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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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Development of High-Strength, Elevated-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant Steel

Author(s): A. Kasak, V. K. Chandhok, J. H. Moll, and E. J. Dulis
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company of America
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-766
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Evaluation of Elastomers as O-Ring Seals for Liquid Rocket Fuel and Oxidizer Systems

Author(s): Carmen L. Bellanca; Ival O. Salyer; Jay C. Harris
Corporate Author: Monsanto Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-496
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Research and Development on Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume XVII - Radiography of Carbon and Graphite

Author(s): T. C. Furnas; M. R. Rosumny
Corporate Author: Picker X-Ray Corp
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 17
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Research and Development on Advanced Graphite Materials Volume XXXIV. Oxidation-Resistant Coatings for Graphite

Author(s): D. A. Schulz; P. H. Higgs; J. D. Cannon
Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corpotation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-07
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 34
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Probable Interferance Temperatures of Solids in Sliding Contact

Author(s): F. F. Ling; S. L. Pu
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4184
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Ultrasonic Wave Propagation and Interaction in Solid Materials

Author(s): F. R. Rollins; L. Taylor
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: ML TDR 64-21 Part I
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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies for a Refractory Materials Program

Author(s): L. A. McClaine
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ASD-TDR-62-204 Part III
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Large Deflections of Statically Loaded Coplanar Fibers Using Normal and Tangential Displacements

Author(s): James M. Whitney
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFML TR 65-39
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Polymeric Sulfur-, Phosphorus-, Carbon - Nitrogen - Compounds

Author(s): R. Appel; G. Eisenhauer; H. Gerber
Corporate Author: Universitat Heidelberg
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: AFML TR 64-368
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Theoretical Studies on the Degradation of Ladder Polymers Part II. Vaporization Studies

Author(s): Martin M Tessler
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: ML TDR 64-151 Part 2
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Multiple-Band Surface Treatments for High Damping

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; A. F. Metherell; G. Sokol
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFML TR 65-269
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A Study Of The Effect Of Superimposed Stress Concentrations And Fracture Of Inhomogeneous Brittle Solids

Author(s): Weiss, V.; Takimoto, A. ; Nash, G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFML TR 66-235
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Plastic Deformation Of Body-Centered Cubic Metals. Volume I. Plastic Deformation Of Tantalum.

Author(s): Owen, Walter S.; Hull, Derek; Formby, Christopher L.; Byron, John
Corporate Author: University of Liverpool
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFML TR 66-369 Volume 1
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Plastic Deformation Of Body-Centered Cubic Metals. Volume II. Fracture Of Tungsten.

Author(s): Hull, Derek; Beardmore, Peter; Valintine, Anne P.
Corporate Author: University of Liverpool
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFML TR 66-369 Volume 2
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Intermittent Creep And Stability Of Materials For Sst Applications

Author(s): Thompson, Oscar N.; Jones, Richard L.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFML TR 66-407
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Preparation And Investigation Of High-Strength Wires

Author(s): Pfouts, W. R.; Moazed, K. L.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-35
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The Effect Of Testing System Stiffness On Fracture Behavior Of Sheet Specimens

Author(s): Weiss, V.; Grewal, K.; Rosenberg, W.; Lin, R.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-37
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Stress-Strain Response Of Fabrics Under Two-Dimensional Loading

Author(s): Freeston, W. Denney, Jr.; Platt, Milton M.; Schoppee, Meredith M.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-07
Report Number: AFML TR 67-44
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Description Of A Continuing Program On Tables Of Thermophysical Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Ho, C. Y.
Corporate Author: Purdue University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFML TR 67-81
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Research On Boron Filament/Metal Matrix Composite Materials

Author(s): Wolff, Ernest G. Hill, Russell J.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFML TR 67-140
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Research To Optimize The Filament-Wound Toroidal Tire To Provide Performance To Tests Of Specification Mil-T-5041d At Minimum Weight

Author(s): Salcedo, Frank S.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFML TR 67-154
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Development Of An Alignment And Measuring System For Large Aerospace Vehicles. Volume II.

Author(s): Steinhacker, Mark
Corporate Author: Kollsman Instrument Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-255 Volume 2
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Development Of A New High-Strength Semiaustenitic Precipitation-Hardenable Stainless Steel.

Author(s): Moll, J. H.; Stasko, W.; Kasak, A.
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company of America
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-09
Report Number: AFML TR 67-286
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Stress Corrosion Susceptibility Of Welded Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Turley, Richard F.; Avery, Charles H.; Dash, Edward
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-291
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Nonsteady-State Thermal Stress Behavior Of Refractory Materials

Author(s): Bohn, Jack R.; King, Kenneth R.; Ernst, Charles H.; Janowski, Kenneth R.
Corporate Author: TRW Systems
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-11
Report Number: AFML TR 67-315
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Refractory Metal Coatings By The Fused Salt Method

Author(s): Steinman, J. B.; Warnock, R. V.; Root, C. G.; Stetson, A. R.
Corporate Author: Solar Turbines International San Diego CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-10
Report Number: AFML TR 67-318
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Micromechanics Of High Strength, Low Density, Boron Filament Reinforced Aluminum Metallic Composites

