Stressed-skin construction

Stressed-skin construction

A form of construction in which the outer skin acts within a framework to contribute to the membrane and strength of the unit, instead of being just a cladding to protect the inside from the weather.
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stressed-skin construction

Construction in which a thin material, on the exterior surface of a building, is utilized to carry loads.
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The DH88 was designed to meet the conditions of the race, and featured advanced wooden stressed-skin construction, a retractable undercarriage and two pitch propellers.
The Spitfire's stressed-skin construction required precision engineering skills and techniques outside the experience of the local labour force, which took some time to train.