monocoque

Fame in which the structure is made as one unit from a sheet material (ie alloy or steel). It may also include bodywork or fuel container in the structure. The Vespa scooter and the F750 Norton of c.1973 are among the rare examples in motorcycles.
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Monocoque

Monocoque (k or k) is a structural approach that supports loads through an object`s external skin, similar to an egg shell. The term is also used to indicate a structure in which the skin provides the main structural support, although this is rare and is usually confused with either semi-monocoque or a unibody. The word monocoque comes from the G....
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monocoque

(from the article `fuselage`) ...controls and pilot, but in a jet airliner it includes a much larger cockpit as well as a cabin that has separate decks for passengers and cargo. ... ...and designers analyzed individual aircraft parts for both strength and wind resistance. Bracing wires were given a streamlined shape, and some ... [2 ...
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monocoque

A form of fuselage construction with rounded exterior and very little internal structure in which the skin carries virtually all stresses
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monocoque

A hull which is made as one continuous piece.
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Monocoque

A method of construction in which the skin carries the whole or the greater part of the main loads; applied particularly to fuselages.
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monocoque

A structure in which the outer covering (planking) carries all or a major part of the stresses.
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monocoque

An object (as in a wing or fuselage) whose skin supports the load as opposed to an internal frame.
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Monocoque

The single-piece tub in which the cockpit is located, with the engine fixed behind it and the front suspension on either side at the front.
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monocoque

Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer skin bears the main stresses; usually round or oval in cross-section. Additional classifications are (1) Semi-Monocoque, where the skin is reinforced by longerons or bulkheads, but with no diagonal web members, and (2) Reinforced Shell, in which the ski...
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monocoque

Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer skin bears the main stresses; usually round or oval in cross-section. Additional classifications are (1) Semi-Monocoque, where the skin is reinforced by LONGERONS or BULKHEADS, but with no diagonal web members, and (2) Reinforced Shell, in which the ski...
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Monocoque

Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer ski
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