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Title: Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners

Source: Fastener Technology International/February 2011, pp. 40-41; 2011

Author(s)Rammer, Douglas R.; Zelinka, Samuel L.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-2A   FPL-4723-1

Abstract: Accurate identificationof the surface area of threaded fasteners is essential for understanding the behavior of fasteners in numerous applications. For example, the surface area of a threaded fastener is needed to properly calculate its corrosion rate. Followingthe voluntary withdrawal of CCA (chromated copper arsenate)from residentialuse, alkalinewood preservatives such as ACQ (alkaline copper quarternary) and CuAz (alkaline copper azole) are being increasingly used.

Keywords: Metals; testing; corrosion; anti-corrosives; fasteners; copper; wood preservatives; joints; screws; optical measurements; surfaces; joints; failure; connectors; treated wood; preservative treated wood; preservatives; chromated copper arsenate; CCA; durability; alkaline copper quat; ACQ; surface area; failure; CuAz; copper azole

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 305 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/25/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39277
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Rammer, Douglas R.
Research General Engineer
Zelinka, Samuel L.
Materials Research Engineer

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