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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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Butyl Inner Tube Compound For Aircraft Tires

Author(s): Reinbold, Emmett B.
Corporate Author: The General Tire & Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-62
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The Effect of an Axially Symmetric Fuselage on the Nonstationary Supersonic Airloads Acting on a Wing with Supersonic Edges

Author(s): Epstein, Melvin
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-196
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Frictional Forces and Lubrication of Textile Fabrics at High Sliding Velocities

Author(s): Lavrakas, V.
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 192-208
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Development of High Tensile Strength Webbings

Author(s): Neff, R. J.
Corporate Author: Phoenix Trimming Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-59 p. 188-191
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Development of Improved Strength Webbing

Author(s): Turner, G. R.
Corporate Author: United States Testing Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 184-187
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Parachute Harness Webbings

Author(s): Miller, J.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of the Navy
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 176-183
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Braided Suspension Lines

Author(s): Fraim, F. W.
Corporate Author: Essex Mills, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 171-175
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Energy Absorption in Suspension Lines

Author(s): Gimalouski, E. A.
Corporate Author: Pioneer Parachute Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 154-170
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Effect of Incorporating Design Data into New Fabrics

Author(s): Bickford, H. J.
Corporate Author: Cheney Brothers
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 149-153
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Effect of Yarn and Fabric Structure on Air Permeability

Author(s): Hamburger, W.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 143-148
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Introduction to Second Day of Symposium

Author(s): Ross, J. H.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 142
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Materials for Parachute Fabrics of the Future

Author(s): Brown, D. W.
Corporate Author: Irving Air Chute Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 138-141
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Air Permeability of Parachute Fabrics

Author(s): Lavier, H. W. S.
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 120-137
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synthesis Of Monomeric Materials

Author(s): Halpern, B. David
Corporate Author: Monomer-Polymer, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-264
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Design Of Digits

Author(s): Crook, Mason N.
Corporate Author: Tufts College, Institute For Applied Experimental Psychology
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-262
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A Study Of Cadmium-Tin And Zinc-Tin Alloy Electrodeposits

Author(s): Cohen, Bennie
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-240
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Development Of Nondestructive Tests For Structural Adhesive Bonds

Author(s): Arnold, J. S.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-231 Part 1
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Development Of Silicone Or Fluorocarbon Interlayer Materials For Laminated Glass And Laminated Plastic

Author(s): Polmanteer, Keith E.
Corporate Author: Dow Corning Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-207 Part 1
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Thermal-Shock Investigation

Author(s): Hunter, T. A.
Corporate Author: University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-206
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An Analogue Series Computer

Author(s): Scherberg, Max G.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-174
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Visual Presentation Of Information

Author(s): Baker, Charles A.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-160
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Synthetic Lubricants For Aircraft

Author(s): Schwenker, Herbert
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-157
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Effect Of Rate Of Loading On Shear Strength Of Adhesive-Bonded Lap Joints

Author(s): Wittman, R. E.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-153
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A Machine System For Accepting, Storing And Searching Engineering Data On Electronic Components

Author(s): Corby, Roy A.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-151
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Organosiloxane Polymers Containing Polar Groups In The Side Chains

Author(s): Rosenberg, Sanders D.
Corporate Author: Harvard University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-102
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Studies Of Phase Relationships And Transformation Processes Of Titanium-Alloy Systems

Author(s): McPherson, Donald J.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundatoin, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-101
AD Number: AD0056084
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Development Of An Improved In- Flight Refueling Hose

Author(s): Meisinger, Richard J.
Corporate Author: United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-68
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