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PWL#073B - Resources on Mechanical Fastening, Bolted and Riveted Joints, Structural Joints, Design
September 15, 2009

PWL#073B - Resources on Mechanical Fastening, Bolted and Riveted Joints, Structural Joints, Fastener Design, Self Piercing, Clinching, Blind Rivets, Testing, Failures, Evaluation and more...

Mid September Bulletin

15 September 2009 - Resources on Mechanical Fastening - Bulletin 41


Mechanical Fastening Methods are important alternatives to welding when the application of heat would damage the properties of the elements involved in the joint, or when easy disassembly for maintenance or repair is an imperative design requirement, or when a different way is sought to join materials incompatible for fusion welding.

These aspects were addressed in our page on Mechanical Fastening which considers also the dangers of galvanic corrosion in service at the contact surface of dissimilar metals if suitable precautions are not implemented.

It is therefore quite important to be exposed to all available information on mechanical fastening to evaluate alternatives, advantages, limitations and costs. Please find here our new Mid Month Bulletin that we offer with the purpose of providing useful online information easily accessible to our readers, either now or at some later date.

No claims of completeness as to available fastening means are advanced. Readers willing to suggest additional information that they know and peruse successfully, can send a note by e-mail, using the Contact Us form.

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Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts
(94 pages)

Guide to Design Criteria for Bolted and Riveted Joints Second Edition (352 pages)

Fastener Design Manual (98 pages)

A Mechanical Fastening Technique Development for Applications in Space (111 pages)

Numerical Investigation of Self Piercing Riveted Dual Layer Joint (88 pages)

Technology file - Mechanical fastening

Mechanical fastening: threaded fasteners and blind rivets

Fastening & Assembly (5 pages)

Aluminium Joining Technology - 4.1 Mechanical Fastening Methods (links to 7 Papers)

Definition and Classification of Mechanical Fastening Methods (19 pages)

Clinching (14 pages)

Self-Piercing Riveting (8 pages)

Application Characteristics (16 pages)

Combination of Joining Methods (16 pages)

Quality Assurance and Process Control (9 pages)

General Summary and Future Trends (12 pages)

A closer look at self-piercing riveting

Fiberglass Shapes Fabrication and Repair (16 pages)

Value Engineering Efforts Focus on Fastener Technology

Mechanical Fasteners

Mechanical Fastening

Mechanical Fastening

Mechanical Fastening

Factors Which Affect Fatigue Strength of Fasteners (21 pages)

Fasteners Association Europe

Mechanical Fastening of Nickel-Base Alloys

The Testing of Connections with Mechanical Fasteners in Steel Sheeting and Sections

Ceramic Composite Mechanical Fastener System for High-Temperature Structural Assemblies

Failures of Mechanical Fasteners

Evaluation of PEGIT duct connection system

Mechanical fastening that lasts with PETG sheet (2 pages)

3M Reclosable Fastening Systems (4 pages)

Alcoa Fastening Systems


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