Note: Torque Data Ratings are for use with alloy steel Stud Bolts

TORQUE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE BOLT STRESS
(Load in pounds on stud bolt when torque loads are applied)
Nominal Diameter of Bolt
(Inches)
Number of Threads
(per Inch)
Diameter At Root Of Thread
(Inches)
Area At Root Of Thread
Sq. Inch
STRESS
30,000psi 45,000psi 60,000psi
Torque Ft/Lbs Compression Lbs Torque Ft/Lbs Compression Lbs Torque Ft/Lbs Compression Lbs
1/4 20 .185 .027 4 810 6 1215 8 1620
5/16 18 .240 .045 8 1350 12 2025 16 2700
3/8 16 .294 .068 12 2040 18 3060 24 4080
7/16 14 .345 .093 20 2790 30 4185 40 5580
1/2 13 .400 .126 30 3780 45 5670 60 7560
9/16 12 .454 .162 45 4860 68 7290 90 9720
5/8 11 .507 .202 60 6060 90 9090 120 12120
3/4 10 .620 .302 100 9060 150 13590 200 18120
7/8 9 .731 .419 160 12570 240 18855 320 25140
1 8 .838 .551 245 16530 368 24795 490 33060
1 1/8 8 .963 .728 355 21840 533 32760 710 43680
1 1/4 8 1.088 .929 500 27870 750 41805 1000 55740
1 3/8 8 1.213 1.155 680 34650 1020 51975 1360 69300
1 1/2 8 1.338 1.405 800 42150 1200 63225 1600 84300
1 5/8 8 1.463 1.680 1100 50400 1650 75600 2200 100800
1 3/4 8 1.588 1.980 1500 59400 2250 89100 3000 118800
1 7/8 8 1.713 2.304 2000 69120 3000 103680 4000 138240
2 8 1.838 2.652 2200 79560 3300 119340 4400 159120
2 1/4 8 2.088 3.423 3180 102690 4770 154035 6360 205380
2 1/2 8 2.338 4.292 4400 128760 6600 193140 8800 257520
2 3/4 8 2.588 5.259 5920 157770 8880 236655 11840 315540
3 8 2.838 6.324 7720 189720 11580 284580 15440 379440

The table above reflects the results of many tests to determine the relation between torque and bolt stress.
Values are based on steel bolting well lubricated with a heavy graphite and oil mixture.




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