Structural and economic limits to the dimensions of airships

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In opposition to the advantage of larger dimensions, there is one disadvantage, namely, the weight of the structure increases more rapidly than the buoyancy. It is not possible, however, to determine a general law. In order to formulate one having the merit of simplicity, we will divide the structure into two parts: one subject to tensile and compressive stresses, varying directly as the ascensional or lifting forces; the other subject to varying stresses of the surface areas.

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Crocco, G. A. August 1, 1924.

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In opposition to the advantage of larger dimensions, there is one disadvantage, namely, the weight of the structure increases more rapidly than the buoyancy. It is not possible, however, to determine a general law. In order to formulate one having the merit of simplicity, we will divide the structure into two parts: one subject to tensile and compressive stresses, varying directly as the ascensional or lifting forces; the other subject to varying stresses of the surface areas.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R15701
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930086411 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-274
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930086411
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc58647

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Crocco, G. A. Structural and economic limits to the dimensions of airships, report, August 1, 1924; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc58647/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.