Re: Aircraft Riveting Process

From: (Richard Shevell)
Organization: Stanford University, Dept. of Aero/Astro
Date:         23 Feb 95 02:12:19 
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In article <airliners.1995.181@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Eugenio Liscio - AERE/W94) wrote:

> I am working on my undergraduate thesis which has to do with the 
> upsetting of aluminum slug rivets.  These are used at McDonnell Douglas 
> Canada Limited to rivet the stringers to the wingskin of MD-11/DC-10 
> aircraft. If anyone has any information on aerospace fasteners (esp. rivets) 
> I'd sure like to get a hold of it.  

Try contacting Professor Walter Vincente at e-mail Professor Vincente has specialized on the
history of technology since he retired as an aerodynamicist and wrote a
paper on the history of riveting a few years ago.  Whether he can help on
your particular riveting process may be a question but it is worth a try. 
Richard Shevell