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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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204 reports

A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance: Part V. Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication on High-Speed Rolling Contacts

Author(s): Jerrold Kannel, J. Clarence Bell, J. A. Walowit
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1965
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 5
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Research on Gas Lubrication at High Temperatures and Low Flow Rates

Author(s): P. Lewis; M Eusepi
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: APL TDR 64-56 Part 2
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Nonlinear Thermoelasitc Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control, Part III: Simulation, Measurement and Analysis of Nonlinear Static Aerothermoelastic Behavior of a 45 Degree Delta Wing

Author(s): James R. Batt
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 3
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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Author(s): C. L. Tai, L. V. Andrew, M. M. H. Loh, P. C. Kamrath
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-25
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A Conical Thin-Shock-Layer Theory Uniformly Valid in the Entropy Layer

Author(s): Robert E. Melnik
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-82
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Pressure Measurements at Mach 8 on an Aerodynamically Controllable Winged Re-Entry Configuration: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Lawrence Meckler
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Synamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-124
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Theory Of Stage II Fatigue Crack Propagation

Author(s): Grosskreutz, J. C.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Inst Kansas City MO
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 64-415
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Ultrasonic Wave Propagation And Interaction In Solid Materials

Author(s): Rollins, F. R., Jr.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
Date of Publication: 4/1/1965
Report Number: ML TDR 64-21 Part 2
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Thermal Protection Systems. Application Research Of Materials Properties And Structural Concepts

Author(s): Hurwicz, Henryk; Mascola, Robert
Corporate Author: Avco Corp Wilmington Mass Research And Advanced Development Div
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1965
Report Number: ML TDR 64-82
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Research on Accelerated Reliability Testing Methods Applicable to Non-Electronic Components of Flight Control Systems

Author(s): W. F. Johnson, et al
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-181
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An Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II; Lawrence Meckler; Stavros A. Hartofilis; Daniel Weiss
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-174
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part V - Unsteady Potential Flow Around Slender Bodies at Angles of Attack

Author(s): T. C. Li
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 5
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part IV - Application of the Supersonic Mach Box Method to Intersecting Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): M. T. Moore; L. V. Andrew
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 4
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part II - A Transonic Box Method for Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): E. R. Rodemich; L. V. Andrew
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 2
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part I - Application of the Subsonic Kernel Function to Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): H. T. Vivian; L. V. Andrews
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 1
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Aircraft Motion Analysis

Author(s): J. A. Thelander
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-70
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Active Control of Booster Elasticity

Author(s): Robert L. Swaim
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-189
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Response of Elastic Structures to Deterministic and Random Excitation

Author(s): R. L. Barnoski
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-199
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Methods in Structural Dynamics for Thin Shell Clustered Launch Vehicles

Author(s): J. S. Keith and J. W. Lincoln
Corporate Author: LTV Astronautics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-105
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An Analysis of Amplitude Probability Measurements

Author(s): G. P. Thrall
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-116
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Stress Analysis of a Parachute During Inflation and at Steady State

Author(s): Helmut G. Heinrich and Lelan R. Jamison, Jr.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1965
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-125
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Transducers for Sonic Fatigue Measurements

Author(s): Ronald D. Kelly
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-171
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Investigation Of Propellant Actuated Devices For Use In Emergency Crew Escape Systems For Advanced Aerospace Vehicles. Phase III. Design Study.

Author(s): Bleikamp, R. H.; Lake, E. R.; McGovern, D. R.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corp St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-26 Part 2
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Development Of Aircraft Shock Absorbers Using Friction As The Energy Dissipator

Author(s): Fricker, Walter W.
Corporate Author: Cleveland Pneumatic Co OH
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-96
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume V. Ta-C System. Partial Investigation In The Systems Nb-C And V-C.

Author(s): Rudy, E.; Harmon, D. P.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 5
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Mechanisms Of Fatigue In 1100-0 And 2024-T4 Aluminum

Author(s): Grosskreutz, J. C.; Shaw, G. G.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-127
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Nonlinear Effects Of Large Deflections And Material Damping On The Steady Tate Vibrations Of Beams

Author(s): Chow, Shuh-Ture ; Sethna, P. R.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-167
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Micromechanics Of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Author(s): Alexander, E. L.; Caputo, A. A.; Prado, M. E.; Hilzinger, J. E.
Corporate Author: Rocketdyne Canoga Park Calif Research Dept
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-283
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Evaluation Of High Strength Tungsten-Base Alloys

