Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
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Committee Member 2
Paulus J Van Susante
This study highlights the material behavior in riveting operation that includes buckling load analysis using ABAQUS. Finite Element Analysis is used to find the buckling load vs. Displacement results and validated with the results obtained in physical testing of rivet (POP Nut). A mesh sensitivity study is performed using ABAQUS to understand the optimum mesh size for this analysis. An axisymmetric model with contact properties is created and simulated to reduce the simulation time using ABAQUS. The results obtained through Finite Element Analysis show a good resemblance with the testing results. Design changes were suggested to achieve better results that will reduce minute deviations present in the current simulation study. This study provides necessary details to continue FEA analysis on similar geometry with added complexities and different materials.
Shegokar, Saurabh Shankar, "BUCKLING LOAD STUDY ON POP NUT (RIVET) USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2020.