Contrails
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): Junie J. Banks; Donna J. Tate
Corporate Author: Technical Documentary Report No. WADC-TR-53-373, Suppl. 8
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 8
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Nuclear Radiation Resistant Polymers And Polymeric Compounds

Author(s): Born, John W.
Corporate Author: Goodrich (B F) Co Brecksville Oh
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 7
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Properties Of Glasses At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Matthew J. Kerper
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards Gaithersburg MD
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 56-645 Part 7
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Investigation Of Elastic And Thermal Properties Of Carbon-base-bodies

Author(s): Stanislaw Mrozowski
Corporate Author: Carbon Research Laboratory, University Of Buffalo
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 58-360 Part 4
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part V: Theory Of Creep Buckling Of Perfect Plates And Shells

Author(s): George Gerard
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 5
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Friction and Wear at Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Rabinowicz, Ernest; Imai, Masaya
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge Surface Lab
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-603 Part 3
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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume VII - High Density Recrystallized Gaphite By Hot forming

Author(s): E. A. Neel, A. A. Kellar, J. J. Zeithsch
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 7
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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume XI - Characterization Of Binders Used In The Fabrication Of Graphite Bodies

Author(s): E. de Ruiter, A. Halleux, V. Sandor, H. Tschamler
Corporate Author: Union Carbide European Research Associates
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 11
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The Vaporization and Physical Properties Of Certain Refractiories, Part 2 Experimental Studies

Author(s): A. A. Hasapis, M. B. Panish, C. Rosen, A. J. Melveger, L. Reif
Corporate Author: The Research of Advanced Development Division, Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-463 Part 2
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Vaporization Of Compounds And Alloys At High Temperatures: Correlation Of Dissociation Energies of Gaseous Molecule And Of Heats of Vaporization of Solids; Homonuclear Diatomic Molecues

Author(s): G. Verhaegen, F.E. Stafford, M. Ackerman, P. Goldfinger
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 9
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Effect Of Basic Physical Parameters On Engineering Properties Of Intermetallics

Author(s): J. H. Westbrook, D. L. Wood
Corporate Author: General Electric Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-184 Part 3
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Synthesis And Evaluation Of New Base Stock Fluids For Gas Turbine Application

Author(s): Kan, Peter T.; Behun, J. D.
Corporate Author: Wyandotte Chemicals Corp MI
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-838 Part 2
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Thermal Radiation Properties Of Materials, Part II

Author(s): Seban, R. A.
Corporate Author: California Univ Berkeley Inst Of Engineering Research
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-370 Part 2
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Thermo-Structural Analysis Manual

Author(s): Switzky, H.; Forray, M.J.; Newman, M.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corp Farmingdale N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-517 Volume 1
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Excitation Processes In Ceramics And The Anomalous Increase In Thermal Conductivity At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Whitmore, D.H.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-866
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Thermal Properties Of Refractory Materials

Author(s): J.A. Cape and R.E. Taylor
Corporate Author: Atomics International, Canoga Park, Calif.
Laboratory: Directotare of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-581 Part 2
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The Thermal Properties Of Thirteen Solid Materials To 5000 Degrees F For Their Destruction Temperatures

Author(s): David S. Neel, C. D. Pears, Sabert Oglesby, Jr.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-924
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Factors Affecting Thermal Shock Resistance Of Polyphase Ceramic Bodies

Author(s): P.T.B.Shaffer And D.P.H.Hasselman
Corporate Author: The Carborundum Company, Research and Development Division, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-749 Part 2
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Research Study To Determine The Phase Equilibrium Relations Of Selected Metal Carbides At High Temperatures

Author(s): R. V. Sara, R. T. Dolloff
Corporate Author: Research Laboratory of National Carbon Company Division of Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-143 Part 3
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Vaporization Of Compounds And Alloys At High Temperatures: Mass Spectrometric Study Of Gaseous Species In The System Boron-Carbon

Author(s): G. Verhaegen, F.E. Stafford, M. Ackerman, J. Drowart
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 8
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Vaporization Of Compounds And Alloys At High Temperatures: Thermodynamic Study Of Tin And Lead Sulfide Using A Mass Spectrometer

Author(s): Reginald Colin and John Dowart
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 7
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Vaporization of Compounds and Alloys at High Temperatures: On The Existance of Gaseous Sulphides Of The Transition Elements

Author(s): R. Colin, P. Goldfinger, M. Jeunehomme
Corporate Author: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 4
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Hydrogen-Oxygen Primary Extraterrestrial (Hope) Fuel Cell Program

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-522
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Ordering in Oxide Solid Solutions, Part II.

