## Solution to Problem 597 | Spacing of Rivets or Bolts in Built-Up Beams

**Problem 597**

A plate and angle girder similar to that shown in Fig. 5-32 is fabricated by riveting the short legs of four 125 × 75 × 13 mm angles to a web plate 1000 mm by 10 mm to form a section 1020 mm deep. Cover plates, each 300 mm × 10 mm, are then riveted to the flange angles making the overall height 1040 mm. The moment of inertia of the entire section about the NA is *I* = 4770 × 10^{6} mm^{4}. Using the allowable stresses specified in Illustrative Problem 591, determine the rivet pitch for 22-mm rivets, attaching the angles to the web plate at a section where *V* = 450 kN.

**From Illustrative Problem 591**

σ

_{b}= 220 MPa bearing stress for single shear rivet

σ

_{b}= 280 MPa bearing stress for double shear rivet