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MCA13a Oil Canning in Metal Roof and Metal Wall Systems

Oil Canning can be defined as visible waviness in the flat areas of metal roofing and metal wall panels. In technical terms, oil canning is referred to as elastic buckling (more commonly known as “stress wrinkling”). It can occur in any type of metal panels: steel, aluminum, zinc, or copper.

TB801 Engineering Terms

This glossary was written to help individuals become more familiar with some of the common engineering terms used by the building industry.