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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): Lowe, A. L., Jr.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-322 Part 4
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Development Of Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-12-31
Report Number: WADC TR 52-334
AD Number: AD0008098
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Equipment For Testing The Creep Properties Of Metals Under Intermittent Stressing And Heating Conditions Part 2. Current Modifications

Author(s): Shepard, Lawrence A.
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-101 Part 2
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Anthropometry Of Flying Personnel - 1950

Author(s): Hertzberg, H. T. E.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory and Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-321
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Handbook of Acoustic Noise Control. Volume II. Noise and Man

Author(s): Rosenblith, Walter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt, Beranek, and Newman
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-06
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): Milton, John L.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Report Number: AF TR 6709
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The Construction of Homogeneous Keys for a Biographical Inventory

Author(s): DuBois, Philip H.
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Date of Publication: 1952-05
Report Number: HRRC RB 52-18
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Transfer of Training in a Simple Motor Skill Along the Speed Dimension

Author(s): Ammons, Robert B.
Corporate Author: University of Louisville
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-498
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Counters For Airborne Use

Author(s): Warrick, Melvin J.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-266
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New Standard Atmosphere: The WADC 1952 Model Atmosphere

Author(s): Williams, D. T.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-215
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Development Of A Rubber For Service In Contact With Experimental Hydraulic Fluids At 4oo? F

Author(s): Kitts, Frederick G.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-458
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Control-display Association Preferences For Ganged Controls

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-379
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part I. Hydrogen Embrittlement In Alpha-Beta Titanium Alloys (Report Of WADC Technical Meeting 29 October 1954)

Author(s): Kotfila, Ralph J.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 1
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Desirable Control-display Relationship For Moving Scale Instruments

Author(s): Bradley, James V.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-423
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Comparison Of The Visual And Auditory Senses As Channels For Data Presentation

Author(s): Henneman, Richard H.
Corporate Author: University of Virginia
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-363
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Apparatus For Presentation And Continuous Measurement Of Error In A Two-dimensional Compensatory Tracking Task

Author(s): McGuire, James C.
Corporate Author: Washington University, Dept. Of Psychology, Biomechanics Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-335
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Evaluation Of Experimental Wool Synthetic Blends In Air Force 18-Oz. Blue Serge

Author(s): Willis, C. A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-52
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): Gillen, William H.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190
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The Extrusion Of Titanium

Author(s): Sabroff, Alvin M.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-555
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Scaling Of Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Maynor, H. W., Jr.
Corporate Author: University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-109
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Investigation And Development Of High-Temperature Structural Adhesives

Author(s): McHugh, K. L.
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-98
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Study Of Hard Coating For Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Gillig, F. G.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-151
AD Number: AD0014005
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The Influence Of Temperature And Rate Of Strain On The Properties Of Metals In Torsion

Author(s): Work, C. E.
Corporate Author: University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-10
AD Number: AD0003634
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Synthesis Of "Optimum" Transient Response - Criteria And Standard Forms

Author(s): Graham, Frank D.
Corporate Author: Directorate Of Flight And All-Weather Testing
Laboratory: Directorate of Flight and All-Weather Testing
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-66
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Development And Evaluation Of High Temperature Grease Thickeners

Author(s): Goossens, John C.
Corporate Author: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-83 Part 6
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The Tentative Titanium-Silver Binary System

Author(s): Adenstedt, Henry K.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-04
Report Number: WADC TR 53-109 Part 1
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Schlechten, Albert W.
Corporate Author: Missouri School Of Mines And Metallurgy
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-162 Part 2
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Fatigue Properties Of Extruded Magnesium Alloy Zk 60 Under Various Combinations Of Alternating And Mean Axial Stresses

Author(s): Blatherwick, A. A.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-181
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Mechanism Of Rain Erosion, Part 11. Effect Of Residual Stresses And Of Molding Variables On The Erosion Resistance Of Nylon

Author(s): Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 11
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Mechanism Of Rain Erosion, Part 13. Mechanism Studies On Neoprene Coatings

Author(s): Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 13
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Survey Of Low-Alloy Aircraft Steels Heat Treated To High Strength Levels Part 6. Recommendations For Future Research Work On High-Strength Steels

Author(s): Sachs, George
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-254 Part 6
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Tate, Donna J.
Corporate Author: Directorate Of Materials And Processes
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
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): Banks, Junie J.
Corporate Author: Technical Documentary Report No. WADC-TR-53-373, Suppl. 8
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 8
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Study Of Hard Coating For Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Gillig, F. J.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-151 Supplement 1
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Water-mist Separation In Cabin Air-conditioning Systems

Author(s): Hasinger, Siegfried
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-324
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Sokas, Mary M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 1
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Sokas, Mary M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 2
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Packaging Requirements For Bearings, Part 11. Performance Of Procoated Black Iron Can Packages Containing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor And Antifriction Bearings (Series T)

Author(s): Setterholm, V. C.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-38 Part 11
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The Effects Of Noise On Human Behavior

Author(s): Corso, John F.
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State College
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-81
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Review Of Previous Work On Short-Time Tests For Predicting Fatigue Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Vitovec, Franz H.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-122
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The Design Of Reclaimed Latex Foam Package Cushioning, The Third Of A Series Of Reports On Package Cushioning

Author(s): Orensteen, Roger B.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-132
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Theoretical Investigation Of The Effects Of Molecular Weight, Side Chain Branching, And Irradiation On The Mechanism Of Transfer Of Materials Through Polyethylene.

Author(s): Bent, Henry A.
Corporate Author: Plax Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-133 Part 3 Supplement 1
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A Method For Man-machine Task Analysis

Author(s): Miller, Robert B.
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-06
Report Number: WADC TR 53-137
AD Number: AD0015921
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Calculating Cushion Thickness By Analysis Of Stress-Strain Curves

Author(s): Jones, R. E.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, United States Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-334
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The Creep Properties Of Metals Under Intermittent Stressing And Heating Conditions, Part 4. Creep Results For Alclad 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy And Comparison With Results For Other Materials

Author(s): Daniels, N. H. G.
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-336 Part 4
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Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds For High Temperature Lubricants

Author(s): Raley, Charles F., Jr.
Corporate Author: Southivest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-337 Part 2
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Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds For High Temperature Lubricants

Author(s): Raley, Charles F., Jr.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-337 Part 3
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Heat Resistant Polyester Laminating Resins

Author(s): Botwick, Marvin
Corporate Author: Naugatuck Chemical, Division Of United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-371
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Koeker, Louise M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Hines, Helen E.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 3
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