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A structural member carrying a pull of 700 kN is connected to a gusset plate using rivets. If the pulls required to shear the rivet, to crush the rivet and to tear the plate per pitch length are respectively 60 kN, 35 kN and 70 kN, then the number of rivets required will be

[A]. 22
[B]. 20
[C]. 18
[D]. 12

Answer: Option B


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Sonu said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
No of rivets = force / rivet value.
= 700/35.
= 20.

Umesh said: (Sep 7, 2019)  
Thanks @Sonu.

Subrata Pal said: (Aug 26, 2020)  
Why assuming 35? Please explain.

Surya said: (Sep 18, 2020)  
Rivet value is defined as the minimum value of shearing strength or (capacity) and bearing strength of a rivet.

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