Bolt Analyzer
Source: NASA Goddard
Date: 11/1/95    Record No.: 10271
Contact: Ed Beardsworth, 415-328-5670

Bolt Analyzer
Patented PC notebook-based system using commercially available load sensor and torque wrench attachments. NASA Goddard is looking for a commercializer. Analyzes bolted joint coeff. of friction and stress, does non-destructive testing of threaded fasteners, and can verify lubricants, etc, reducing preload error in bolt tightening.