A rivet consists of a cylindrical shank with a head at one end.
- This head is formed on the shank by an upsetting process. In rivet terminology, the closing head is called point
- The cylindrical portion of the rivet is called the shank or body and the lower portion of the shank as a tail.
- The rivets are used for a permanent fastening.
- The rivets joints are widely used for joining light metals.
The terminology of Riveted joints:
- The pitch of the rivet is defined as the distance between the centre of one rivet to the centre of adjacent rivet in the same row.
Margin / Edge distance:
- The margin is the distance between the edge of the plate to the centre line of the rivets in the nearest row.
Transverse pitch (pb):
- Transverse pitch also called back pitch or row pitch.
- It is the distance between two consecutive rows of the rivet on the same plate.
Diagonal pitch (pd):
Diagonal pitch is the distance between the centre of one rivet to the centre of adjacent rivet located in the adjacent row.
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