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I am using the following formula to determine the lb load against the bottom of a load cell from tightening the bottom anchor bolt nut (which anchor bolt goes through the center of the load cell structure and anchors to a bottom base plate) to a certain torque force, plus adding a live static load from above, creating a total load on the load cell.

Will this formula give me the correct total load ?

FOMULA: T=(K)(D)(P)

T= Torque in inch lbs (divide by 12 to get ft lbs )

K= Coefficient of friction ( nut to dry bolt threads) ( range of .35 to .40 from standard table )

D= Bolt diameter in inches

P= Bolt's desired tensile load in lbs ( generally 75% of yield strength )

Then add to P the static live load to get the TOTAL LOAD applied to the load cell.

I tried to upload a sketch of above and this system would not accept it ( to large).

Thank you very much!

Will this formula give me the correct total load ?

FOMULA: T=(K)(D)(P)

T= Torque in inch lbs (divide by 12 to get ft lbs )

K= Coefficient of friction ( nut to dry bolt threads) ( range of .35 to .40 from standard table )

D= Bolt diameter in inches

P= Bolt's desired tensile load in lbs ( generally 75% of yield strength )

Then add to P the static live load to get the TOTAL LOAD applied to the load cell.

I tried to upload a sketch of above and this system would not accept it ( to large).

**<<Mentor note: Personal identifying information removed>>**Thank you very much!

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