Author(s): Cook, Charles R.
Corporate Author: TRW Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-397
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Investigation of RF Radiation as a Secondary Phenomenon for Use in Checkout

Author(s): James W. Ballard; Eugene F. Horn
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-46
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Aerospace Expandable Stuctures. Conference Transactions


Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108
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Development of AFRPL Threaded Fittings for Rocket Fluid Systems

Author(s): B. Goobich, J. W. Adam, J. V. Baum, and T. M. Trainer
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Date of Publication: 11/1/1965
Report Number: AFRPL TR 65-162
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An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Hypersonic Inlet Boundary Layers

Author(s): J. F. Stroud; L. D. Miller
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-123 Volume 2
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General Instability of Orthotropically Stiffened Cylinders. Part 1. Axial Compression, Torsion and Hdyrostatic Pressure Loadings

Author(s): Roger Milligan; Gerorge Gerard; C. Lakshmikantham; Herbert Becker
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-161 Part 1
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General Instability of Orthotropically Stiffened Cylinders. Part 2. Bending and Combined Compression and Bending.

Author(s): C. Lakshmikantham; Geroge Gerard; Roger Milligan
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-161 Part 2
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Interface Damping at Riveted Joints. Part II: Damping and Fatigue Measurements

Author(s): D. C. G. Eaton, D. J. Mead
Corporate Author: University of Southampton
Date of Publication: 8/1/1965
Report Number: ASD TR 61-467 Part 2
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Aerospace Ceramics - Characteristics and Design Principles

Author(s): Boland, Paul; Walton Jr., J. D.
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-171
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Investigation Of Phased Array Techniques

Author(s): Groginsky, Herbert L.; Distler, Robert C.
Corporate Author: Raytheon Co Wayland Mass Advanced Development Lab
Date of Publication: 2/1/1965
Report Number: AFCRL 65-151
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Development of High Temperature Seal-Lubricant Deposit Evaluation Techniques

Author(s): Pfoutz, Billy D.; Knox, William G.; Gannon, Frank
Corporate Author: Koppers Co Inc Monroeville PA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/3/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-3
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Compatibility Of Structural Materials With High Performance O-F Liquid Oxidizers

Author(s): Tiner, N. A.; English, W. D.; Toy, S. M.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co Inc Newport Beach Ca Astropower Lab
Date of Publication: 11/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-414
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Shielded Ceramic Composite Structure

Author(s): Kummer, Donald L.; Rosenthal, Jerome J.; Lum, David W.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corp St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-331
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Experimental Studies on Target Detection, Evaluation and Interception by Echolocating Bats

Author(s): Webster, Frederic A.; Brazier, Oliver G.
Corporate Author: Sensory Systems Lab Tucson Ariz
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 11/1/1965
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-172
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Study Of The Effect Of Man's Motion On The Attitude And Orbital Motion Of A Satellite

Author(s): Poli, Corrado R.
Corporate Author: Systems Engineering Group Research And Technology Div Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Date of Publication: 12/1/1965
Report Number: SEG TR 65-41
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Tables of Thermodynamic Properties of Air in Chemical Equilibrium Including Second Viral Corrections From 1500 Degrees K to 15,000 Degrees K

Author(s): Joeseph Hilsenrath and Max Klein
Corporate Author: Nation Bureau of Standards
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: AEDC TR 65-58
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Expansion of a Jet into Near Vacuum

Author(s): Cassanova, R. A.; Stephenson, W. B.
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1965
Report Number: AEDC TR 65-151
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Ternary Phase Equilibria in Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume I. Mo-C System

Author(s): E. Rudy; ST. Windish; Y. A. Chang
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 1
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Expandable Structures Design Concepts for Astronaut Transfer

Author(s): Jurich, L., Forbes, F. W., Schofield, J. Hribar, V. F.
Corporate Author: Aero Propulsion Laboratory; Aero Medical Laboratory; Aerospace Corporation; Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 1-18
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Application of Expandable Honeycomb to Fabrication of Space Structures

Author(s): Russell, I. W., Koons, C.
Corporate Author: GCA Corporation; Experimental Fabrication Division, WPAFB
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 50-73
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Lightweight, Expandable Support Shelter Systems

Author(s): Alexander, J. M.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 75-103
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Bare Base Development Concepts

Author(s): Merkel, K. H., Alexander, J. M., Born, G. C.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 104-139
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