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Flight Evaluation of Various Phugoid Dynamics and 1/Th1 Values for the Landing Approach Task

Author(s): Chalk, Charles
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronutical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-2
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Mathematical Analysis of Heat Conduction in a Sector of a Hollow Circular Cylinder

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-16
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Fundamental Relationships for Ablation and Hyperthermal Heat Transfer

Author(s): Achard, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-25
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part V - Data Report on Test Section 4

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 5
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part VII - Data Report on Test Section 6

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 7
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part VIII - Data Report on Test Section 7

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 8
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part X - Data Report on Test Section 9

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 10
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XI - Data Report on Test Section 10

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 11
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Preliminary Development of Gust Design Procedures Based on Power Spectral Techniques: Volume I - Theoretical and General Considerations

Author(s): Houbolt, John C.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-58 Volume 1
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A Finite Element-Method for the Determination of Non-Stationary Temperature Distribution and Thermal Deformations

Author(s): Visser, W.
Corporate Author: Technological University, Delft, Netherlands
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 925-943
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Preliminary Development of Gust Design Procedures Based on Power Spectral Techniques: Volume II - Summary of Possible Procedures

Author(s): Houbolt, John C.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-58 Volume 2
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Continua and Discontinua

Author(s): Argyris, J. H.
Corporate Author: University of London; University7 of Stuttgart
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 9-189
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Automated Stress Analysis Using Substructures

Author(s): Taig, I.C.
Corporate Author: British Aircraft Corporation (Operating) Limited
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 253-274
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A Study of the Matrix Displacement Method as Applied to Shells of Revolution

Author(s): Klein, Stanley
Corporate Author: Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 275-298
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The Equivalence of Force and Displacement Methods in the Matrix Analysis of Elastic Structures

Author(s): Kosk, Eryk
Corporate Author: National Aeronautical Establishment
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 329-351
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Structural Influence Coefficients for a Redundant System Including Beam-Column Effects

Author(s): Rodden, William P.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 353-383
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Orthogonalization of Internal Force and Strain Systems

Author(s): Filho, Fernando Venancio
Corporate Author: Instituto Technologico de Aeronautica
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 385-393
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Element Stiffness-Matrices for Boundary Compatibility and for Prescribed Boundary Stresses

Author(s): Pian, Theodore H. H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 457-477
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Dynamic Stiffness Matrix Formulation by Means of Hermitian Polynomials

Author(s): Pestel, Eduard C
Corporate Author: Technische Hochschule Hannover
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 479-502
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A Flat Triangular Shell Element Stiffness Matrix

Author(s): Melosh, Robert J.
Corporate Author: Philco Western Development Laboratry
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 503-514
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A Bending Analysis for Plates

Author(s): Herrmann, L. R.
Corporate Author: University of California, Davis
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 577-602
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The Application of the Matrix Displacement Method in Plane Elasto-Plastic Problems

Author(s): Pope, Geoffrey G.
Corporate Author: Royal Aircraft Establishment
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 635-653
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Matrix Analysis of Creep and Plasticity Problems

Author(s): Besseling, J. F.
Corporate Author: Technological University, Delft, Netherlands
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 655-677
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Nonlinear Structural Analysis; Tensor Formulation

Author(s): Wissmann, J. W.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 679-696
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On the Derivation of Stiffness Matrices for the Analysis of Large Deflection and Stability Problems

Author(s): Martin, Harold C
Corporate Author: University of Washington
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 697-716
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The Effect of Axial Loads on the Stiffness of Rigid-Jointed Plane Frames

Author(s): McMinn, S. J.
Corporate Author: Manchester College of Science and Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 717-726
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A Method for the Determination of the Matrix of Impulse Response Functions with Special Reference to Applications in Random Vibration Problems

Author(s): Lin, Y. K.
Corporate Author: University of Illinois
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 743-752
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Numerical Approach for Wave Motions in Nonlinear Solid Media

Author(s): Ang, Alfredo H. -S.
Corporate Author: University of Illinois
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 753-778
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Quadratic Matrix Equations for Determining Vibration Modes and Frequencies of Continuous Elastic Systems

Author(s): Przemieniecki, J. S.
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 779-802
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Truncation Errors in Natural Frequencies as Computed by the Method of Component Mode Synthesis

Author(s): Hurty, Walter C.
Corporate Author: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 803-821
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Vibration Analysis of a Cantlievered Square Plate by the Stiffness Matrix Method

Author(s): Best, G. C.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 849-860
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Bending and Stretching of Plates Special Models for Upper and Lower Bounds

Author(s): de Veubeke, B. Fraejis
Corporate Author: Universities of Liege and Louvain
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 861-886
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part IX - Data Report on Test Section 8

Author(s): Rutledge, A.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 9
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Investigation of Boundary Layer Transition in Hypersonic Flow at Angle of Attack

Author(s): Nagel, A. L.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-122
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Improved Linear Axisymetric Shell-Fluid Model for Launch Vehicle Longitudinal Response Analysis

Author(s): Archer, J. S.
Corporate Author: TRW Systems
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 823-847
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Keynote Address

Author(s): Pinson, Ernest A.
Corporate Author: Office of Aerospace Research
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 5-7
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Development of Improved Structural Dynamic Analysis: Volume I: General Survey

Author(s): Coale, C. W.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-187 Volume I
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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part I - Wing-Body Interference Effects

Author(s): Borland, Christopher J.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 1
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Development of High Contrast Electroluminescent Techniques for Aircraft Displays

Author(s): Peterson, Carlton J.
Corporate Author: Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-6
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Investigations of Describing Function Technique

Author(s): Graham, Dunstan
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-137
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Design and Performance of a 15 KW Wide Band Acoustic Facility

Author(s): Hankel, Keith M.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-8
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Opening Remarks

Author(s): Buck, George T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 1
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Design Calculations on Proven Trainer and Fighter Aircraft for the Verification of a Gust Design Procedure

Author(s): Hwang, Chintsun
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-82
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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part II - Nonlinear Effects

Author(s): Chamberlain, Thomas E.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 2
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Time Based Analysis of Control Activities and Information Requirements for V/STOL

Author(s): Semple, Clarence A.
Corporate Author: Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-193
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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part III - Effects of Engines, Stores and Wing-Tail Interference

Author(s): Chou, David C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 3
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Welcome Address

Author(s): Haugen, Victor R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology`
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 3-4
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Re-Entry Vehicle Control System Design and Mechanization

Author(s): Scharmack, D. K.
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-3
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Non-Straight-Taper Wings

Author(s): Benepe, David B.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-73
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Modified Potential Energy Mass Representations for Frequency Prediction

Author(s): Melosh, Robert J.
Corporate Author: Philco Corporation; Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 445-455
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