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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 5 Flex, sag and wobble: Stiffness-limited design

Chapter contents

  • 5.1 Introduction and synopsis 82
  • 5.2 Standard solutions to elastic problems 82
  • 5.3 Material indices for elastic design 90
  • 5.4 Plotting limits and indices on charts 97
  • 5.5 Case studies 100
  • 5.6 Summary and conclusions 107
  • 5.7 Further reading 108
  • 5.8 Exercises 108
  • 5.9 Exploring design with CES 109
  • 5.10 Exploring the science with CES Elements 110

A few years back, with the millennium approaching, countries and cites around the world turned their minds to iconic building projects. In Britain there were several. One was—well, is—a new pedestrian bridge spanning the river Thames, linking St Paul’s Cathedral to the Museum of Modern Art facing it across the river. The design ...

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