compression rib

compression rib

compression rib
A special type of rib to replace compression strut in the wings. Such a rib has strong cap strips and webs designed to withstand compressive loads. Also called drag strut, wing butt, and bulkhead rib.
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At the competition, the architects wrote of: 'A laminated fabric incorporating a mesh of tensile threads and compression ribs enabling it to span the width of the roof without intermediate supports .