Electromagnetic riveting, used in some aerospace assembly processes, involves rapid deformation, leading to the finished rivet configuration. Analysis of this process is described for the case of an aluminum rivet joining typical aluminum structural elements. The analysis is based on a finite element method that includes the effects of heating, due to rapid plastic deformation of the material, on the material properties. Useful details of material deformation and thermal history and the final rivet and structure configuration and states of stress and strain are obtained. These results have significant implications in the design, implementation, and improvement of practical fastening processes in the aerospace industry.
A Finite Element Study of Electromagnetic Riveting
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Repetto, E. A., Radovitzky, R., Ortiz, M., Lundquist, R. C., and Sandstrom, D. R. (February 1, 1999). "A Finite Element Study of Electromagnetic Riveting." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. February 1999; 121(1): 61–68. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2830576
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