Q. Collette, I. Wouters & L. Lauriks
Department of Architectural Engineering (ARCH), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Riveting was one of the major joining techniques used for the assembly of iron and steel structures. Being widely used since 1860, today most of the existing riveted structures need maintenance and possibly strengthening.
This research aims to improve the existing knowledge on this type of fasteners in order to stimulate less intrusive interventions during renovation, respecting the historical character of these structures.