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Old 04-23-2009, 06:24 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
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Of course the bolts also see very large shear forces. And for that, the nuts have no effect on the overall strength. But as I described, the tension in the bolts from the twisting of the gear leg is also very significant and in that case, its all about the nuts.
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