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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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Fuel Efficiency Improvement in Rail Freight Transportation

Author(s): Cetinich, J. N.
Corporate Author: The Emerson Consultants, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1975-12
Report Number: FRA-OR&D-76-136
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A Stress Intensity Factor Calibration for Corner Flaws at an Open Hole

Author(s): Johnny R. Snow
Corporate Author: Metals and Behavior Branch, Metals and Ceramics Division
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1975-05
Report Number: AFML-TR-74-282
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Railroads and the Environment: Estimation of Fuel Consumption in Rail Transportation. Volume I. Analytical Model


Corporate Author: U.S. Department of Transportation
Date of Publication: 1975-05
Report Number: FRA-OR&D-75-74.I
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Freight Car Truck Design Optimization. Introduction and Detailed Test Plans--Series 1, 2, and 3 Tests--Phase I.


Corporate Author: Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Date of Publication: 1975-11
Report Number: FRA-OR&D 75-59
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Freight Car Truck Design Optimization. Detailed Test Plans for Series 5 Tests-Phase I


Corporate Author: Department of Transportation
Date of Publication: 1975-11
Report Number: FRA-OR&D 75-82
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Freight Car Truck Design Optimization. Survey and Appraisal of Type II Trucks


Corporate Author: Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Date of Publication: 1975-12
Report Number: FRA-OR&D 76-05
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Computer Simulation of Tank Car Head Puncture Mechanisms. Classification Yard Accidents

Author(s): Hohenemser, K. H., W. B. Diboll, S. K. Yin and B. A. Szabo
Corporate Author: School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University
Date of Publication: 1975-02
Report Number: FRA-OR&D-75-23
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Analysis of Findings of Four Tank-Car Accident Reports

Author(s): Interrante, C. G., G. E. Hicho and D. E. Harne
Corporate Author: National Bureau of Standards
Date of Publication: 1975-01
Report Number: FRA-OR&D 75-50
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The Effectiveness of the Use of an Aerodynamic Lift with Descent in the Atmosphere of Mars

Author(s): N. M. Ivanov and A. I. Martynov
Corporate Author: Foreign Technology Division
Laboratory: Foreign Technology Division
Date of Publication: 1975-02-19
Report Number: FTD-MT-24-0331-75
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Proceedings of the Annual Railroad Engineering Conference (12th)

Author(s): Federal Railroad Administration
Corporate Author: Federal Railroad Administration
Date of Publication: 1975-10
Report Number: FRA OR&D 76-243
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Friction-Creep and Wear Studies for Steel & Wheel Rail

Author(s): Karamchandani, K. C., S. Kumar, C. A. Sciammarella, B. Seth, L. Nailescu & S. Kalpakjian
Corporate Author: Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Date of Publication: 1975-05
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Detector Sensitivity and Siting Requirements for Dwellings

Author(s): R. W. Bukowski, T. E. Waterman and W. J. Christian
Corporate Author: Undewriters Laboratories, Inc. and IIT Research Institute
Date of Publication: 1975
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Propeller Acoustics Research (Isolated Airfoil Noise)

Author(s): Craig A. Lyon, Paul A. Shahady and William C. Elrod
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1975-12
Report Number: AFAPL TR 75-78
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