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Fastener Design Manual, NASA
Richard T. Barrett
Lewis Research Center

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General Fastener Design Information

  • Fastener Materials
  • Plating's and Coatings
  • Thread Lubricants
  • Corrosion
  • Locking Methods
  • Washers
  • Inserts
  • Threads
  • Fatigue Resistant Bolts
  • Fastener Torque
  • Design Criteria

Rivets and Lock bolts

  • Rivets
  • Lock bolts
  • General Guidelines for Selecting Rivets and Lock bolts


  • Bolt head Marking Guidelines
  • Bolt Ultimate Shear and Tensile Strengths
  • Blind Rivet Requirements