Nut Factor is used to establish a bolt load for a given applied torque in bolted joint assembly. In previous papers the effects of different factors influencing Nut Factor results were examined, which included the type of anti-seize, bolt and nut material, bolt diameter and amount of anti-seize applied. This paper examines those factors further and then includes additional factors which have been shown to have significant effect on the measured Nut Factor.
The knowledge of these factors has been used to adjust the proposed ASTM specification for determining Nut Factor. It is also relevant to application in the field and to ensure that any testing conducted in a laboratory will be applicable in the field.