stressed skin construction

stressed skin construction

[′strest ¦skin kən′strək·shən]
(civil engineering)
A type of construction in which the outer skin and the framework interact, thus contributing to the flexural strength of the unit.

stressed skin construction

stressed skin construction
Any construction that relies wholly or in part on a skin—with or without reinforcement—to carry main loads and provide stiffness and additional strength.
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It covers basic elasticity, virtual work and energy methods, thin plate theory, structural instability, the vibration of structures, the principles of stressed skin construction from the perspectives of materials and structural components, airworthiness and airframe loads, and fatigue, including the prediction of aircraft fatigue life, as well as analysis of thin-walled beams subjected to bending, shear and torsional loads, the method of idealizing a structure into one more amenable to analysis, and stress analysis of aircraft components such as wing spars, fuselages, wings, fuselage frames, and wing ribs.
Monococque is a colloquially stressed skin construction without frame members in which the loads in the structure are taken principally by the skin.