TESTING CONNECTIONS AND FASTENERS TO DETERMINE STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS
Connections are an essential part of engineering. To meet the various requirements and the many – sometimes contradictory – design aims, the design engineer needs sufficient knowledge about the characteristic features and peculiarities of connections. We therefore undertook research to determine these characteristics to provide designers with the necessary information and to extend the use of these connections. The paper focuses on the results of the tests used to analyse the strength characteristics of the connections which can be disassembled without destruction e.g. quarter-turn fasteners. The determined parameters help to describe the state-of-the-art regarding these connections and are necessary for choosing them.