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Format - Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume V. Engineering User And Technical Report.

Author(s): Pickard, J.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume V
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Wind Tunnel Studies Of The Pressure Distribution And The Flow Field In The Wake Of The Lockheed C-141A Starlifter Jet Transport Aircraft

Author(s): Goodrick, T. F.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Univ Minneapolis Dept Of Aeronautics And Engineering Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-163
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Prediction Of Boundary Layer Pressure Fluctuations

Author(s): Lowson, Martin V.
Corporate Author: Wyle Labs Inc Huntsville AL Testing Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-167
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Establishment Of An Unsymmetrical Wake Test Capability For Aerodynamic Decelerators. Volume III. Experimental Wake Survey And Body Surface Pressure Data

Author(s): Henke, Daniel W.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corp Akron Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-192 Volume 3
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Iterative Method For The Analysis Of Large Structural Systems

Author(s): Venkayya, V. B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-194
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Multiple Time Scales Approach To The Analysis Of Linear Systems.

Author(s): Ramnath, Rudrapatna V.
Corporate Author: Princeton Univ N J
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-60
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Improved Radiant Heat Source

Author(s): Cass, L. A.
Corporate Author: Avco Government Products Group Wilmington Ma Avco Space Systems Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-93
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Development Of Experimental Solid State Engine Instrument Displays.

Author(s): King, Robert C.
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corp Newbury Park CA Astroelectronics Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-104
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Developments In Discrete Element Finite Deflection Structural Analysis By Function Minimization.

Author(s): Schmit, Lucien A., Jr
Corporate Author: Case-Western Reserve Univ Cleveland Ohio School Of Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-126
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In-Flight Investigtion of the Effects of Higher-Order Control System Dynamics on Longitudinal Handling Qualities

Author(s): Di Franco, Dante A.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-90
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Take-Off and Landing Critical Atmospheric Turbulence (TOLCAT) Analytical Investigation

Author(s): Bowne, Norman E.
Corporate Author: Travelers Research Center, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-23
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Preliminary Design and Experimental Investigation of the FDL-5A Unmanned High L/D Spacecraft: Part I - Summary

Author(s): Lloyd, J. T.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-24 Part 1
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Preliminary Design and Experimental Investigation of the FDL-5A Unmanned High L/D Spacecraft: Part V - Vehicle Design

Author(s): Plank, P. P.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-24 Part 5
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Preliminary Design and Experimental Investigation of the FDL-5A Unmanned High L/D Spacecraft: Part IV - Aerothermodynamics

Author(s): Guard, F. L.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-24 Part 4
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Preliminary Design and Experimental Investigation of the FDL-5A Unmanned High L/D Spacecraft: Part III - Aerodynamics

Author(s): Ehrlich, C. F.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-24 Part 3
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Preliminary Design and Experimental Investigation of the FDL-5A Unmanned High L/D Spacecraft: Part II - Parametric Configuration Development and Evaluation

Author(s): Ehrlich, C. F.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-California Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-24 Part 2
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V/STOL Flight Test Instrumentation Requirements for Extraction of Aerodynamic Coefficients

Author(s): Hill, R. W.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-154 Volume 1
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Flight Test Investigation of Transonic Shock-Boundary Layer Phenomena

Author(s): Cahill, Jones F.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-84 Volume 1
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Pilot Rating Techniques for the Estimation and Evaluation of Handling Qualities

Author(s): McDonnell, John H.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-76
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Turbulent Boundary Layer Skin Friction, Heat Transfer and Pressure Measurements on Hypersonic Inlet Compression Surfaces

Author(s): Ryder, M. O., Jr.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-102
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Vuilleumier Cycle Cryogenic Refrigerator Development

Author(s): Magee, F. N.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-67
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Cathode Ray Tube Centered Horizontal Situation Indicator

Author(s): Sobocinski, R. S.
Corporate Author: Astronautics Corp Of America Milwaukee WI
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-71
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Compilation Of Computer Programs In Flight Vehicle Technology 1964-1967

Author(s): Nutt, Ambrose B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-66
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Evaluation And Utilization Of Airplane Flight Loads Data. Part II. Data Acquisition Equipment Performance And Accuracy

