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Finding the force acting on the helix of the thread

  1. Nov 6, 2015 #1
    How do I find the force acting on the helix of a thread.

    Say if I'm using a torque wrench to tighten a nut and compress a gasket between nut and a mating piece and give 100 ft.lbs of torque how much of it will be available on the helix of the thread (say a helix angle of 0.67 degrees). Assumption would be no friction.

    Can someone help me with this calculation?

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