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Fatigue behaviour of self-piercing riveted joints

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Piercing Riveting
Subtitle of host publicationProperties, Processes and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781845695354
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


This chapter addresses the fatigue behaviour of self-piercing riveted joints. Since the process has been used to join aluminium alloy sheets by the automotive industry, the chapter begins with a comparison of the fatigue behaviour of self-piercing rivet joints with resistance spot-welds. The factors that affect fatigue behaviour are then discussed, followed by a description of fretting fatigue and its effects.

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