Title: Modelling process of electrical contact rivet through finite element simulation

Authors: Eric Gayral, Hassan Nouri, Ramin Amali

Addresses: ICAM Engineering School, Toulouse, France. ' University of the West of England, Bristol, England. ' University of the West of England, Bristol, England

Abstract: Reliability of the electrical contact riveting process is studied with the aid of non-linear finite element analysis modelling and experimental techniques. The modelling is performed within ALGOR platform and its validity is assessed through a purpose built riveting test rig. A close correlation is observed between the results of FE model and the test rig.

Keywords: riveting process modelling; nonlinear FEA; electrical contact modelling; finite element analysis; reliability; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2009.027885

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2009 Vol.7 No.4, pp.333 - 337

Published online: 14 Aug 2009 *

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