monocoque

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monocoque

1. a type of aircraft fuselage, car body, etc., in which all or most of the loads are taken by the skin
2. a type of racing-car, racing-cycle, or powerboat design with no separate chassis and body

monocoque

[′män·ə‚käk]
(aerospace engineering)
A type of construction, as of a rocket body, in which all or most of the stresses are carried by the skin.

monocoque

monocoque
A type of aircraft structure in which the skin takes almost all the loads. A monocoque structure is a thin-walled tube or shell that may have rings, bulkheads, or formers installed within and held together by stringers. In some definitions, there is a minimum structure inside the skin.
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