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### Calculating riveting force

How do you calculate the force required to form a tubular riveted joint? Assume the tubular rivet's ID, OD, and initial and final length and diameters as variables.
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### What type of rivet is this?

This is a pivot point on a linkage in my coffee table. It appears to be a rivet with a tail that was pressed with a cross-shaped punch to widen it. I haven't see something like this before. Is there a ...
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### Stress concentrations around rivets in compression

The stress concetration factor for an unfilled hole is around 3, but it decreases when a rivet is present. What factor can we expect for a hole with a rivet in it in compression?
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### Aluminum rivet used to join stainless steel and aluminum sheet

I am using Aluminum pop rivets to join stainless steel and aluminum sheet together. I am aware of the galvanic corrosion risk in this situation. Are there any other risks the joint may face over time ...
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### What type of fastener / rivet is this please?

I think I may have worked this out but I would love it if a real engineer could confirm it please? Is the fixing shown in the photos a shoulder rivet? Semi tubular? For the record the pictures show ...
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### Shear and normal stress in rivets

Hello everyone :) This is my first post here so please excuse any of my mistakes. I’m having some difficulty with solving the following problem. Let us have a thin-walled square pipe exposed to ...
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### What's the difference between structural pop rivets, and non structural?

It may be a simple or obvious question, but I'm confused what's changed between those. That would be an example of a non structural rivet, does the bottom half of the mandrel steam inside the hollow ...
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### How to install multiple pop rivets

I'm looking to rivet two sheets of aluminium together with the pop type. I've researched that 3.2mm rivets should go into 3.3mm holes. (Who has a 3.3mm drill bit?) That's not a lot of clearance, ...
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### Aluminum vs Steel rivets/fasteners in a high vibration environment

What are the relative pros and cons between aluminum and steel fasteners when riveting together sheet aluminum (50XX or 60XX) when high amounts of vibration are anticipated? Assuming that the usual ...
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### Rivet pattern management in Fusion 360

As a follow up to this question, I have a question about rivet hole management in Autodesk Fusion 360. I've got two pieces, a flat sheet of aluminum and an inverted hat channel that I want to rivet ...
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### Aluminum for an Ejection Seat Replica

I love ejection seats and the flying contraptions they usually reside in. In fact, I like them so much that I want to make my own, despite my profound lack of training and inexperience with ...
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### How is steel tempering addressed when installing pre-heat rivets?

AFAIK when you heat up a piece of steel to high temperature and let it cool down slowly (as opposed to shock cooling by say submerging it into water) steel gets softer - that's called tempering. Steel ...
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### Do solid rivets fully fill the holes when installed properly?

Suppose I have two parts with holes aligned and I have to install a solid rivet into the "combined" hole. Clearly the rivet diameter must be slightly smaller than the hole diameter, otherwise it ...
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