Self-piercing rivet and self-piercing riveting method and self-piercing riveted joint

  • US 9,803,675 B2
  • Filed: 06/10/2016
  • Issued: 10/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Self-piercing rivet (10) for connecting high-strength steels, with a head (12) which has a head diameter (DH), and with a shank (14) which has a shank diameter (DS), wherein, at the foot end (18) opposite the head (12), the shank (14) has an axial recess (22) which has an axial depth (LB), and wherein, at the foot end (18), the shank (14) has a flat surface section (20),characterized in thatthe ratio of axial depth (LB) of the recess (22) to shank diameter (DS) is smaller than 0.3.

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