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Causes Of Cracking In High-Strength Weld Metals

Author(s): Jacobs, A. J.
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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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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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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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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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): 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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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 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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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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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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Heat Transfer and Frictional Effects in Laminar Boundary Layers. Part 4. Universal Series Solutions

Author(s): Tifford, Arthur N.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-288 Part 4
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Research And Development Of Wrought And Cast High Temperature Alloys

Author(s): MacFarlane, R. R.
Corporate Author: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-276
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A Method For Retaining Beta Phase In The Core Of Plates And Rods Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Herasymenko, P.
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-280
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Interim Report on Human Frequency Response Studies

Author(s): Krendel, Ezra S.
Corporate Author: Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory and Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-370
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Protective Coatings For Magnesium

Author(s): Hay, T. Kirk
Corporate Author: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-373
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Orientation of controls in bilateral transfer of training

Author(s): Pigg, L. D.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-376
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Investigation On Notch Sensitivity Of Heat-Resistant Alloys At Elevated Temperature, (Rupture Strength Of Notched Bars At High Temperatures)

Author(s): Carlson, R. L.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-391
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Materials Report On The Lockheed Atc-1 Transparent, Electrically Conducting Coating For Acrylic Plastic

Author(s): Bullis, L. Harold
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-392
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Evaluation Of Titanium Aircraft Parts Semi-Finished Products

Author(s): Gillig, F. J.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-404
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Evaluation Of Surface Treatments For Low-Alloy Steels Part 1. Test Method For Heat-Resistant Corrosion Protective Coatings On Steel

Author(s): Tour, Sam
Corporate Author: Sam Tour & Co., Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-451 Part 1
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Evaluation Of Surface Treatments For Low Alloy Steels Part 2. Paint Chromizing, Paint Siliconizing, And Coating Of Titanium-Boron Low Alloy Steel

Author(s): Tour, Sam
Corporate Author: Sam Tour & Co., Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-451 Part 2
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Development Of Austenitic Iron-Base Sheet Alloy

Author(s): Allten, Alfred G.
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-472
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A Study Of The Operation And Test Procedures For The Parachute Whirl Tower Volume II. Operation And Lubrication Procedure For The Whirl Tower

Author(s): Clodfelter, W. P.
Corporate Author: Radioplane Company
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-536 Volume 2
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Evaluation Of Characteristics Of Large Size Fuel Shutoff Valves

Author(s): Wedan, Donald R.
Corporate Author: Fluidyne Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-562
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Evaluation Of A Differential-Expansion Temperature-Sensing Device Based On Critical Flow Through A Variable Orifice

Author(s): Freeze, Paul D.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-567
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Reduction of Drag Due to Lift at Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): Graham, E. W.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-524 Part 2
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. i-xii
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Resume of Parachute Requirements

Author(s): Corry, W. A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 1-2
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Problems of Parachute Design and their Relation to Textiles

Author(s): Shepardson, W. P.
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 3-16
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The Porosity, Translucency and Deformability of Nylon Parachute Fabrics

Author(s): Baker, A.
Corporate Author: Royal Aircraft Establishment
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 17-28
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Textiles for Parachutes in Aircraft Deceleration and Missile Recovery

Author(s): MacCarthy, R. W.
Corporate Author: Radioplane Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 29-40
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Textiles Used in Free Air Facility Parachute Test Program

Author(s): Arenson, D. L.
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories Division of Cook Electric Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 41-67
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The Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Parachute Textiles

Author(s): Coplan, M.
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 68-94
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The Effects of Porosity on Design and Performance Characteristics of Parachutes

Author(s): Heinrich, H. G.
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 95-119
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Princeton Helium Hypersonic Tunnel And Preliminary Results Above M=11

Author(s): Bogdonoff, S. M.
Corporate Author: James Forrestal Research Foundation, Princeton University
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-124
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