Triangle Fastener Corporations has announced the publication of pullout and pullover test data for blind rivets. It is the only known published data that is available in the metal cladding industry.
The blind rivet tests were conducted as a direct result of requests by the design and engineering community who use rivet pullout and pullover strength when designing various steel or aluminum panels systems. Some blind rivet connections may experience tensile loading, which can lead to pullout, pullover, or tensile failure of the rivet.
The pullout and pullover tests were conducted at an independent laboratory and includes ultimate load values and the mode of failure. Test results can be found on the TFC website and a copy of the independent test report is available by contacting the TFC Tech Center located in Cleveland Ohio.
TFC provides fasteners, sealants, and tools for the metal cladding industry from 23 locations. They also offer technical assists, job site assistance, and delivery programs.