The Total Cost of Weight Revisited: An Essay on Cost as a Function of Weight in automobiles and the Use of Shot Peening to R

Author:  Terry, S.L. and Simpson, R.S.
Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-3, (p. 79-86)
Doc ID:  1987100
Year of Publication:  1987
Engineers have understood for years that "weight begets weight" in any efficiently designed machine. The heavier the working parts of the machine have to be to do their job, the sturdier must be the bearings and the support structure. furthermore, the heavier the working parts are, the more severe the vibration problems become, which problems usually require the addition of still more weight in the base and supporting structure.

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