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Fan Mounting Bolt/Stud Stress Check

Objective: To verify mounting bolt/stud integrity for the fan

Coordinate Axis Information : Z - Vertical Direction (Gravity)


X/Y - Horizontal Direction

Assumption : The net weight of the fan is assumed to be concentrated at the centre of gravity.

References : 1) SQN-DC-V-40.0
2) SQN-SA-501323-0131 Appendix H
Seismic Design Acceleration

Peak Seismic Accelerations are : 2% Damping


Ax := 3.32
Horizontal Peak Seismic Acceleration
Ay := 3.32
Horizontal Peak Seismic Acceleration
Az := 0.41
Vertical Peak Seismic Acceleration

There are four different design of fans to be used on this project. The total weight of the fans are :

1/2A Condenser Fan : 991 lbs


1/2A Evaporator Fan : 650 lbs
1/2B Condenser Fan : 1026 lbs
1/2B Evaporator Fan : 1026 lbs

Minimum number of bolts required to mount the heaviest fan is calculated in the analysis. All the other fans will be mounted by
greater than or equal to the number of bolts calculated here.

General Unit Properties:


Wf := 1026lbf Total Weight
Bolt Properties: SA-193 Gr B8 SST Bolts/Stud
5
d := in Major Diameter
8
-1
Nt := 11in Number of threads per inch

0.649
dp := d - = 0.566 in Pitch Diameter
Nt

1.299
dr := d - = 0.507 in Root Diameter
Nt
2 2
( )
As := d r = 0.202 in
4
Shear Area

2
( d r + dp )
2
At := = 0.226 in Tensile Area
4 2
Fu := 75000psi Ultimate Tensile Strength SA-193 Gr B8 SST Bolts/Stud

4Fu
Ft := = 33333.333 psi Per Ref 2
9
Fu
Fv := = 8333.333 psi Per Ref 2
9

Anchor Bolt Forces:


Reaction forces at the anchor bolts are calculated using attached excel sheet. The total mass of the unit is lumped at its centre
of gravity. The following acceleration is then applied to the model to obtain the reaction forces at the anchor points
(See attached).
EAx := 1.5 Ax = 4.98 Note that 'E' (=1.5) is the static coefficient, as defined per Ref 1

EAy := 1.5Ay = 4.98

EAz := 1.5Az = 0.615

Therefore, seismic loads at cg are


EFx := EAx Wf = 5.11 kip

EFy := EAy Wf = 5.11 kip

EFz := EAz Wf = 0.63 kip

Maximum bolt tensile and shear force thus obtained at any bolt is : (See attached)

Net Seismic Load


Maximum Shear Load
Fs := 0.96kip

Fz := 1.17kip Maximum Tensile Load


Bolt Stresses:

Fz
:= = 5176.4 psi Maximum Tensile Stress in any bolt
At

Fs
:= = 4756.9 psi Maximum Shear Stress at any bolt
As

Interaction Equation Check


Should be less than 1 for acceptance per Ref 2
= 0.155
Ft

Should be less than 1 for acceptance per Ref 2


= 0.571
Fv

+ 1.8 = 0.320 Should be less than 1 for acceptance per Ref 2


0.573F 0.573 F
u u

Conclusion: Minimum of four 5/8" - 11 304 SST (or bigger/stronger) mounting bolts/studs are required to mount the fan.