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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Methods of Space Vehicle Noise Prediction

Author(s): Franken, Peter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADC TR 58-343 Volume 2
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A Theoretical And Experimental Investigation Of The Acoustic Response Of Cavities In An Aerodynamic Flow

Author(s): Plumblee, H. E.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-75
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Transient And Nonlinear Effects On High Speed, Vibratory, Thermoelastic Instability Phenomena. Part II Aerothermoelastic Applications

Author(s): Brunelle, Eugene J., Jr.
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-484 Part II
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Measurement and Analysis of Power Spectra and Cross-Power Spectra for Random Phenomena

Author(s): Bendat, Julius S.
Corporate Author: Thompson Ramo-Wooldrige Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-681
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The Use Of Acoustic Scale Models For Investigating Near Field Noise Of Jet And Rocket Engines

Author(s): Morgan, Walter V.
Corporate Author: The Acoustics Group, Aero-Space Division, Boeing Airplane Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-178
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Thermo-Structural Analysis Manual

Author(s): Switzky, H.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corp Farmingdale N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-517 Volume I
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An Experimental Study On Multi-Wall Structures For Space Vehicles

Author(s): Younger, D. G.
Corporate Author: Aeronutronic, A Division Of Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-800
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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume I.

Author(s): Ball, Jay H.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 1
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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume II.

Author(s): Smith, P. W., Jr.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 2
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Application of the NASA Kernel-Function Procedures to Generally Deforming Wings

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-409
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Track Tests Of Canopy Escape Capsule

Author(s): Lubinski, Thomas P.
Corporate Author: Coleman Engineering Co Inc Torrance Calif
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-404
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Investigation of Stored Energy Rotors for Recovery

Author(s): Robinson, D. W., Jr.
Corporate Author: Kaman Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD-TDR-63-745
AD Number: AD0428998
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Stagnation Point Heat Transfer in High Enthalpy Gas Flows, Part I: Convective Heat Transfer in Partially Ionized Air

Author(s): Nerem, Robert M.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-41 Part 1
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Stagnation Point Heat Transfer in High Enthalpy Gas Flows, Part II: Shock Layer Radiative Emission During Hypervelocity Re-Entry

Author(s): Nerem, Robert M.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-41 Part 2
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Investigation of a Method for the Prediction of Vibratory Response and Stress in Typical Flight Vehicle Structure

Author(s): Roberts, W. H.
Corporate Author: Northup Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-08
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-801
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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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Application Of The Subdomain (Biezeno-Koch) Method To Circular Plate Bending

Author(s): Adams, O. E., Jr
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-215
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Measurement Of The Diffraction Correction Of The Gulton Model P420m-6 Microphone

Author(s): Ortega, Jose C.
Corporate Author: Western Electro-Acoustic Lab Inc Santa Monica CA
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-223
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part II. Piloted Simulation Assessment of Bihrle Departure Criteria

Author(s): Mitchell, David G.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 2
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part III Appendices - Aerodynamic Models

Author(s): Mitchell, David G.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 3
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Characteristics of High Performance Ejectors

Author(s): Minardi, J. E.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-01-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3170
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Background Information and User Guide for MIL-F-8785C, Military Specification - Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes

Author(s): Moorhouse, David J.
Corporate Author: Control Dynamics Branch, Flight Control Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3109
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A Source-Doublet Approach to Modeling Triple Ejector Rack Store Configurations and Force Calculations

Author(s): Dyer, Calvin L.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3059
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Lateral Flying Qualities of Highly Augmented Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Monagan, Stephen J.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3171 Volume 1
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Lateral Flying Qualities of Highly Augmented Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Monagan, Stephen J.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3171 Volume 2
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A Graphic Method for Predicting Audibility of Noise Sources

Author(s): Fidell, Sanford
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-0-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 82-3086
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Suggested Revisions to MIL-F-8785C for Large (Class III) Aircraft

Author(s): Meyer, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1983-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 83-3015
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Validation of USAF Stability and Control Datcom Methodologies for Straight-Tapered Sweptforward Wings

