A STUDY of the economic design and operation of the rigid airship must take account of many variables; power, speed, range, useful load, volume and structure weight—to cite the most obvious—have presumably absolute values which, in combination for a particular duty, produce the most economical whole. With the very limited knowledge of design and operation which we have at present, it is not possible to attempt a comprehensive enquiry, but certain of the simpler aspects of the problem of the economics of the rigid airship can be considered with advantage. The present note is an attempt to discuss, very elementarily, and on what are thought to be reasonable assumptions, the variation of structure weight with gross volume.
Roxbee Cox, H. (1929), "Structure Weights of Rigid Airhips: An Elementary Consideration of the Variations of Structure Weight with Gross Volume", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 8, pp. 265-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029186
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