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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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Mechanical Properties Of A New High-strength High-toughness General-purpose Alloy Steel

Author(s): William E. Dirkes; Robert E. Bowman; Edward L. Horne
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-73
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Malleable Chromium And Its Alloys

Author(s): Hayes, Earl T.
Corporate Author: Northwest Electrodevelopment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-03
Report Number: WADC TR 52-54
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Methods of Controlling Temperature Rise in Airborne Compartments at Supersonic Velocities With and Without Internal Heat Generation

Author(s): Walter Robinson (editor)
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-114
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Standardization of Take-Off Performance Measurements for Airplanes

Author(s): Lush, Kenneth J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Test Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Test Center
Date of Publication: 1953-09-30
Report Number: AF TN R-012
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Systematic Trouble Shooting and the Half-Split Technique

Author(s): Robert B. Miller, John D. Folley, Jr. and Phillip R. Smith
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: HRRC TR 53-21
AD Number: ADA950245
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Mechanism of Rain Erosion. Part 2. A Critical Review of Erosion by Water Drop Impact

Author(s): Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 2
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Effects of Spring and Inertia Devices on the Longitudinal Stability of Aircraft

Author(s): Joseph H. Goldberg
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-350
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The Meaning-Familiarity Relationship

Author(s): Noble, Clyde E.
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Date of Publication: 1953-06
Report Number: HRRC RB 53-15
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A Comparison Between the Empirical and Rational Approaches for Keying a Heterogeneous Test

Author(s): Berkeley, Marvin H.
Corporate Author: Human Resources Research Center
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: HRRC RB 53-24
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New Linear Operational Calculus

Author(s): Bubb, Frank W.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Develo[pment Center
Date of Publication: 1951-05
Report Number: AF TR 6581
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Method Of Predicting Skin, Compartment, And Equipment Temperatures For Aircraft

Author(s): Lawrence Slote, William D. Murray
Corporate Author: Research Division, College Of Engineering, New York University
Laboratory: Environmental Criteria Branch
Date of Publication: 1953-06
Report Number: WADC TR 53-119
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Joining Of Molybdenum

Author(s): W. N. Platte
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-17
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Chromizing Of Titanium Carbide Cermets

Author(s): Richard L. Watchell, Richard P. Seelig
Corporate Author: Chromalloy Corporation
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-329
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Survey Of Low-alloy Aircraft Steels Heat Treated To High-strength Levels

Author(s): Sachs, George
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-254 Part 4
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Compressive-creep Properties Of High-temperature Materials

Author(s): L. A. Yerkovich, G. J. Guarnieri
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-582
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A Study of Landing Gear Rebound and Subsequent Runout Characteristics

Author(s): L. T. Waterman; W. H. Sellers; C. W. Vickery; D. M. Kauffman
Corporate Author: Fairchild Engine and Airplace Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-110
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Identifying the Effective Instructor: A Review of the Quantitative Studies, 1900-1952

Author(s): Joseph E. Morsh and Eleanor W. Wilder
Corporate Author: Training Aids Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Training Aids Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: AFPTRC TR 54-44
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Student Achievement as a Measure of Instructor Effectiveness

Author(s): Joseph E. Morsh, George G. Burgess, and Paul N. Smith
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-12
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The Development and Validation of MDAP English Proficiency Examination Form A

Author(s): John A. Cox, Jr.
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-17
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Handbook Of Toxicology Volume I

Author(s): Spector, William S.
Corporate Author: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-16 Volume 1
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Handbook Of Piezoelectric Crystals For Radio Equipment Designers

Author(s): Buchanan, John P.
Corporate Author: Philco Corporation
Laboratory: Communications & Navigation Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-10
Report Number: WADC TR 56-156
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Predicting Success in Certain Aircraft Maintenance Specialties by Means of Manipulative Tests

Author(s): Fleishman, Edwin A.
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-23
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Comparison of Supervisor, Co-Worker, and Self-Ratings of WAF Job Performance

Author(s): Berkeley, Marvin H.
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-25
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A Method of Pattern Analysis for Isolating Typological and Dimensional Constructs

Author(s): McQuitty, Louis L.
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 55-62
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Systematic Observation of Instructor Behavior

