Corrugated galvanised iron

As corrugated iron is called a plate of sheet metal, which by its wave-shaped cross section even at low thickness of the sheet reaches a high stiffness and load capacity.


The corrugated iron was used in the mid- fifties of the 19th century as a roofing material in England. The Barmer industrialist Carl Ludwig Wesenfeld created the conditions for the global dissemination and application of this technique both as a construction material as well as in engineering, by inventing a corrugated iron, where the wave height is located greater than half the wave width.

The corrugated iron can be both straightened and bent into a cylinder surface. The corrugated sheets produced first had only a low amplitude, today represents one sheet with 20 cm depth with 0.5 mm thickness ago. It is produced by stamping or rolling.

Corrugated iron, is often used as room closure element as a roof covering. Even planes have been built from aluminum corrugated iron. Particularly well known is the Junkers Ju 52/3m. The van Citroën Type H and the early copies of the Citroën 2CV ( duck) consisted partly of corrugated corrugated iron and thus like profiled sheets.

In 2012, the writer Francis Nenik devoted in the various chapters of his novel " XO " the history of development of the corrugated sheet, which particularly the use of mobile corrugated iron buildings (" Nissen Hut " ) is discussed.