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Pleated Panel Covers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108118D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Moffatt, SS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of enhancing the strength to weight ratio of substrates where rigidity and weight limitations are functional requirements.

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Pleated Panel Covers

       Disclosed is a method of enhancing the strength to weight
ratio of substrates where rigidity and weight limitations are
functional requirements.

      The method disclosed, as shown in Fig. 1, consists of formed
ribs or pleats in the vertical direction of the substrate which is of
a thin gauge in order to meet weight limitations.  The formed ribs
increase stiffness in the vertical direction and reduce the free
unsupported span between ribs. Fig. 2 shows the horizontal channel
that is notched to engage the formed ribs with subsequent welding of
the side of the rib to the edge of the slope in the channel. The
horizontal channels provide the required rigidity in the horizontal
direction.