Contrails
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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Investigation Of Escape Capsule Systems For Multi-place Aircraft . Part I: Preliminary Investigation

Author(s): J. J. Vorachek; F. Milhoan
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-329 Part 1
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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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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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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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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 1
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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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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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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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Feasibility Studies on Use of Artrons as Logic Elements in Flight Control Systems

Author(s): R. E. Mirabelli; E. M. Connelly; J. E. Worthen
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-23
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Shock-Tube Measurements of Step-Blast Loads on a NASA 64A010 Airfoil

Author(s): J. Ray Ruetenik; Walter Herrmann
Corporate Author: Massachusetts institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: ASD TR 61-219
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Theoretical And Experimental Studies On Airloads Related To Hypersonic Aeroelastic Problems Of General Slender Pointed Configurations

Author(s): Zartarian, Garabed; Tan Hsu,Pao
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge Aeroelastic And Structures Research Lab
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: ASD TR 61-7
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Structural Response Of Beryllium Sheet Produced By Three Fabrication Methods

Author(s): Giemza, C. J.
Corporate Author: Martin Co Baltimore Md
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-87
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Compressible Boundary Layer Equations And Stagnation Point Solution With Differences In Thermal And Dynamic Boundary Layer Thicknesses Being Considered

Author(s): Buck,Melving L.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Div Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio Flight Control Lab
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: ASD TR 61-107
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Thermo-Structural Analysis Manual

Author(s): M. J. Forray; M. Newman; H. Switzky
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-517 Vol II
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An Experimental Investigation of the Surfact Pressure and the Laminar Boundary Layer on a Blunt Flat Plate in Hypersonic Flow: Vol. I. Surface Pressure Distributions on a Blunted Flat Plate

Author(s): G. M. Gregorek; T. C. Nark; J. D. Lee
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-792 Volume 1
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An Experimental Investigation of the Surfact Pressure and the Laminar Boundary Layer on a Blunt Flat Plate in Hypersonic Flow: Vol. II. Laminar Boundary Layer Profile on the Flat Plate

Author(s): G. M. Gregorek; T. C. Nark; J. D. Lee
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-792 Volume 2
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Technical Analysis, Volume I.

Author(s): J. A. Strom and T. G. Weathermon
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 1
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Power Spectra, Volume II.

Author(s): J. A. Strom and T. G. Weathermon
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 2
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Time Series, Volume III.

Author(s): J. A. Strom and T. G. Weathermon
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 3
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Prediction Of Creep Effects In Aircraft Structures

Author(s): C. W. Alesch, B. Klein, and W. Robe
Corporate Author: Convair, A Division of General Dynamics Corporation Engineering Department
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-411 Part 2
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Methods For Analyzing Flight Vehicles During The Taxi Condition

Author(s): Theisen, J. G
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corp Marietta GA
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-01
Report Number: ASD TR 61-177
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Strength, Efficiency, and Design Data for Beryllium Structures

Author(s): Robert F. Crawford and A. Bruce Burns
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: ASD TR 61-692
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Survey and Evaluation of Sonic Fatigue Testing Facilities

Author(s): Ralph A. Bianchi, Ronald T. Bradshaw, James H. Farrell and F. Everett Reed
Corporate Author: CONESCO Consultants in Engineering Science
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: ASD TR 61-185
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Fixed-Base Simulator Investigation of the Effect of L (sub alpha) and True Speed on Pilot Opinion of Longitudinal Flying Qualities

Author(s): Charles R. Chalk
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-399
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Research on Techniques of Establishing Random Type Fatigue Curves for Broad Band Sonic Loading

Author(s): J. R. Fuller
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company, Transport Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-501
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Inspection Periods Determined from Data of Crack Development and Strength Reduction of an Aircraft Structure Using Static Analysis

Author(s): Sigge Eggwertz
Corporate Author: The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (FFA)
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-391
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Establishment of the Approach to, and Development of, Interim Design Criteria for Sonic Fatigue

Author(s): G. E. Fitch, T. R. Dutko, L. M. Brennan, A. G. Tipton, P. M. Belcher, P. Wang and P. A. Clawson
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-26
AD Number: AD0284597
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Advanced Acuation Systems Development

Author(s): Jenney, Gavin D., Harry W. Schreadley, John A. Anderson, William G. Talley and Carl A. Allbright
Corporate Author: Dynamic Controls, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3076 Volume I
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Basic Research on Adaptive Model Algorithmic Control

Author(s): Larimore, Waqllace E. & Shahjahan Mahmood
Corporate Author: Scientific Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-12
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-85-3113
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Elements of Simulation Error Analysis

Author(s): Whitbeck, Richard F.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-82-3022
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors: Part I: Analysis and Simulation

Author(s): Johnston, Donald E., David G. Mitchell & Thomas T. Myers
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-80-3141 Part I
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In-Flight Investigation of Large Airplane Flying Qualities for Approach and Landing

Author(s): Weingarten, Norman C. and Charles R. Chalk
Corporate Author: CALSPAN
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-09
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-81-3118
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Proposed MIL Standard and Handbook - Flying Qualities of Air Vehicles Volume I: Proposed MIL Standard

Author(s): Ho, Roger H., David G. Mitchell, Irving L. Ashkenas, Richard H. Klein and Robert K. Heffley
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc. and McDonnell Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-11
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-82-3081 Volume I
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Advanced Actuation Systems Development

Author(s): Jenney, Gavin D., Harry W. Schreadley, John A. Anderson, William G. Talley, Carl A Allbright
Corporate Author: Dynamic Controls, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-08
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3076 Volume II
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Durability of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

Author(s): D. M. Harmon, C. R. Saff and C. T. Sun
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company and Purdue University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-10-01
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-87-3060
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Superplastic Formed and Diffusion Bonded Titanium Landing Gear Component Feasibility Study

Author(s): Vernon E. Wilson
Corporate Author: Rockwell International, North American Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3081
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Calibration of an Axial Fan at Various Power Settings for Use on a Quarter Scale XC-8A Air Cushion Model

Author(s): David L. Fischer
Corporate Author: Mechanical Branch, Vehicle Equipment Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-01-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3094
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Problems in Forced, Unsteady Fluid Mechanics

Author(s): Herman Viets, Michael Piatt, Mont Ball, Richard J. Bethke and David Bougine
Corporate Author: Wright State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TM 81-148-FIMM
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A Study of Aerodynamic Control in Stalled Flight Long Laminar Separation Bubble Analysis

Author(s): F. A. Dvorak; D. H. Choi
Corporate Author: Analytical Methods, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3091
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A Study of Aerodynamic Control in Stalled Flight Leading-Edge Vortex Formation Analysis

Author(s): James K. Nathman
Corporate Author: Analytical Methods, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3090
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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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