Aerospace Solutions

Aerospace Solutions

Rigid-tex® metals are used in the Aerospace and Aero-Engine Industries. Patterns 2WL®, 5WL® and 6WL® have been specified by manufacturers for their rigidity enhancements and design improvements over standard sheet metal.

Rigid-tex® metals have been specified by manufacturers of fixed wing and rotorcrafts. Through careful design, rigidity and stiffness are increased in all directions and used in all applications where weight reduction is of prime importance.

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Engineering Data for 6WL®

MATERIAL EI (RIGIDITY) VALUES-
INCH AND POUNDS UNITS
Plain Finish Rigid-tex® Metal % Increase
SAE 1010 Carbon Steel-Transverse
47.6 59.6 19.5
SAE 1010 Carbon Steel-Longitudinal
59.0 67.4 14.2
17-7 Stainless Steel-Full Hard
14.29 25.88

88.0

24ST Aluminum Alloy
7.24 15.07 108.0

 

MATERIAL BUCKLING STRENGTH-LB. PER SQ. IN.
Plain Finish Rigid-tex® Metal % Increase
SAE 1010 Carbon Steel-Plain (Ult.)
32,700 55,250 70
SAE 4130 Carbon Steel (Ult.)
61,300 88,500 44
17-7 Stainless Steel-Full Hard
44,000 59,000

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STAINLESS STEEL GAUGE DEPTH OF DEFORMATION (INCHES)
Commercial Finish Rigid-tex® Metal

%
Less Deformation

24
.218 .171 21
22
.187 .148 20
20
.191 .127

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18 .118 .072 39
STAINLESS STEEL-ANNEALED
DATA Plain Finish Rigid-tex® Metal

% Increase

Yield
38,950 75,100 92.8
Ultimate
90,600 105,900 16.9
% Elongation in 2
63.5 40.5