Contrails
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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Summary Of Research By Forest Products Laboratory On Sandwich Constructions For Aircraft

Author(s): Coleman, Donald G.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-184 Supplement 5
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Bulletin "Plastics For Aircraft"

Author(s): Coleman, Donald G.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 5
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Dahlquist, Carl A.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 7
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Synthetic Rubbers Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Sandberg, Carl L.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 8
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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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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: 1957-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 4
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Research For Low-Application-Temperature Conducting, Transparent Coatings For Aircraft Windshields And Related Components

Author(s): Mauk, Leonard H.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-325 Part 3
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Weathering Of Adhesive-Bonded Lap Joints Of Clad Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Eickner, H. W.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-447 Part 2
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Development Of Schematic Analytical Procedures For Synthetic Lubricants And Their Additives Part Iv. Laboratory Manual For The Analysis Of Synthetic Lubricants, Greases And Their Additives

Author(s): Bonomo, Francis S.
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-464 Part 4
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High-Temperature Hydraulic Fluids Part III. Development Of Aromatic Ethers As Base Stock

Author(s): Blake, Edward S.
Corporate Author: Monsanto Chemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-532 Part 3
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Volume IV Heat-Transfer Coefficients For Speeds Up To M-3, With Emphasis On Effects Of Wall-Temperature Variations

Author(s): Knuth, Eldon L.
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 4
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Flutter Characteristics Of Low Aspect Ratio wings In Incompressible Flow. Part I: Development Of The Basic Theory Of The Method

Author(s): Lawrence, H. R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-412 Part 1
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The Effects Of Thermal Radiation On Aircraft Structures, Part 3. Structural Behavior Of Box-Beams Under Combined Static And Thermal Loads

Author(s): Loria, John C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-384 Part 3
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part IV: The Effect Of Hydrogen On The Mechanical Control Of Hydrogen In Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Williams, D. N.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 4
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Intermediate Temperature Creep And Rupture Behavior Of Titanium And Titanium-Base Alloys, Part 2. Influence Of Microstructures On Creep-Rupture Properties

Author(s): Gluck, Jeremy V.
Corporate Author: Engineering Research Institute, The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-112 Part 2
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Intermediate Temperature Creep And Rupture Behavior Of Titanium And Titanium-Base Alloys, Part 3. Effects Of Hot Rolling, Embrittlement, And Interstitial Elements

Author(s): Gluck, Jeremy V.
Corporate Author: Engineering Research Institute, University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-112 Part 3
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Dynamic System Studies: Performance Requirements For Flight Tables

Author(s): Blanton, H. Elmore
Corporate Author: Dynamic Analysis And Control Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 10
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Oxidation-Resistant Coatings for Molybdenum

Author(s): Doane, D. V.
Corporate Author: Climax Molydenum Company of Michigan
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-492 Part 3
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Techniques For Application Of Electron Tubes In Military Equipment

Author(s): Whitlock, Rex S.
Corporate Author: Electronic Components Laboratory
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-1 Rev
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part V. room Temperature Hydrolysis Studies

Author(s): Baum, George
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 5
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Development of Alloys Having Good High Temperature Properties Through Powder Metallurgy Technique

Author(s): Kieffer, R.
Corporate Author: Metallwerk Plansee
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-243
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Development And Evaluation Of A Grease -100° F To +350°F

Author(s): Nelson, Ernest W.
Corporate Author: Continental Oil Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-190 Part 3
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Magnesium Alloys With High Melting Point Additions

Author(s): Nash, R. R.
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-207
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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: 1957-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-221 Part 3
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part V: The Conventional Short-Time, Elevated-Temperature Properties Of Selected Stainless Steels And Super Alloys

Author(s): Favor, Ronald J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 5
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part 7: The Conventional Short-Time, Elevated -Temperature Properties Of Selected Low- And Medium- aLloy Steels

Author(s): Favor, Ronald J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institue
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 7
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Tensile Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals At Various Rates Of Loading After Rapid Heating

Author(s): Roe, William P.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-199 Part 3
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves Part IV: Research On Servo Valves

Author(s): Johnson, Bernard A.
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-08
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 4
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Aeroelasticity In Stability And Control


Corporate Author: J. B. Rea compnay
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-173
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Fluids, Lubricants, Fuels And Related Materials

Author(s): Klaus, E. Erwin
Corporate Author: Petroleum Refining Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-30 Part 5
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A Study Of The Effects Of Nuclear Radiation On Elastomeric Compounds And Compounding Materials

Author(s): Born, John W.
Corporate Author: The B. F. Goodrich Company Research Center
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 3
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part VI: The Conventional Short- Time Elevated-Temperature Properties Of Selected Light Alloys

Author(s): Achbach, W. P.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 6
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part IV. MLO 8200

Author(s): Schiefer, H. M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 4
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Injection And Combustion Of Liquid Fuels

Author(s): Putnam, A. A.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-03
Report Number: WADC TR 56-344
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Dynamic Response Of Human Operators

Author(s): McRuer, Duane T.
Corporate Author: Control Specialists, Inc. and Laboratories For Research And Development, Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 56-524
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Evaluation Of DuPont And Chemstrand Nylon Yarn

Author(s): Stanton, Peter Y.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-256
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Effects Of Temperature-Time-Stress Histories On The Mechanical Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metallic Materials Part I. Temperature-Time Studies For 2024-T3 And 7075-T6 Alclad Sheet

Author(s): Fortney, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Northrop Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 56-585 Part 1
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Nuclear Radiation Effects On Structural Plastics And Adhesives Part I Literature Survey

Author(s): Kinderman, Edwin M.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 56-534 Part 1
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Nuclear Radiation Effects On Structural Plastics And Adhesives Part II Extension Of Literature Survey

Author(s): Mixer, R. Y.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 56-534 Part 2
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Flutter Model Tests Of A Swept-back, All-moving Horizontal Tail At Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): Asher, Gifford W.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 56-285
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Research On Structural Adhesive Properties Over A Wide Temperature Range

Author(s): Merriman, H. R.
Corporate Author: The Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-320
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Nuclear Radiation Effects On Structural Plastics And Adhesives Part III Experimental Research

Author(s): Mixer, R. Y.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-534 Part 3
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Studies of Quantitative Methods for the Separation and Determination of Zirconium and Thorium in Magnesium Alloys

Author(s): Raby, B. A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 56-455
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Experimental Study Of An Aerodynamic Rectifier

Author(s): Wooten, Frederick O.
Corporate Author: All American Engineering Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 57-356
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Sound Absorption At The Surfaces Of Small Laboratory Animals

Author(s): Ackerman, Eugene
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 57-461
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Cutaneous Toxicity Evaluations Of Air Force Development Materials. Part II

Author(s): Shelanski, Morris V.
Corporate Author: Industrial Biology Research And Testing Laboratories
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-742
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Incompressible Potential Flow About Axially Symmetric Ducted Bodies

Author(s): Levine, Philip
Corporate Author: Aerospace Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1957-08
Report Number: WADC TN 57-287
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An Electronic Target Simulator For Use With Operational Radar Surveillance Systems

Author(s): Carter, George A.
Corporate Author: Laboratory Of Aviation Psychology; The Ohio State University; The OSU Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-277
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Nuclear Radiation Resistant Lubricants

Author(s): Rice, William L. R.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-299
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