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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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Properties Of Glasses At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): M. J. Kerper; T. G. Scuderi; E. H. Eimer
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Date of Publication: 4/1/1966
Report Number: WADC TDR 56-645 Part 11
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Theoretical Investigations of Boundary Layer Stability

Author(s): Gibbs S. Raetz; W. Byron Brown
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-184
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Estimation of Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes

Author(s): Robert J. Woodcock; Douglas E. Drake
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-218
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Calculation of Laminar Separation with Free Interaction by the Method of Integral Relations: Part II - Two-Dimensional Supersonic Nonadiabatic Flow and Axisymmetric Supersonic Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Flows

Author(s): Jack N. Nielsen; Larry L. Lynes; Frederick K. Goodwin
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107 Part 2
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The Light-Line-Tethering Technique for Determining the Aerodynamic Derivatives of an Air Cushion Vehicle

Author(s): G. Kurylowich
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-159
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Simulated Landing Approaches of an Unaugmented C-5A Configuration

Author(s): F. D. Newell; M. L. E. Parrag; G. Bull
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-210
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Statics and Stability of Thin-Walled Elastic Beams: Part I. Formulation of Fundamental Equations

Author(s): E. Giangreco; M. Capruso; M. Como
Corporate Author: University of Naples
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-213 Part 1
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Compilation and Analysis of Flight Control System Command Inputs

Author(s): David H. Weir
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-119
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Investigations of Describing Function Technique

Author(s): Dunstan Graham and Lee Gregor Hofmann
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-137
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Experimental Program to Determine Effect of Crack Buckling and Specimen Dimensions on Fracture Toughness of Thin Sheet Materials

Author(s): R. G. Forman
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-146
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part II. Ternary Systems. Volume XIII. Phase Diagrams Of The Systems Ti-B-C, Zr-B-C, And Hf-B-C.

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 2 Volume 13
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part IV. Thermochemical Calculations, Volume III. Computational Approach To The Calculation Of Ternary Phase Diagrams.

Author(s): Chang, Y. A.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 4 Volume 3
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Precracked Charpy Impact Fracture Toughness Properties Of Backup Flux-Welded Ti-5al-2.5 Sn Alloy Plate From -320 F To 550 F

Author(s): Davis, Sidney O.; Niemi, Roger M.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-304
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Exploratory Evaluation Of Filament-Wound Composites For Tankage Of Rocket Oxidizers And Fuels

Author(s): Sanger, M. J.; Molho, R.; Howard, W. W.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-381
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A Closed-Form Solution to Lifting Reentry

Author(s): Roland N. Bell
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-65
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The Effect Of Plastic Deformation On The Strain Energy Release Rate In A Centrally Notched Plate Subjected To Uniaxial Tension

Author(s): Forman, Royce G.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-186
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume VII. Tib System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 7
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume VIII. Zr-B System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 8
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume IX. Hf-B System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 9
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Ultrasonic Studies Of The Nonlinear Properties And Of The Deformation Of Solids. Part II

Author(s): Hikata, Akira; Sewell, Frank A., Jr.; Chick, Bruce B.; Elbaum, Charles
Corporate Author: Brown Univ Providence RI Metals Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 65-56 Part 2
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Analytical Gas Desorption Apparatus

Author(s): W. H. Toliver, Sr.; R. E. Bennett; C. G. Roach
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 11/1/1966
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-61
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SYSTRAN (Systems Analysis Translator): A Digital Computer Program. Supplement One

Author(s): E. B. Weis; D. J. Lajeunesse
Corporate Author: Research and Technology Division; Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories;
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 3/1/1966
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-133 (Sup. I)
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A Handling Qualities Theory for Precise Flight Path Control

Author(s): William Bihrle. Jr.
Laboratory: Aif Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-198
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The Role Of Emittance In Refractory Metal Coating Performance: Part I - Review And Analysis

Author(s): Bartsch, K. O.; Huebner, A.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 66-55 Part 1
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Manufacturing Process For Premium Quality Titanium Casting

Author(s): Pulkonik, K. J.; Regan, R. D.; Lee, W. E.; Rosenberg, R. A.
Corporate Author: Mitron Research and Development Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 66-184
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Manufacturing Process Development For High-Strength Steels

Author(s): Shimmin, J. T. Glasgal, Barry M. Odar, J. A.
Corporate Author: Republic Steel Corp Canton OH Metallurgical Dept
Laboratory: Manufacturing Technology Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 66-340
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Refractory Metal Coatings By Chemical Vapor Deposition

Author(s): Wakefield, Gene F.
Corporate Author: Texas Instruments Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 66-397
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A Study of System Coupled Instability Analysis Techniques Final Report, Part I.

