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Development and Flight Calibration of a Variable-Drag Device on a Variable Stability T-33 Airplane

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-910
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Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Coated Metal Fabric Expandable Structures for Aerospace Applications

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-542
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Investigation of a Close Tolerance Pyrotechnic Metallic Delay Element

Author(s): Peterson, W. R.
Corporate Author: Frankford Arsenal
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-563
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Low Frequency Instabilities of Free Systems

Author(s): Schwendler, Robert G.
Corporate Author: Computer Engineering Associates
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-655
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Structural Design for Acoustic Fatigue


Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-820
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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runaway Properties. Part III: Base Surveys

Author(s): Turner, D. F.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part III
AD Number: AD0415618
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Pressure Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over Expansion Corners and Ramps on an Internally Cooled Model Part III. Flows Over Full Span Ramps Mounted on a Flat Plate

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4044 Part 3
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Three-Degree-of-Freedom Problem Optimization Formulation Volume 3 - User's Manual

Author(s): Mobley, R. L.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 2 Volume 3
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Static Aerodynamic Characteristics at Mach 5 and 8 of an Aerodynamically Controllable Winged Re-Entry Configuration. Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Meckler, Lawrence
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-10
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Nonlinear Thermoelastic Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control: Part I, Volume I, Aerodynamics

Author(s): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 1 Volume 1
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Nonlinear Thermoelastic Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control: Part I, Volume 2, Aerodynamics

Author(s): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 1 Volume 2
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Nonlinear Thermoelastic Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control: Part II, Analytical and Experimental Statis Aerothermoelasticity

Author(s): Batt, James R.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 2
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Investigation of Catalytic Reactions for CO2 Reduction, Part I - Evaluation of a Nickel-Kieselguhr Catalyst

Author(s): Thompson, Edward B., Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-22 Part 1
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Measurement of Angular Displacements of Practical Wing Structures by the Moire' Fringe Technique

Author(s): Padlog, Joseph
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-42
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Control Systems Theory Applied to the Re-Entry of Aerospace Vehicles - II

Author(s): Kishi, F. H.
Corporate Author: University of California
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-48 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps Part II: Mach 5 Pressure Data for Flows Ahead of Ramps: :Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 2
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Hypersonic Flows over Expansion Corners and Ahead of Ramps Part I: Mach 5 and 8 Data for Expansion Corner Flows: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 1
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Study of a Servo Actuator Design and Test and Fabrication of an Experimental Model

Author(s): Banfield, R. T.
Corporate Author: Hydraulic Research and Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-620
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Development of a Low Altitude Turbulence Model for Estimating Gust Loads on Aircraft

Author(s): Lappe, U. O.
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-318
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The Statistical Properties of Signals and Measurements of Simple Manual Control Systems

Author(s): Elkind, Jerome I.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-85
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Pressure Distributions and Oil Film Photographs for Mach 5 Flows Past Fins Mounted on a Flat Plate: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-755
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Wind, wind Shear, and Gust design Criteria for Vertically-Rising Vehicles as Recommended on the Basis of Wind Data from Eleven United States and Foreign Locations

Author(s): Mazzola, L. L.
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-908
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Research and Study of Analytical Techniques for Predicting Reliability of Flight-Control Systems

Author(s): Stember, L. H.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-287
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Investigation of Techniques for Predicting the Development Cost and Development Time of Automatic Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Courtney, R. A.
Corporate Author: Planning Research Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-751
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Demonstration of the Application of Majority Logic for Increased Reliability in Automatic Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Derby, R. M.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-275
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A Measurement of the Static Aeroelastic Deformation and Loading of a Wing in Supersonic Flow

Author(s): Durgin, F. H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-366
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Altimeter Display Study Part I. Summary and Review of Data Requirements

Author(s): Matheny, W. G.
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-621 Part 1
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Altimeter Display Study Part II. Handbook for Static Testing of Altimeters

Author(s): Elam, C. B.
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-622 Part 2
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Altimeter Display Study Part III. Summary of Experimental Testing

Author(s): Elam, C. B.
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-623 Part 3
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight-Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part I. Volume II. - Structral Loads Formulation

Author(s): Mann, C. D.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 1 Volume 2
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The Calculation of Nonlinear Supersonice Conical Flows by the Method of Integral Relations

Author(s): Brook, John W.
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-07
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-7
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Research on Accelerated Reliability Testing Methods Applicable to Non-Electronic Components of Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Johnson, W. F.
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-181
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Lithium Spray Structural Cooling

Author(s): Mistretta, Andrew L.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-169
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Simplified Analytical Methods for Use in Preliminary Design of Vertically-Rising Vehicles Subjected to Wind Shear Loads: Part II - Wind Statistics and Discrete Profiles

Author(s): Hobbs, N. P.
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-8 Part 2
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Structural Dynamic Response of Large Logistic V/STOL Vehicles

Author(s): Rich, M. J.
Corporate Author: Sikorsky Aircraft
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-44
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Flat-Plate Boundary-Layer Transition at Hypersonic Speeds

Author(s): Deem, R. E.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-129
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Simplified Analytical Methods for Use in Preliminary Design of Vertically-Rising Vehicles Subjected to Wind Shear Loads: Part I - Evaluation of Methods

Author(s): Hobbs, N. P.
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-8 Part 1
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The Effects of Active Cooling on the Aerodynamic and Aerothermodynamic Characteristics of Slender Bodies of Revolution

Author(s): Leadon, B. M.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-187
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The Effect of Surface Perturbations on the Pressure Distributions About Blunt Two-Dimensional Bodies at High Mach Numbers

Author(s): Donaldson, Coleman duP.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-17
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Preliminary Design Considerations for a V/STOL Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Knowlton, Marcus P.
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-146
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High Altitude Critical Atmospheric Turbulence Data System

Author(s): Boone, Joseph P.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-1
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Development of the Shim Joint Concept for Composite Structural Members

Author(s): Cole, B. W.
Corporate Author: Bedix Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-116
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Empirical Correlation of Excitation Environment and Structural Parameters with Flight Vehicle Vibration Response

Author(s): White, R. W.
Corporate Author: Northrup Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-160
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Extension of Linear Constant-Coefficient Analysis Methods to Time-Varying Systems

Author(s): Johnson, Walter A.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4178
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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: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-186
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Model Fly Program, Part I. Theoretical Investigations and Preliminary Design Considerations

Author(s): Hill, J. A.
Corporate Author: Giannini Controls Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-07
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-49 Part 1
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Flight Evaluation of Various Short Period Dynamics at Four Drag Configurations for the Landing Approach Task

Author(s): Chalk, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-60
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Carbon Monoxide Management, Part I: Technique for Carbon Dioxide Absorber Evaluation

Author(s): Allen, John P.
Corporate Author: AF Air Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-67 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements fro Mach 21 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-120
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Pressure Measurements at Mach 8 on an Aerodynamically Controllable Winged Re-Entry Configuration: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Meckler, Lawrence
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-124
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