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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Adding to the Alfa Romeo brand's legendary racing history and the exciting experience of open-air motoring, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider debuts with panoramic views complemented with a signature Alfa exhaust note, plus the essential sportiness of the award-winning 4C -- handcrafted in Modena, Italy; groundbreaking and seductive Italian style; state-of-the-art Formula 1 inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible power-to-weight ratio; advanced technologies, including the all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and variable-valve timing that enable supercar-level performance.
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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.
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