Riveted Joints

Chapter Objectives

  1. Select the type of riveted joint for a given industrial problem.

  2. Select the proper material for rivets and the type of head required.

  3. Design the riveted joint to find:

    1. The number of rows of rivets
    2. The pitch of rivets
    3. The diameter of rivets
    4. The spacing between rivets
    5. The zigzag or chain riveting
  4. Perform the fullering operation to produce leakproof and pressure tight joints.


For nearly a century, rivets have been in use for permanent joints between plates of boiler shells, structural members of bridges, and parts of railway wagons and coaches. With the advent of automatic and advanced techniques of welding, riveting is being replaced by welding in most structural applications. ...

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