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A Study of the Effects of Rapidly Applied Loads and Repeated Loads on Countersunk Riveted Joints


Soli, Orlan Alton and Ditch, William Earl (1947) A Study of the Effects of Rapidly Applied Loads and Repeated Loads on Countersunk Riveted Joints. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/WEWA-8A78.


A number of tests were conducted at Daniel Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory to determine the effects of rapid loading and repeated rapid loading on countersunk riveted joints. This investigation was conducted to indicate the importance and possibilities of future study in this field. The rapid loading test results are compared to slow loading tests and to ANC-5 and Aircraft Industries Association of America values. A hydraulic testing machine designed for these specific tests was constructed and placed in operation. A general discussion of the testing machine and its operation is included.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer'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):
  • Sechler, Ernest Edwin (advisor)
  • Martel, Romeo Raoul (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1947
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12192008-111017
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ID Code:5080
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Deposited On:15 Jan 2009
Last Modified:16 Mar 2023 22:24

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