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Investigation Of Escape Capsule Systems For Multi-place Aircraft. Part II: Preliminary Design And wind Tunnel Testing Of An Individual Escape Capsule

Author(s): F. M. Milhoan; J. J. Vorachek; J. D'Allura
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-329 Part 2
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Structural Safety Under Conditions of Ultimate Load Failure and Fatigue

Author(s): A. M. Freudenthal and M. Shinozuka
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: WADD TR 61-177
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Evaluation Of BUNA-N (NBR) Gaskets In Prototype Applications Under Gamma Flux

Author(s): John A. Parker , Denver Hale
Corporate Author: Physics Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-661
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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runway Properties. Part I: Equipment

Author(s): D. F. Turner, R. S. Brown, W. E. Snyder
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part 1
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Research And Development On High-Pressure-High-Temperature Metallurgy

Author(s): L. Kaufman, S. V. Radcliffe, S. A. Kulin, M. Shatz, J. Kafalas, L. E. Tanner, H. Bernstein, A. Leyenaar, J. S. Harvey
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-893
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The Downstream Influence Of Mass Transfer At The Nose Of A Slender Cone

Author(s): Robert J. Cresci And Paul A. Libby
Corporate Author: Polytechnic Institute Of Brooklyn
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 60-892
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Feasibility To Determine Practicability Of Providing Mockup Improvements

Author(s): W. F. Lowe, C. C. Calvin, L. E. Doughty
Corporate Author: Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-579
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Investigation Of High Emittance Coatings To Extend The Mach Number Range Of Application Of Structural Materials

Author(s): Anthony Gravina, Milton Katz
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-102
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Elevated Temperature Dynamic Elastic Moduli Of Various Metallic Materials

Author(s): W. H. Hill, K. D. Shimmin
Corporate Author: Metals and Ceramics Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-438
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Investigation Of Intermetallic Compound For Very High Temperature Applications

Author(s): Jonathan Booker, Robert M. Paine, A. James Stonehouse
Corporate Author: Brush Beryllium Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-889
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Physical Metallurgy Of Tungsten And Tungsten Base Alloys

Author(s): Heinz G. Sell, George H. Keith
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-37 Part 2
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Substructure And Mechanical Properties Of Refractory Metals

Author(s): B. S. Lement, D. A. Thomas, S. Weissmann, W. S. Owen, P. B. Hirsch
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 61-181
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Admittance Techniques In high Speed Flutter Model Testing. Part I. Experimental Results

Author(s): Gifford W, Asher And Roy K. Watanabe
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 61-31 Part I
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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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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runway Properties. Part II: Equipment Trials


Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part 2
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Research On Materials For Use In A Full Pressure Suit

Author(s): D. M. Mellen, S. Backer, B. J. Park
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-311
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Study Of Physiochemical Properties Of Selected Military Fuels

Author(s): E. Findl, H. Brande, H. Edwards
Corporate Author: Inglewood Laboratory, Thompson Products, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-767
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Transistorized Two-segment Commutator For A Direct-current Machine

Author(s): Dieter Moritz Paul Eisenlohr
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-683
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High Modulus, High Temperature Glass Fibers For Reinforced Plastics

Author(s): Machlan, G. R.; Stalego, C. J.; Tiede, R. L.; Isham, A. B.; Caramante, D. E.
Corporate Author: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp Granville OH
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-24 Supplement 1
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Fatigue Properties Of Magnesium Alloy Forgings

Author(s): Schuette, Evan H.
Corporate Author: Dow Metal Products Company, Division of the Dow Chemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-854
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Measurements of Flux of Small Extraterrestrial Particles

Author(s): Herbert A. Cohen
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Center
Date of Publication: 1960-01
Report Number: AFCRC TN 59-647
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Exploration of the Ionosphere with Telemetering Monochromators and Retarding Potential Analyzers

Author(s): H. E. Hinteregger
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-485
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Tangential Velocity Measurements - An Independent Approach to Geodesy

