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stiffener

[′stif·nər]
(civil engineering)
A steel angle or plate attached to a slender beam to prevent its buckling by increasing its stiffness.

stiffener

1. A secondary member, usually an angle iron or channel, 1, attached to a plate or sheet to increase its stiffness and to prevent buckling.
2. In a hollow-metal door, the internal reinforcement for door panels; usually channel iron.

stiffener

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Some methods of stiffening panels.
Structural members attached to the skin to resist compressive and bending loads. They also help to hold the shape of the wings and other surfaces.
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Numerical Approach under Torsional Stiffener Restraint Assumption.
It is necessary to mark that under choice of stiffener dimensions the Eq.
In 2012, Hosseinzadeh and Tehranizadeh [7] analyzed some finite element models of shear walls without openings and the ones with large openings (as window or door) and stiffener.
Answer: Assuming that you are referring to a Type 1, 2 or 3 circuit and not a Type 4 (rigid-flex), there are basically two commonly used adhesive systems used to bond stiffeners.
Lay the stiffener on a large piece of paper and coat one side with contact cement.
Do not place vias by the stiffener area or at bends in the flex, as this may cause cracking.
The holster features adjustment points to fit with or without the light and is constructed of 1000 denier nylon with an internal stiffener.
The friction-free tricot backing improves resident mobility, while the polyethylene stiffener prevents the boot from buckling while in use.
There are now SE and SE Sport versions of the S40 saloon, with lowered sports suspension, front and rear spoilers, side skirts, 18-inch alloy wheels, a front strut stiffener, and special interior upholstery.
The designer should provide the fabricator with a positioning range rather than specify the exact location of the stiffener and cross frames.