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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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Causes Of Cracking In High-Strength Weld Metals

Author(s): A. J. Jacobs; R. P. Sopber; P. J. Rieppel
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Lnstitute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-322 Part 3
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Equipment For Testing The Creep Properties Of Metals Under Intermittent Stressing And Heating Conditions Part 2. Current Modifications

Author(s): Lawrence A. Shepard; Carl D. Wiseman; C. Dean Starr; John E. Dorn
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-101 Part 2
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Anthropometry Of Flying Personnel - 1950

Author(s): H. T. E. Hertzberg; G. S. Daniels; E. Churchill
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory and Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-321
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Transfer of Training in a Simple Motor Skill Along the Speed Dimension

Author(s): Robert B. Ammons; Carol H. Ammons; Ross L. Morgan
Corporate Author: University of Louisville
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-498
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Constitution Of Titanium Alloy Systems. Supplement 1

Author(s): David W. Levinson, Donald J. McPherson, William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aeronatuical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-41 Supplement 1
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Microwave Electrical Characteristics Of Randome Materials At 8.5 Kilomegacycles Per Second

Author(s): Richard H. Forbes, Byron Noe
Corporate Author: Electronic Components Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-273
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Counters For Airborne Use

Author(s): Melvin J. Warrick
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-266
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New Standard Atmosphere: The WADC 1952 Model Atmosphere

Author(s): D. T. Williams, J. C. Bell, W. F. Nash
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-215
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Principles Of Fire Detection In Aircraft Engine Spaces

Author(s): W. F. Roeser, C. S. McCamy
Corporate Author: U. S. National Bureau Of Standards
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-307
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Development Of A Rubber For Service In Contact With Experimental Hydraulic Fluids At 4oo? F

Author(s): Frederick G. Kitts
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-458
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Control-display Association Preferences For Ganged Controls

Author(s): James V. Bradley
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-379
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Physical Action Of Intense High Frequency Sound On Vertebrate Tissue

Author(s): W. J. Fry, F. J. Fry, R. B. Fry, D. Tucker, W. Welkowitz
Corporate Author: Electrical Engineering Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-152
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part I. Hydrogen Embrittlement In Alpha-Beta Titanium Alloys (Report Of WADC Technical Meeting 29 October 1954)

Author(s): Ralph J. Kotfila, Ma]Or, Usaf; Harris M. Burte, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 1
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Development History Of Bromochloromethane (CB)

Author(s): Raymond R. Stasiak
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-279
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Handbook On Titanium

Author(s): Heinrich K. Adenstedt
Corporate Author: Avco Manufacturing Corporation, Lycoming Division
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-305 Part 1
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Desirable Control-display Relationship For Moving Scale Instruments

Author(s): James V. Bradley
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-423
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Packaging Requirements For Bearings. Part 15 : Performance Of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors For Packaging Antifriction Bearings (series N-N)

Author(s): A. A. Mohaupt, R. K. Stern
Corporate Author: U. S. Forest Products Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-38 Part 15
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Comparison Of The Visual And Auditory Senses As Channels For Data Presentation

Author(s): Richard H. Henneman; Eugene R. Long
Corporate Author: University of Virginia
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-363
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Snow, Frost, And Ice Elimination From Parked Aircraft

Author(s): Ralph H. Upson
Corporate Author: Department Of Aeronautical engineering, University Of Minnesota
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-217 Part 3
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Boundary Layer Radioactive Tracer Technique. Part 1: Instrumentation

Author(s): Frances M. Richardson, James K. Ferrell, Kenneth O. Beatty
Corporate Author: North Carolina State College. Dept Of Engineering Research.
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-100 Part 1
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Apparatus For Presentation And Continuous Measurement Of Error In A Two-dimensional Compensatory Tracking Task

Author(s): James C. McGuire
Corporate Author: Washington University, Dept. Of Psychology, Biomechanics Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-335
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Evaluation Of Experimental Wool Synthetic Blends In Air Force 18-Oz. Blue Serge

Author(s): C. A. Willis; C. W. Long, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-52
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Relative Discriminability Of Thirty-one Differently Shaped Knobs

Author(s): Darwin P. Hunt, David R. Craig
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-108
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Development Of Heat-resistant Foamed-in-place Dielectric Core Materials For Sandwich Radomes

