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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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Development Of Electrically Conductive Transparent Coatings For Acrylic Plastic

Author(s): Johan Bjorksten; Harry L. Hamilton; Evelyn E. Smith; Robert J. Roth
Corporate Author: Bjorksten Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-48
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Elevated Temperature Fatigue Properties Of SAE 4340 Steel

Author(s): W. J. Trapp
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-325 Part 1
AD Number: AD0008716
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Improved Structural Adhesives For Bonding Metals

Author(s): H. C. Engel
Corporate Author: Bloomingdale Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-156
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Studies To Determine The Electrical And Physical Properties Of Aircraft Lubricating Oils

Author(s): Joseph L; Radnik
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-220
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Aerodynamic Noise And The Estimation Of Noise In Aircraft

Author(s): Orville R. Rogers, Robert F. Cook
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-341
AD Number: AD0013026
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Summary Of Research By Forest Products Laboratory On Sandwich Constructions For Aircraft

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-184 Supplement 5
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High Strength Epon Laminates

Author(s): F. C. Hopper; D. W. Elam
Corporate Author: Shell Development Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-5 Supplement 1
AD Number: AD0004231
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Phase Diagrams Of The Titanium-Aluminum Titanium-Chromium-Iron And Titanium-Oxygen Alloy Systems

Author(s): R. J. Van Thyne; E. S. Bumps; H. D. Kessler; M. Hansen
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-16
AD Number: AD0004087
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Research On The Flammability Characteristics Of Aircraft Fuels

Author(s): G. W. Jones; M. G. Zabetakis; J. K. Richmond; G. S. Scott; A. L. Furno
Corporate Author: United States Department Of The Interior
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-35
AD Number: AD0005805
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Studies To Determine The Electrical And Physical Properties Of Aviation Fuel

Author(s): C. C. Petersen
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-53
AD Number: AD0006130
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Mechanical-Property Tests On Ceramic Bodies

Author(s): W. H. Duckworth; A. D. Schwope; O. K. Salmassy; R. L. Carlson; H. Z. Schofield
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-67
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Investigation Of Plasticizers For Oil-Resistant Rubber For Service At Low Temperatures In Contact With Hydrocarbon Fluids

Author(s): J. C. Hillyer; C. S. Imig
Corporate Author: Phillips Petroleum Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-80
AD Number: AD0002179
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Research Investigation Of Protective Coatings For Magnesium

Author(s): H. D. Childers; K. B. Niles; A. G. Valles
Corporate Author: Northrop Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-99
AD Number: AD0002168
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Improvement Of Jet Engine Descaling Procedure

Author(s): G. M. Bryan
Corporate Author: Northrop Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-100
AD Number: AD0004090
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The Spectral Density Study Of Tracking Performance: I. The Effect Of Instructions

Author(s): Ezra S. Krendel
Corporate Author: The Frankilin Institute
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-11 Part 1
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Transfer Of Training In Motor Learning As A Function Of Degree Of First-Task Learning And Inter-Task Similarity

Author(s): Duncan, Carl P.; Underwood, Benton J.
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-64
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Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots, IV. Frequency, Duration, and Sequence of Fixations During Routine Instrument Flight

Author(s): Richard E. Jones; John L. Milton, Paul M. Fitts
Corporate Author: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Laboratory: Air Materiel Command
Date of Publication: 12/1/1949
Report Number: AF TR 5975
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Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots. III. Frequency, Duration, and Sequence Fixations When Flying Air Force Ground-Controlled Approach System

Author(s): Paul M. Fitts; Richard E. Jones; John L. Milton
Corporate Author: Air Materiel Command
Laboratory: Air Materiel Command
Date of Publication: 11/1/1949
Report Number: AF TR 5967
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Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots, II. Frequency, Duration, and Sequence of Fixations When Flying the USAF Instrument Low Approach System (ILAS)

Author(s): John L. Milton; Richard E. Jones; Paul M. Fitts
Corporate Author: Air Materiel Command
Laboratory: Air Materiel Command
Date of Publication: 10/1/1949
Report Number: AF TR 5839
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Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots I. A Review of Prior Eye-Movement Studies and a Description of a Techniques for Recording the Frequency, Duration, and Sequences of Eye Fixations During Instrument Flight

Author(s): Jones, Richard E.; Milton, John L.; Fitts, Paul M.
Corporate Author: Air Materiel Command
Laboratory: Air Materiel Command
Date of Publication: 9/1/1949
Report Number: AF TR 5837
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Development Of Test Methods For Antiseize Compounds