Author(s): F. E. Bikle, L. E. Fidler, and J. B. Rohrs
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Date of Publication: 7/1/1966
Report Number: AFRPL TR 66-143 Part 1
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A Study of System Coupled Instability Analysis Techniques Final Report, Part II.

Author(s): F. E. Bikle, L. E. Fidler, and J. B. Rohrs
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Date of Publication: 7/1/1966
Report Number: AFRPL TR 66-143 Part 2
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Pressure Distribution During Parachute Opening. Phase 1. Infinite Mass Operating Case

Author(s): Melzig, H. D.; Schmidt, P. K.
Corporate Author: Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt E V Brunswick (Germany Fr) Inst Fuer Flugmechanik
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-10
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Analysis And Experimental Evaluation Of An Ultra-High Temperature Pyrolytic Graphite Thermocouple

Author(s): Klein, C. A.; Lepie, M. P.; Donadio, R. N.
Corporate Author: Raytheon Co Waltham Ma Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-27
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Investigation Of Space Package Alightment Dynamic Load Design Criteria

Author(s): York, K. C.; Ingels, C. R.; Maloney, J. G.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corp Pomona Ca Pomona Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-33
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Investigation Of Friction, Wear And Failure In Aerospace Bearings

Author(s): Staph, H. E.; Ku, P. M.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-75
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Aerodynamic Noise Simulation In Sonic Fatigue Facility

Author(s): Lyon, R. H.; Gordon, C. G.; Stern, R.; Wiener, F. M.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc Cambridge Mass
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-112
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Measurement And Analyses Of The J57-P21 Noise Field

Author(s): Hermes, P. H.; Smith, D. L.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-147
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Evaluation Of A Detector For Free Water In Fuel

Author(s): Johnston, Robert K.; Monita, Charles M.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-39
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Microbial Contamination Of Usaf JP-4 Fuels

Author(s): Finefrock, Viola H.; London, Sheldon A.
Corporate Author: Dayton Univ Oh Research Inst
Date of Publication: 8/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-91
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Rapid Site Preparation Techniques For VTOL Aircraft. Part I. General Development Of Materials And First Order Equipment

Author(s): Doughty, L. E., Jr.; Emmick, D. T.; Oneal, G. B.; Thomas, G. F.; Pascador, G.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas TX Vought Aeronautics Div
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-116 Part 1
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Bibliography: On-Board In-Flight Checkout. Part I. Index

Author(s): Johnson, James L.
Corporate Author: IBM Federal Systems Div Owego Ny Electronics Systems Center
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-130 Part 1
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Bibliography: On-Board In-Flight Checkout. Part II. Literature Citations

Author(s): Johnson, James L.
Corporate Author: IBM Federal Systems Div Owego Ny Electronics Systems Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-130 Part 2
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Magnetoabsorption Techniques For Measuring Material Properties

Author(s): Rollwitz, William L.; Cloassen, John P.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1966
Report Number: AFML TR 66-76
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Bionics Image Recognition System

Author(s): Polimerou, L. G.; Patterson, J. V.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Ltv Astronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Avionics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1966
Report Number: AFAL TR 66-85
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A Real Time Fourier Transform Synthesizer

Author(s): J. E. Hoffman, Jr.
Corporate Author: Utah State University Electro-Dynamics Labs
Date of Publication: 11/1/1966
Report Number: AFCRL 67-0049
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Solid-State Display Devices

Author(s): Glen Van Winkle; Mark Debono
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-81
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A Prototype Peripheral Vision Aircraft Attitude Display

Author(s): William R. Williamson
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-91
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Effects of Manipulator Restraints on Human Operator Performance

Author(s): R. E. Magdaleno; D. T. McRuer
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-72
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Development of High Contrast Electroluminescent Techniques for Aircraft Displays

Author(s): Carlton J. Peterson; Hugh A. Smith
Corporate Author: Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-6
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Human Pilot Dynamic Response in Single-Loop Systems with Compensatory and Pursuit Displays

Author(s): R. J. Wasicko; D. T. McRuer; R. E. Magdaleno
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-137
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Human Pilot Dynamics with Various Manipulators

Author(s): D. T. McRuer; R. E. Magdaleno
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-138
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Investigation of Boundary Layer Transition in Hypersonic Flow at Angle of Attack

Author(s): A. L. Nagel; R. T. Savage; R. Wanner; R. W. Blank
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-122
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