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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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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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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part IV. Thermochemical Calculations, Volume III. Computational Approach To The Calculation Of Ternary Phase Diagrams.

Author(s): Chang, Y. A.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 4 Volume 3
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Development Of A Practical Laboratory Procedure To Be Used In Evaluating The Forming Qualities Of Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): Kaar, Paul H.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-19
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High Temperature Low Cycle Fatigue Data for Three High Strength Nickel-Base Superalloys

Author(s): Conway, J. B.
Corporate Author: Mar-Test Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-06
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4077
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Polymeric Material Testing Procedures to Determine Damping Properties and the Results of Selected Commercial Materials

Author(s): Drake, Michael L.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4093
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An Experimental Evaluation of the Mechanical Response Characteristics of Rene 95

Author(s): Stouffer, D. C.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnate
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-10-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4136
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Viscoplastic and Creep Crack Growth Analysis by the Finite Element Method

Author(s): Hinnerichs, Terry D.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4140
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A Relationship Between Theory and Experiment for A State Variable Constitutive Equation

Author(s): Stouffer, D. C.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati; Technion-Israel
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4194
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Studies on the Behavior of Nickel-Base Superalloys at High Temperatures

Author(s): Kvernes, Ingard
Corporate Author: Central Institute for Industrial Research
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-07
Report Number: AFML TR 70-103
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Studies Of The Brittle Behavior Of Ceramic Materials

Author(s): Weil, Nicholas A.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-04
Report Number: ASD TR 61-628
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Composite Inorganic Resilient Seal Materials

Author(s): Sabanas, M.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-338 Part 2
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Research And Development On Inorganic High Temperature Adhesives For Metals And Composite Constructions

Author(s): Bayer, Joseph
Corporate Author: Aeronca Manufacturing Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-113 Part 1
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Development Of Ultra-High Strength, Temper-Resistant Steels Designed For Improvement Of Fatigue Properties Through Relief Of Residual Stress

Author(s): Nudelman, Harvey B.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Of Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-86
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Air Flow Characteristics Of Parachute Fabrics At Simulated High Altitudes

Author(s): Seshadri, C. V.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-374
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part I: Elevated Temperature Properties Of The Test Material Ti - 7Al - 4Mo Titanium Alloy

Author(s): Papirno, Ralph
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-11
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 1
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Determination Of Factors Governing Selection And Application Of Materials For Ablation Cooling Of Hypervelocity Vehicles

Author(s): Bonin, John H.
Corporate Author: Chicago Midway Laboratories, The University of Chicago
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-87 Part 2
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The Effects Of Nuclear Radiation On Solid Film Lubricants

Author(s): Rice, William L.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-01
Report Number: WADC TR 58-499
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Effects Of Various Methods Of Wet Conditioning On The Strength Properties Of Several Glass-Fabric-Reinforced Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Munthe, Bert P.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-03
Report Number: WADC TR 58-486
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Determination Of Tensile, Compressive, Bearing And Shear Properties Of Sheet Steels At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Kattus, J. Robert
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-365
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Tensile Properties Of Aircraft-Structural Metals At Various Rates Of Loading After Rapid Heating

Author(s): Kattus, J. Robert
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-440 Part 2
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The Effect Of Solar Radiation On The Breaking Strength Of Outdoor Exposed Webbings

Author(s): Wilkinson, Robert A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-201
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Measurement Of The Thermal Properties Of Various Aircraft Structural Materials

Author(s): Melonas, John V.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-179
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Iron-aluminum Alloy Systems. Part 14: Welding of Iron-Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Brooks, R.
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Research Office, Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-298 Part 14
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A Study Of The Metallurgical Properties That Are Necessary For Satisfactory Bearing Performance And The Development Of Improved Bearing Alloys For Service Up To 1000 F

Author(s): Bhat, Gopal K.
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-343
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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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A Summary Of Compressive-Creep Characteristics Of Metal Columns At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Carlson, R. L.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 57-96
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Development Of White Thermally Reflective Rain Erosion Resistant Coatings

Author(s): Vogelsang, George K.
Corporate Author: Gates Engineering Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-158 Part 1
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A Study Of The Metallurgical Properties That Are Necessary For Satisfactory Bearing Performance And The Development Of Improved Bearing Alloys For Service Up To 1000 F

Author(s): Philip, T. V.
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-343 Part 2
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Iron-aluminum Alloy Systems. Part 11: Comparative Study Of Oxidation Resistance In The Fe-Al System

Author(s): Heimerdinger, Richard E.
Corporate Author: Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-298 Part 11
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Effects Of Nuclear Radiation On Organic Fluids

Author(s): Rice, Wiliam L. R.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory; Power Plant Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 57-266 Part 1
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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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Effects Of Radiation On Aircraft Lubricants And Fuels

Author(s): Bolt, R. O.
Corporate Author: California Research Corporation, Richmond, California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-646 Part 2
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Properties Of Glasses At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Kerper, M. J.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: WADC TR 56-645 Part 9
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Effects Of Inelastic Action On The Resistance To Various Types Of Loads Of Ductile Members Made From Various Classes Of Metals

Author(s): Sidebottom, D. M.
Corporate Author: Illinois U.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TR 56-330 Part 10
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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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Design Properties Of High-Strength Steels In The Presence Of Stress-Concentrations And Hydrogen Embrittlement Part I. Effects of Hydrogen Embrittlement on Static Properties of High-Strength Steels

Author(s): Klier, E. P.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-18 Part 1
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Elevated- And Room-Temperature Properties Of Sierracin 611, PMACA, And Plexiglas 55 Transparent Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): Venecho, John A.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-412
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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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