Author(s): Lenoe, E. M.; Murro, R. P.; Beaumont, S.; Wu, J.
Corporate Author: AVCO Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12
Report Number: AFML TR 67-125 Part 2
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Investigation Of Hot Corrosion Of Nickel Base Superalloys Used In Gas Turbine Engines

Author(s): Ryan, Kenneth H.; Hamilton, Paul E.; Kildsig, John R.
Corporate Author: General Motors Corp Indianapolis In Allison Gas Turbine Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-306
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Surface Displacements On The End Of An Elastic Cylinder

Author(s): Wilson, E. A.; Ling, F. F.
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Troy N Y Dept Of Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFML TR 68-37
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Effects Of Composite Interfaces On Mechanical Properties

Author(s): Clark, Arthur B.
Corporate Author: Astro Research Corp Carpinteria CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12-28
Report Number: AFML TR 68-43
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Evaluation of Welded and Brazed Stainless Steels and Superalloys in a Corrosive Environment

Author(s): O'Connor, J. J.; Vozzella, P. A.
Corporate Author: Pratt And Whitney Aircraft Group East Hartford CT
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFML TR 67-258
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Evaluation of Processing Techniques for Producing Premium Quality, High Strength Aluminum Alloy Castings.

Author(s): Oswalt, K. J.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corp Hawthorne CA Norair Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFML TR 68-8
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Effect Of Surface On Fatigue Resistance And Brittle Fracture

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Corp Denver Colo Denver Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFML TR 68-65
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Titanium Structural Sections Produced By Roll Bonding On Bar Mills

Author(s): Newcomer, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Mcdonnell Aircraft Co St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09-30
Report Number: AFML TR 68-240
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Manufacturing Processes for Roll Bonded Titanium Alloy Structural Sections

Author(s): Brunken, Ronald D.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09
Report Number: AFML TR 68-276
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Testing and Evaluation of Impact-Abrasion-Erosion Resistant Aircraft Coatings

Author(s): Michael, Harold J.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International Columbus Oh Columbus Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFML TR 68-324
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Production Techniques for Extruding, Drawing, and Heat Treatment of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Gorecki, Thomas A.; Pfanner, Gunther; Trepel, Walter B.; Stock, Julius; Gahwiller, Wayne
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corp Farmingdale NY Republic Aviation Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFML TR 68-349
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Some Metallographic Observations of Cumulative Damage in Fatigue

Author(s): Reimann, Walter H.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFML TR 68-359
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Photoelastic Analyses of Reinforced Composites

Author(s): Pih, Hui; Sutliff, David R.
Corporate Author: Tennessee Univ Knoxville Dept Of Engineering Science And Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-11
Report Number: AFML TR 68-380
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Evaluation of High-Temperature Resins in Asbestos Fiber Reinforced Laminates

Author(s): M. B. Smith
Corporate Author: Whittaker Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFML TR 67-389
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Tensile Properties Of Nearly Interstitial-Free Substitutional Iron Alloys

Author(s): Dickenscheid, W.
Corporate Author: Universitaet Des Saarlandes Saarbruecken (West Germany) Inst For Metal Physics And Metallurgy
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-02
Report Number: AFML TR 68-18
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Large Dynamic Deformations Caused By A Force Traveling On An Extensible String

Author(s): Schultz, Albert B.
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ At Chicago Circle Dept Of Materials Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFML TR 68-78
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Mechanical Properties Data Center Operation And Development

Author(s): Braden, Robert C.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Properties Data Center Traverse City Mich
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-06
Report Number: AFML TR 68-97
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Manufacturing Process For Small Diameter Bar And Extruded Shapes Of Td Nickel-Chromium

Author(s): Barnett, William J.; Peterson, Erle V.
Corporate Author: Du Pont De Nemours (E I) And Co Wilmington DE
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFML TR 68-117
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Feasibility Of Forming A Boron Fiber-Reinforced Aluminum Composite By A Hot Extrusion Process

Author(s): Meyerer, Wendell J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFML TR 68-127
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Manufacturing Methods For High Temperature Coating Of Large Columbium Parts

Author(s): Fisch, Herbert A. Gadd, John D.
Corporate Author: TRW Equipment Labs Cleveland OH
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFML TR 68-134
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Evaluation Of Duplex Whisker-Crystalline Silicon Nitride Structures

Author(s): Carr, Edwin M.; Bartlett, Robert W.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Inst Menlo Park CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFML TR 68-197
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Development Of A Subscale Manufacturing Process For The Fabrication Of Hypereutectic Transition-Metal Carbide Composites

Author(s): Foster, E. L., Jr.; Nelson, S. G.; Moak, D. P.;
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Inst Columbus OH Columbus Labs
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09
Report Number: AFML TR 68-255
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A Study of the Physical Basis of the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics, Part II.

Author(s): Gordon E. Gross, Paul L. Gutshall
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-605 Part 2
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Magnetoabsorption Techniques For Measuring Material Properties. Part II: Measurement of Residual and Applied Stress.

Author(s): Rollwitz, William L.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-03
Report Number: AFML TR 66-76 Part 2
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