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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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24 reports

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: 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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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: 1964-05
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: 1963-09
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: 1964-10
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: 1964-04
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: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-42
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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: 1963-11
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: 1963-11
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: 1963-11
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 2
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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: 1965-03
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: 1964-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-169
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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: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-44
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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: 1964-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-187
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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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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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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: 1964-08
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: 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): Charles R. Chalk
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): John P. Allen, Ph.D.
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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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: 1964-03
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: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-32 Summary Final Report
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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: 1969-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 68-160
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Two Dimensional Analysis of Transient Heat Conduction in a Sector of a Hollow Circular Cylinder

Author(s): J. G. Torian and G. K. Bennett
Corporate Author: Martin Company Aerosciences Research Laboratory
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-642
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