionMachinery's Handbook, 28th Edition
By Oberg, Jones, Ryffel, McCauley, Heald and Hussain
Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
2008, Hardcover & CD, 2704 pages

The Machinery's Handbook includes several excellent chapters relating to fasteners, materials and platings. From the publisher: "Celebrating nearly 100 years as "The Bible of the Mechanical Industries", the 28th edition brings together volumes of knowledge, information and data gathered, revised and improved upon from experts throughout the mechanical industries. Extraordinarily comprehensive yet easy to use since it premiered, Machinery's Handbook provides mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, and machinists with a broad range material, from the very basic to the more advanced. It has always, and continues to provide industry fundamentals and standards while it moves into the 21st century with material reflecting technological advances and offering vast editorial improvements, making the 28th Edition the best tool...ever!
     "New sections on...CNC Numerical Controls (written by Peter Smid-author of CNC Programming Handbook), Manufacturing Data Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Distinguishing Bolts from Screws, Helical Coil Screw Thread Inserts, Calculating Thread Dimensions, Lubrication, Ball and Acme Leadscrews, and Shaft Alignment. Revised material on...Properties, Treatment, and Testing of Materials; Dimensioning; Gaging, and Measuring; Tool and Toolmaking; Manufacturing Processes. A very user-friendly format...readers will never have to search outside of an area for information on the topic they are exploring. Broad math coverage...from the basic to the advanced, you'll find fractions, positive and negative numbers, derivatives and integrals, analytical geometry, circular segments, matrices and engineering economics. Updated Standards. Individual indices for standards, materials, and interactive equations."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Mathematics; Mechanics and Strength of Materials; Properties, Treatment, and Testing of Materials; Dimensioning, Gaging, and Measuring; Tooling and Toolmaking; Machining Operations; Manufacturing Processes; Fasteners; Threads and Threading; Gears, Splines, and Cams; Machine Elements; Measuring Units; Index; Index of Standards; Index of Interactive Equations; Index of Materials.
McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook, Third EditionMcGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook, Third Edition
By Denis Cormier
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
2005, Hardcover & eBook, 1006 pages

The McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook, Third Edition, includes a comprehensive chapter dedicated to fastening: Fastening and Joining Techniques and Hardware. Therein lies details about Bolts, Screws, Nuts, and Washers; Thread Systems: American Standard and Metric (60° V); Rivets; Pins; Retaining Rings; Set-Collars, Clamp-Collars, and Split-Collars; Machinery Bushings, Shims, and Arbor Spacers; Speciality Fasteners; Welding, Brazing, and Soldering; and Adhesive Bonding.
     From the publisher: "Since 1991, the McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook has been an essential source of information for machine designers and machinists alike. Covering a wide variety of subjects, ranging from machine tooling to die making, it is the only professional reference to encompass both machining and metalworking. This updated and expanded Third Edition is the most comprehensive compendium of design data and calculations procedures available.
     "Arranged in a user-friendly format, the McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook, Third Edition, also covers the latest relevant American National Standards and contains hundreds of photos, tables, charts, and illustrations. New coverage includes: Rapid prototyping and manufacturing; Process optimization; Product development; CAD/CAM/CAE; Product data management."
Mechanical Fastening of PlasticsMechanical Fastening of Plastics
An Engineering Handbook
By Brayton Lincoln, Kenneth J. Gomes, James F. Braden
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
1984, Hardcover, 240 pages

From the publisher: "Provides a unique, practical, and comprehensive how-to introduction to plastic-to-plastic, non-permanent assemblies. This 215-page handbook covers helically inserted screws, studs, push-in fasteners, threaded inserts, power tools, ultrasonic insertion equipment, and more; explains principles, applications, terminology, peculiarities, and problems of plastics fastening; and describes material characteristics of most major thermoplastics and thermoset plastics, classified generically and by trade name, to help select the appropriate type of fastener, materials, and fastening sites...avoid or correct design pitfalls, production problems, and rejects...and utilize the design and production resources of fastener manufacturers."
Mechanical Fastening, Joining, and AssemblyMechanical Fastening, Joining, and Assembly
By James A. Speck
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Textbook, 1997, Hardcover, 256 pages

From the publisher: "This practical and highly accessible reference/text introduces and develops principles and procedures related to fastener engineering, production, and use—providing a solid technical base for fastener specification, selection, and installation in mechanical products. Includes criteria for appraising strength, reusability, and appearance, and methods for analyzing assembly requirements."
Millwrights and Mechanics Guide, All New 5th EditionMillwrights and Mechanics Guide, All New 5th Edition, Audel
By Thomas B. Davis, Carl A. Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2003, Paperback, 1152 pages

