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Effect of Rivet Spacing on Stiffened Thin Sheet Under Compression


Howland, Walter Lavern (1936) Effect of Rivet Spacing on Stiffened Thin Sheet Under Compression. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/KCDP-9732.


This thesis discusses an experimental investigation of the stress distribution across a stiffened thin sheet panel under compression. The effect of bending stresses and curvature of the sheet on extensometer readings is also dealt with. An attempt is made to determine a rational design criteria for rivet spacing on stiffened thin sheet under compression. Design curves of rivet spacing against thickness are developed. The effect of changing the rivet spacing or size on the ultimate load of a compression panel is discussed in view of some experiments.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • von Kármán, Theodore (advisor)
  • Sechler, Ernest Edwin (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1936
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07182007-093403
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2925
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:02 Aug 2007
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:22

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