Ali, Ahmed and Barrans, Simon (2017) Empirical Method for Determining Axial Load Distribution in Joints Formed by V-Band Clamps. In: 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - ICMAE 2017. IEEE, pp. 11-15. ISBN 978-1-5386-3306-9

This paper presents an empirical method for determining the axial load distribution generated by the V-band clamps around the flanges. The method utilizes a hydraulic fixture and uniquely designed flanges. The load is measured through strain gauges and a pressure transducer. Tests were conducted successfully on a V-band and a non-uniform distribution of axial load was obtained, fitting well with the previous theoretical and finite element studies about the non-uniform loading distribution of load.

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