What is the numerical designation for the alloy in an ad Rivet?

Paige Campbell   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

3. After the style code is a letter code identifying the material or alloy type: =1100(2S) Aluminum, AD =2117-Aluminum Alloy, F=Corrosion Resistant Steel, etc.

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Jamie Tate   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Click to see full answer Similarly, you may ask, what is an ad Rivet?

" AD " = 2117 aluminum (most common) and is indicated by a tiny dimple in the center of the rivet head. "A" (the only other sort commonly seen in the RV world) is a soft rivet and has no head markings at all.

Beside above, how do you identify aircraft rivets? Aircraft Hardware Rivets and Fasteners (Part Three) Markings on the heads of rivets are used to classify their characteristics. These markings may be either a raised teat, two raised teats, a dimple, a pair of raised dashes, a raised cross, a single triangle, or a raised dash; some other heads have no markings.

Peter Nobbs   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In this regard, how do you read a rivet code?

4 - First numbers after material code indicate diameter of rivet in 32nds of an inch. 4=4/32" or 1/8", 12=12/32" or 3/8", etc. 8 - Last numbers indicate length of rivet in 16ths of an inch: 8=8/16" or 1/2", 10=10/16" or 5/8", etc.

Trisha Simpson   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What type of rivets are used on aircraft?

Two of the major types of rivets used in the aircraft are the common solid shank type, which must be driven using a bucking bar, and the special (blind) rivets, which may be installed where it is impossible to use a bucking bar. Solid shank rivets are generally used in repair work.

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