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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Each of them will build on the basis of the physique of the client, since the chairs of the model are integrated into the monocoque.
The result is a monocoque made entirely of carbon fibre that delivers extraordinary stiffness and strength.
This has been a big year for Bloodhound, with the testing of the first wheel and the completion of all the car's final structures, including the lower and upper chassis and the carbon-fibre monocoque.
At its thickest point the monocoque comprises of 13 individual layers but is just 25mm in cross section.
e Coventry team will be responsible for the ballistic protection of the monocoque through designing, validating and manufacturing panels which shield the driver from any debris showers at high speed.
Apart from being the first car in its segment to use an aluminum monocoque, it will be powered by JLR's newest breed of engines called 'Ingenium' in four-cylinder, 2.
The new architecture to create an aluminium monocoque - a method of construction in which the body is integral with the chassis - will also be used on forthcoming Land Rover models.
I think Land Rover would argue against that as all but the Defender have a monocoque chassis.
Stepping into the SUV market, the C-X17 concept model designed by the Midland manufacturer is the first aluminium monocoque vehicle.
It had an all-metal monocoque construction, closed canopy, retractable landing gear and was powered by a powerful liquid-cooled, V12 aero engine.
En passant sous la barre des 80 jours, le navigateur francais a accompli en solitaire et sans assistance un exploit deja realise en equipage ou sur un multicoque, mais jamais sur un voilier monocoque.
In aircraft terms structures are usually divided into three main categories, ie monocoque (a shell reinforced with only vertical frames), semi-monocoque (shell reinforced with vertical frames and longitudinal members) and geodetic (the geodetic members are arranged spirally, clockwise and anticlockwise, around the main longitudinal members.