Author(s): Phillip J. Campagna
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-249
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): William H. Gillen; William J. Mueller; Richard A. Clark; Randall G. Heiligmann
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190
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The Extrusion Of Titanium

Author(s): Alvin M. Sabroff; W. Maxwell Parris; Paul D. Frost
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-555
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Scaling Of Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Author(s): H. W. Maynor Jr.; B. R. Barrett; R. E. Swift
Corporate Author: University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-109
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Development Of Room-temperature-curing Structural Adhesive For Metals

Author(s): John Bjorksten, Risto P. Lappala, Luther L. Yaeger, Robert J. Roth
Corporate Author: Bjorksten Research Laboratories, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-294
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Research On The Preparation And Properties Of High-temperature Resistant Copolymers

Author(s): Gerald A. Edwards
Corporate Author: Tuskegee Institute, George Washington Carver Foundation
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-433
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Development Of A Rubber For High Temperature Service In Contact with Experimental Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Frederick G. Kitts
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-318
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Structural Changes Of Commercial Titanium And Titanium-base Alloys On Heat Treatment

Author(s): D. W. Levinson, W. Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-244
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Investigation And Development Of High-Temperature Structural Adhesives

Author(s): H. N. Homeyer, Jr.; J. H. Preston; K. L. Mchugh
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-98
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Research Investigation Of Magnetostrictive Techniques For Obtaining High Frequency Vibrations

Author(s): Ralph W. Gretter, Leonard S. Wilk
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-382
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Albert W. Schlechten; Martin E. Straumanis; C. Burroughs Gill
Corporate Author: Missouri School Of Mines And Metallurgy
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-162 Part 2
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Survey Of Low-Alloy Aircraft Steels Heat Treated To High Strength Levels Part 6. Recommendations For Future Research Work On High-Strength Steels

Author(s): George Sachs; E. P. Klier
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-254 Part 6
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Mary M. Sokas, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 1
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Packaging Requirements For Bearings, Part 11. Performance Of Procoated Black Iron Can Packages Containing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor And Antifriction Bearings (Series T)

Author(s): V. C. Setterholm
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-38 Part 11
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The Design Of Reclaimed Latex Foam Package Cushioning, The Third Of A Series Of Reports On Package Cushioning

Author(s): Lt Roger B. Orensteen, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-132
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Calculating Cushion Thickness By Analysis Of Stress-Strain Curves

Author(s): R. E. Jones; D. L. Hunzicker
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, United States Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-334
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Heat Resistant Polyester Laminating Resins

Author(s): Marvin Botwick; William Cummings; Paul M. Elliott
Corporate Author: Naugatuck Chemical, Division Of United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-371
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Louise M. Koeker
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373
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Heat Transfer and Frictional Effects in Laminar Boundary Layers. Part 4. Universal Series Solutions

Author(s): Arthur N. Tifford
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-288 Part 4
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Corrosion Preventive Additives

Author(s): E. J. Schwoegler; L. V. Berman
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-16 Part 3
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Research And Development Of Wrought And Cast High Temperature Alloys

Author(s): R. R. Macfarlane; R. S. Defries; E. E. Reynolds; W. W. Dyrkacz
Corporate Author: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-276
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A Method For Retaining Beta Phase In The Core Of Plates And Rods Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): P. Herasymenko; J. Winter
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-280
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Study Of Voltage-regulating Systems For Aircraft Alternating-current Generators. Part 1: Analogue-computer Study And Specifications

Author(s): Henry C. Bourne, David C. White
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-298 Part 1
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Toxicity Of Certain Polymers with Particular Reference To Products O Ftheir Thermal Decomposition

Author(s): Joseph F. Treon, Frank P. Cleveland, John Cappel, Edwin E. Larson
Corporate Author: Cincinnati University
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-301
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Relationship Between Isothermal And Anisothermal Nucleation Characteristics Of Austenite Decompostion Products

Author(s): C. R. Simcoe, A. R. Elsea And Others
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-303
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Characterization Of C21-C30 Hydrocarbons And Their Mixtures

Author(s): Walter C. McCrone
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Date of Publication: 1954-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-349
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Magnesium Sheet Alloys

Author(s): R. R. Nash; H. K. Adams, Jr.; A. E. Bibb, Jr.; E. J. Tulloch; M. C. Huffstutler
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-357
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