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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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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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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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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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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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Simulated Landing Approaches of an Unaugmented C-5A Configuration

Author(s): Newell, F. D.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-210
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Statics and Stability of Thin-Walled Elastic Beams: Part I. Formulation of Fundamental Equations

Author(s): Giangreco, E.
Corporate Author: University of Naples
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-213 Part 1
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Compilation and Analysis of Flight Control System Command Inputs

Author(s): Weir, David H.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-119
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Investigations of Describing Function Technique

Author(s): Graham, Dunstan
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-02
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-137
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Experimental Program to Determine Effect of Crack Buckling and Specimen Dimensions on Fracture Toughness of Thin Sheet Materials

Author(s): Forman, R. G.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-146
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Titan III 20 Percent Dynamic Model Characteristics - Comparison of Theory and Experiment

Author(s): Morosow, George
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL-TR-66-80 p. 945-973
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A Closed-Form Solution to Lifting Reentry

Author(s): Bell, Roland N.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-65
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Pressure Distribution During Parachute Opening. Phase 1. Infinite Mass Operating Case

Author(s): Melzig, H. D.
Corporate Author: Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt E V Brunswick (Germany Fr) Inst Fuer Flugmechanik
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-10
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Analysis And Experimental Evaluation Of An Ultra-High Temperature Pyrolytic Graphite Thermocouple

Author(s): Klein, C. A.
Corporate Author: Raytheon Co Waltham Ma Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-27
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Investigation Of Space Package Alightment Dynamic Load Design Criteria

Author(s): York, K. C.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corp Pomona Ca Pomona Div
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-33
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Investigation Of Friction, Wear And Failure In Aerospace Bearings

Author(s): Staph, H. E.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-75
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Aerodynamic Noise Simulation In Sonic Fatigue Facility

Author(s): Lyon, R. H.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek And Newman Inc Cambridge Mass
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-11
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-112
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Measurement And Analyses Of The J57-P21 Noise Field

Author(s): Hermes, P. H.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-147
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Solid-State Display Devices

Author(s): Van Winkle, Glen
Corporate Author: Lear Siegler, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-81
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A Prototype Peripheral Vision Aircraft Attitude Display

Author(s): Williamson, William R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-91
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Effects of Manipulator Restraints on Human Operator Performance

Author(s): Magdaleno, R. E.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-72
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Development of High Contrast Electroluminescent Techniques for Aircraft Displays

Author(s): Peterson, Carlton J.
Corporate Author: Bunker-Ramo Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-6
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Human Pilot Dynamic Response in Single-Loop Systems with Compensatory and Pursuit Displays

Author(s): Wasicko, R. J.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-137
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Human Pilot Dynamics with Various Manipulators

Author(s): McRuer, D. T.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-138
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Investigation of Boundary Layer Transition in Hypersonic Flow at Angle of Attack

Author(s): Nagel, A. L.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-122
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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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Re-Entry Vehicle Control System Design and Mechanization

Author(s): Scharmack, D. K.
Corporate Author: Honeywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-3
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Low Pressure Measurement Techniques

Author(s): Painter, Herbert A.
Corporate Author: Electro-Optical Systems, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-11
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Stiffness and Vibration Characteristics of Inflatable Delta Wing Models at Temperatures up to 650°F

Author(s): Pollock, Samuel J.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-14
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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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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part I - Wing-Body Interference Effects

Author(s): Borland, Christopher J.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 1
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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part II - Nonlinear Effects

Author(s): Chamberlain, Thomas E.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 2
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Methods of Calculating Aerodynamic Loads on Aircraft Structures: Part III - Effects of Engines, Stores and Wing-Tail Interference

Author(s): Chou, David C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-37 Part 3
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part II - Data Report on Test Section 1

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 2
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part III - Data Report on Test Section 2

Author(s): Brabston, W.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-04
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 3
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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 IX - Data Report on Test Section 8

Author(s): Rutledge, A.
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 9
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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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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XII - Data Report on Test Section 12

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 12
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XIII - Data Report on Test Section 13

Author(s): Watkins, J.
Corporate Author: U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-43 Part 13
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Aircraft Ground-Flotation Investigation: Part XIV - Data Report on Test Section 14

Author(s): Watkins, J.
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 14
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KC-135 Power Spectral Vertical Gust Load Analysis: Volume II - Supplemt Results

Author(s): Latz, Robert N.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-57 Volume 2
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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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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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Approximate Structural Analysis Techniques Employing Undetermined Parameters

Author(s): Ojalvo, I. U.
Corporate Author: Fairchild Hiller Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-59
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Sonic Fatigue Tolerance of Glass Filament Structure: Experimental Results

Author(s): Hayes, J. A.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-78
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Design Calculations on Proven Trainer and Fighter Aircraft for the Verification of a Gust Design Procedure

Author(s): Hwang, Chintsun
Corporate Author: Northrop Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-07
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-82
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