Several chapters in this book discuss fasteners. From the publisher: "Here, in concise, straightforward language, is the guidebook your father trusted, completely overhauled and updated for the first time in three decades. Clearly organized to help you find what you need, it covers tools, drawing and sketching, measuring and connecting, installation, bearings, motor maintenance, electrical devices, structural steel, and more. Everything about the newest equipment is here, as well as information vital to maintaining the older machinery still found in many shops."
     DETAILS OF SELECTED CHAPTERS: Chapter 7 - Screw Threads (Course-Thread Series; Fine-Thread Series; Extra-Fine Thread Series; Constant-Pitch Series; Thread Classes; Unified Thread Designation; Screw Thread Terms; Translation Threads; Screw Thread Tapping; External Threading; Metric Screw Threads; Thread Repair Using Heli-Coil Inserts; Repair Procedure). Chapter 8 - Mechanical Fasteners (Tightening Threaded Fasteners; Mechanical Fastener Characteristics; Retaining Rings; Rivets; Engineering Adhesives). Chapter 33 - Wood Fastening (includes Screws; Dimensions of Screws; Shape of the Head; How to Drive a Wood Screw; Strength of Wood Screws; Square Drive Screws; Screw Dimensions; Driver Bits and Dimensions; Lag Screws; How to Put in Lag Screws; Strength of Lag Screws; Bolts; Kinds of Bolts; Manufacture of Bolts; Proportions and Strength of Bolts).
Screw Thread Gage Systems for Determining Conformance to Thread StandardsScrew Thread Gage Systems for Determining Conformance to Thread Standards
Publisher: ASME International
1996, 72 pages

From the publisher: "The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) initiated this study of screw-thread gaging systems for threaded products in order to address issues set forth by the community which generates, maintains, and uses Standards for screw-thread technology. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Center for Research and Tech. (ASME/CRTD) role as administrator of this study was formalized by letter dated May 13, 1994 from the NIST. ASME/CRTD Convened a panel which instituted several administrative procedures to identify and investigate issues about threaded products linked to inspection standards and specifications, metrology, and mechanical performance."
Stainless Steel Fasteners - A Systematic Approach to Their SelectionStainless Steel Fasteners – A Systematic Approach to Their Selection
Designer Handbook
Publisher: Specialty Steel Industry of North America
1999, PDF File & Hardcopy, 20 pages

Download this publication and others FREE from the publisher's website.

From the publisher: "Details selecting stainless steel fasteners with a description of the basic types. Discusses the criteria for choosing the right stainless steel presented with the typical properties and some thoughts on designing for optimum corrosion resistance."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction; Fastener Materials; Stainless Steels; Stainless Steel Fastener Properties; High- and Low-Temperature Service; Magnetic and Electrical Properties; Manufacture of Stainless Steel Fasteners; Plated Coatings; Effective Utilization of Stainless Fasteners; Designing for Optimum Corrosion Resistance; Availability of Stainless Steel Fasteners; References.
Structural Integrity of Fasteners, Second VolumeStructural Integrity of Fasteners, Second Volume
Editor: Pir M. Toor
Publisher: ASTM International
2000, Hardcover, 214 pages

From the publisher: "The latest in structural integrity of fasteners, including manufacturing processes, methods and models for predicting crack initiation and propagation, fatigue and fracture experiments, structural integrity analysis and failure analysis is presented in 14 peer-reviewed papers.
     "Four main areas of focus examine: failure approaches, fatigue and fracture, analysis techniques and testing procedures."
Technical Reference Guide Installation Equipment, Division ITechnical Reference Guide Installation Equipment, Division I
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1997, Paperback, 50 pages

From the publisher: "Product selection, materials, and reference to applicable dimensional/performance standards for inch and metric blind rivets and bolts, pins, and threaded inserts for standard sizes are described in this 50-page illustrated guide. Those involved in the specification, purchase, installation, and inspection of fasteners and formed parts will find this guide a useful reference."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Blind Rivets & Blind Bolts; Pins; Threaded Inserts; Installation Considerations; Technical Reference Books, Articles, Presentations; List of Technical Societies; IFI Publications.
Technical Reference Guide Small Products: Fasteners & Accessories, Division IITechnical Reference Guide Small Products: Fasteners & Accessories, Division II
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1993, Paperback, 36 pages

