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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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109 reports

Constitution of Iron-Boron Alloys in the Low Boron Range

Author(s): M. E. Nicholson
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-301
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Life Expectancy of Aircraft Under Elevated Temperature Conditions

Author(s): George Gerard
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-493
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Diffusion Of Iron, Nickel And Cobalt Into Hot-Pressed Titanium Carbide

Author(s): Robert C. Turnbull
Corporate Author: Sate College Of Ceramics
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-1
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Stability of Flow in Air-Induction Systems for Boundary-Layer Suction

Author(s): A. H. Flax; C. E. Treanor; J. T. Curtis
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-189
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Statistical Inference, Reliability, And Significance

Author(s): Frank Mark Weida, Mary D. Lum
Corporate Author: Aerospace Research Labs
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-149
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Five-channel Chronograph System For Detonation-wave Propagation Measurements

Author(s): Kenneth E. Kissell, Loren E. Bollinger, Robert G. Dunn
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-84
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Heat Transfer and Frictional Effects in Laminar Boundary Layers. Part 4. Universal Series Solutions

Author(s): Arthur N. Tifford
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-288 Part 4
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Electro Deposition Of Titanium On Base Metals

Author(s): Merle E. Sibert
Corporate Author: Horizon Incorporated
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-503
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Fundamental Study Of Natural And Synthetic Films On Magnesium And Its Alloys


Corporate Author: Dow Chemical Co.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-222
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Survey on Heat Transfer at High Speeds

Author(s): Eckert, Ernst R. G.
Corporate Author: Minnesota University
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-70
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Reduction of Drag Due to Lift at Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): E.W. Graham; P. A. Lagerstrom; B. J. Beane; R. M. Licher; A. M. Rodriguez
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-524 Part 2
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Princeton Helium Hypersonic Tunnel And Preliminary Results Above M=11

Author(s): S. M. Bogdonoff, A. G. Hammitt
Corporate Author: James Forrestal Research Foundation, Princeton University
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-124
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Series Solution Of Laminar Incompressible Mixing Of Two Streams with Different Velocities

Author(s): L. G. Eldrenkamp, J. Xerikos
Corporate Author: Illinois U.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-275
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Metal And Self-bonded Silicon Carbide

Author(s): R. A. Alliegro, L. B. Coffin, J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-38
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Creep Deformation Of Magnesium At Elevated Temperatures By Non-basal Slip

Author(s): A. R. Chaudhurt, H. C. Chang, N. J. Grant
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-593
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Relationship Of Hardness Measurements To The Tensile And Compression Flow Curves

Author(s): R. E. Lenhart
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-114
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Analytical And Experimental Investigations Of Incompressible And Compressible Mixing Of Streams And Jets

Author(s): T. P. Torda, H. S. Stillwell
Corporate Author: Department Of Aeronautical Engineering, University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-347
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Prestressed Ceramic Structures

Author(s): F. R. Shanley, W. J. Knapp, R. A. Needham
Corporate Author: Department Of Engineering, University Of California
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-75 Part 2
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Determination Of Residual Stresses By Indentation Methods

Author(s): Robert A. Bareiss
Corporate Author: Lessells And Associates, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-615
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Delayed Failure And Hydrogen Embrittlement In Steel

Author(s): R. P. Frohmberg, W. J. Barnett, A. R. Troiano
Corporate Author: Case Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-320
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Metal And Self-bonded Silicon Carbide

Author(s): R. E. Wilson, M. T. Curran, J. F. Grant And J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-38 Part 3
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Dynamic System Studies: Analog Computation

Author(s): F. W. Fratten
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 5
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): Advisory Board On Simulation, Chicago
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 1
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): B. E. Howard
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 2
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): K. S. Miller, F. J. Murray
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 14
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Dynamic System Studies

Author(s): W. R. Allen
Corporate Author: University Of Chicago
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 6
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Evaluation Of Forgings Of 4330 Modified, 4340, And 98B40 Steels At High-strength And Levels

