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Where to find the following information?

  1. Oct 16, 2006 #1
    I have a soda/water bottle design coming up. And it requires me to find the proper shape that will have the minimum surface area. Do you know where I can find the related information on this? Where can I find some comparable models and so on? Any infor. will be helpful. Thanks.
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  3. Oct 17, 2006 #2


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    Sounds a little bit homeworky, so I'll give you a hint.

    The shape which has the maximum volume / surface area occurs frequently in nature.
  4. Oct 17, 2006 #3
    You can easily calc out volume/surf. area for different shapes. You will converge on the most efficient very quickly.
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