I am looking for information on dimpling as a countersinking method in aircraft panels. I have found a lot of information on techniques used for home-built aircraft, but I am more interested in dimpling of thicker sheet materials. Specifically I am looking for information on sheet thickness limits for dimpling, specifics on different dimpling processes for thicker skins, and possible comparisons of fatigue life of dimpled vs machine countersunk riveted joints. Any help would be appreciated.
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