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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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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Donna J. Tate
Corporate Author: Directorate Of Materials And Processes
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 7
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Guide For The Analysis And Solution Of Air Base Noise Problems

Author(s): A. C. Pietransanta; K. N. Stevens
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-702
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Development Of Niobium-base Alloys

Author(s): Richard T. Begley, William N. Platte
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-09
Report Number: WADC TR 57-344 Part 5
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Synthesis And Purification Of Dielectric Materials

Author(s): W.C. Divens; D.H. Hogle; D.W. Lewis; P.A. Tierney; T.W. Dakin, D. Berg
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-337 Part 3
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Standardization Of Thermal Emittance Measurements

Author(s): William N. Harrison, Joseph C. Richmond
Corporate Author: National Bureau of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-510 Part 2
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part IV: Column Creep Buckling Theory And Correlation with Experiments

Author(s): George Gerard; Ralph Papirno
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 4
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part III: Creep Buckling Experiments With Columns Of 2024-0 Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Ralph Papirno; George Gerard
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 3
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Composite Inorganic Resilient Seal Materials

Author(s): L. L. Smith
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-338 Part 3
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Development Of Partially Volatile Brazing Filler Alloys For High-Temperature Application And Resistance To Oxidation

Author(s): Bredzs, Nikolajs; Rudy, John F;. Schwartzbart, Harry
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-404 Part 2
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Table of Contents


Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. i-iv
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Welcoming Address

Author(s): R. F. Lambert
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 1-3
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Opening Address

Author(s): E. M. Glass
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 4-8
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An Introduction to Acoustic Fatigue

Author(s): E. J. Richards
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 9-55
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Types of Pressure Fields of Interest in Acoustical Fatigue Problems

Author(s): H. E. von Gierke
Corporate Author: Aeromedical Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 56-84
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Correlation of Pressures Around a Jet Engine

Author(s): B. L. Clarkson
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 85-98
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Note on the Use of Correlation Techniques to Determine the Forms of Vibration of a Continuous Structure Excited by Random Pressures

Author(s): B. L. Clarkson
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 99-108
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Statistical Properties of the Pressure Field in a Turbulent Boundary Layer

Author(s): William W. Willmarth
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 109-127
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Fatigue of Materials and Structures Under Random Loading

Author(s): A. M. Freudenthal
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 128-152
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Statistical Aspects of Acoustical Fatigue

Author(s): Waloddi Weibull
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 153-162
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Discussion of the Papers by Prof. Freudenthal and Prof. Weibull


Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 163-167
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Review of Structural Damping Mechanisms

Author(s): B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 168-184
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Progress in the Development of Vibration Damping Materials

Author(s): Lothar Bohn; Friedrich Linhardt; Herman Oberst
Corporate Author: Farbwerke Hoechst A. G.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 185-206
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Damping of Simplified Configurations with Additives or Interfaces

Author(s): T. J. Mentel
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 207-234
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The Damping, Stiffness and Fatigue Properites of Joints and Configurations Representative of Aircraft Structures

Author(s): D. J. Mead
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 235-261
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Determinate and Random Excitation of Lumped-Linear Structures

Author(s): R. Plunkett
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 262-274
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Excitation of Distributed Systems

Author(s): H. H. Bleich
Corporate Author: Institute of Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 275-286
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Acoustic Damping Mechanisms

Author(s): Edward M. Kerwin, Jr.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 287-319
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Acoustical Fatigue Test Procedures Used in Aircraft Industry and Their Limitations

Author(s): D. M. Forney, Jr.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 339-378
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External Noise Environments of Flight Vehicles

Author(s): I. Dyer; P. A. Franken; E. E. Ungar
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 379-411
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A New Look at Structural Peak Distributions Under Random Vibration

Author(s): H. C. Schjelderup
Corporate Author: National Engineering Science Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 412-426
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The Use of Model Jets for Studying Acoustic Fields Near Jet and Rocket Engines

Author(s): L. C. Sutherland; Walter V. Morgan
Corporate Author: Aero-Space Division, Boeing Airplane Co.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 427-446
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Structural Vibrations In Space Vehicles

Author(s): K. Eldred, William Roberts, R. White
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Aeronautical Systems Divisioon
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 61-62
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Closed Ecology

Author(s): Donald A.Keating And Robert W.Roundy
Corporate Author: Life Support Systems Laboratory Aerospace Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Life Support Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-129
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Research Study To Determine The Phase Equilibrium Relations Of Selected Metal Carbides At High Temperatures

Author(s): R. T. Dolloff; R. V. Sara
Corporate Author: Research Laboratory of National Carbon Company Division of Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 60-143 Part 2
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: I. Variations In Period And Damping Of The Phugoid Response

Author(s): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway; Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Corporate Author: Training Research Branch, Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part 1
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: II. Variations In Control Gain And Phugoid Characteristics

Author(s): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part 2
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: III. Variations In Course Complexity And Amplitude

Author(s): F. A. Muckler; R. W. Obermayer; W. H. Hanlon, F. P. Serio; M. R. Rockway
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part 3
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Analysis Of Gases In Metals

Author(s): Josef J. Schmidt-Collerus; Andrew J. Frank
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute; University of Denver
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-482
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Design Of Operator Controls: A Selected Bibliography

Author(s): Muckler, Frederick A.
Corporate Author: Martin Co Baltimore MD
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TN 60-277
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Compatibility of Elastomers with Fuel Anti-Icing Additive

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Division
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TN 60-300
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. i-v
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The Spectral Distribution of Ultraviolet Light Obtained from Probes

Author(s): Tousey, R.
Corporate Author: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 1-16
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The Design of Organic Coatings for Use in the Space Environment

Author(s): Cowling, Jack E.; Alexander, Allen L.; Noonan, Frank M.
Corporate Author: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 17-38
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Studies on the Protective Ultraviolet Absorbers in a Space Environment

Author(s): Hirt, Robert C.; Schmitt, Richard G.
Corporate Author: American Cyanamid Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 39-74
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Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Polymeric Materials for Use in a Space Environment

Author(s): Snyder, Carl E.; Cross, William B.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 75-91
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Ultraviolet Effects on High Polymers and their Relation to Radiation Chemistry

Author(s): Oster, Gerald
Corporate Author: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 92-96
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Simulated Solar Irradiation and Its Photochemical Effects on Plastic Spacecraft Materials

Author(s): Hanst, Philip L.; Early, Vincent H.; Woodberry, Paul T.; Walker Jr., Augustus C.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 97-106
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The Decomposition of Organic Resins at High Temperature in a Vacuum Environment

Author(s): Mattice, James J.
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 107-116
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Materials Effects in Spacecraft Thermal Control

Author(s): Gaumer, Roger E.; Clauss, Francis J.; Sibert, Merle E.; Shaw, Clyde C.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles and Space Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 117-136
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Reflective Metal Coatings

Author(s): Belser, R. B.; Carithers, M. D.
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 137-164
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