Accession Number : ADD013180

Title :   Method of Forming a Tubular Rivet in Fastening Relation to a Plurality of Laminates.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Jun 82, patented 15 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mohrman,Robert H

Report Date : 15 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A tubular rivet is formed having flared conical head portions in fastening relation to a plurality of laminates presenting outer surfaces that are inclined to planes normal to a bore through the laminates and having countersinks the axes of which are normal to the respective outer surfaces by means of a mandrel having a conical formiing head on a bendable pull shaft extending through an annular anvil having a conical forming surface and adapted to swivel relative to the pull shaft.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *RIVETS, FABRICATION, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, LAMINATES, FASTENINGS, ATTACHMENT, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, REINFORCED PLASTICS, CARBON FIBERS, MANDRELS, FLEXIBLE SHAFTS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE