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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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618 reports

Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Frank A. Bovey
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 5
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Mary M. Sokas, Capt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 2
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Theoretical Investigation Of The Effects Of Molecular Weight, Side Chain Branching, And Irradiation On The Mechanism Of Transfer Of Materials Through Polyethylene.

Author(s): Bent, Henry A.; Pinsky, Jules
Corporate Author: Plax Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-133 Part 3 Supplement 1
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The Creep Properties Of Metals Under Intermittent Stressing And Heating Conditions, Part 4. Creep Results For Alclad 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy And Comparison With Results For Other Materials

Author(s): N. H. G. Daniels; H, B. Masuda; John E. Dorn
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-336 Part 4
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Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds For High Temperature Lubricants

Author(s): Charles F. Raley, Jr.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-337 Part 3
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Helen E. Hines; Ruth F. Walden
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 3
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Metal And Self-bonded Silicon Carbide

Author(s): R. E. Wilson, M. T. Curran, J. F. Grant And J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-38 Part 3
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Investigation Of The Compressive, Bearing And Shear Creep-Rupture Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals And Joints At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): F. J. Vawter; G. J. Guarnieri; L. A. Yerkovich; G. Derrick
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 1
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Development Of Austenitic Iron-Base Sheet Alloy

Author(s): Roy R. Rothermel
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-472 Part 2
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Dynamic System Studies: Analog Computation

Author(s): F. W. Fratten
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 5
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): Advisory Board On Simulation, Chicago
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 1
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): B. E. Howard
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 2
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Boundary Layer Radioactive Tracer Technique. Part 2: Application

Author(s): Kenneth O. Beatty, Jr., James K. Ferrell, Frances M. Richardson
Corporate Author: Department Of Engineering Research, North Carolina State College
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-100 Part 2
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): K. S. Miller, F. J. Murray
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 14
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Walter E. Reid, Jr.; Jean H. Connor; Abner Brenner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-485 Part 3
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): W. R. Allen
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 6
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Precipitation Hardening And Embrittlement Of High-Strength Titanium Alloys

Author(s): A. J. Griest; J. R. Doig; P. D. Frost; C. M. Schwartz
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-355 Part 3
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Transient Aerodynamics Of Two-Dimensional Airfoils, Part 1 - Interferometric Measurements Of Two-Dimensional Airflow Development About A Symmetrical Double-Wedge Airfoil In Shock-Initiated Subsonic Flow

Author(s): J. Ray Ruetenik; Emmett A. Witmer
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory and Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-368 Part 1
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Joining Of Molybdenum

Author(s): William N. Platte
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-17 Part 3
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Organosiloxane Polymers Containing Polar Groups In The Side Chains

Author(s): Victor D. Aftandilian; Eugene G. Rochow
Corporate Author: Harvard University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-102 Part 2
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Improvement Of Colorfastness Properties On United States Air Force Fabrics

Author(s): Robert J. Peirent; Roland E. Derby, Jr.; George O. Langlais
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-611
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part II. Comparison Of Various Methods For Hydrogen Analysis

Author(s): John W. Seeger, 1st Lt, Usaf; Jack A. Winstead, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 2
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part III. Strain Aging Hydrogen Embrittlement In Alpha-Beta Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Harris M. Burte
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 3
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Preliminary Microscopic Studies of Cermets at High Temperatures

Author(s): Thomas S. Shevlin; Herbert W. Newkirk; E. George Stevens; Harold M. Greenhouse
Corporate Author: The Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-33 Part 2
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Investigation And Development Of High-Temperature Structural Adhesives

Author(s): Kenneth L. Mchugh
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-98 Part 2
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Investigation And Development Of High-Temperature Structural Adhesives

Author(s): Alfred S. Kidwell; Kenneth L. Mchugh
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-98 Part 3
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Properties Of Xa78s Aluminum Alloy Sheet, Plate And Extrusions

Author(s): H. W. Zoeller; R. E. Wittman
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-119
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Notch Sensitivity Of Heat-Resistant Alloys At Elevated Temperatures, Part 2. Analysis Of Notched-Bar Rupture Life In Terms Of Smooth-Bar Properties

Author(s): Howard R. Voorhees; James W. Freeman
Corporate Author: University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-175 Part 2
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Quantitative Analysis Of Elastomers Through The Infrared Spectra Of Their Pyrolyzates

