A THEORY for the use of thin sheets in spar webs is that the shear is carried by a diagonal tension stress combined with a compressive stress in vertical stiffeners.
(1936), "Fabric in Shear: An Instructive Experiment in Connexion with the Theory of Thin Sheets in Spar Webs", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 8 No. 8, pp. 227-228. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030083
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