179. The Structural Index – A Guide to Optimum Design


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E H Schuette, J A Gusack: 179. The Structural Index – A Guide to Optimum Design. 1958.



The function of the structural index as an aid in making design choices for minimum weight is described, and several literature examples of its use are cited. Comparisons of a magnesium alloy, an aluminum alloy, and a titanium alloy are shown for the specific case of buckling and crippling of flat plates under short-time loading at elevated temperatures.


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