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The following references were consulted in the development of Shape Designer. You may find them useful for theoretical background, and basics calculating properties, verifying Shape Designer's results, etc.


Gere & Timoshenko, Mechanics of Materials, 1984 Second Edition, Wadsworth, Inc. ISBN 0-534-03099-8


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M.F. Ashby. Materials Selection In Mechanical Design,  2nd Edition.1999 by Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford.  ISBN 0 7506 4357 9