• Michael J. French


Perhaps the most important single prerequisite for good solutions to design problems is insight (see Section 1.4). From numerous instances [2] it may be inferred that insight frequently develops by large steps—it ‘dawns’ or ‘comes in a flash’—but the steps are separated by laborious stretches of mental spadework.


Conceptual Design Minimum Weight Suspension Bridge Leaf Spring Allowable Stress 
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  1. A 4.1
    French, M. J. A Carnot theorem for split torque variable speed gears, Jour. of Mech. Engineering Science, vol 10 n2, p 198–201, 1968.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. A 4.2
    Hadfield, P, Propeller-free ship rules the waves, New Scientist, 27 June 1992 p20Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. French
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  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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