# Thread Pull Out Force Calculator

Stress Area (square inches):

Tensile Strength (psi):

Safety Factor:

Pull Out Force (pounds):

The thread pull out force is a critical calculation used in engineering to determine the maximum force that can be applied to pull a threaded fastener from its mating material without causing failure. This calculation ensures the safety and reliability of threaded connections in various applications.

## Formula

The thread pull out force (FFF) is calculated using the formula:

F=A×SSFF = \frac{A \times S}{SF}F=SFA×S​

where:

• FFF is the pull out force (pounds)
• AAA is the stress area of the threaded fastener (square inches)
• SSS is the tensile strength of the material (pounds per square inch, psi)
• SFSFSF is the safety factor (dimensionless)

## How to Use

To use the Thread Pull Out Force Calculator:

1. Enter the stress area of the threaded fastener in square inches.
2. Enter the tensile strength of the material in pounds per square inch (psi).
3. Enter the safety factor (usually a value greater than 1).
4. Click the “Calculate” button.
5. The pull out force will be displayed in pounds.

## Example

Suppose a threaded fastener has a stress area of 0.5 square inches, a tensile strength of 5000 psi, and a safety factor of 2. Using the calculator:

1. Enter 0.5 in the stress area field.
2. Enter 5000 in the tensile strength field.
3. Enter 2 in the safety factor field.
4. Click “Calculate.”
5. The pull out force is calculated as 1250 pounds.

## FAQs

1. What is thread pull out force?
• Thread pull out force refers to the maximum force that can be applied to pull a threaded fastener from its mating material without causing failure.
2. Why is calculating thread pull out force important?
• It ensures that threaded connections can withstand the expected loads without failing, thus ensuring safety and reliability in engineering designs.
3. What is stress area in thread pull out force calculation?
• Stress area is the cross-sectional area of the threaded portion of the fastener that experiences stress during loading.
4. What factors affect thread pull out force?
• Factors such as material tensile strength, stress area, and the applied safety factor significantly influence the thread pull out force.
5. How is safety factor determined in thread pull out force calculation?
• Safety factor is determined based on the level of safety and reliability required for the specific application, considering factors like material properties and loading conditions.
6. Can thread pull out force be greater than tensile strength?
• No, thread pull out force cannot exceed the tensile strength of the material. It is limited by the material’s mechanical properties.
7. What happens if the safety factor is too low?
• A low safety factor increases the risk of failure under load, compromising the reliability and safety of the threaded connection.