The design of riveted connections: from empirical to analytical methods

Quentin Collette, Vakgroep Architectonische Ingenieurswetenschappen (Editor)

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The design of a riveted connection involves a large number of parameters: the mechanical properties of the materials, the joining typology, and geometrical aspects. In 1945, the American engineer A.E. Richard de Jonge explained the following: 'A riveted joint is a statically highly indeterminate structure, the behavior of which has baffled the investigators up to the present time, i.e., for more than one century'. This statement highlighting the complex and little-known behaviour of riveted connections is still reported nowadays by researches and engineers alike. The understanding of the original design of these joints and their evolution over time is an essential preliminary step before undertaking any renovation project of historical iron and steel structures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-90-808687-7-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Publication series

NameJaarboek 2011-2012

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Vakgroep Architectonische Ingenieurswetenschappen


  • riveted connections
  • design methods


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