Re: 777-style cabin windows on 767-400(ER)

Date:         03 Nov 98 02:05:35 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc*@cmdnet.lu>
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Tjarko de Jong wrote:

> On 13 Oct 98 02:48:26 , narayana@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in wrote:
> >Is there any technical explanation as to how the oval
> >windows save weight?.
>
> Oval windows have less stress-concentrations then more or less square holes in
> the fusalage. Thus rounder window, less stress thus lighter.

Even if your reply doesn't answer the question how the weight saving is
achieved, your reply is technicaly correct. You may note that the most
know windows are those of the De Havilland Comet, who changed from
square to round after the well knows reasons ...  Oh ... to conclude the
best looking windows can still be found on the -few remaining -
Caravelle's

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