Published Online: 28 February 2005
Page Count: 12
General Motors Corporation, Warren, MI
(Received 16 May 2004; accepted 29 November 2004)
The Monte Carlo simulation method is applied to quantify the probability of exceeding the maximum desired bolt exploitation for fasteners tightened to a torque specification. The simulation results are utilized to develop a method for the calculation of torque specifications such that the probability that a bolt will exceed the maximum desired bolt exploitation is thirty-two parts per million (ppm).
Paper ID: JAI12878