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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): Tate, Donna J.
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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Survey on Heat Transfer at High Speeds

Author(s): Eckert, Ernst R. G.
Corporate Author: Minnesota University
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-70
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Guide For The Analysis And Solution Of Air Base Noise Problems

Author(s): Pietransanta, A. C.
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): Begley, Richard T.
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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Noise Control For Aircraft Engine Test Cells And Ground Run-Up Suppressors Volume 3:An Engineering Analysis Of Measurement Procedures And Of Design Data

Author(s): Doelling, Norman
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-202 Volume 3
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Noise Control For Aircraft Engine Test Cells And Ground Run-Up Suppressors Volume 2: Design And Planning For Noise Control

Author(s): Doelling, Norman
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-202 Volume 2
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Noise Control For Aircraft Engine Test Cells And Ground Run-Up Suppressors Volume 1: Measurement And Analysis Of Acoustical Performance

Author(s): Doelling, Norman
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-202 Volume 1
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Standardization Of Thermal Emittance Measurements

Author(s): Harrison, William N.
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): Gerard, George
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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Synthesis And Purification Of Dielectric Materials

Author(s): Divens, W. C.
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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Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. i-vi
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Welcoming Address

Author(s): Lambert, R. F.
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): Glass, E. M.
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): Richards, E. J.
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): von Gierke, H. E.
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): Clarkson, B. L.
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): Clarkson, B. L.
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): Willmarth, William W.
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): Freudenthal, A. M.
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): Weibull, Waloddi
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): Lazan, B. J.
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): Bohn, Lothar
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): Mentel, T. J.
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): Mead, D. J.
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): Plunkett, R.
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): Bleich, H. H.
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): Kerwin, Edward M., 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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Design Considerations for Minimizing Acoustic Fatigue in Aircraft Structures

Author(s): Hubbard, Harvey H.
Corporate Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 320-338
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Acoustical Fatigue Test Procedures Used in Aircraft Industry and Their Limitations

Author(s): Forney, D. M., 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): Dyer, I.
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): Schjelderup, H. C.
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): Sutherland, L. C.
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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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part III: Creep Buckling Experiments With Columns Of 2024-0 Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Papirno, Ralph
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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Electron Beam Technique For Measuring The Thermophysical Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Childers, H. M.
Corporate Author: American Machine & Foundry Company
Laboratory: Physics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-190
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Structural Vibrations In Space Vehicles

Author(s): Eldred, K.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Aeronautical Systems Divisioon
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 61-62
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Growth And Mechanical Properties Of Filamentary Silicon Carbide Crystals

Author(s): Yerkovtich, Luke A.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Nonmetallic Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 61-252
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A Program Of Basic Research To Study X-ray Spectra In The Region 15-50 Å 

Author(s): Furnas, Thomas C., Jr.
Corporate Author: Picker X- Ray Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 61-168
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Dislocations And Plastic Behavior Of Iron Single Crystals

Author(s): Fopiano, Paul J.
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-145
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The Effect Of Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties Metals Part I. The Effect of Surface-Removal on the Plastic Behavior of Aluminum Single Crystals

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part I
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The Effect Of Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties of Metals Part II. The Effect of Surface-Active Agents on the Mechanical Behavior of Aluminum Single Crystals

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part II
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Properties Of Yttrium And Rare Earth Metals Oxygen And Alloy Systems. Oxygen And Alloy Systems

Author(s): Love, Bernard
Corporate Author: Research Chemicals, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 61-123
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Criteria For Comparing The Effectiveness Of Damping Treatments

Author(s): Mead, D. J.
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 61-25
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The Development of High Temperature (1000°C) Gas Chromatograph

Author(s): Euston, Charles B.
Corporate Author: F & M Scientific Corporation, New Castle County Air Base
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADD TR 61-176
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Research Study To Determine The Phase Equilibrium Relations Of Selected Metal Carbides At High Temperatures

Author(s): Dolloff, R. T.
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 II
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: I. Variations In Period And Damping Of The Phugoid Response

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
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 (I)
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: II. Variations In Control Gain And Phugoid Characteristics

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part (II)
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Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: III. Variations In Course Complexity And Amplitude

Author(s): Muckler, F. A.
Corporate Author: Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 (III)
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Feasibility Study And Design Of A Self-Attenuating Light Valve: Supersedes WADC TR 59-81

Author(s): Dreyer, John F.
Corporate Author: Polacoat Incorporated
Laboratory: Life Support Systems Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-827
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Superconductivity In Metals And Alloys

Author(s): Cherry, W. H.
Corporate Author: RCA Laboratories
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-919
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