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Human Pilot Dynamics with Various Manipulators

Author(s): McRuer, D. T.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-138
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Compilation and Analysis of Flight Control System Command Inputs

Author(s): Weir, David H.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-119
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Matrix Analysis Methods for Inelastic Structures

Author(s): Lansing, W.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 603-633
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The Linear Elastic Dynamic Analysis of Shells of Revolution by the Matrix Displacement Method

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. 299-328
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Development of Advanced Structural Optimization Programs and their Application to Large Order Systems

Author(s): Gellatly, Ronald A.
Corporate Author: Textron's Bell Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 231-251
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Measurement And Analyses Of The J57-P21 Noise Field

Author(s): Hermes, P. H.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-147
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Pressure Distribution During Parachute Opening. Phase 1. Infinite Mass Operating Case

Author(s): Melzig, H. D.
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: 1966-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-10
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Statics and Stability of Thin-Walled Elastic Beams: Part I. Formulation of Fundamental Equations

Author(s): Giangreco, E.
Corporate Author: University of Naples
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-213 Part 1
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A Survey of Analysis of Shells by the Displacement Method

Author(s): Jones, R.E.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 205-229
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A Regularization Method for Calculation of Stresses, Deformations, and Elastic Modes

Author(s): Falconer, Robert W.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 191-204
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Simulated Landing Approaches of an Unaugmented C-5A Configuration

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-210
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The Light-Line-Tethering Technique for Determining the Aerodynamic Derivatives of an Air Cushion Vehicle

Author(s): Kurylowich, G.
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-159
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KC-135 Power Spectral Vertical Gust Load Analysis: Volume II - Supplemt Results

Author(s): Latz, Robert N.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-57 Volume 2
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Examples of Solution Accuracy in Certain Large Simultaneous Equation Systems

Author(s): Gatewood, B. E.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University; North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 911-924
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Theoretical Investigations of Boundary Layer Stability

Author(s): Raetz, Gibbs S.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-184
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Solid-State Display Devices

Author(s): Van Winkle, Glen
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-81
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Low Pressure Measurement Techniques

Author(s): Painter, Herbert A.
Corporate Author: Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-11
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Approximate Structural Analysis Techniques Employing Undetermined Parameters

Author(s): Ojalvo, I. U.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-59
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Sonic Fatigue Tolerance of Glass Filament Structure: Experimental Results

Author(s): Hayes, J. A.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-78
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Matrix Methods in Structural Mechanics

Author(s): Przemieniecki, J. S.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-80
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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): Nielsen, Jack N.
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107 Part 2
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Analysis And Experimental Evaluation Of An Ultra-High Temperature Pyrolytic Graphite Thermocouple

Author(s): Klein, C. A.
Corporate Author: Raytheon Co Waltham Ma Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-27
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Aerodynamic Noise Simulation In Sonic Fatigue Facility

Author(s): Lyon, R. H.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc Cambridge Mass
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-112
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Sonic Fatigue in Combined Environment

Author(s): Ballantine, John R.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-7
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Titan III 20 Percent Dynamic Model Characteristics - Comparison of Theory and Experiment

Author(s): Morosow, George
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 945-973
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Experimental Program to Determine Effect of Crack Buckling and Specimen Dimensions on Fracture Toughness of Thin Sheet Materials

Author(s): Forman, R. G.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-146
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Effects of Manipulator Restraints on Human Operator Performance

Author(s): Magdaleno, R. E.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-72
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Statistical Control System Design

Author(s): Reiss, R.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-83
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Estimation of Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes

Author(s): Woodcock, Robert J.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-218
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A Closed-Form Solution to Lifting Reentry

Author(s): Bell, Roland N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-65
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Human Pilot Dynamic Response in Single-Loop Systems with Compensatory and Pursuit Displays

Author(s): Wasicko, R. J.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-137
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Matrix Error Analysis for Engineers

Author(s): Rosanoff, R. A.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 887-910
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Investigation Of Friction, Wear And Failure In Aerospace Bearings

Author(s): Staph, H. E.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-75
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part II - Data Report on Test Section 1

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 2
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part III - Data Report on Test Section 2

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 3
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A Prototype Peripheral Vision Aircraft Attitude Display

Author(s): Williamson, William R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-91
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Investigation Of Space Package Alightment Dynamic Load Design Criteria

Author(s): York, K. C.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corp Pomona Ca Pomona Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-33
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Development Design Methods for Predicting Hypersonic Aerodynamic Control Characteristics

Author(s): Popinski, Z.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-85
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Human Engineering Support to Air Force Flight Control and Flight Display Integration Program

Author(s): Rabideau, Gerald F.
Corporate Author: The Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-157
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The Computation of Dynamic Response Time Histories of a System Using a Matrix Iterative Technique

Author(s): D'Ewart, Benjamin B., Jr.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 727-742
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XIV - Data Report on Test Section 14

Author(s): Watkins, J.
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 14
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XIII - Data Report on Test Section 13

Author(s): Watkins, J.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 13
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XII - Data Report on Test Section 12

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 12
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Stiffness and Vibration Characteristics of Inflatable Delta Wing Models at Temperatures up to 650°F

Author(s): Pollock, Samuel J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-14
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Modeling Techniques for Sonic Fatigue Prediction

Author(s): Wang, P.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-171
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A Fortran IV Program To Derive The Equations Of Motion Of Systems

Author(s): Westerwick, Robert A.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair San Diego Calif
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-194
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Triangular Elements in Plate Bending - Conforming and Non-Conforming Solutions

Author(s): Bazeley, G. P.
Corporate Author: Rolls-Royce Ltd.; University of Wal;es, Swansea
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 547-576
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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. i-vii
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The Generation of Inter-Element-Compatible Stiffness and Mass Matrices by the Use of Interpolation Formulas

Author(s): Bogner, F. K
Corporate Author: Case Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 395-443
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Finite Element Stiffness Matrices for Analysis of Plate Bending

Author(s): Clough, Ray W.
Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley; The Boeing Compnay
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 515-545
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