Author(s): Sharpes, Daniel G.
Corporate Author: Design Prediction Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3084
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Post Stall Maneuvers and Thrust Vectoring Performance Analysis

Author(s): Miller, L. Earl
Corporate Author: Highspeed Performance Branch, Aeromechanics Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1984-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3109
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V/STOL Concepts and Developed Aircraft. Volume 1. A Historical Report (1940-1986)

Author(s): Lindenbaum, B.
Corporate Author: Universal Energy Systems
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1986-11
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3071 Volume 1
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An Investigation of Wing Lift Augmentation with Spanwise Tip Blowing

Author(s): Mendenhall, Michael R.
Corporate Author: Nielsen Engineering & Research, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-04-22
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3112
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Experimental Investigation of the Short-Period Requirements of MIL-F-8785C

Author(s): Bailey, Randall E.
Corporate Author: ARVI/CALSPAN Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1986-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3109 Volume 1
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Nonlinear Flying Quality Parameters Based on Dynamic Inversion

Author(s): Morton, B. G.
Corporate Author: Honeywell
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-10-30
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3079
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Evaluation of Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities and Roll-Sideslip Coupling of Fighter Class Airplanes

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-36 Volume 1
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Evaluation of Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities and Roll-Sideslip Coupling of Fighter Class Airplanes

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-36 Volume 2
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Air Cushion Landing System Stability Study

Author(s): Burton, T. D.
Corporate Author: Washington State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3150
AD Number: ADA097744
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Damping - A Key to More, Faster, Farther, Higher (Keynote Address)

Author(s): Ferguson, Thomas R., Jr.
Corporate Author: Headquarters Air Force Systems Command
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. AAA-1
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Pioneering Damping in Space at GE Astro Space Division (Invited Speaker)

Author(s): Stahl, Clyde
Corporate Author: GE Astro Space Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. AAB-1
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An Aircraft Modal Suppression Yaw Damper System (Invited Speaker)

Author(s): Fuller, J. R.
Corporate Author: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. AAC-1
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Loss Modulus and Damping Behavior of Poly (Vinyl Methyl Ether)-Polystyrene Blends and IPN's

Author(s): Fay, J. J.
Corporate Author: Lehigh University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BAA-1
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Deveopment of a Damped A-10 Engine Air Inlet Ring

Author(s): Giunto, David L.
Corporate Author: LTV Aircraft Products Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BBB-1
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Status of Aircraft Integral Damping Demonstration

Author(s): Rupert, Carl. L.
Corporate Author: LTV-APG/MAD
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BBC-1
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(Abstract) Damping in Metal Matrix Composites - An Overview

Author(s): Rawal, S. P.
Corporate Author: Matine Marietta Space Systems; Office of Naval Research
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCA-1
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Highly Damped GR/MG Composites for Flexible Space Structures

Author(s): Kashalikar, Uday
Corporate Author: Foster-Miller, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCB-1
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Measured Damping and Modulus of Composite Cylinders

Author(s): Andriulli, J. B.
Corporate Author: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCC-1
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The Usage of Electrorheological Materials in Viscoelastic Layer Damping Applications

Author(s): Coulter, John P.
Corporate Author: Lord Coporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAA-1
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Analysis of a Modified Passive Hydraulic Damper with Variable Damping Characteristics

Author(s): Su, Hong
Corporate Author: Concoria University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAB-1
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An Experimental Investigation on the Active-Damping Characteristics of a Class of Ultra-Advanced Intelligent Composite Materials Featuring Electro-Rheological Fluids

Author(s): Choi, S. B.
Corporate Author: Michigan State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAC-1
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Identification of System Parameters in a Slewing Control Experiment

Author(s): Garcia, Ephrahim
Corporate Author: State University of New York at Buffalo
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CBA-1
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An Alternative to FFT For Precise Damping Estimates

Author(s): Pandit, Sudhakar M.
Corporate Author: Michigan Technological University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CBB-1
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