Fatigue Tests of Riveted or Bolted Aluminum Alloy Joints

by M. Holt,
I.D. Eaton,
R.B. Matthiesen,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-28


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Results for monobloc specimens, butt joints, and lap joint indicate that specimens with idle rivets have higher fatigue strengths than those with open holes; symmetrical joints have high fatigue strengths; joints with tightly drawn bolts or flush head rivets have higher fatigue strengths than joints with protruding head rivets; manner in which current ASCE design specifications can be improved.

Subject Headings: Joints | Rivets | Structural strength | Bolted connections | Fatigue tests | Symmetry | Aluminum (material)

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