### Bolts

The minimum allowable distance of bolts is checked according to Table 11.5.2.

Minimum allowable distance of bolts; *d*_{0} – bolt hole diameter

Minimum allowable distance | |

Bolt pitch | \( 3 \cdot d_0 \) |

End distance parallel to load | \( 2 \cdot d_0 \) |

Edge distance perpendicular to load (bearing bolt type) | \( 1.2 \cdot d_0 \) |

Edge distance perpendicular to load (preloded bolt type) | \( 1.5 \cdot d_0 \) |

### Welds

The minimal weld size *h*_{f} is checked according to Table 11.3.5. The weld size is determined from weld throat thickness: \( h_f = \sqrt{2} \cdot h_e \).

Minimal weld size *h*_{f}

Thickness of plate [mm] | Minimum weld size [mm] |

\( t \le 6 \) | 3 |

\( 6 < t \le 12 \) | 5 |

\( 12 < t \le 20 \) | 6 |

\( 20<t \) | 8 |