Types of Riveted Joints – Lap Joint, Butt Joint, Single Strap, Double Strap, Chain and Zig-Zag Riveting

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🔗What is riveting? How riveting done?
🔗What is the difference between Cold Riveting and Hot Riveting

Depending on the how riveted plates are placed, the riveting classified mainly into two i) Lap joint ii) Butt joint
Lap joint: In lap joint, plates overlapped each other. The rivets are inserted in the overlapped region.
Butt joint: In this type of riveting, the plates to be joined is kept in alignment butting/ touching, without forming an overlap. Another plate known as cover plate is placed over either one side or on both side of the main plates, then it is riveted with main plates.

Difference between Cold Riveting and Hot Riveting - Advantages and Limitations

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🔗What is riveting fastening process? Applications of riveting
🔗Advantages and disadvantages of riveting

The cold riveting and hot riveting are a classification of riveting based on the temperature of rivet shank.

What is cold riveting?

When the riveting use a cold rivet/ rivet in ambient temperature then it is called cold riveting. Here the shank of rivet mainly subjected to shear stress. This type of riveting is done when using steel rivet having a diameter less than 10mm and suitable for rivet made of comparatively ductile metal like aluminum, copper, brass etc. (nonferrous rivets). The cold riveting used for normal structural joints, wood works, ceiling works etc.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Riveting


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Advantages of riveting


  1. Relatively inexpensive method. The production of the rivet is cheap.
  2. Rivet can be used in joining of ferrous as well as a nonferrous metal like aluminium and copper alloys.
  3. Rivet can be used in joining of nonmetallic material like wood, plastic, asbestos sheet etc.
  4. One of the main advantages of the rivet is that it can use to join dissimilar materials. (eg: joining aluminum plate and copper plate).
  5. Ability to make joint regardless of the location. (Vertical, overhead, etc.)
  6. No fumes and gases produced as in the welding, the production is environmentally as well as user-friendly.

What Is Riveting Fastening Process? Applications Of Riveting

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🔗Types of metal joining process
🔗Types of Riveted Joints

What is rivet?

Riveting is a one of the major types of permanent material joining process used in prototype and manufacturing assemblies. The rivet is a mechanical fastener, it consists a shot cylindrical bar with head on one end. The cylindrical portion is known as the shank and the end opposite to the head is known as tail. The material of rivet is soft enough to get it bucked by normal impulse force. Rivets are a strong and effective way to make permanent fastening of plates of light metal. Rivets are more capable and preferred for supporting shear loads rather than tension loads. For tension applications, bolts and screws more suitable than the rivet.