Contrails
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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22 reports

Aerodynamic Stability Technology for Maneuverable Missiles: Volume I. Configuration Aerodynamic Characteristics

Author(s): Gennaro F. Aiello; Michael C. Bateman
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 76-55 Volume 1
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Digital Computer Solution of Aircraft Longitudinal and Lateral-Directional Dynamic Characteristics

Author(s): John M. Griffin; Robert B. Yeager; Larry B. Jordan; David A. Ratino
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-203
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Handling Quality Requirements for Advanced Aircraft Design: Longitudinal Mode

Author(s): Ralph H. Smith; Norman D. Geddes
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratries, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 78-154
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Effects of Thermal Spiking on Graphie-Epoxy Composities

Author(s): George S. Springer; Alfred C. Loos
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Date of Publication: 6/1/1979
Report Number: AFML TR 79-4059
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Flying Qualities Design requirements for Sidestick Controllers

Author(s): G. Thomas Black; David J. Moorhouse
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3126
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An Approximate Analysis of Wing Unsteady Aerodynamics

Author(s): William R. Wells
Corporate Author: Wright State University
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3046
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A Method for Assessing the Impact of Wake Vortices on USAF Operations

Author(s): G. Kurylowich
Corporate Author: Control Dynamics Branch
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3060
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Assessment of the Flammability of Aircraft Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Leo Parts
Corporate Author: Monsanto Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Prolusion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1979
Report Number: AFAPL TR 79-2055
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The Evaluation of Some Threaded Inserts

Author(s): Alton W. Brisbane
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1979
Report Number: AFML TR 78-107
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Transient Thermal Effects in Disc Brakes

Author(s): Ben J. Brookman, Jr.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Branch
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3112
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EASY-ACIS Dynamic Analysis. User's Manual.

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; G. S. Duleba; P. R. Perkins
Corporate Author: Boeing Military Airplane Development
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3106
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EASY-ACIS Dynamic Analysis. Volume III. Description of Simulations

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; P. R. Perkins; J. R. Kilner
Corporate Author: Boeing Military Airplane Development
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3105 Volume III
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EASY-ACLS Dynamic Analysis Volume I - Component Mathematical Methods

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; G. S. Duleba; J. R. Kilner; P. R. Perkins
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3105 Volume I
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Analysis of Trunk Flutter in an Air Cushion Landing System

Author(s): Ashok B. Boghani; Roger B. Fish
Corporate Author: Foster-Miller Associates, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3102
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New Remotely Piloted Vehicle Launch and Recovery Concepts - Computer Program Listings

Author(s): S. J. Baumgartner; J. G. Brister; V. K. Rajpaul; R. F. Yurczyk
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3069 Volume II
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New Remotely Piloted Vehicle Launch and Recovery Concepts - Analysis, Preliminary Design and Performance/Cost Trade Studies

Author(s): S. J. Baumgartner; J. G. Brister; V. K. Rajpaul; R. F. Yurczyk
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3069 Volume I
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EASY-ACLS Dynamic Analysis Volume II Component Computer Programs

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; G. S. Duleba; P. R. Perkins
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3105 Volume II Part II
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EASY-ACLS Dynamic Analysis Volume II Component Computer Programs

Author(s): M. K. Wahi; G. S. Duleba; P. R. Perkins
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3105 Volume II Part I
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Planetary Missions Performance Handbook: Volume I (Revision B): Outer Planets

Author(s): Stancati, Michael
Corporate Author: Science Applications, Inc.
Laboratory: Lunar and Planetary Programs Division
Date of Publication: 3/1/1979
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Halley Flyby/Tempel 2 Rendezvous Development Project: Quarterly Status Report January 30, 1979

Author(s): Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Corporate Author: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/30/1979
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Suppression of Aerodynamically Induced Cavity Pressure Oscillations

Author(s): Leonard L. Shaw
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1979
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3119
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Use of Wagner Functions in Airfoil Design Optimization

Author(s): Vireshwar Sahai and Chen-Pierce Tsao
Corporate Author: Tennessee Technological University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Date of Publication: 5/1/1979
Report Number: AFOSR TR 79-0903
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