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113 reports

The Influence Of Message Distortion And Message Familarity, The Third Of A Series Of Reports On

Author(s): James Gordan Holland
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-287
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The Effect Of Surface Finishes On Friction And Fusion Of Parachute Cloth And Line

Author(s): Vasilis Lavrakas; Adolph Katz
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-323 Part 1
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The Effect Of Surface Finishes On Friction And Fusion Of Parachute Cloth And Line

Author(s): Vasilis Lavrakas; Adolph Katz
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-323 Part 2
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Determination Of Resin Content Of Glass Fiber-Polyester Laminates Containing A Calcium Carbonate Filler

Author(s): S. D. Toner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-326
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The Concept Of Response Restriction Applied To Dial Reading

Author(s): Melvin Freitag, William A. Lee
Corporate Author: Virginia U.
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-364
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Pile Fabrics For Insulation

Author(s): Charles W. Long
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-374
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Procedure For Determining Vapor Pressures Of Materials Of Low Volatility

Author(s): O. M. Ballentine
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-418
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Stabilization Of Polymethyl Alpha-Chloroacrylate Plastic Sheet

Author(s): Harry D. Anspon
Corporate Author: General Aniline And Film Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-465
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Walter E. Reid, Jr.; Joseph M. Bish; Abner Brenner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-485 Part 1
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Stress-Rupture, Fatigue And Notch Sensitivity Properties Of High Temperature Alloys Part 1. S-816 Alloy

Author(s): Franz H. Vitovec; Benjamin J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-488 Part 1
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Accommodative Responses Of The Cats Eye To Electrical Stimulation Of The Ciliary Ganglion

Author(s): Elwin Marg
Corporate Author: Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-508
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Research On Heat-Resistant Acrylate-Siloxane Elastomers

Author(s): Robert P. Cox; Ralph W. Buetow; Luther L. Yaeger
Corporate Author: Bj0rksten Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-525
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Investigation Of Materials Fatigue Problems Applicable To Propeller Design

Author(s): H. N. Cummings; F. B. Stulen; W. C. Schulte
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Propeller Division
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-531 Supplement 1
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High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Edward S. Blake; James W. Edwards; William C. Hammann
Corporate Author: Monsanto Chemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-532
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Research On Treated Magnesium Surfaces

Author(s): Stanley E. Rohowetz
Corporate Author: Bjorksten Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-568
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Design And Development Of A Heavy Weight High Impact Shock Machine

Author(s): Edward N. Sabbagh; Arthur S. Quint
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute, Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-573
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A Study Of The Effects Of Fabric Geometry Variables On Air Permeability

Author(s): William O. Perry
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-574
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Effect Of Metals On Lubricants Part 1. Designer Development And Instrumentation Of A High Temperature Bath

Author(s): Vernon A. Lauer
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-576 Part 1
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Volume III Thermal Response Of The Skin And Support Flange Of A Structural Joint

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio; Takao Ishimoto
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 3
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Evaluation Of Organic Fluorine Compounds For Use In Military Aircraft

Author(s): Harold Rosenberg; J. C. Mosteller
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-580
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Powder Fabrication Of Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): J. B. Hess; R. S. Mateer
Corporate Author: Department Of Metallurgical Research, Kaiser Alulminum And Chemical Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-590
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Spectrophotometric-Cuprethol Method For The Quantitative Determination Of Copper In Aviation Fuels

Author(s): O. M. Ballantine
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-596
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A Modified Adiabatic Calorimeter

Author(s): Myron W. Belaga, 1st Lt, Usaf; David Coddington, 1st Lt, Usaf; Hyman Marcus
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-601
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Spot-Welded Joints In Titanium Alloys And Their Behavior In Fatigue

Author(s): William H. Kearns; Walter S. Hyler; David C. Martin
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-609
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Evaluation Of Non-Woven Glass Fiber Reinforcements For Low Pressure Molded polyester Resins For Aircraft Applications

