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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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Causes Of Cracking In High-Strength Weld Metals

Author(s): A. J. Williams; A. J. Jacobs; P. J. Rieppel; C. B. Voldrich
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-322 Part 1
AD Number: AD0005004
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): W. H. Pearlson; N. W. Taylor
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 1
AD Number: AD0004083
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Properties Of Temperature-Resistant Materials Under Tensile And Compressive Fatigue Stress

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; E. Westberg
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-227
AD Number: AD0003294
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Damping, Elasticity, And Fatigue Properties Of Temperature-Resistant Materials

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; L. J. Demer
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-243
AD Number: AD0002128
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Dynamic Testing Of Materials And Structures With A New Resonance-Vibration Exciter And Controller

Author(s): B. Lazan; A. Galinett; P. Kirmser; J. Klumpp; J. Brown
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota; Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-252
AD Number: AD0006354
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Investigation Of Axial Loading Fatigue Properties Of Heat-Resistant Alloy N-155

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; F. De Money
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-03
Report Number: WADC TR 52-226 Part 1
AD Number: AD0008137
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Investigation Of Axial Loading Fatigue Properties Of Heat Resistant Alloy N-155 Part 2. An Exploratory Investigation Of The Effect Of Temperature, Time, And Stress On Fracture Characteristics And Metallographic Structure Of N-155 And Hardness Of N-155 And

Author(s): Fred W. De Money
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-226 Part 2
AD Number: AD0016377
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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: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-48
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Post-molding Shrinkage Characteristics Of Some Thermosetting Plastic Molding Materials

Author(s): Steven T. Marshall, Charles P. Ellis
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-05
Report Number: WADC TR 52-142
AD Number: AD0013772
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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: 1952-02
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: 1952-02
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: 1952-09
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: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-341
AD Number: AD0013026
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Causes Of Cracking In High-Strength Weld Metals

Author(s): A. J. Jacobs; R. P. Sopber; P. J. Rieppel
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Lnstitute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-322 Part 3
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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: 1957-10
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: 1952-02
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: 1952-02
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: 1952-06
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: 1952-09
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: 1952-03
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: 1952-01
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: 1952-01
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: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-100
AD Number: AD0004090
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Effect Of Flashes Of Light On Night Visual Acuity

Author(s): Fry, Glenn A.; Allen, Merrill J.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-10 Part 2
AD Number: AD0013834
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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: 1952-01
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: 1952-04
Report Number: WADC TR 52-64
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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: 1952-09
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: 1955-01
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: 1952-09
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: 1952-02
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: 1957-10
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: 1958-10
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: 1952-10
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: 1952-06
Report Number: WADC TR 52-192
AD Number: AD0002149
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): F. A. Bovey
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 3
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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: 1956-04
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: 1957-10
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: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 8
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A Preliminary Investigation On The Effects Of Surface Treatments On The Fatigue Strength Of Titanium Alloys Ti-L5oa And Rc-130b

Author(s): Heinrich K. Adenstedt; Frank E. Binns; Lt; Usaf; Robert J. Rooney
Corporate Author: Material Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-202
AD Number: AD0010903
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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: 1952-01
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: 1952-09
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: 1952-10
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: 1953-08
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: 1955-01
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: 1955-02
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: 1952-01
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: 1952-09
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: 1952-01
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: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-294
AD Number: AD0004526
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