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Description: This case study shows how to choose materials for lightweight and thin compressive columns. One of the most common modes of loading in engineering is compression. One of the most common aims in designing of engineering products is to minimize weight.
Keywords: table • furniture • buckling • compression • loading • lightweight • slenderness • mass • CFRP • carbon fibre • wood • polymers
Categories: Materials > Hybrids > Composites
Materials > Hybrids > Natural materials > Wood
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Applications > Consumer goods
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Compressive strength
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Fracture toughness
Other topics > Design
Other topics > Material selection
Created by: M.F. Ashby, University of Cambridge
Granta Design
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Date created: 30 August 2010
Date added: 16 December 2010
Resource ID: 3305