> Not when you really think about it. Think about two plates being bolted
> together. You want the strongest part of the bolt, the unthreaded part,
> to carry the load. If part of the bolt that is threaded in in the hole
> then the load capacity is reduced because of the root diameter of the
> bolt: ie smaller cross section for either shear or tension.
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>That is, interestingly, counter-intuitive.
>>Sent: 13 Jul 2010 14:04
>>Actually, the grip length is the amount of the bolt that is unthreaded,
>>i.e., the shank of the bolt.