Fastener Push In vs. Rivet Gun Installation
The project aims to evaluate the forces required to instal interference fit fasteners using a percussion rivet gun. Currently, forces are measured using an instron and it is not understood how those forces differ from a rivet gun. The project will evaluate forces generated during installation by both a rivet gun and an instron and attempt to correlate the two. The project will initially look at aluminium coupons and titanium fasteners and later on investigate aluminum, carbon fiber bonded coupons.