A fold or bend in a steel deck panel that is fabricated which projects downward from a parallel plane to form a repetitive trench or wave and is made of one corrugation.
How Steel Decking Flutes Are Made:
A sheet of metal decking is cold rolled into the desired profile shape, which determines the size and shape of the sheets flutes.
Why The Flute On Steel Deck Matters:
The flutes on a specific sheet of decking give the steel decking its unique profile. With that profile comes certain properties that are advantageous for various applications. Those flutes channel poured concrete or even shed away rain water. Learn more about The Anatomy Of Metal Deck.