Q:

# What is the shear strength of a grade 8 bolt?

A:

The shear strength of a grade 8 bolt is 90,000 psi, assuming the bolt is between 1/4 inch to 1 inch. Shear strength is typically estimated to be 60 percent of tensile strength. The tensile strength of a grade 8 bolt is at least 150,000 psi.

## Keep Learning

All grade 8 bolts have the same tensile strength per square inch. Thus, the larger the bolt, the stronger the tensile strength of the bolt. Shear strength must be calculated, because the American Society for Testing and Materials does not require shear strength values to be published. To calculate tensile strength of a bolt, the tensile stress area should be multiplied by 150,000 psi.

Sources:

## Related Questions

• A:

Millibars (mbar) and pounds per square inch (psi) are two units that measure pressure. They can be converted at a rate of 1 psi per 68.95 mbar, or 1 mbar per .0145 psi.

Filed Under:
• A:

Converting from pounds per square inch to pascals is a simple unit conversion problem that can be solved in a short amount of time with pencil and paper or calculator. Simply multiply the known information by the conversion factor, cancel the units and solve the equation.

Filed Under:
• A:

Concrete that is designated as 3,000 pounds of pressure per square inch is commonly used for residential driveways and basement slabs. This concrete is not considered to be high strength but is poured to carry a compressive strength of 3,000 pounds of pressure per square inch after 28 days.