Abstract
The assembling process includes various techniques,out of which riveting has been employed most successfully in fields like construction of enormous structures, auto-motives,and most notably in the aerospace industry. This process includes marking, drilling followed by riveting. Furthermore, being a successfulprocess,most of the aircraftstructure isassembled usingrivets. However, various factors contributeto the result. Therefore, the effectof riveting process parameters such asSheet Thickness, Rivet Diameter, Rivet Type,and Riveting Sequencehave been studied on responses,i.e.,Deformation and Joint Load Capacityof lap joint composed ofAluminum Alloy sheets (LY-12) at T0 condition by sandwiching aerospace-grade sealant (XM-22B). Each of these parametersisstudied on three levels and the experimental setup is designed using Response Surface Methodology(RSM). The main objective of this work is to demonstrate the effect of riveting parameters on lap jointswith sealant and analyzethe effect through careful measurement of deformation and joint load capacityof the test specimen. Finally, a variance analysis (ANOVA) is performed to identifysignificant factors influencing response parameters using Design Expert Software V-12

Sehran Amjada, ,Ali Haiderb,, Rizwan Mehmood Gul a, , M. Jamshaid c,, Akbar Ali Quresh. (2021) Impact ofRiveting ParametersonMechanicalPropertiesofAluminumAlloy(LY-12) SealantApplied Lap JointofanAircraft, NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences , Volume 14, Issue 1.
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