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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps. Part IV: Mach 8 Heat Transfer Data for Flows Ahead of Ramps: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Coporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 4
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Pressure Measurements For Mach Five Flows Over Winged Re-Entry Configurations With Aerodynamic Controls. Part II. Conical Cabin Configuration

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp Bethpage N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4179 Part 2
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Research and Development of a Hot Gas Flight Stabilization System

Author(s): Feucht, R. E.
Corporate Author: Bendix Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-449 Part IV
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Aerodynamic Heating Simulation: Part I. Theory and Program Definition

Author(s): Crump, Glendon R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-112 Part 1
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Dynamic Buckling of Shell Structures Subject to Longitudinal Impact

Author(s): Coppa, A. P.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-65
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High Temperature Investigation of Various Crew Escape Concepts for the Reentry Flight Regime

Author(s): Cohan, C. J.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-161
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Approximate Methods of Simulating Random Noise with Pure Tone Sources

Author(s): Thiel, C. C.
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-131
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Confac II, A General Computer Program for the Determination of Radiant-Interchange Configuration and Form Factors

Author(s): Toups, Kempton A.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-43
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Design of Linear Flight Control Systems Using Optimal Control Theory

Author(s): Rynaski, E. G.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-376
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Energy Dissipation at Structural Joints; Mechanisms and Magnitudes

Author(s): Ungar, Eric E.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-98
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Analysis of the Probability of Collapse of a Fail-Safe Aircraft Structure Consisting of Parallel Elements

Author(s): Eggwertz, S.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4210
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements at Mach 13 and 19 for Flows Ahead of Ramps, Over Expansion Corners, and Past Fin-Plate Combinations: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Hatofilis, Stavros A.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-144
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part II, Volume 2 - User's Manual for Part I, Volume 2

Author(s): Harris, J. L.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 2 Volume 2
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A Survey of Aerodynamic Noise

Author(s): Ingram, J. D.
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-132
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Theoretical Studies of Methods of Generating Random Waves from Harmonic Sources

Author(s): Samuels, J. C.
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-133
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Development of an Advanced Digital Adaptive Flight Control System

Author(s): Zaborszky, J.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-115
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Development Of Frontal Section For Super-Orbital, Lifting, Re-Entry Vehicle. Volume I. Trajectory And Vehicle Analyses

Author(s): Jacobsen, W. E.
Corporate Author: Solar Turbines International San Diego CA
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05-29
Report Number: RTD TDR 64-59 Volume 1
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High Vacuum Measuring Instrumentation and Methodology

Author(s): Roehrig, Jonathan R.
Corporate Author: National Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-68
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Design Analysis Summary Of Two Force-Balance Hypersonic Inlet Configurations

Author(s): Kutschenreuter, Paul H., Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson Afb Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-19
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Development of Frontal Section for Super-Orbital, Lifting, Re-Entry Vehicle, Volume II: Materials and Composite Structure Development

Author(s): Licciardello, M. R.
Corporate Author: International Harvester Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05-29
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-59 Volume 2
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Development of Frontal Section for Super-Orbital, Lifting, Re-Entry Vehicle, Volume III: Asset Nose Cap

Author(s): Licciardello, M. R.
Corporate Author: International Harvester Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05-29
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-59 Volume 3
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Thermal Response in Sandwich Panels

Author(s): Kendall, P.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-135
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Window Systems for Advanced Vehicles

Author(s): Lis, S. J.
Corporate Author: General American Transportation Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-39
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight-Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part I. Problem Formulation

Author(s): Brown, Robert C.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 1 Volume 1
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Fixed-Base and In-Flight Simulations of Longitudal and Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities for Piloted Re-Entry Vehicles

Author(s): Kidd, Edwin A.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-362
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Aerodynamic Characteristics and Flap Loads for a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration at Mach 5 and 8: :Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Evans, William J.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-128
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part IV: Heat Transfer Data for Dihedral Surfaces Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 4
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part III: Heat Transfer Data for Delta Wing Surface

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 3
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part I: Pressure Data for Delta Wing Surface

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 1
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Pressure Measurements for Mach Five Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4239
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part II" Pressure Data for Dihedral Surfaces Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 2
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