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Re: Bolting issues

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John Gregg wrote:

. > Even though I never used rivets in a design, rivets have one good feature
. > over bolts in their ability to fill the hole and provide uniform
. > distribution of forces in the connection. 

This mis-assumption ranks amongst the greatest mis-assumptions in structural 
engineering, along with the assumption that concrete and wood are, 
"homogeneous, isotropic, and linearly elastic."

Rivets rarely, if ever filled the hole.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona