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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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537 reports

Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Handbook "Plastics For Flight Vehicles"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 6
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High Temperature Antioxidants For Synthetic Base Oils, Part 8. Evaluation Of Antioxidants In Synthetic Fluids

Author(s): James W. Cole, Jr.
Corporate Author: University Of Virginia
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 53-293 Part 8
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Development And Evaluation Of High Temperature Grease Thickeners

Author(s): John C. Goossens
Corporate Author: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 53-83 Part 6
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Helen Hines Maxwell
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 5
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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): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 5
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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): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Corivell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 4
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Three-dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part 3: Experimental and Theoretical Data for Wings with Control Surfaces

Author(s): Gifford W. Asher; Warren H. Weatherhill
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 3
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Physical Action Of Intense High Frequency Sound On Vertebrate Tissue

Author(s): W. J. Fry; L. L. Dreyer; F.Dunn; F. J. Fry; E. K. Kelly
Corporate Author: Bioacoutics Laboratory, Unniversity Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-152 Part 2
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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): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronatical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 3
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Effect Of Metals On Lubricants Part II. Corrosion And Oxidation Stability At 400? Fahrenheit

Author(s): John B. Christian
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory O
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-576 Part 2
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves-Part 5, Analog Simulation, Pressure Control, And High-Temperature Test Facility Design

Author(s): Leslie R. Axelrod; Delmar R. Johnson; Wayne L. Kinney
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 5
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves Part VI Research On Electrohydraulic Servo Valves Dealing With Oil Contamination, Life And Reliability, Nuclear Radiation And Valve Testing

Author(s): W. L. Kinney; E. R. Schumann; P. A. Weiss
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 6
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Investigation Of Condensation Type Elastomers

Author(s): Geroge C. Schweiker, Burton S. Marks, Carl J. Verbanic, Blaine L. Lucas and Edward V. Gouinlock
Corporate Author: Hooker Electrochemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-221 Part 4
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A Study Of The Effects Of Nuclear Radiations On Elastomeric Compounds And Compounding Materials

Author(s): No Author Given
Corporate Author: No Corporate Author Given
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 4
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Treatment Of Metal Surfaces For Adhesive Bonding

Author(s): Samuel N. Muchnick
Corporate Author: The Franklin Institute Laboratories For Research And Development
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-87 Part 2
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Development Of Fluoro-Silicone Elastomers

Author(s): Byron H. Wise
Corporate Author: Peninsular Chemresearch, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-220 Part 4
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Basic Factors In The Formation And Stability Of Non-Soap Lubricating Greases

Author(s): John J. Chessick, Albert C. Zettlemoyer, And James P. Wightman
Corporate Author: Lehigh University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-240 Part 4
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Research On Elevated Temperature Resistant Inorganic Polymer Adhesives

Author(s): Harold H. Levine
Corporate Author: Quantum, Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-271 Part 3
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Equipment Cooling Systems For Aircraft

Author(s): V. H. Larson
Corporate Author: Research, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 56-353
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Effects Of Radiation On Aircraft Lubricants And Fuels

Author(s): R. O. Bolt; J. G. Carroll
Corporate Author: California Research Corporation, Richmond, California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 56-646 Part 2
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Iron-aluminum Alloy Systems. Part 11: Comparative Study Of Oxidation Resistance In The Fe-Al System

Author(s): Richard E. Heimerdinger
Corporate Author: Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-298 Part 11
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A Study Of The Metallurgical Properties That Are Necessary For Satisfactory Bearing Performance And The Development Of Improved Bearing Alloys For Service Up To 1000 F

Author(s): T. V. Philip, A. E. Nehrenberg, G. Steven
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-343 Part 2
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Investigations Of Vertical Displays Of Altitude Information, I. Comparison Of A Moving-Tape And Standard Altimeter On A Simulated Flight Task

Author(s): Robert F. Mengelkoch, Robert C. Houston
Corporate Author: University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-384
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A Summary Of Compressive-Creep Characteristics Of Metal Columns At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): R. L. Carlson; G. K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-96
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A History Of Aircraft Cockpit Instrumentation 1903-1946

Author(s): Douglass R. Nicklas
Corporate Author: University Of Illinois Aviation Psychology Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-301
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Transonic Flutter Characteristics Of A 45 Degree Swept Back All Movable Stabilizer

Author(s): D'ewart, Benjamin B., Jr.; Farrell, Robert F.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Co Buffalo Ny
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-392
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Theory And Operation Of A Dynamic Tester For Evaluating Package Cushioning Material

Author(s): Stewart M. Krakover
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 56-342 Supplement 1
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Research On The Flammability Characteristics Of Aircraft Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Michael G. Zabetakis, Agnes C. Imhof, Frank W. Lang
Corporate Author: Untied States Department Of The Interior Bureau Of Mines
Laboratory: Wright Air Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-151 Supplement 1
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Polymerization Through Coordination

Author(s): John C. Bailar, Jr. , William C. Drinkard, Jr., Malcolm L. Judd
Corporate Author: Dept. Of Chemistry And Chemical Engineering, University Of Illinois
Date of Publication: 8/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-391 Part 2
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Determination Of The Mechanical Properties Of Aircraft-structural Materials At Very High Temperatures After Radip Heating

Author(s): James B. Preston, William P. Roe, And J. Robert Kattus
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-649 Part 1
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Synthesis And Characterization Of New Vinyl Polymers

Author(s): Lester E. Coleman, Jr. , William S. Durrell
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-3
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Development Of Thermally Stable Silicon Containing Resins

Author(s): L. W. Breed, Fred Baiocchi, Calvin C. Bolze
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-143 Part 2
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Determination Of The Effect Of Heat Treatment On The Elevated Temperature Stress-stability Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): G. A. Lenning, M. L. Greenlee, W. M. Parris, H. D. Kessler
Corporate Author: Titanium Metals Corporation Of America
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-630
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Preparation Of Protective Coatings By Electrophoretic Methods

Author(s): Allan C. Werner, Robert J. Abelson
Corporate Author: Vitro Laboratories, Vitro Corporation Of America
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-11
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Colorimetric Estimation Of Hemoglobin In The Presence Of Myoglobin

Author(s): Anton Tamas
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-55
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Development Of Oxidation And Liquid Sodium Resistant Brazing Alloys

Author(s): Domenic A. Canonico, Harry Schwartzbart
Corporate Author: Metals Research Dept., Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-648
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State Development Of Thermal Radiometer

Author(s): Arnold Pfenninger, Harlod E. Henry, Maurice Godet, Conrad A. Wogrin
Corporate Author: Quantum, Inc.
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-512
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Investigation On The Effects Of Local Energization Of The Boundary Layer In Curved Diffusers

Author(s): R. C. Binder
Corporate Author: School Of mechanical Engineering, University Of Purdue
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-23
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Development Of Titanium Alloys Application At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Bernard S. Lement
Corporate Author: Physical Metallurgy Division, Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-20
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Development and Evaluation Of Insulating Type Ceramic Coatings. Part I: Development And Small Scale Testing

Author(s): S. Sklarew, C. A. Hauck, A. V. Levy
Corporate Author: Marquardt Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-577 Part 1
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Study Of Vapor-cycle Refrigerants For High Performance Aircraft

Author(s): J. L. Mason, G. R. Whitnah, E. M. Larson
Corporate Author: AiResearch Manufacturing Company
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 56-93
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Evaluation Of High Temperature Hydraulic Seals To Temperature Of 550 Degrees F. Part I: Mechanical Evealuation

Author(s): Charles W. Galloway
Corporate Author: Santa Monica Division, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-76 Part 1
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Tables Of Interplanar Spacings Computed Foe The Characteristics Radiations Of Copper, Molybdenum, Iron, Chromium And Cobalt

Author(s): H. J. Garrett, R. E. Brocklehurst
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-381
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Development Of Millimeter Backward wave Oscillator

Author(s): Donald J. Blattner, Fred Sterzer
Corporate Author: Microwave Research Development, RCA Laboratories, Radio Corporation Of America
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-399
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Multicolor Storage Tube

Author(s): Lorin L. Vant-Hull, Chester D. Beintema
Corporate Author: Research Laboratories, Hughes Aircraft Company
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-400
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Time Judgements , Acoustic Noise, And Judgment Drift

Author(s): Harry J. Jerison, Jules Arginteanu
Corporate Author: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-454
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Study Of The Possibility Of Reinforcing High-temperature Alloys By Addition Of Refractory Powders

Author(s): John D. Burney
Corporate Author: Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Mallory, P. R. & Co., Inc.
Date of Publication: 2/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-535
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A Study Of The Factors Influencing The Properties Of Heat Treatable Titanium Sheet Alloys

Author(s): R. S. Richards; D. L. Day; H. D. Kessler
Corporate Author: Titanium Metals Corporation Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-639
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Low Anode Voltage Thyraton

Author(s): William J. Kearns, John O. Pehek
Corporate Author: Power Tube Dept., General Electric Company
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-422
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Design Data For O-Rings And Similar Elastic Seals

Author(s): Frank W. Tipton, George E. Trepus, James J. Hill, Ethel L. Schiavon And Chester J. Dexieh
Corporate Author: Boeing Airplane Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 56-272 Part 4
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