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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Investigation Of The Effect Of Raw Material Production Variables On The Physical And Chemical Properties Of Carbides, Nitrides And Borides

Author(s): H. Blumenthal
Corporate Author: American Electro Metal Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-13 Part 2
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Research For Low-Application-Temperature, Electrically Conducting, Transparent Coatings For Aircraft Windshields And Related Components

Author(s): E. R. Olson; P. Schall, Jr.; E. H. Layer; E. H. Lougher; R. E. Heiks
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-325
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Vulcanization Of Rubber With High-Intensity Gamma Radiation

Author(s): Wallace W. Jackson; Denver Hale
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-57
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Fatigue Crack Detection Methods

Author(s): L. J. Demer
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-86 Part 2
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part I. Monsanto Fluid

Author(s): Oliver M. Ballentine, Harry M. Schiefer, Donald C. Trop
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 1
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part II, Hollingshead Fluid

Author(s): Oliver M. Ballentine, Harry M. Schiefer, Donald C. Trop
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 2
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Corrosion Studies In Fuming Nitric Acid

Author(s): Edson H. Phelps, Fredrick S. Lee, Raymond B. Robinson
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-109
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part 2: A Study Of Methods Of Presenting Creep Data For Airframe Design

Author(s): W. S. Hyler, H. J. Grover
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institue
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 2
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Development And Evaluation Of A Grease -100 Degress F To +350 Degrees F

Author(s): Ernest W. Nelson, Warren W. Woods, C. Richard Bergen, William P. Scott and Richard Tillman
Corporate Author: Continental Oil Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-190 Part 1
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Fluorine-Containing Polyethers

Author(s): Ogden R. Pierce; Donald D. Smith; Robert M. Murch
Corporate Author: Dow Corning Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-193
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Development Of Fluoro-Silicone Elastomers

Author(s): Paul Tarrant
Corporate Author: Peninsular Chemresearch, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 55-220
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Research, Development, And Fabrication Of Siloxane-Acrylate Interlayer Material

Author(s): B. David Halpern, William Prosk, Leroy Tibery, John Isler, Jr., Wolf Karo
Corporate Author: Monomer-Polymer The Borden Company-Chemical Division
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-296
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An Investigation Of The Feasibility Of Producing Metal Bonded Carbide Bodies By The Extrusion Process

Author(s): William W. Wellborn
Corporate Author: Firth Sterling, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-327
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Elevated- And Room-Temperature Properties Of Sierracin 611, PMACA, And Plexiglas 55 Transparent Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): John A. Venecho, Gale R. Remely And Ward F. Simmons
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-412
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Design Properties Of High-Strength Steels In The Presence Of Stress-Concentrations And Hydrogen Embrittlement Part I. Effects of Hydrogen Embrittlement on Static Properties of High-Strength Steels

Author(s): E. P. Klier; B. B. Muvdi; George Sachs
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-18 Part 1
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Effects Of molding Pressure On The Strength Properties Of Several Types Of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Author(s): Samuel D. Toner, Irvin Wolock And Frank W. Reinhart
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-256
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Poly FBA, A Fluorinated Acrylic Elastomer For High Temperature Service In The Presence Of Aircraft Fuels And Lubricants

Author(s): Horace C. Hamlin
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-381
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