Author(s): Freeman F. Bentley
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-268
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Investigation Of The Compressive, Bearing, And Sheer Creep-Rupture Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals And Joints At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Frank J. Vawter; Glen J. Guarnieri; Luke A. Yerkovich; George Derrick
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 2
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Research for Low-Application-Temperature, Electrically Conducting, Transparent Coatings For Aircraft Windshields and Related Components

Author(s): Paul Schall, Jr.; Edwin H. Layer; Leonard H. Mauk; Robert E. Barrett; Edwin H. Lougher; Earl R. Olson; Harvey L. Goering
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-325 Part 2
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Transient Aerodynamics Of Two-Dimensional Airfoils, Part 2. Interferometric Measurements Airflow Development About An Naca 65-101 Airfoil In Shock-Initiated Subsonic Flow, Including Transient Stalling Effects

Author(s): J. Ray Ruetenik; Emmett A. Witmer
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory and Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-368 Part 2
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Shock-Tube Flow Investigations. Part 1. An Exploratory Study Of The Generation Of Blast -Type Profiles In The Shock Tube By The Reflection Method

Author(s): Robert C. K. Lee; J . Ray Ruetenik; Emmett A. Witmer
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-383 Part 1
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Investigation On Notch Sensitivity Of Heat-Resistant Alloys At Elevated Temperatures, Supplement 1. Apparent Volume Increase Due To Triaxial Stresses

Author(s): Capt. W. E. Dirkes
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-391 Supplement 1
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A Compilation Of Turbojet Noise Data

Author(s): Norman Doelling; Derwent M. A. Mercer And The Staff Of Bolt Beranek And Newaian, Inc.
Corporate Author: Cambridge 38, Massachusetts
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-401
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Development Of Schematic Analytical Procedures For Synthetic Lubricants And Their Additives

Author(s): Josef J. E. Schmidt; Francis S. Bonomo; John R. Hobaugh
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-464 Part 2
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Evaluation And Development Of Plastic Laminated Backing Board Materials

Author(s): Charles C. Surland
Corporate Author: The United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-474 Part 2
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The Anthropometry Of Working Positions I. A Preliminary Study

Author(s): H. T. E. Hertzberg; Irvin Emanuel; Milton Alexander, L/Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-520
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Development Of An Organic Lacquer Resistant To Fuming Nitric Acid

Author(s): Francis J. Honn; Robert E. Martin; David R. Wolf
Corporate Author: The M. W. Kellogg Company
Laboratory: Petroleum and Chemical Research Department
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-526
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The Development Of A Protective Coating Resistant To Nitric Acid And Hydrocarbons

Author(s): D. F. Siddall; E. Hillier; R. Garling; M. Gunther
Corporate Author: The United States Stoneware Company
Laboratory: Research and Development Laboratories
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-527 Supplement 1
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High-Temperature Hydraulic Fluids Part 2 - Development Of Base Stock

Author(s): Edward S. Blake; James W. Edwards; William C. Hammann; Thomas Reichard
Corporate Author: Monsanto Chemical Company
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-532 Part 2
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Development Of Dyeing Formulations For Wool/Synthetic Blends For USAF Shade Blue 84

Author(s): Robert J. Peirent; Adolph Katz
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-612
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A Survey Of The Effect Of Austenitizing Temperature And Rate Of Continuous Cooling On The Structure And 700 Degrees F To 1200 Degrees F Properties Of Three Low-Alloyed Steels

Author(s): Kenneth P. MacKay, A. Philip Coldren, Adron I. Rush, And James W. Freeman
Corporate Author: University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-388
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Study Of The Effect Of Twist In Yarns On Parachute Fabrics

Author(s): Chauncey C. Chu, Charles A. Lermond And Milton M. Platt
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-104
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Development Of Chemically Resistant, High Temperature Protective Fabric

Author(s): A. S. Kidwell
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-324
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The Effect Of Static Mean Stress On The Damping Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Neal L. Person And Benjamin J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-497
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part 3: Fatigue Evaluation Of Magnesium Alloys

Author(s): W. S. Hyler, F. H. Lyon
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institue
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 3
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Differential Effects Of Noise And Fatigue On A Complex Counting Task

Author(s): Harry J. Jerison
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-359
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Analytical And Experimental Investigations Of Incompressible And Compressible Mixing Of Streams And Jets

Author(s): T. P. Torda, H. S. Stillwell
Corporate Author: Department Of Aeronautical Engineering, University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-347
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Study Of Deterioration Of Adhesives In Metal Bonds At High Temperatures

Author(s): J. M. Black, R. F. Blomquist
Corporate Author: U. S. Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 55-330
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