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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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For the vehicle's basic structure, it adopted resin transfer molding (RTM) monocoque made of thermosetting CFRP and CFRP shock absorbers to achieve superior stiffness as well as crash safety.
Treize monocoques Imoca de 60 pieds (18,28 m) etaient encore en course - sur les 20 au depart des Sables-d'Olonne (Ouest de la France), le 10 novembre - apres les abandons de Marc Guillemot (Safran), Kito de Pavant (Groupe Bel), Louis Burton (Bureau Vallee), Samantha Davies (Saveol), Jeremie Beyou (MaEtre CoQ), Zbigniew Gutkowski (Energa) et Vincent Riou (PRB).