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Lightness : the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures
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ISBN: 9064505608 Year: 2005 Publisher: Rotterdam : 010 publishers,

Flying lightness: promises for structural elegance
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ISBN: 9064505381 Year: 2005 Publisher: Rotterdam 010

Lightness. The inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures
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ISBN: 9789064505607 Year: 1998 Publisher: Rotterdam 010 Publishers

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Even one-celled organisms already seem to know what mankind is still trying to invent. Recreating lightness with the synergy of different materials is the main theme of this book. It deals with smart combinations of fibres and plastics, with creating efficient shapes and freezing textiles. Lightness contains many examples, good as well as bad. They can be found in industrial design, architecture, bridge constructions, sports equipment and vehicle technology. Among them are a small airplane, a cooling trailer, a bicycle and even a flexible beer container. It will be difficult not to be inspired by what you will read and see.

Lightness: the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures
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ISBN: 9064503346 9789064503344 Year: 2001 Publisher: Rotterdam 010 Publishers

Flying lightness : promises for structural elegance.
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ISBN: 9789064505386 Year: 2005 Publisher: Rotterdam : 010,

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Flying Lightness paints a heroic picture of a century of aircraft development against the background of steadily increasing travel speeds. Yet since the Wright brothers made their first brief flight over 100 years ago, aircraft construction seems to have become strangely stuck in a rut. Today, rapid advances in the field of composites are opening up new possibilities for optimizing aircraft configurations and revising structural principles. Composites are combinations of two or more physically distinct materials that enhance each other's properties. The new modes of system integration and improved structural quality they offer may even manage to produce a 30 per cent more efficient 'blended wing' passenger plane. Flying wings, once just a footnote in the history of air transport, could well become the aircraft of the 21st century.

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Year: 2002 Publisher: Rotterdam Materia,

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