The Solutions Centre provides SDS 2 – Bolt Groups Subjected to An Eccentric and Inclined Point Load as a convenient design aid for structural and connection design engineers in determining the resistance of bolt groups subjected to an eccentric and inclined point load. The resistances have been calculated using the instantaneous centre of rotation method, which is well recognized in North American practice. For large bolt groups, the method entails onerous calculation efforts. The plots provide values of the coefficient C, corresponding to the ultimate resistances of bearing-type bolted joints (see Figure). However, values of C may be conservatively used for slip-critical joints as well.
SDS 2 as well as SDS 1 may be obtained here.