# Bolted Connection

**Spacing of Bolts / Nails / Screws**

Spacing Formula $s = \dfrac{RI}{VQ}$ or $s = \dfrac{R}{q}$ |
Shear Flow Formula $q = \dfrac{VQ}{I}$ |

Where

s = spacing of bolts

R = shear capacity of bolts

I = moment of inertia of the section about the neutral axis

V = maximum shear

Q = moment of area

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