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Fixed-Base and In-Flight Simulations of Longitudal and Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities for Piloted Re-Entry Vehicles

Author(s): Kidd, Edwin A.
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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Analysis of the Probability of Collapse of a Fail-Safe Aircraft Structure Consisting of Parallel Elements

Author(s): Eggwertz, S.
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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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): Kaufman, Louis G., 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): 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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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Author(s): Tai, C. L.
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): Toups, Kempton A.
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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Six-Degree-of-Freedom Flight-Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part I. Problem Formulation

Author(s): Brown, Robert C.
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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An Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Author(s): Kaufman, Louis G., II
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): Li, T. C.
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): Moore, M. T.
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): Rodemich, E. R.
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): Vivian, H. T.
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): Kaufman, Louis G., 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): Kaufman, Louis G., 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): Kaufman, Louis G., 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): Ingram, J. D.
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): Samuels, J. C.
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): Evans, William J.
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): Thelander, J. A.
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): Raetz, Gibbs S.
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): Swaim, Robert L.
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): Barnoski, R. L.
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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Window Systems for Advanced Vehicles

Author(s): Lis, S. J.
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): Coppa, A. P.
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): Keith, J. S.
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): Crump, Glendon R.
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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An Analysis of Amplitude Probability Measurements

Author(s): Thrall, G. P.
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): Heinrich, Helmut G.
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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Hypersonic Dynamic Stability: Part II. Conical Body Experimental Program

Author(s): Hobbs, R. B., 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): Rie, H.
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): Andrew, L. V.
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): Cohan, C. J.
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): Kelly, Ronald D.
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): Woodcock, Robert J.
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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Human Pilot Dynamics in Compensatory Systems: Theory, Models, and Experiments with Controlled Element and Forcing Function Variations

Author(s): McRuer, Duane
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): Payne, James A.
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): Goodman, N. R.
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): Dau, K.
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): Bendat, J. S.
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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An Analytical Study of V/STOL Handling Qualities in Hover and Transition

Author(s): Stapleford, R. L.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-73
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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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Calculation of Laminar Separation with Free Interaction by the Method of Integral Relations: Part I - Two-Dimensional Supersonic Adiabatic Flow

Author(s): Nielsen, Jack N.
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107
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Calculation of Laminar Separation with Free Interaction by the Method of Integral Relations: Part II - Two-Dimensional Supersonic Nonadiabatic Flow and Axisymmetric Supersonic Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Flows

Author(s): Nielsen, Jack N.
Corporate Author: Itek Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-107 Part 2
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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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The Light-Line-Tethering Technique for Determining the Aerodynamic Derivatives of an Air Cushion Vehicle

Author(s): Kurylowich, G.
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-159
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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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Table of Contents


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. i-iv
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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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