Author(s): Morsh, Joseph E.
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-52
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The Efficient Course of Action in "Trouble Shooting" as a Joint Function of Probability and Cost

Author(s): Lawrence M. Stolurow, Bruce Bergum, Thomas Hodgson, and John Silva
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-71
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Criteria of Executive Effectiveness

Author(s): Marvin D. Dunnette, Dallis K. Perry, and Thomas A. Mahoney
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 56-73
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Proceedings of the OSU-WADC Radome Symposium

Author(s): Thomas E. Tice; Roberty Fouty
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-393 Volume 1
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A Measure of Stimulus Similarity and Errors in Some Paired-Associate Learning Tasks

Author(s): Rothkopf, Ernst Z.
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: AFPTRC TN 57-74
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Prediction of Airman Reenlistment

Author(s): Robert Fitzpatrick and John W. Cullen
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: AFPTRC TR 57-12
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Metal-ceramic Laminates

Author(s): R. K. Francis, R. Brown
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics, Alfred U.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-600
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Biophysics Of Concussion

Author(s): Nathaniel R. Hollister; William P. Jolley; Robert G. Horne; Reinhard Friede
Corporate Author: N. R. Hollister, M. D. and Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-09
Report Number: WADC TR 58-193
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Evaluation of decision making performance on three pictorial navigation displays

Author(s): Narva, M. A.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-49
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A New Look At The Hydrogen Embrittlement Of Cadium Coated High Strength Steels

Author(s): Norman M. Geyer, G. William Lawless, Bennie Cohen
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-481
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Synthesis Of Tin-Containing Polymers

Author(s): Paul E. Koenig; James H. Hutchinson
Corporate Author: Ethyl Corporation
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-44 Part 1
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Development Of A Final Stage Recovery System For A 10,000 Pound Weight

Author(s): Gimalouski, Edward A.
Corporate Author: Pioneer Parachute Co Inc Manchester CT
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-109
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Organometallic Polymers

Author(s): Paul E. Koenig
Corporate Author: Ethyl Coporation
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 58-44 Part 2
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Synthesis Of Thermally Stable Epoxy Resins For Dielectric Applications

Author(s): Lee M. Kindley; Richard F. Marshall; Louis P. Glekas; Paul E. Ritt
Corporate Author: Melpar, Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-190 Part 1
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Aerodynamic Heating Of Iron Meteorites During Entry Into The Atmosphere

Author(s): Robert E. Maringer; George K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-164
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Behavior Of Plastic Materials In Hyperthermal Environments

Author(s): Schmidt, Donald L.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-574
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Stress-Corrosion Of Notched And Unnotched 7079-T6 Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Kegarise, Ronald
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Date of Publication: 1959-05
Report Number: WADC TN 59-66
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A Transistorized Galvanometer Current Limiter

Author(s): P. L. Clemens and R. L. Ledford
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1959-11
Report Number: AEDC TN 59-110
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Research And Development Services Leading To The Control Of Electrical Properties Of Materials For High Temperature Radomes

Author(s): Leon M. Atlas, H. Henry Nakamura
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADC TR 59-300 Part 3
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Conference On High Temperature Polymer And Fluid Research

Author(s): Robert J. McHenry
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 1960-01
Report Number: WADC TR 59-427
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Phosphinoborine Polymers

Author(s): Ross I. Wagner
Corporate Author: American Potash And Chemical Corp.
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADC TR 57-126 Part 4
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Research And Development On Inorganic High temperature Adhesives For Metals And Composite Constructions

Author(s): Josepf Bayer, Ova E. Johnston, William A. Patterson
Corporate Author: Aeronca Manufacturing Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-113 Part 2
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Hydrogen-Oxygen Primary Extraterrestrial (Hope) Fuel Cell Program

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-522
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Fatigue Properties of Plastic Laminates Reinforced with Unwoven Glass Fibers

Author(s): Boller, Kenneth H.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-464
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Beryllium Research and Development Program. Volume I.

Author(s): S. H. Gelles
Corporate Author: Nuclear Metals, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-509 Volume 1
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Bases of Neutron Damage Monitoring

Author(s): Leonard Solon, Raphael Aronson, Francis Clark, and Martin Kelly
Corporate Author: TRG, Incorporated
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-530
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