Author(s): H. H. Wilson
Corporate Author: Clemson College
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-92 Part 2
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Thermal Stresses and Deflections in Rectangular Panels. Part II - The Analysis of Rectangular Panels with Three-Dimensional Heat Inputs

Author(s): M. Newman and M. J. Forray
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-537 Part 2
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Semiconductor Diode Performance in Nuclear Radiation Environments

Author(s): Harlan G. Hamre, Raymond C. Barrell, William N. McElroy
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Deputy Commander for Test and Support
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-12
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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume I.

Author(s): Jay H. Ball, Norman Doelling, Denis U. Noiseux, Edward A. Starr
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 1
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Investigation of Pressure Distributions Over Planar, Twisted, and Cambered Wings in a Hypersonic Shock Tunnel

Author(s): Harold B. Hopkins, Richard A. Scheuing, and Jarvis Leng
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-171
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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies for a Refractory Materials Program, Part I.

Author(s): L. A. McClaine
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-204 Part 1
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Physical and Mechanical Properties of Pressure Vessel Materials for Application in a Cryogenic Environment

Author(s): J. L. Christian
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Astronautics
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-258
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Determination Of Design Data For Heat Treated Titanium Alloy Sheet. Volume 1. Summary of Mechanical and Physical Property Data Collected, Including Tensile Creep and Fatigue

Author(s): P. J. Hughes
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-335 Volume 1
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Determination Of Design Data For Heat Treated Titanium Alloy Sheet. Volume 3. Tables of Data Collected

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-335 Volume 3
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Elevated Temperature Creep Properties of Four Martensitic High Strength Steels in Sheet Form

Author(s): V. F. Lardenoit
Corporate Author: New England Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-358
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Conference on High Temperature Polymer and Fluid Research

Author(s): Robert J. McHenry, 1/Lt, USAF
Corporate Author: Nonmetallic Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-372
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A Feasibility Study of a Thionine Photogalvanic Power Generation System

Author(s): L. J. Miller
Corporate Author: Sundstrand Aviation-Denver Engineering and Testing Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-373
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Application of the NASA Kernel-Function Procedures to Generally Deforming Wings

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-409
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Evaluation of Coating Systems for High Strength, Low Alloy Steel Exterior Missile and Rocket Casings

Author(s): H. R. Nelson and K. E. Hofer
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-421
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Relationship Between Flutter Parameters and Generalized Aerodynamic Forces for Wings of Low Aspect Ratio

Author(s): Bernard Mazelsky and Harry B. Amey, Jr.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-462
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Further Studies on High-Speed Unsteady Flow

Author(s): Garabed Zartanian; Harry Sauerwein
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-463
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Fatigue Properties of Plastic Laminates Reinforced with Unwoven Glass Fibers

Author(s): Kenneth H. Boller
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-464
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Beryllium Research and Development Program. Volume I.

Author(s): S. H. Gelles
Corporate Author: Nuclear Metals, Inc.
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-509 Volume 1
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Bases of Neutron Damage Monitoring

Author(s): Leonard Solon, Raphael Aronson, Francis Clark, and Martin Kelly
Corporate Author: TRG, Incorporated
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-530
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A Study of Free Radicals and Other Intermediate Species and Internal Energy Transfer Processes in Irradiated Chemical Systems

Author(s): P. Y. Feng and B. K. Krotoszynski
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-540
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Low Temperature Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide

Author(s): G. Christensen
Corporate Author: AiResearch Company
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-560
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Effect of Rate of Temperature Rise on Adhesive Bonds in Steel

Author(s): M. L. Selbo and R. M. Lulling
Corporate Author: Forests Products Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-573
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Potassium Superoxide Canister Evaluation for Manned Space Vehicles

Author(s): A. W. Optican
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-583
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Study of Advanced Flight-Vehicle Power-Utilization Systems

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-591
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Integration of Personal Equipment

Author(s): A. J. Kenneway, III
Corporate Author: David Clark Co., Inc.
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-601
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Dynamic Response of Shells to Externally-Applied Dynamic Loads

Author(s): John W. Leech, T. H. H. Pian, Emmett A. Witmer, and Walter Herrmann
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date of Publication: 11/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-610
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The Extrusion, Forging, Rolling, and Evaluation of Refractory Alloys

Author(s): D. R. Carnahan and J. A. Visconti
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-670
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