Author(s): Rentz, Peter E.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corp Los Angeles CA
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-52 Part 2
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Evaluation And Utilization Of Airplane Flight Loads Data. Part I. Techniques And Uncertainities

Author(s): Gray, Cory L.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corp Los Angeles CA
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-52 Part 1
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Large Deflection And Stability Analysis Of Two-Dimensional Truss And Frame Structures

Author(s): Przemieniecki, John S.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-38
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Parametric Performance Analysis Of Crew Escape Concepts In The Vtol And Conventional Take-Off And Landing Situations

Author(s): Brown, Dean W.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-178
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Study And Simulation Program To Investigate The Mechanization Of An Aircraft Flight Control System That Employs Direct Lift. Volume II. Pilot-In-The-Loop Simulation Study Of Direct Lift Control.

Author(s): Chase, Thomas W.
Corporate Author: Honeywell Inc Minneapolis MN Aerospace Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-69 Volume 2
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Design Criteris for the Predition and Prevention of Panel Flutter. Volume I: Criteria Presentation

Author(s): Lemley, Clark E.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-140
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume VI. Description Of Digital Computer Program - Phase I.

Author(s): Cogan, J. P., Jr.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Douglas Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume VI
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part VII - Velocity Potentials in Non-Uniform Transonic Flow Over a Thin Wing

Author(s): Andrew, L. V.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 7
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New Approaches to Human-Pilot/Vehicle Dynamic Analysis

Author(s): McRuer, D. T.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-150
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Assessment Of The Factors Affecting Advanced Lifting Entry Vehicles

Author(s): Draper, Alfred C.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-137
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Fixed-Base Flight Simulator Studies of VTOL Aircraft Handling Qualities in Hovering and Low-Speed Flight

Author(s): Miller, David P.
Corporate Author: United Aircraft Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-152
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Analysis of VTOL Handling Qualities Requirements: Part I. Longitudinal Hover and Transition

Author(s): Craig, Samuel J.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-179 Part 1
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Optimal Control Method For Predicting Control Characteristics And Display Requirements Of Manned-Vehicle Systems

Author(s): Elkind, Jerome I.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc Cambridge Mass
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-187
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Behavior of Extraction Parachutes in the Wake of a Powered Airplane Model.

Author(s): Heinrich, Helmut G.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Univ Minneapolis Dept Of Aeronautics And Engineering Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-15
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Design, Fabrication, Testing, And Data Analysis Of Adam II Concept (Propulsive Wing). Part I, General And Summary Information

Author(s): McClure, James G.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-31 Part 1
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Design, Fabrication, Testing, And Data Analysis Of Adam II Concept (Propulsive Wing). Part II. Shakedown Testing In Vad 7-Ft X 10-Ft Low Speed Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Meyer, Robert D.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-31 Part 2
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Format II - Second Version of Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique: Volume II, Supplement I,: Description of Digital Computer Program

Author(s): Lackey, W. J.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume 2 Supplement 1
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Design, Fabrication, Testing, And Data Analysis Of Adam II Concept (Propulsive Wing). Part IV. Testing In The Langley Research Center 16-Foot Transonic Wind Tunnel

Author(s): English, Robert B.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-31 Part 4
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Design, Fabrication, Testing, And Data Analysis Of Adam II Concept (Propulsive Wing). Part III, Testing In 17 Ft Test Section Of 7 Ft X 10 Ft Wind Tunnel, Nasa Langley Research Center

Author(s): Brownrigg, William E., Jr.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Vought Aeronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-31 Part 3
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Investigation of the Effects of Gusts on V/STOL Craft in Transition and Hover

Author(s): Skelton, Grant B.
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-85
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On The Influence Of Initial Geometric Imperfections On The Buckling And Postbuckling Behavior Of Fiber-Reinforced Cylindrical Shells Under Uniform Axial Compression.

Author(s): Khot, N. S.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-136
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Computer-Display Feasibility Study for Flight Performance Optimization.

Author(s): Dunlap, D. F
Corporate Author: Polhemus Associates Inc Ann Arbor Mi
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-125
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