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237 reports

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Arc Plasma-Generation Technology. Part II: Applied Research on Electric Arc Phenomena. Volume 1: A Theoretical and Experimental Study of Thermionic Arc Cathodes

Author(s): W. L. Bade and J. M. Yos
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-729 Part 2 Volume 1
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A Survey Of Test Procedures For Evaluating Short Brittle Fibers

Author(s): Stanley Schulman; James Epting
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-92
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Thermogravimetry Of Plastics Part 1: Empirical Homogeneous Kinetics

Author(s): Farmer, Rex W.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-1043 Part 1
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume I: Ferrous Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD-TDR-63-741 Vol. I Supplement I
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume II: Non-Ferrous Alloys

Author(s): V. Weiss; J. G. Sessler
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: ASD-TDR-63-741 Vol. II Supplement I
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Research and Development on Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume XVII - Radiography of Carbon and Graphite

Author(s): T. C. Furnas; M. R. Rosumny
Corporate Author: Picker X-Ray Corp
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 17
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Cyclic Strain Accumulation Under Complex Multiaxial Loading

Author(s): Moyar, G. J.; Sinclair, G. M.
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ At Urbana Fracture Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-12
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4120
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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies for a Refractory Materials Program

Author(s): L. A. McClaine
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ASD-TDR-62-204 Part III
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume V. Ta-C System. Partial Investigation In The Systems Nb-C And V-C.

Author(s): Rudy, E.; Harmon, D. P.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-12
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 5
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Ternary Phase Equilibrium In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part II. Ternary Systems. Volume XII. Ti-Zr-B System. Investigation Of Pseudo-Binary Systems Zrb2-Nbb2, Zrb2-Tab2, And Hfb2-Nbn2

Author(s): Eckert, T. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 2 Volume 12
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part II. Ternary Systems. Volume XIII. Phase Diagrams Of The Systems Ti-B-C, Zr-B-C, And Hf-B-C.

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-12
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 2 Volume 13
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Exploratory Evaluation Of Filament-Wound Composites For Tankage Of Rocket Oxidizers And Fuels

Author(s): Sanger, M. J.; Molho, R.; Howard, W. W.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFML TR 65-381
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Evaluation Of High Strength Tungsten-Base Alloys

Author(s): Cook, Charles R.
Corporate Author: TRW Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFML TR 65-397
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume VII. Tib System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 7
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume VIII. Zr-B System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 8
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part I. Related Binary Systems. Volume IX. Hf-B System

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento CA Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 1 Volume 9
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Ternary Phase Equilibria In Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon-Silicon Systems. Part II. Ternary Systems. Volume XVII. Constitution Of Ternary Ta-Mo-C Alloys

Author(s): Rudy, E.; