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