From the publisher: "A valuable 36-page guide designed to help in the proper selection, specification, and purchase of high quality, cost-effective small parts (3 1/8 in. or 10 mm and smaller) both standard and custom formed. Typical standard fasteners include tapping and machine screws, rivets, and pins."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Fastener Types and Specifications; Screw Threads; Materials; Platings and Coatings; Selection and Application; Cold Formed Parts; Quality Assurance; Fastener Standards and Specifications; References; IFI Publications.
Technical Reference Guide Large Externally Threaded Products & Accessories, Division IV/VTechnical Reference Guide Large Externally Threaded Products & Accessories, Division IV/V
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1995, Paperback, 56 pages

From the publisher: "Specifically designed to offer guidance in the selection, specification, application and purchase of quality large internally and externally threaded fasteners and custom formed parts.
     "The 56-page guide gives valuable design, selection and application information on screw threads, materials, bolt/nut compatibility, finishes and coatings, and joint design. It lists all referenced standards and specifications, giving complete titles and sources of availability."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Fastener Types and Specifications; Basic Elements of Screw Thread Design; Selecting Fastener Materials; Determining Bolt and Nut Compatibility; Platings and Coatings; Design of Bolted Joints - An Introduction; Introduction to Cold Forming; Metric Fasteners; Quality Assurance/Testing; Fastener Standards and Specifications; References; IFI Publications.
Tensile Testing, 2nd EditionTensile Testing, 2nd Edition
Edited by J.R. Davis
Publisher: ASM International
2004, Hardcover, Approx. 250 pages

From the publisher: "A complete guide to the uniaxial tensile test, the cornerstone test for determining the mechanical properties of materials: Learn ways to predict material behavior through tensile testing. Learn how to test metals, alloys, composites, ceramics, and plastics to determine strength, ductility and elastic/plastic deformation. A must for laboratory managers, technicians, materials and design engineers, and students involved with uniaxial tensile testing.
     "Tensile Testing, Second Edition begins with an introduction and overview of the test, with clear explanations of how materials properties are determined from test results. Subsequent sections illustrate how knowledge gained through tensile tests, such as tension properties to predict the behavior (including strength, ductility, elastic or plastic deformation, tensile and yield strengths) have resulted in improvements in materials applications.
     "The Second Edition is completely revised and updated. It includes expanded coverage throughout the volume on a variety of topics, including equipment, testing for design, and testing at extreme temperatures and high strain rates."
Test Application Handbook Relating to Mechanical FastenersTest Application Handbook Relating to Mechanical Fasteners
By Division VI Aerospace Fasteners
Publisher: Industrial Fasteners Institute
1995, Paperback, 40 pages

From the publisher: "The material in this handbook addresses physical and mechanical tests, identifies appropriate military and industry how-to specifications and offers guidance as to the limitations and suggested applications of each test. This document also expands, where applicable, on the variations of the basic test."
     SECTIONS: Hardness Testing; Tension Testing; Shear Testing; Fatigue Testing; Stress Durability; Vibration Testing; Torque; Corrosion; Stress Rupture/Stress Relaxation (Creep); Nondestructive Testing; Torque-Tension/Preload; Plating Thickness; Metallography.
What Every Engineer Should Know About Threaded Fasteners: Materials and DesignWhat Every Engineer Should Know About Threaded Fasteners: Materials and Design
By A. Blake
Publisher: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
1986, Hardcover, 308 pages

From the publisher: "A 200-page presentation of materials gives the elementary design formulas for fastener sizing, properties, and sample calculations. This volume is an important reference for: mechanical, design, manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace engineers, technologists, and technicians; fastener manufacturers and sales personnel; undergraduate-level courses in manufacturing and mechanical engineering; and industry in-house training courses in fastener design and manufacture."
     TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction; Definitions of Screw Threads; Thread Forms; Comparison of Thread Series; Classes and Grades of Thread Fit; Effect of Thread Fit on Performance; Criteria of Strength and Fracture; Selection of Materials; Practical Strength Limits; Materials for Corrosive Environment; Materials for High Temperatures; Low Temperature Materials; Mechanical Properties of Fasteners; Strength of Internal Threads; Carbon Steel Fasteners; Effects of Alloying Elements; Fastener Grades; Design Features of Nuts; Grades of Nut Strength; Overtapping and Identity of Grades; Guidelines to Bolt and Nut Selection; Stainless Steel Fasteners; Advantages and Limitations of Austenitic Stainless Steels; Use of Ferritic Stainless Steels; Use of Martensitic and Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steels; Applications of Copper Base Alloys; Special Features of Aluminum Alloys; Nickel Based Alloys; Titanium Alloys; The Super Alloys; Fasteners of Nonmetallic Materials; Behavior of Fasteners; Stresses in Fasteners; Formulas for Torque and Preload; Working Load Criteria; Spring Constants; Prying and Joint Separation; Design Calculations; Standards Directory; Basic Units.