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# 3/19/2018 Minimum Length of Thread Engagement Formula and Calculations Per FED-STD-H28/2B | Engineers Edge

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These calculations strictly apply to UN thread series however, may be used for metric Engineering Videos
series threads. In practice when the values are calculated the value for the screw shear Engineering Calculators
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At = Tensile Stress Area Copyright Notice
Knmax = Maximum minor diameter of internal thread.
Esmin = Minimum pitch diameter of external thread.
n = Number of threads per inch

## Threaded Hole / Fastener Ratio:

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If material in which the female thread is tapped is significantly weaker that the screw
material then J must be evaluated.

Where;

## As = Shear area of the external thread (screw or fastener)

An = Shear area of the internal thread ( hole )

If the value of J is greater than 1 then the length of engagement must be increased to at
least

Where: