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An Analysis of the Effect of Ionization on the Laminar Flow of a Dense Gas in a Channel

Author(s): Henry R. Velkoff
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1963
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4009
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Research on Gas Lubrication at High Temperatures and Low Flow Rates

Author(s): P. Lewis; M Eusepi
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1965
Report Number: APL TDR 64-56 Part 2
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Effects of Additives on the Storage Stability of High-Temperature Fuels

Author(s): Robert K. Johnston; E. L. Anderson
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1964
Report Number: AFAPL TR 64-142
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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance: Part V. Research on Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication on High-Speed Rolling Contacts

Author(s): Jerrold Kannel, J. Clarence Bell, J. A. Walowit
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1965
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 5
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Design Criteria for Inflated, Expandable Beams Used as Structural Members in an Advanced Concept Paraglider

Author(s): Toni, R. A., McNulty, J. F.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 537-554
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Development of Space Expanded and Rigidized Solar Energy Collectors

Author(s): Schwartz, S.
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 555-571
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Aluminum Foil Expandable Structures

Author(s): Motta, S.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 572-602
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Fabrication and Pressurization Technology for Improvement of Surface Accuracy of Passive Communications Satellites

Author(s): Grana, D. C.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 603-616
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Astronaut Maneuvering Unit Technology

Author(s): Van Schaik, P. N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 633-648
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Deployment System for the Pegasus Meteoroid Technology Satellite

Author(s): Ganssle, E. R.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 649-657
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Structural Behavior of Tapered Inflated Fabric Cylinders Under Various Loading Conditions

Author(s): Kovalesvsky, L., Rish, F. L.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 659-685
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Satellite Applications for Expandable Space Structures

Author(s): Zahn, H. S.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 687-707
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Recent Applications of Inflated Structures to Aerospace Vehicles

Author(s): Ross, R. S.
Corporate Author: Good Year Space Corp.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 709-739
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Correlation of Analytical and Experimental Results of Cylindrical Shells Under Newtonian Pressure Distribution

Author(s): Lycurgus, N. C., Midgley, W. R.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 740-767
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High-Temperature Protective Re-entry Coatings for Expandable Structures

Author(s): Conger, M. T., Chalmers, T. W.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 769-783
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Dual Wall Inflatable Structures for Space Oriented Applications

Author(s): Bair, H. Q., Fischer, W. H.
Corporate Author: Air Inflatable Products Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 785-802
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. i-xiii
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Membrane Analysis of Pressurized Thin Spheroid Shells Composed of Flat Gores and Its Application to Echo II

Author(s): Bahiman, H., Thole, J. M.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 617-631
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Stability of High-Temperature Hydrocarbon Jet Fuels During Storage

Author(s): Herbert R. Lander, Jr.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1964
Report Number: APL TDR 64-107
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Investigation of RF Radiation as a Secondary Phenomenon for Use in Checkout

Author(s): James W. Ballard; Eugene F. Horn
Corporate Author: Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-46
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Development of High Temperature Seal-Lubricant Deposit Evaluation Techniques

Author(s): Pfoutz, Billy D.; Knox, William G.; Gannon, Frank
Corporate Author: Koppers Co Inc Monroeville PA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/3/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-3
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Storage Stability Of High Temperature Fuels

Author(s): Whisman, M. L.; Ward, C. C.
Corporate Author: Bureau Of Mines Bartlesville Okla Petroleum Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1967
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-13 Part 3
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Rotor-Bearing Dynamics Design Technology. Part VII: The Three Lobe Bearing And Floating Ring Bearing

Author(s): Lund, J. W.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Technology Inc Latham NY
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1968
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-45 Part 7
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Expandable Structures Design Concepts for Astronaut Transfer

Author(s): Jurich, L., Forbes, F. W., Schofield, J. Hribar, V. F.
Corporate Author: Aero Propulsion Laboratory; Aero Medical Laboratory; Aerospace Corporation; Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 1-18
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Application of Expandable Honeycomb to Fabrication of Space Structures

