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The Importance of Rigidity: Stiffness as an Element in Stressed‐Skin Construction

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 August 1936

Abstract

NOT so many years ago it used to be said that wing coverings carrying a proportion of the loads were “impossible” to stress. At the time it was said it was no doubt true and the calculations undoubtedly do offer one of the most abstruse problems with which mathematicians have ever been confronted. But the advantages of monocoque construction are so manifold that sooner or later the mathematician was bound to tackle it.

Citation

(1936), "The Importance of Rigidity: Stiffness as an Element in Stressed‐Skin Construction", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 8 No. 8, pp. 211-212. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030078

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