Author(s): F. W. Reinhart, M. F. Toompas, M. C. Stone, I. Wolock
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-540
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Development Of Wrought And Cast Alloys For High Temperature Applications

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: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-23
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Tensile Properties And Rheotropic Behavior Of Titanium Alloys And Molybdenum

Author(s): E. J. Ripling
Corporate Author: Case Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-5
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Testing Of Metal Boss Seals

Author(s): Harry P. Kupiec
Corporate Author: Aircraft Equipment Testing Co.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-163
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Increasing The Ratio Of Modulus Of Elasticity To The Density Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): William H. Graft, David W. Levinson, William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-147
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Effect Of Variations In Control-display During Training On Transfer To A "high" Ratio

Author(s): Marty R. Rockway
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-366
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Recognition And Identification Of Complex Visual Forms As A Function Of The Labeling System Emloyed

Author(s): Harold W. Hake; Charles W. Eriksen
Corporate Author: Institute For Cooperative Research, Johns Hopkins University
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-367
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Expansion Of The Visual Form Field By Perimeter Training

Author(s): C. W. Crannell, J. M. Christensen
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-368
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Experimental Studies Of Prolonged Wakefulness

Author(s): Walter D. Chiles
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-395
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Study of Limited-type Ice Removal and Prevention Systems (Mechanical Phase)

Author(s): H. C. Johnson, E. G. Johnson
Corporate Author: Research, Incorporated
Laboratory: Equipment Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-262
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Measured Visual Acuity As A Function Of Phenomenal Size

Author(s): Earl A. Alluisi
Corporate Author: Laboratory Of Aviation Psychology, Ohio State University
Laboratory: Wright Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-384
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Binocular Disparity As A Coding Dimension For Pictorial Instrument And Radar Displays

Author(s): Jerome Cohen
Corporate Author: Antioch College
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-393
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Formation Lights For Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Charles A. Baker
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-124
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Determination Of The Mechanism Of The Increase Of Viscosity Of Organosilicon Compounds At High Temperatures

Author(s): O. F. Senn
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-339
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Weathering Of Adhesive-Bonded Lap Joints Of Clad Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): H. W. Eickner
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-447 Part 1
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Transparent Electrically Conducting Coatings For The Reduction Of Precipitation Static In Aircraft

Author(s): L. Harold Bullis
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-452
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Walter E. Reid, Jr.; C. Agnes Gaudette; Abner Brenner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-485 Part 2
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Investigation Of Materials Fatigue Problems Applicable To Propeller Design

Author(s): H. N. Cummings; F. B. Stulen; W. C. Schulte
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Propeller Division
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-531
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Scaling Of Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Author(s): H. J. Siegel; R. C. Duncan, Jr.; R. E. Swift
Corporate Author: Department Of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-109 Part 2
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Three-Dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part II. Experimental And Theoretical Data For Bare wings And wings with Tip Tanks

Author(s): John F. McCarthy Jr.; Garabed Zartarian; John R. Martuccelli; Gifford W. Asher
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 2
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Effect Of Strain Rate On The Strength Properties Of Single And Multiple Riveted Lap And Butt Joints

Author(s): Richard F. Klinger
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-122
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): William J. Mueller; Louis E. Novy; Richard A. Clark; Randall G. Heiligmann
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190 Part 2
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): William J. Mueller; Louis E. Novy; Richard A. Clark; Randall G. Heiligmann
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190 Part 3
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Development Of Improved Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Herbert A. Robinson; W. Maxwell Parris; Paul D. Frost
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-205 Part 2
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Elevated-Temperature Testing Procedures, Part 1. Continuous Recording Of Time-Deformation Readings During Creep-Rupture Testing At Temperatures Up To 1200 Of

Author(s): William H. Rector; Charles A. Townsley
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-214 Part 1
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Metal And Self-bonded Silicon Carbide Part II

Author(s): R. E. Wilson, L. B. Coffin, J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-38 Part 2
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