Author(s): F. J. Ragland
Corporate Author: Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-89
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Schlieren System for Perforated Wall Type Transonic Wind Tunnels

Author(s): Eugene Behun
Corporate Author: United Aircraft Corp.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-511
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An Analogue Series Computer

Author(s): Max G. Scherberg, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-174
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Dynamic System Studies: Performance Requirements For Flight Tables

Author(s): H. Elmore Blanton
Corporate Author: Dynamic Analysis And Control Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-250 Part 10
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Investigation Of Lateral Stability At Stall

Author(s): Gifford Bull
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-498
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A Recording Magnetic Fluxmeter

Author(s): R. I. Berge, C. A. Guderjahn
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-50
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Preferred Orientation And Deformation In Titaniumand Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Carl J. McHargue, Culie J. Sparks, Jr. , Joseph P. Hammond
Corporate Author: University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-343
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Compressive-creep Properties Of High-temperature Materials

Author(s): L. A. Yerkovich, G. J. Guarnieri
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-582
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Flight Evaluations Of Variable Short Period And Phugoid Characteristics In A B-26

Author(s): Fred Newell, Graham Campbell
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-594
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The Development Of Chromium-Base Heat-Resistant Alloys

Author(s): J. M. Blocher, Jr.; I. E. Campbell; D. J. Maykuth; R. I. Jaffee; H. B. Goodwin
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-470
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Metal And Self-bonded Silicon Carbide Part II

Author(s): R. E. Wilson, L. B. Coffin, J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: New York State College Of Ceramics.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-38 Part 2
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Evaluation Of Forgings Of Inco And TM-2 Steels At High-Strength Levels

Author(s): F. A. Matter, F. J. Ragland, Jr. , G. N. Barrett, Jr.
Corporate Author: Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-587
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Reduction Of Drag Due To Lift At Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): E. W. Graham, P. A. Lagerstrom
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-524 Part 1
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Investigation of the Thwaites Airfoil Principle as Applied to Helicopter Rotor Blades

Author(s): L. Arnold; S. W. Yuan
Corporate Author: Lee Arnold Associates, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-497
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Silicon-Based Cermets and Related Observations

Author(s): Berthold C. Weber; Philip S. Hessinger
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-444
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Inversion of Matrices by Monte Carlo Methods

Author(s): Herbert A. Meyer; Ernest J. Lytle, Jr.; Landis S. Gephart; Norman L. Rasmussen
Corporate Author: University of Florida
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-56
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Oxidation-Resistant Coatings for Molybdenum

Author(s): D. V. Doane
Corporate Author: Climax Molydenum Company of Michigan
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-492 Part 3
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Investigations of Deformation and Fracture of Metals

Author(s): R. P. Carreker, Jr., R. W. Guard, R. E. Lenhart
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-303
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Effect of Elevated Temperature on the Fatigue Strength of Sintered-Aluminum Powder

Author(s): Hyler, W. S.; Grover, H. J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 55-212
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Final Report On Transonic Aircraft Control

Author(s): Thomas R. Parsons
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-247
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Installation of an Automatic Control System in a T-33 Airplane for Variable Stability Flight Research. Part 1. - Preliminary Investigation and Design Studies

Author(s): J. N. Ball (editor)
Corporate Author: Flight Research Department, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07
Report Number: WADC TR 55-156 Part 1
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Installation of an Automatic Control System in a T-33 Airplane for Variable Stability Flight Research. Part 2. Detail Design, Fabrication and Installation

Author(s): Flight Research Department
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-156 Part 2
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Experimental Investigation Of A Method Of Interference Drag Reduction Of A Swept Wing Aircraft By Means Of Fuselage Indentation

Author(s): Degen, M.
Corporate Author: Brown Univ Providence RI
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-12
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Air-to-Air Tracking with Linear and Non-linear Yaw Damping

Author(s): Gifford Bull'; Edwin A. Kidd
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-223
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