Author(s): Russell, I. W., Koons, C.
Corporate Author: GCA Corporation; Experimental Fabrication Division, WPAFB
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 50-73
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Lightweight, Expandable Support Shelter Systems

Author(s): Alexander, J. M.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 75-103
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Bare Base Development Concepts

Author(s): Merkel, K. H., Alexander, J. M., Born, G. C.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 104-139
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'Ratio' Automated Assembly Technique for Space Structures

Author(s): Slysh, P.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 141-163
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Chemical Rigidization of Preformed Flexible Foams

Author(s): Hanny, J. F.
Corporate Author: National Cash Register Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 165-178
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Maintenance Technology for Space Systems

Author(s): May, C. B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 179-197
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Structural Considerations for an Expandable Lenticular Satellite

Author(s): Humble, J. L.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 199-213
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Application of Inflatable Structures to Station Keeping of Passive Communications Satellites

Author(s): Cooper, J. E.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 215-233
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Development of Manufacturing Techniques for a Metal Fabric Reinforced Re-entry Paraglider

Author(s): Keville, J. F.
Corporate Author: Space-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 235-247
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Bending of Unfurlable Tubular Structures in Space

Author(s): Herzl, G. G.
Corporate Author: Philco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 249-263
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Development and Evaluation of a Rigidized Inflatable Microwave Reflector

Author(s): Gibson, K. F., Peace, G. M.
Corporate Author: Computing Devices of Canada, Ltd.; Bendix Corporation Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 265-287
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Sodium Silicate as a Versatile Structural Material

Author(s): Hoffman, H. I.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 289-303
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Inflatable Thermal Radiation Shield for Space Application

Author(s): Marshall, J. E.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Fort Worth
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 305-338
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Predistributed Foam for Rigidizing Membrane Structures in Space

Author(s): Jouriles, N.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 339-361
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Semi-rigid Structures for Space Applications: Expandable Space Structure

Author(s): Knox, P. M., Omer Moses, R.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 362-295
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Buildings in Barrels, Part III

Author(s): Swensen, S.B.
Corporate Author: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 397-428
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Metal Fabrics for Aerospace Expandable Structures

Author(s): Freeston Jr., W. D.
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 429-446
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Simulation of Meteoroid Impact Effects on Expandable Structures

Author(s): Holten, A. J.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 447-466
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Development of an Expandable Airlock Utilizing the Elastic Recovery Principle

Author(s): Williams, J., Brink, N. O.
Corporate Author: NASA Langley Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 467-496
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Potential Applications for Expandable and Inflatable Structures for Re-entry Vehicles

Author(s): Wykes, R. P.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/27/1965
Report Number: AFAPL TR 65-108 p. 497-518
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Evaluation Of A Detector For Free Water In Fuel

Author(s): Johnston, Robert K.; Monita, Charles M.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-39
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Lubricity Properties Of High-Temperature Jet Fuels

Author(s): Appeldoorn, J. K.; Tao, F. F.
Corporate Author: Esso Research And Engineering Co Linden Nj Products Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1967
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-89 Part 2
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Bibliography: On-Board In-Flight Checkout. Part II. Literature Citations

Author(s): Johnson, James L.
Corporate Author: IBM Federal Systems Div Owego Ny Electronics Systems Center
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1966
Report Number: AFAPL TR 66-130 Part 2
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A Study of the Influence of Lubricants on High-Speed Rolling-Contact Bearing Performance

Author(s): Jerrold Kannel, J. Clarence Bell, J. A. Walowit, C. M. Allen
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/10/1967
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-643 Part 7
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Project AHT

Author(s): Crawford, James E. Blackwell, Earl G.
Corporate Author: : Space-General Corp El Monte CA
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1967
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-30
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Turbine Engine Compressor Blade Checkout

Author(s): Bridges, J. E.; Hegner, H. R.; Knox, R. M.; Schwab, R. B.; Hehn, A. H.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1967
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-59
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