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54 reports

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

Author(s): F. D. Newell; B. H. Dolbin; A. E. Schelhorn
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-910
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 1
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 2
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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: 9/1/1963
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: 9/1/1963
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): R. T. Banfield; T. Caywood
Corporate Author: Hydraulic Research and Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1963
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): U. O. Lappe; R. H. Thuillier; R. W. Reeves
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-318
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The Statistical Properties of Signals and Measurements of Simple Manual Control Systems

Author(s): Jerome I. Elkind; D. Lucille Darley
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1963
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): Louis G. Kaufman
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1963
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): L. L. Mazzola; J. Putukian; E. S. Criscione; N. P. Hobbs
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1963
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): L.H. Stember; D. G. Mark; R. E. Mesloh; A. A. Putnam
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1963
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): R. A. Courtney; H. M. Dye; R. L. Erler; C. P. Martin; F. C. Reed; H. T. Spiro; D. E. Johnston
Corporate Author: Planning Research Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
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): R. M. Derby; J. J. Fleck
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1963
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): F. H Durgin; C. J. Bartlett
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-366
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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: 11/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-542
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Investigation of a Close Tolerance Pyrotechnic Metallic Delay Element

Author(s): W. R. Peterson
Corporate Author: Frankford Arsenal
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-563
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Low Frequency Instabilities of Free Systems

Author(s): Robert G. Schwendler and Jack H. Hill
Corporate Author: Computer Engineering Associates
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
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: 10/1/1963
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-820
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Automatic Runway Profile Measuring Instrumentation And Runaway Properties. Part III: Base Surveys

Author(s): D. F. Turner
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1963
Report Number: WADD TR 60-470 Part III
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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): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4044 Part 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): Lawrence Meckler
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1963
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-10
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Investigation of Catalytic Reactions for CO2 Reduction, Part I - Evaluation of a Nickel-Kieselguhr Catalyst

Author(s): Edward B. Thompson, Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-22 Part 1
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Analytical and Experimental Investigation of the Acoustic Environment of the RTD Sonic Fatigue Main Test Chamber

Author(s): Franklin G. Tyzzer and David F. Pernet
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-26
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Measurement of Angular Displacements of Practical Wing Structures by the Moire' Fringe Technique

Author(s): Joseph Padlog and Richard H. Gallagher
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-42
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Control Systems Theory Applied to the Re-Entry of Aerospace Vehicles - II

Author(s): F. H. Kishi
Corporate Author: University of California
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-48 Part 1
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Model Fly Program, Part I. Theoretical Investigations and Preliminary Design Considerations

Author(s): J. A. Hill, X. A. Gikas, A. G. Fonda, and A. J. Gargani
Corporate Author: Giannini Controls Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1964
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): Charles R. Chalk
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-60
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Carbon Monoxide Management, Part I: Technique for Carbon Dioxide Absorber Evaluation

Author(s): John P. Allen, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: AF Air Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-67 Part 1
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Digital Adaptive Flight Control System Phase II

Author(s): Dr. R. E. Andeen and P. P. Shipley
Corporate Author: Sperry Phoenix Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-854
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Pressure Measurements For Mach Five Flows Over Winged Re-Entry Configurations With Aerodynamic Controls. Part I. Blunt Cabin Configuration

Author(s): Kaufman,Louis G., II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp Bethpage N Y
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1964
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4179 Part 1
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Application Of High Moment-Producing Techniques For Control Of A Manned Space Vehicle

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Bendix Corp Southfield Mich
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-32 Final Report
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Application Of High Moment-Producing Techniques For Control Of A Manned Space Vehicle

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Bendix Corp Southfield Mich
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-32 Summary Final Report
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Altimeter Display Study Part I. Summary and Review of Data Requirements

Author(s): W. G. Matheny
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
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): C. B. Elam; W. G. Matheny; D. A. Schum
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-622 Part 2
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Altimeter Display Study Part III. Summary of Experimental Testing

Author(s): C. B. Elam; W. G. Matheny; D. A. Schum
Corporate Author: Bell Helicopter Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-623 Part 3
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Research on Accelerated Reliability Testing Methods Applicable to Non-Electronic Components of Flight Control Systems

Author(s): W. F. Johnson, et al
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-181
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Lithium Spray Structural Cooling

Author(s): Andrew L. Mistretta
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1964
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): N. P. Hobbs
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-8 Part 2
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Structural Dynamic Response of Large Logistic V/STOL Vehicles

Author(s): M. J. Rich; W. D. Jepson; A. C. Buffalono; R. F. Stebbins
Corporate Author: Sikorsky Aircraft
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-44
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Flat-Plate Boundary-Layer Transition at Hypersonic Speeds

Author(s): R. E. Deem; C. R. Erickson; J. S. Murphy
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1964
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): N. P. Hobbs; E. S. Criscione; M. Ayvazian
Corporate Author: AviDyne Research, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1964
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): B. M. Leadon; Jan. Rosciszeski; W. H. Gallaher; W. R. Holst; W. V. Carter
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1964
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): Coleman duP. Donaldson, Roger D. Sullivan and Wallace D. Hayes
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1964
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-17
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Empirical Correlation of Excitation Environment and Structural Parameters with Flight Vehicle Vibration Response

Author(s): R. W. White; D. J. Bozich; K. M. Eldred
Corporate Author: Northrup Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1964
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-160
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Extension of Linear Constant-Coefficient Analysis Methods to Time-Varying Systems

Author(s): Walter A. Johnson; Duane T. McRuer; Anil V. Phatak
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1964
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: 1/1/1966
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-186
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Preliminary Design Considerations for a V/STOL Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Marcus P. Knowlton
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1965
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: 5/1/1967
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-1
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Investigation Of The High Pressure Electrodeless Arc In Air

Author(s): Hollister, Donald D.
Corporate Author: Philco-Ford Corp Newport Beach Calif Aeronutronic Div
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1969
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-160
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Investigation of a Method for the Prediction of Vibratory Response and Stress in Typical Flight Vehicle Structure: Supplement I - Dynamic Modeling of Complex Structures

Author(s): W. H. Roberts and P. E. Finwall
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1964
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-801 Supplement I
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