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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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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance: Part V. Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication on High-Speed Rolling Contacts

Author(s): Kannel, Jerrold
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 5
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Research on Gas Lubrication at High Temperatures and Low Flow Rates

Author(s): Lewis, P.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: APL TDR 64-56 Part 2
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Nonlinear Thermoelasitc Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control, Part III: Simulation, Measurement and Analysis of Nonlinear Static Aerothermoelastic Behavior of a 45 Degree Delta Wing

Author(s): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 3
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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Author(s): Tai, C. L.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-25
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Research on Accelerated Reliability Testing Methods Applicable to Non-Electronic Components of Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Johnson, W. F.
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-181
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An Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-174
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part V - Unsteady Potential Flow Around Slender Bodies at Angles of Attack

Author(s): Li, T. C.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 5
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part IV - Application of the Supersonic Mach Box Method to Intersecting Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): Moore, M. T.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 4
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part II - A Transonic Box Method for Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): Rodemich, E. R.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 2
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part I - Application of the Subsonic Kernel Function to Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): Vivian, H. T.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 1
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Aircraft Motion Analysis

Author(s): Thelander, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-70
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Active Control of Booster Elasticity

Author(s): Swaim, Robert L.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-189
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Response of Elastic Structures to Deterministic and Random Excitation

Author(s): Barnoski, R. L.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-199
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Methods in Structural Dynamics for Thin Shell Clustered Launch Vehicles

Author(s): Keith, J. S.
Corporate Author: LTV Astronautics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-105
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An Analysis of Amplitude Probability Measurements

Author(s): Thrall, G. P.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-116
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Stress Analysis of a Parachute During Inflation and at Steady State

Author(s): Heinrich, Helmut G.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-125
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Transducers for Sonic Fatigue Measurements

Author(s): Kelly, Ronald D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-171
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Development of Space Expanded and Rigidized Solar Energy Collectors

Author(s): Schwartz, S.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 555-571
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Aluminum Foil Expandable Structures

Author(s): Motta, S.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 572-602
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Fabrication and Pressurization Technology for Improvement of Surface Accuracy of Passive Communications Satellites

Author(s): Grana, D. C.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 603-616
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Astronaut Maneuvering Unit Technology

Author(s): Van Schaik, P. N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 633-648
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Deployment System for the Pegasus Meteoroid Technology Satellite

Author(s): Ganssle, E. R.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 649-657
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Structural Behavior of Tapered Inflated Fabric Cylinders Under Various Loading Conditions

Author(s): Kovalesvsky, L.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 659-685
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Satellite Applications for Expandable Space Structures

Author(s): Zahn, H. S.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 687-707
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Recent Applications of Inflated Structures to Aerospace Vehicles

Author(s): Ross, R. S.
Corporate Author: Good Year Space Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 709-739
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Correlation of Analytical and Experimental Results of Cylindrical Shells Under Newtonian Pressure Distribution

Author(s): Lycurgus, N. C.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 740-767
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High-Temperature Protective Re-entry Coatings for Expandable Structures

Author(s): Conger, M. T.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 769-783
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Dual Wall Inflatable Structures for Space Oriented Applications

Author(s): Bair, H. Q.
Corporate Author: Air Inflatable Products Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 785-802
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. i-xiii
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Membrane Analysis of Pressurized Thin Spheroid Shells Composed of Flat Gores and Its Application to Echo II

Author(s): Bahiman, H.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05-27
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 617-631
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The Evolution of USAF Environmental Testing

Author(s): Junker, V. J.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-197
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Human Pilot Dynamics in Compensatory Systems: Theory, Models, and Experiments with Controlled Element and Forcing Function Variations

Author(s): McRuer, Duane
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.; The Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-15
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Computational Methods in Optimal Control Problems

Author(s): Payne, James A.
Corporate Author: University of California Department of Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-50
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Measurement of Matrix Frequency Response Functions and Multiple Coherence Functions

Author(s): Goodman, N. R.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-56
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Aerodynamics of a Rectangular Wing with a Peripheral Jet for Air Cushion Take-Off and Landing

Author(s): Dau, K.
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-59
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Tests for Randomness, Stationarity, Normality and Comparison of Spectra

Author(s): Bendat, J. S.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-74
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An Analytical Study of V/STOL Handling Qualities in Hover and Transition

Author(s): Stapleford, R. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-73
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Evaluation Tests for Statistical Analyzers

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-93
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Systems for the Collection and Analysis of Dynamic Data

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-94
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Calculation of Laminar Separation with Free Interaction by the Method of Integral Relations: Part I - Two-Dimensional Supersonic Adiabatic Flow

Author(s): Nielsen, Jack N.
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part I. Roll Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 1
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part II. Lateral-Directional Oscillatory Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 2
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An Evaluation of Procedures for Calculating Aerodynamic Loads

Author(s): Schindel, Leon H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-18
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Table of Contents


Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. i-iv
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Introduction


Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 1-4
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Application of Lyapunov's Direct Method to Stability Problems in Elastic and Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 29-64
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Asymptotic Stability of Equilibrium of a Simplified Aerodynamic Vehicle with Flexible Tail

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 65-71
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Stability Analysis of a Simplified Pitch-Controlled Flexible Aerodynamic Vehicle Via Lyapunov's Direct Method

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 72-83
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Optimum Control of a Class of Mixed Distributed and Lumped Parameter Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 84-106
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Estimates for Truncation Errors of Infinite Dimensional Systems of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations

Author(s): Brady, M. L.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 107-126
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