Author(s): Bruce C. Murray and Nannielou H. Dieter
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-612
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Topographic Charts at One-Degree Intersections for the Entire Earth

Author(s): L. Berkofsky and E. A. Bertoni
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-615
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Methods for the Evaluation of the Green's Function Arising in the Linear Barotropic Numerical Weather Prediction Theory

Author(s): Louis Berkofsky
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-641
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Background Measurements During the Infrared Measuring Program 1956(IRMP 56) (Unclassified excerpts from the proceedings of the symposium on IRMP-56)

Author(s): Max R. Nagel
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Geophysics Research Directorate
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-692
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The Numerical Solution of Fredholm Integral Equations of the First Kind

Author(s): John T. Jefferies and Frank Q. Orrall
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-811
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Analytical Study of a Drag Brake Control System for Hypersonic Vehicles

Author(s): J. E Hayes; P. H. Rose; W. E. Vander Velde
Corporate Author: Avco-Everett Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-267
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The Dynamic Response of Advanced Vehicles

Author(s): Q. R. Bohne; B. E. Clingan; C. W. DeCeault; P. C Deutschle
Corporate Author: Boeing Airplane Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADD TR 60-518
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Examples of Project Tiros Data and Their Practical Meteorogical Use

Author(s): William K. Widger, Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: AFCRL TN 60-470
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Flight Test Handbook Performance Part II

Author(s): Eugene P. Bartlett
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Test Center
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Test Center
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Report Number: AFFTC TN 59-22
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Investigation Of Feasability Of Utilizing Available Heat-resistant Materials For Hypersonic Leading Lead Applications. Vol VI. Determination And Design Application Of Mechanical Properties Of Bare And Coated Graphite

Author(s): Alfred Rudnick, Robert L.Carlson And George K.Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADC TR 59-744 Volume 6
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Investigation Of Feasability Of Utilizing Available Heat Resistant Materials For Hypersonic Leading Edge Applications. Vol.7. Oxidation Resistance Of Bare And Coated Molybdenum Alloy And Graphite

Author(s): Donald J.Powers, John A.Dickson And Others
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-744 Volume 7
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Evaluation Of Existing And Development Of New Analytical Procedures For Use In The Analysis Of Finishes For Glass Fabric Material

Author(s): H. B. Bradley; S. Sterman
Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corporation
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-318
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Prediction Of Creep Effects In Aircraft Structures

Author(s): C. W. Alesch; C. Riparbelli; W. H. Steurer; W. Robe
Corporate Author: Convair, A Division of General Dynamics Corporation Engineering Department
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04-15
Report Number: WADD TR 60-411 Part 1
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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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The Compatibility Of Various Metals And Carbon With Liquid Fluorine

Author(s): Charles J. sterner, Alan H. Singleton
Corporate Author: Air Products, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-436
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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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Evaluation Of Experimental Polymers

Author(s): Charles D. Doyle
Corporate Author: General Elctric Co.
Date of Publication: 1960-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-283
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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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Transistorized Four-segment Commutator For Direct-current Machine

Author(s): Frederick L. Schwartz
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-682
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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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Ordering in Oxide Solid Solutions, Part II.

Author(s): H. H. Wilson
Corporate Author: Clemson College
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TR 61-92 Part 2
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Relationship Between Flutter Parameters and Generalized Aerodynamic Forces for Wings of Low Aspect Ratio

Author(s): Bernard Mazelsky and Harry B. Amey, Jr.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-462
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Further Studies on High-Speed Unsteady Flow

Author(s): Garabed Zartanian; Harry Sauerwein
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-463
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Fatigue Properties of Plastic Laminates Reinforced with Unwoven Glass Fibers

Author(s): Kenneth H. Boller
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-464
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Research and Development on the Effects of High Pressure on Various Elements and Binary Alloys. Part I. Effect of Pressure on the Austenite to Pearlite Reaction

Author(s): J. E. Hillard
Corporate Author: General Electric, Co.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-479 Part I
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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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Low Temperature Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide

Author(s): G. Christensen
Corporate Author: AiResearch Company
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-560
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