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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 A Practical Laboratory Procedure To Be Used In Evaluating The Forming Qualities Of Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): Kaar, Paul H.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-19
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Compartmented Fuel Tanks

Author(s): Carter, W. M.
Corporate Author: University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-337
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Investigation Of Lateral Stability At Stall

Author(s): Bull, Gifford
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-498
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A Study in the Applicability of the Same Minimum Qualifying Scores for Technical Schools to White Males, WAF, and Negro Males

Author(s): Gordon, Mary Agnes
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Laboratory: Personnel Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: HRRC TR 53-34
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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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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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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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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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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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Evaluation Of Aircraft Accessory Power Transmission Systems By Selected Analytical Methods

Author(s): Bonin, J. H.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Poundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-36 Part 2
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Evaluation Of Aircraft Accessory Power Transmission Systems By Selected Analytical Methods

Author(s): Bonin, J. H.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-36 Part 1
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Low-Temperature Lubricating Engine Oil Additives

Author(s): Gavlin, Gilbert
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-04
Report Number: WADC TR 53-11
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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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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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Masking Of Cathode Ray Tube Display By Ambient Illumination

Author(s): Adler, Helmut E.
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-266
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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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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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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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Titanium Phase Diagrams

Author(s): Kessler, Harold D.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-335
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Effects Of Damping Constants And Stress Distribution On The Resonance Response Of Members

Author(s): Lazan, B. J.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-12
Report Number: WADC TR 52-320
AD Number: AD0003566
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths

Author(s): La Vier, H. W. S.
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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A Preliminary Investigation On The Effects Of Surface Treatments On The Fatigue Strength Of Titanium Alloys Ti-L5oa And Rc-130b

Author(s): Adenstedt, Heinrich K.
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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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Bovey, F. A.
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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Effect Of Flashes Of Light On Night Visual Acuity

Author(s): Fry, Glenn A.
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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Post-molding Shrinkage Characteristics Of Some Thermosetting Plastic Molding Materials

Author(s): Marshall, Steven T.
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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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): De Money, Fred W.
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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Investigation Of Axial Loading Fatigue Properties Of Heat-Resistant Alloy N-155

Author(s): Lazan, B. J.
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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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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