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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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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): Batt, James R.
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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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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Evaluation Tests for Statistical Analyzers

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-93
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Systems for the Collection and Analysis of Dynamic Data

Author(s): Kelly, R. D.
Corporate Author: Measurement Analysis Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-94
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part I. Roll Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 1
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A Study of Conventional Airplane Handling Qualities Requirements: Part II. Lateral-Directional Oscillatory Handling Qualities

Author(s): Ashkenas, I. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-138 Part 2
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An Evaluation of Procedures for Calculating Aerodynamic Loads

Author(s): Schindel, Leon H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-18
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Introduction


Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 1-4
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Application of Lyapunov's Direct Method to Stability Problems in Elastic and Aeroelastic Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 29-64
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Asymptotic Stability of Equilibrium of a Simplified Aerodynamic Vehicle with Flexible Tail

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 65-71
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Stability Analysis of a Simplified Pitch-Controlled Flexible Aerodynamic Vehicle Via Lyapunov's Direct Method

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 72-83
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Optimum Control of a Class of Mixed Distributed and Lumped Parameter Systems

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 84-106
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Theory of Stability and Control for Distributed Parameter Systems. An Annotated Bibliography

Author(s): Wang, P. K. C.
Corporate Author: IBM San Jose Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-145 p. 141-164
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Ground Simulator Evaluations of Coupled Roll-Spiral Mode Effects on Aircraft Handling Qualities

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-39
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Weight Minimization of Honeycomb Heat Shields

Author(s): Achard, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-66
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Development Of Aircraft Shock Absorbers Using Friction As The Energy Dissipator

Author(s): Fricker, Walter W.
Corporate Author: Cleveland Pneumatic Co OH
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-96
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume V - Supplement I. Engineering User and Technical Report - Extended.

Author(s): Pickard, J.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume V Supplement I
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume VI. Supplement I. Description of Digital Computer Program. Phase I. Extended.

Author(s): Morris, R.C.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume VI Supplement I
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Format-Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume VII - Supplement I. Description of Digital Computer Program - Phase III - Extended.

Author(s): Frank, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume VII Supplement I
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Format - Fortran Matrix Abstraction Technique. Volume V. Engineering User And Technical Report.

Author(s): Pickard, J.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-207 Volume V
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The Development And Evaluation Of The Cal/Air Force Dynamic Wind-Tunnel Testing System. Part II. Dynamic Tests Of An F-104 Model.

Author(s): Statler, Irving C.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-153 Part 2
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Low Pressure Type Expandable Aircraft Tire Characteristics

Author(s): Wagner, Paul M.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-170
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Flight Evaluation of Various Phugoid Dynamics and 1/Th1 Values for the Landing Approach Task

Author(s): Chalk, Charles
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronutical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-2
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Mathematical Analysis of Heat Conduction in a Sector of a Hollow Circular Cylinder

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-16
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Fundamental Relationships for Ablation and Hyperthermal Heat Transfer

Author(s): Achard, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-25
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part V - Data Report on Test Section 4

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 5
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part VII - Data Report on Test Section 6

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 7
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part VIII - Data Report on Test Section 7

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 8
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part X - Data Report on Test Section 9

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 10
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XI - Data Report on Test Section 10

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-09
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 11
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Preliminary Development of Gust Design Procedures Based on Power Spectral Techniques: Volume I - Theoretical and General Considerations

Author(s): Houbolt, John C.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-58 Volume 1
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A Finite Element-Method for the Determination of Non-Stationary Temperature Distribution and Thermal Deformations

Author(s): Visser, W.
Corporate Author: Technological University, Delft, Netherlands
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 925-943
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Atmospheric Turbulence Spectra From B-52 Flight Loads Data

Author(s): Coy, Richard G.
Corporate Author: Dayton Univ OH Research Inst
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-13
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The Method Of Characteristics For Three-Dimensional Real-Gas Flows Including The Digital Computer Program Details And Operating Procedures For Frozen Flows.

Author(s): Strom, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-47
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Experimental Flight Instruments

Author(s): Schouten, Tunis H.
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler Inc Grand Rapids Mi Instrument Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-143
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Wind Tunnel Studies Of The Pressure Distribution And The Flow Field In The Wake Of The Lockheed C-141A Starlifter Jet Transport Aircraft

Author(s): Goodrick, T. F.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Univ Minneapolis Dept Of Aeronautics And Engineering Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-163
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Prediction Of Boundary Layer Pressure Fluctuations

Author(s): Lowson, Martin V.
Corporate Author: Wyle Labs Inc Huntsville AL Testing Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-167
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Establishment Of An Unsymmetrical Wake Test Capability For Aerodynamic Decelerators. Volume III. Experimental Wake Survey And Body Surface Pressure Data

Author(s): Henke, Daniel W.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aerospace Corp Akron Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-192 Volume 3
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Iterative Method For The Analysis Of Large Structural Systems

Author(s): Venkayya, V. B.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 67-194
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Preliminary Development of Gust Design Procedures Based on Power Spectral Techniques: Volume II - Summary of Possible Procedures

Author(s): Houbolt, John C.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-58 Volume 2
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Continua and Discontinua

Author(s): Argyris, J. H.
Corporate Author: University of London; University7 of Stuttgart
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 9-189
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Automated Stress Analysis Using Substructures

Author(s): Taig, I.C.
Corporate Author: British Aircraft Corporation (Operating) Limited
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 253-274
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A Study of the Matrix Displacement Method as Applied to Shells of Revolution

Author(s): Klein, Stanley
Corporate Author: Aerospace Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 275-298
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The Equivalence of Force and Displacement Methods in the Matrix Analysis of Elastic Structures

Author(s): Kosk, Eryk
Corporate Author: National Aeronautical Establishment
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 329-351
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Structural Influence Coefficients for a Redundant System Including Beam-Column Effects

Author(s): Rodden, William P.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 353-383
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Orthogonalization of Internal Force and Strain Systems

Author(s): Filho, Fernando Venancio
Corporate Author: Instituto Technologico de Aeronautica
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 385-393
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Element Stiffness-Matrices for Boundary Compatibility and for Prescribed Boundary Stresses

Author(s): Pian, Theodore H. H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 457-477
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Dynamic Stiffness Matrix Formulation by Means of Hermitian Polynomials

Author(s): Pestel, Eduard C
Corporate Author: Technische Hochschule Hannover
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 479-502
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A Flat Triangular Shell Element Stiffness Matrix

Author(s): Melosh, Robert J.
Corporate Author: Philco Western Development Laboratry
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 503-514
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