Author(s): John W. Cunningham
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-102
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Exploration Of Vanadium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Albert S. Yamamoto; William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 52-145 Part 3
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Magnesium Alloy Research Studies

Author(s): A. Jones; J. H. Lennon; R. R. Nash; W. H. Chang; E. G. Macpeek
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-169
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Bulletin, "Plastics For Aircraft"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: U. S. Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183
AD Number: AD0001149
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Bulletin "Plastics For Aircraft"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 5
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Handbook "Plastics For Flight Vehicles"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 6
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Fluorine Containing Elastomers

Author(s): O. R. Pierce; E. T. Mcbee
Corporate Author: Purdue Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-191 Part 1
AD Number: AD0001121
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Investigation Of The Synthesis And Testing Of Various Possible Boron-Organo And Other Similar Polymers

Author(s): L. E. Stout; D. F. Chamberlain
Corporate Author: Washington University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-192
AD Number: AD0002149
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Frank A. Bovey
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 5
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Carl A. Dahlquist
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 7
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Synthetic Rubbers Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Carl L. Sandberg
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 8
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Development Of Composite Spectrophotometric Procedures For The Analysis Of Low-Alloy Steels And Of Aluminum And Its Alloys

Author(s): Gilbert-H. Ayres; Stanley H. Simonsen
Corporate Author: The University Of Texas
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-246
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Development Of Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/18/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-249
AD Number: AD0006453
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Investigation Of Compressive-Creep Properties Of Aluminum Columns At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): R. L. Carlson; A. D. Schwope
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-251 Part 1
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The Purkinje Effect In Luminance Measurements Of Air Force Phosphors

Author(s): Daniel I. Pomerantz; John R. Cannon
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-282
AD Number: AD0005353
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths

Author(s): H. W. S. La Vier
Corporate Author: Georgia Lnstitute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 2
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths, Part 3. Effect Of Loading On Elastic Properties Of Parachute Cloths Without Air Flow

Author(s): H. W. S. Lavier
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 3
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths

Author(s): H. W. S. Lavier
Corporate Author: Engineering Experiment Station, Georgia Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 4
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Survey, Characteristics, And Evaluation Of High-Performance Magnetic Core Materials

Author(s): Siegfried R. Hoh
Corporate Author: Components And Systems Laboratory
Laboratory: Components & Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-287
AD Number: AD0004084
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An Investigation Of Various Properties Of NiAl

Author(s): Richard L. Wachtell
Corporate Author: American Electro Metal Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-291
AD Number: AD0012965
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Elevated- And Room-Temperature Properties Of Selectron 44 And 5105xp Transparent Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): John Vaneciio; Gale R. Remely; Ward F. Simmons
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-292
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The Effects Of Carbon, Oxygen, And Nitrogen On The Properties Of Welds In Titanium Sheet

Author(s): D. C. Martin; C. B. Voldrich
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Lnstitute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-294
AD Number: AD0004526
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Fatigue Properties Of Aluminum Alloys At Various Direct Stress Ratios, Part 1 - Rolled Alloys

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; A. A. Blatherwick
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-307 Part 1
AD Number: AD0007610
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Effects Of Damping Constants And Stress Distribution On The Resonance Response Of Members

Author(s): B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-320
AD Number: AD0003566
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Titanium Phase Diagrams

Author(s): Harold D. Kessler; William Rostoker; Robert J. Van Thyne
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-335
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Handbook of Acoustic Noise Control. Volume II. Noise and Man

Author(s): Walter A. Rosenblith; Kenneth N. Stevens
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek, and Newman
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-204 Volume 2
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Fixations During Day and Night CGA Approaches Using an Experimental Instrument Panel Arrangement. The seventh of a series of reports on Eye Fixations of Aircraft Pilots

Author(s): John L. Milton; Billy B. McIntosh; Edward L. Cole
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1952
Report Number: AF TR 6709
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The Construction of Homogeneous Keys for a Biographical Inventory

Author(s): Philip H. DuBois, Jane Loevinger, and Goldine C. Gleser
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1952
Report Number: HRRC RB 52-18
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Donna J. Tate
Corporate Author: Directorate Of Materials And Processes
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1961
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 7
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Junie J. Banks; Donna J. Tate
Corporate Author: Technical Documentary Report No. WADC-TR-53-373, Suppl. 8
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 8
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