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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438 reports

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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Oxidation Of Tungsten And Tungsten Based Alloys

Author(s): Gulbransen, E.A.; Andrew, K.F.
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corp Pittsburgh PA
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-575 Part 3
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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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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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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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Vibrations Of Elastic Systems Taking Account Of Energy Dissipation In The Material

Author(s): Pisarenko, G.S.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Div Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Metals and Ceramics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-582
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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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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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A Theoretical And Experimental Investigation Of The Acoustic Response Of Cavities In An Aerodynamic Flow

Author(s): H. E. Plumblee, J. S. Gibson, L. W. Lassiter
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-75
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Applications of Anisotropic Elastic Continuum Theory to Dislocations in Graphite

Author(s): G. B. Spence
Corporate Author: National Carbon Co Inc Cleveland Ohio
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 2
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Creep of Carbons and Graphites in Flexure at High Temperatures

Author(s): E. J. Seldin; R. N. Draper
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 6
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Electron Spin in Polycrystalline Graphite

Author(s): L. S. Singer; G. Wagoner
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 8
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Thermal Reactivity of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Author(s): I. C. Lewis; T. Erdstrom
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 10
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Handbook Of Design Data On Elastomeric Materials Used In Aerospace Systems

Author(s): Pickett, A. G.; Lemcoe, M. M.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio Tex
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-234
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Studies Of The Brittle Behavior Of Ceramic Materials

Author(s): Weil, Nicholas A.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-628
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Development Of Protective Coatings For Tantalum-Base Alloys

Author(s): Klopp, William D.; Powell, Carroll F.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Inst Columbus Ohio
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-676
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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance

Author(s): Lewis B. Sibley, J. Clarence Bell, Jerrold W. Kannel, C. Malcolm Allen
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-643
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Investigation of the Infrared Absorption Spectra of Selected Aromatic Compounds

Author(s): R. J. Jakobsen
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: ASD TR 61-722
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Substructure And Mechanical Properties Of Refractory Metals

Author(s): Lement, B.S.; Thomas, D.A.
Corporate Author: Manlabs Inc Cambridge Mass
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-181 Part 2
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Investigation Of Materials Capabilities Of Material Systems In Solid Rocket Motors . Part II: Analysis Of Heat Transfer Factors

Author(s): E. M. Sadownick
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Nucleonics
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-602 Part 2
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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materilas. Volume III: Decoration Of Dislocations And Low Angle Grain Boundaries In Graphite Single Crystals

Author(s): Roger Bacon, Richard Sprague
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 3
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Development Of Optimum Methods For The Primary working Of Refractory Metals

Author(s): P. S. Duletsky, V. DePierre
Corporate Author: Directorate Of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-418 Part 3
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Mechanism Of Wear Of Nonmetallic Materials

Author(s): C. H. Riesz, H. S. Weber
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-316 Part 3
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Optical Methods Of Measuring Plasma Jet Temperatures. Part III: Measurement By Photoelectric Pyrometry

Author(s): H. C. Hottel, G. C. Wiiliams
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-676 Part 2
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Standardization Of Thermal Emittance Measurements. Part III. Normal Spectral Emittance, 800-1400 K

Author(s): William N. Harrison, Joseph C.Richmond And Harold K.Skramstad
Corporate Author: National Bureau of Standards
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-510 Part 3
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Research On Vaccum Evaporated And Cathode Sputtered Thin Films

Author(s): R.B.Belster And W.E.Woolf
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute Of Technology, Engineering Experiment Station
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-381
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Continuous Feed Fuel Cell Systems


Corporate Author: Leesona Moos Laboratories Division
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 57-605 Part 2
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Dislocations And Plastic Behavior Of Iron Single Crystals


Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 61-145 Part 2
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Research On Vacuum Evaporated And Cathode Sputtered Thin Films

Author(s): Richard B. Belser, William E. Woolf
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute Of Technology, Engineering Experiment Station
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-381 Part 2
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Inelastic Design Of Load Carrying Members. Part V: Theoretical And Experimental Creep Analyses Of Beam-columns

Author(s): D. L. Dewhirst, O. M. Sidebottom
Corporate Author: Illinois U.
Date of Publication: 1/1/1962
Report Number: WADD TR 60-580 Part 5
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves - Part 8 Valve Performance Evaluation Investigation Of Oil Contamination Effects, And Nuclear Radiation Effects Testing

Author(s): Kinney, Wayne L.; Dick, George H.
Corporate Author: Cook Technological Center
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 8
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Effects Of Weathering On The Mechanical Properties Of Four Reinforced Plastic Laminates

Author(s): Kenneth E. Kimball
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U. S. Department Of Agriculture
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 55-319 Supplement 4
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Performance Of Trailing Aerodynamic Decelerators At High Dynamic Pressures Phases V And VI

Author(s): B. A Engstrom
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories, A Division Of Cook Electric Company, Chicago, Illinois
Laboratory: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 58-284 Part 5
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Resistance Of Adhesive-Bonded Metal Lap Joints To Environmental Exposure

Author(s): W. Z. Olson; H. W. eickner; R. M. Lulling
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: WADC TR 59-564 Part 2
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