Monocoque

Technology / Aviation / Monocoque: Type of fuselage design with little or no internal bracing other than bulkheads, where the outer skin bears the main stresses: usually round or oval in cross-section. Additional classifications are (1) Semi-Monocoque, where the skin is reinforced by longerons or bulkheads, but with no diagonal web members, and (2) Reinforced Shell, in which the skin is supported by a complete framework or structural members. French: monocoque, single shell.

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