# 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