FC43®: A New Structural Panel Fastener

Paper #:
  • 2012-01-1888

Published:
  • 2012-09-10
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2012-01-1888
Citation:
Pinheiro, R. and Cosenza, F., "FC43®: A New Structural Panel Fastener," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 5(1):86-96, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-1888.
Pages:
11
Abstract:
Structural panel fasteners have been used in the aerospace industry for longer than the previous half century. This paper presents the new FC43® Panel Fastener with a novel retaining feature which enables the use of a full shank stud. The retaining feature can be used with a variety of thread configurations and is independent of nut style or head configuration, providing an unprecedented modularity for this type of fastening system. With a stud design that is free of slots or axial recesses, the FC43® provides higher mechanical performance than existing equivalent panel fasteners. Mechanical characteristics and performance comparisons with the most commonly used panel fasteners in the aerospace industry are also presented.
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