Panel structure and associated method

Panel structure and associated method

  • CN 105,523,166 B
  • Filed: 10/15/2015
  • Issued: 08/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A panel structure (1) for an aircraft or spacecraft, the panel structure (1) comprising:

  • a surface member (2), the surface member (2) defining a broad area comprising a first surface (3) and an opposite second surface (4) and having a thickness (5) between the first surface (3) and the second surface (4), wherein the surface member (2) is a skin member; and

    a plurality of long reinforcing members (6) attached to the surface member (2) and extending over the entire surface of at least one of the first surface (3) and the second surface (4);

    wherein at least one of the stiffening members (6) is branched or bifurcated at a branching point (P) into at least two branched stiffening members (6'"'"'),wherein at least one of the reinforcing members is not branched or bifurcated along its entire length, and wherein each of the at least two branched reinforcing members has a length extending away from the branching point, and the at least two branched reinforcing members are kept spaced apart from each other along their entire lengths except for being joined together at a single point as the branching point.

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