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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): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 3
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Evaluation Tests for Statistical Analyzers

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-93
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Systems for the Collection and Analysis of Dynamic Data

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-94
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part I. Roll Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 1
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part II. Lateral-Directional Oscillatory Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 2
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An Evaluation of Procedures for Calculating Aerodynamic Loads

Author(s): Schindel, Leon H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-18
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Introduction


Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 1-4
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Application of Lyapunov's Direct Method to Stability Problems in Elastic and Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 29-64
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Asymptotic Stability of Equilibrium of a Simplified Aerodynamic Vehicle with Flexible Tail

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 65-71
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Stability Analysis of a Simplified Pitch-Controlled Flexible Aerodynamic Vehicle Via Lyapunov's Direct Method

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 72-83
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Optimum Control of a Class of Mixed Distributed and Lumped Parameter Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 84-106
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Theory of Stability and Control for Distributed Parameter Systems. An Annotated Bibliography

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 141-164
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Ground Simulator Evaluations of Coupled Roll-Spiral Mode Effects on Aircraft Handling Qualities

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-39
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Weight Minimization of Honeycomb Heat Shields

Author(s): Achard, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-66
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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: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-96
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Equations of Motion for Elastic Bodies Entering a Planetary Atmosphere

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 5-28
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A Study of Time-Optimal Rendezvous in Three Dimensions, Volume I

Author(s): Paiewonsky, B. H.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-20 Volume 1
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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.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corp St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-26 Part 2
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General Instability of Orthotropically Stiffened Cylinders. Part 2. Bending and Combined Compression and Bending.

Author(s): Lakshmikantham, C.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-161 Part 2
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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Author(s): Tai, C. L.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-25
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Papers on the Control of Distributed Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): Bandy, M. L.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145
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Prediction of Space Vehicle Thermal Characteristics

Author(s): Bevans, J. T.
Corporate Author: TRW Systems Group
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-139
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Development of High Temperature Flutter Transducer

Author(s): Day, David L.
Corporate Author: Allegany Instrument Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-21
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Response of Elastic Structures to Deterministic and Random Excitation

Author(s): Barnoski, R. L.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-199
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An Improved Estimate for the Error of Truncation for an Infinite System of Ordinary Differential Equations

Author(s): Brady, M. L.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 127-140
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Estimates for Truncation Errors of Infinite Dimensional Systems of Linear Ordinary Differential Equations

Author(s): Brady, M. L.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 107-126
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Research Program for a Single-Axis, Triple-Redundant, Self-Adaptive Flight-Control System Utilizing Integrated Circuits

Author(s): Shemeta, E.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Space and Defence Systems
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-139
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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): Moore, M. T.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 4
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Hot Structures Thermal Correlation

Author(s): Clawson, James F.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-142
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Aerodynamics of a Rectangular Wing with a Peripheral Jet for Air Cushion Take-Off and Landing

Author(s): Dau, K.
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-59
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part III - Elliptic-Conical Wing in Linearized Unsteady Transonic Flow

Author(s): Albano, E.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 3
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part II - A Transonic Box Method for Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): Rodemich, E. R.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 2
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Investigation of the Requirements for Combined Environment Testing of Air Force Material

Author(s): Wilson, E. R.
Corporate Author: Martin-Marietta Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-126 Volume 2
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Random Fatigue Test Sampling Requirements

Author(s): Choi, S. C.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-95
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Nine-Channel Data Acquisition System

Author(s): Sackett, Rod
Corporate Author: Whittaker Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-151
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Dynamics of Shell-Like Lifting Bodies: Part I. The Analytical Investigation

Author(s): Hung, F. C.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-17 Part 1
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An Analysis of Amplitude Probability Measurements

Author(s): Thrall, G. P.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-116
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Air Pressure Measurement in the Rarefied Gas Transition Region

Author(s): Brunschwig, Fred S.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-101
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Measurement of Matrix Frequency Response Functions and Multiple Coherence Functions

Author(s): Goodman, N. R.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-56
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part I - Application of the Subsonic Kernel Function to Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): Vivian, H. T.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 1
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Trisafe Single Axis Flight Control System

Author(s): Ehlers, H. L.
Corporate Author: Autonetics Division of North American Aviation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-89
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Experimental Verification of the Analyses and Computer Programs Concerning Heat Transfer Through Semitransparent Materials

Author(s): Finch, H.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-136
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Aircraft Motion Analysis

Author(s): Thelander, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-70
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An Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Hypersonic Inlet Boundary Layers

Author(s): Stroud, J. F.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-123 Volume 2
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Tests for Randomness, Stationarity, Normality and Comparison of Spectra

Author(s): Bendat, J. S.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-74
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Development of Subsonic Base Pressure Prediction Methods

Author(s): Butsko, J. E.
Corporate Author: GD/Convair, General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-157 Volume 1
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Development of Subsonic Base Pressure Prediction Methods

Author(s): Butsko, J. E.
Corporate Author: GD/Convair, General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-157 Volume 2
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Turbulent Wall Pressure Fluctuations Under Separated Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows

Author(s): Revell, J. D.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-77
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Methods in Structural Dynamics for Thin Shell Clustered Launch Vehicles

Author(s): Keith, J. S.
Corporate Author: LTV Astronautics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-105
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Calculation of Laminar Separation with Free Interaction by the Method of Integral Relations: Part I - Two-Dimensional Supersonic Adiabatic Flow

Author(s): Nielsen, Jack N.
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107
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