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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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Determination of Thermal and Mechanical Loadings on Aerospace Vehicles, Volume I.

Author(s): Makemson, Richard L. and Beaumont, Saul S.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-852 Volume 1
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Analysis of the Probability of Collapse of a Fail-Safe Aircraft Structure Consisting of Parallel Elements

Author(s): S. Eggwertz; G. Lindsjo
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4210
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State of the Art for V/STO Control Display


Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4167
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part II" Pressure Data for Dihedral Surfaces Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 2
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Nonlinear Thermoelasitc Effects on Hypersonic Stability and Control, Part III: Simulation, Measurement and Analysis of Nonlinear Static Aerothermoelastic Behavior of a 45 Degree Delta Wing

Author(s): James R. Batt
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-16 Part 3
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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Author(s): C. L. Tai, L. V. Andrew, M. M. H. Loh, P. C. Kamrath
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-25
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Confac II, A General Computer Program for the Determination of Radiant-Interchange Configuration and Form Factors

Author(s): Kempton A. Toups
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-43
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Fixed-Base and In-Flight Simulations of Longitudal and Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities for Piloted Re-Entry Vehicles

Author(s): Edwin A. Kidd, Robert P. Harper, Jr.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 61-362
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Pressure Measurements For Mach 8 Flows Over Expansion Corners And Ramps On An Internally Cooled Model. Part I. Expansion Corner Flows. Part Of An Investigation Of Hypersonic Flow Separation And Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp Bethpage N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-10
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4044 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Flows Ahead of Ramps Part III: Mach 8 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: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-679 Part 3
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Functional Capability of Neuromime Networks for Use in Attitude Stabilization Systems

Author(s): R. J. Lee; R. F. Snyder
Corporate Author: Adaptronics, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-549
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Research and Development of a Hot Gas Flight Stabilization System

Author(s): R. E. Feucht; L. B. Taplin; R. Bosworth; A. Gregory; G. MacArthur
Corporate Author: Bendix Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-449 Part 4
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight-Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part I. Problem Formulation

Author(s): Robert C. Brown; Robert V. Brulle; A. E. Combs; Gerald D. Griffin
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 1 Volume 1
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Pressure Measurements for Mach Five Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4239
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An Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II; Lawrence Meckler; Stavros A. Hartofilis; Daniel Weiss
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-174
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part V - Unsteady Potential Flow Around Slender Bodies at Angles of Attack

Author(s): T. C. Li
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 5
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part IV - Application of the Supersonic Mach Box Method to Intersecting Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): M. T. Moore; L. V. Andrew
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 4
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part II - A Transonic Box Method for Planar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): E. R. Rodemich; L. V. Andrew
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 2
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part I - Application of the Subsonic Kernel Function to Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces

Author(s): H. T. Vivian; L. V. Andrews
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part I: Pressure Data for Delta Wing Surface

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 1
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part III: Heat Transfer Data for Delta Wing Surface

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 3
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Pressure and Heat Transfer Measurements for Mach 8 Flows Over a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration with Aerodynamic Controls: Part IV: Heat Transfer Data for Dihedral Surfaces Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineerign Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-2 Part 4
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A Survey of Aerodynamic Noise

Author(s): J. D. Ingram
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-132
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Theoretical Studies of Methods of Generating Random Waves from Harmonic Sources

Author(s): J. C. Samuels
Corporate Author: General Technology Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-133
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Aerodynamic Characteristics and Flap Loads for a Blunt Pyramidal Configuration at Mach 5 and 8: :Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): William J. Evans; Louis G. Kaufman II
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-128
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Aircraft Motion Analysis

Author(s): J. A. Thelander
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-70
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Theoretical Investigations of Boundary Layer Stability

Author(s): Gibbs S. Raetz; W. Byron Brown
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-184
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Active Control of Booster Elasticity

Author(s): Robert L. Swaim
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-189
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Response of Elastic Structures to Deterministic and Random Excitation

Author(s): R. L. Barnoski
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-199
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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part II, Volume 2 - User's Manual for Part I, Volume 2

Author(s): J. L. Harris, J. A. Shilling and R. F. Vorwald
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-1 Part 2 Volume 2
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Window Systems for Advanced Vehicles

Author(s): S. J. Lis, R. G. Barile and G. Engholm
Corporate Author: General American Transportation Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-39
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Dynamic Buckling of Shell Structures Subject to Longitudinal Impact

Author(s): A. P. Coppa and W. A. Nash
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-65
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Methods in Structural Dynamics for Thin Shell Clustered Launch Vehicles

Author(s): J. S. Keith and J. W. Lincoln
Corporate Author: LTV Astronautics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-105
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Aerodynamic Heating Simulation: Part I. Theory and Program Definition

Author(s): Glendon R. Crump, Lt, USAF
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-112 Part 1
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Development of an Advanced Digital Adaptive Flight Control System

Author(s): J. Zaborszky, W. J. Luedde, R. L. Berger, J. B. Berger and M. A. Madonna
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-115
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An Analysis of Amplitude Probability Measurements

Author(s): G. P. Thrall
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-116
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Stress Analysis of a Parachute During Inflation and at Steady State

Author(s): Helmut G. Heinrich and Lelan R. Jamison, Jr.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-125
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Thermal Response in Sandwich Panels

Author(s): P. Kendall
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-10
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-135
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Hypersonic Dynamic Stability: Part II. Conical Body Experimental Program

Author(s): R. B. Hobbs, Jr.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-149 Part 2
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Hypersonic Dynamic Stability: Part III. Unsteady Flow Field Program

Author(s): H. Rie, E. A. Linkiewicz and F. D. Bosworth
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-149 Part 3
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Unsteady Aerodynamics for Advanced Configurations: Part VII - Velocity Potentials in Non-Uniform Transonic Flow Over a Thin Wing

Author(s): L. V. Andrew and T. E. Stenton
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-152 Part 7
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High Temperature Investigation of Various Crew Escape Concepts for the Reentry Flight Regime

Author(s): C. J. Cohan, G. Campbell, W. Herman, W. Nugent and J. Heathman
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-161
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Transducers for Sonic Fatigue Measurements

Author(s): Ronald D. Kelly
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 64-171
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Estimation of Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes

Author(s): Robert J. Woodcock; Douglas E. Drake
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-218
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Papers on the Control of Distributed Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): M. L. Bandy; W. E. Langlois; P. K. C. Wang
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145
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Human Pilot Dynamics in Compensatory Systems: Theory, Models, and Experiments with Controlled Element and Forcing Function Variations

Author(s): Duan McRuer; Dunstan Graham; Ezra Krendel; William Reisener, Jr.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.; The Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-15
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Computational Methods in Optimal Control Problems

Author(s): James A. Payne
Corporate Author: University of California Department of Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-50
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Measurement of Matrix Frequency Response Functions and Multiple Coherence Functions

Author(s): N. R. Goodman
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-56
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Aerodynamics of a Rectangular Wing with a Peripheral Jet for Air Cushion Take-Off and Landing

Author(s): K. Dau; B. Etkin; D. Surry
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-59
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Tests for Randomness, Stationarity, Normality and Comparison of Spectra

Author(s): J. S. Bendat; L. D. Enochson; A. G. Piersol
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-74
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