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How were rivets used and applied rivets in bridge steel

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how were rivets used and applied for connecting rivets in bridge steel members
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Rivets were traditionally used to join metal together before the time of welding was prevalent.

Rivets are cylinders of mild steel with forged heads, one formed in the factory and one formed in the field on the hot rivet. When the rivet cools, it shrinks and creates a clamping force.

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