The application of fracture mechanics to mechanical fasteners requires stress intensity factor solutions for cracks at fastener holes and in threaded, round bars. This bibliography lists and summarizes references that present stress intensity factor solutions for cracks at circular holes and a wide range of cylindrical, solid and hollow, round bars, unnotched and circumferentially notched, subjected to axial loads and bending. Notched cases include shoulder fillets, multiple, thread-like circumferential projections, and thread-like single circumferential grooves in round bars. In these cases, the projections and grooves were not helical. Instead, the planes of the projections and grooves were perpendicular to the axis of the round bar. The geometries of cracks in round bars include circumferential cracks and cracks initiated at a point on the surface of the cylinder. The latter crack geometries include straight, curved, semicircular, semielliptical, and sickle-shaped crack fronts. A few references treat high-strength bolts.


"Fracture Mechanics of Mechanically Fastened Joints - a Bibliography" in Structural Integrity of Fasteners, Second Volume, STP 1391, P. M. Toor, Ed., American Society for Testing and Materials, 2000, pp 204-214.