International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part B (2015)
Investigation of rivets using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
A rivet is a cylindrical body called a shank with a head. A hot rivet is inserted into a whole passing through two clamped plates to be attached and the heads supported whilst a head is formed on the other end of the shank using a hammer or a special shaped tool. The plates are thus permanently attached. Cold rivets can be used for smaller sizes the - forming processes being dependent on the ductility of the rivet material. When a hot rivet cools it contracts imposing a compressive (clamping) stress on the plates. The rivet itself is then in tension the tensile stress is approximately equal to the yield stress of the rivet material. Design of joints is as important as that of machine components because a weak joint may spoil the utility of a carefully designed machine part. Here in this project we are modeling the rivet using proe and analysing the rivet forces by Ansys which will give results by using finite element analysis.
How to cite this article:
P. Raju, J. R. Jyothu Nayak. Investigation of rivets using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Int J Appl Res 2015;1(2):76-81.