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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): Advisory Board On Simulation, Chicago
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 1
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Installation of an Automatic Control System in a T-33 Airplane for Variable Stability Flight Research. Part 2. Detail Design, Fabrication and Installation

Author(s): Flight Research Department
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-156 Part 2
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 1

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-01-20
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 1
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 2

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-02-17
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 2
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 3

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-03-16
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 3
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 4

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-04-13
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 4
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 5

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-05-20
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 5
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 25, Number 6

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-06-15
Report Number: USGRR Volume 25 Number 6
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 1

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-07-13
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 1
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 2

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-08-17
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 2
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 3

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-09-14
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 3
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 4

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-10-19
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 4
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 5

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-11-16
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 5
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U. S. Government Research Reports, Volume 26, Number 6

Author(s): United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services.
Corporate Author: Office of Technical Services
Date of Publication: 1956-12-14
Report Number: USGRR Volume 26 Number 6
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United States Air Force Parachute Handbook

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Parachute Branch Equipment Laboratory Directorat Of Development
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-265
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Method for Calculating the Acoustical Characteristics of Aircraft in Flight

Author(s): Cole, J. N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aerospaec Medical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TN 56-488
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Study of High Drag Configurations as First Stage Decelerators

Author(s): Wiant, Harry W.
Corporate Author: Cook Research Labs
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TN 56-320
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Escape From High Performance Aircraft

Author(s): Goodrich, John W.
Corporate Author: Plans Office, Directorate of Research
Date of Publication: 1956-01-09
Report Number: WADC TN 56-7
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Flight Evaluations of the Effect of Variable Phugoid Damping in a JTB-26B Airplane

Author(s): Newell, Fred
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 56-223
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Procedures for Including Human Engineering Factors in the Development of Weapon Systems

Author(s): Van Cott, Harold P.
Corporate Author: American Institute for Research
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-10
Report Number: WADC TR 56-488
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An Elementary Approach To The Analysis Of Variance

Author(s): Rider, Paul Reece
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 56-20
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Bibliography Of The Material Damping Field (With Abstracts And Punched Card Codings)

Author(s): Demer, L. J.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: WADC TR 56-180
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An Investigation Of The Effect Of Hydrogen On The Brittle Failure Of High-Strength Steels

Author(s): Slaughter, Edward R.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-83
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Design Properties Of High Strength Steels In The Presence Of Stress Concentrations Part II Axial-Load Fatigue Properties Of High-Strength Steels

Author(s): Mudvi, B. B.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 56-395 Part 2
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Design Properties Of High Strength Steels In The Presence Of Stress Concentrations Part I. Dependence Of Tension And Notch-Tension Properties Of High-Strength Steels On A Number Of Factors

Author(s): Mudvi, B. B.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 56-395 Part 1
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Design Of Controls. Chapter VI of the Joint Services Human Engineering Guide to Equipment Design.

Author(s): Ely, Jerome H.
Corporate Author: Dunlap and Associates, Inc
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-11
Report Number: WADC TR 56-172
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Layout of Workplaces. Chapter V of the Joint Services Human Engineering Guide to Equipment Design.

Author(s): Ely, Jerome H.
Corporate Author: Dunlap and Associates, Inc
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 56-171
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Effects Of Gravitational Stress Upon Visual Acuity

Author(s): White, William J.
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-11
Report Number: WADC TR 56-247
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Dynamic System Studies: Aerodynamic Studies

Author(s): Saarlas, M.
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago, University of Illinois
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 16
AD Number: AD0097261
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Guide To Design Of Electronic Equipment For Maintainability

Author(s): Altman, James W.
Corporate Author: American Institute For Research
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-218
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A Screening Semi-Quantitative Method For The Determination Of Carbon Monoxide In Blood

Author(s): Meyer, Jack
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-143
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Experimental Investigation Of A Method Of Interference Drag Reduction Of A Swept Wing Aircraft By Means Of Fuselage Indentation

Author(s): Degen, M.
Corporate Author: Brown Univ Providence RI
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-12
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Artificial Cabin Atmosphere Systems for High Altitude Aircraft

Author(s): Dryden, Charles E
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-353
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Investigation of Protective Coating to Decrease Vulnerability of Aircraft to Thermal Radiation

Author(s): Allen, Austin O.
Corporate Author: Vita-Var Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-258
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Study of Supersonic Radial Compressors for Refrigeration and Pressurization Systems

Author(s): Coppage, J. E.
Corporate Author: Airesearch Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-257
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Installation of an Automatic Control System in a T-33 Airplane for Variable Stability Flight Research. Part 1. - Preliminary Investigation and Design Studies

Author(s): Ball, J. N. (editor)
Corporate Author: Flight Research Department, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-156 Part 1
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Polymers and Copolymers Of N-1, 1-Dihydrofluoroalkyl Acrylamides

Author(s): Knobloch, Fred W.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-374
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Investigation Of Heat Resistant Polyester Laminates

Author(s): Wahl, Morman E.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-342
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Weathering Of Glass-Fabric-Base Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Werren, Fred
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U. S. Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-319
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The Rain Erosion Of Aircraft Materials

Author(s): Lapp, Roy R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-01
Report Number: WADC TR 55-308
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Basic Factors In The Formation And Stability Of Non-Soap Lubricating Greases

Author(s): Chessick, John J.
Corporate Author: Lehigh University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-240 Part 2
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Investigation Of Condensation Type Elastomers

Author(s): Schweiker, George C.
Corporate Author: Hooker Electrochemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-221 Part 2
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Flourine-Containing Polyethers

Author(s): Pierce, Ogden R.
Corporate Author: Dow Corning Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 55-193 Part 2
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Schiefer, H. M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 3
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Design Properties Of High-Strength Steels In The Presence Of Stress Concentrations And Hydrogen Embrittlement Sup. 1. Effects Of Hydrogen Embrittlement On High-Strength Steels (Fatigue Properties)

Author(s): Mudvi, B. B.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 55-18 Supplement 1
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves Part 3 State Of The Art Summary Of Electrohydraulic Servo Valves And Applications

Author(s): Johnson, Bernard
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 3
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Fatigue Properties Of Various Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Boller, K. H.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-389
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The Effects Of Five Synthetic Lubricants On USAF Fabrics

Author(s): Sublette, Richard A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-379
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The Cold Extrusion Of Titanium

Author(s): Sabroff, Alvin M.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 55-362
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Testing Of Silicone Rubber At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): DeFrancesco, Aldo J.
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-01
Report Number: WADC TR 55-351
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