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Description: This case study shows how to choose materials for lightweight beams. The most common modes of loading in engineering is bending. One of the most common aims in designing of engineering products is to minimize weight.
Keywords: beam • bending • loading • lightweight • mass • fracture toughness • stifness • CFRP • carbon fibre • wood • polymers • composites
Categories: Materials > Hybrids > Composites
Materials > Hybrids > Natural materials > Wood
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Applications > Sports & leisure
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
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: 3316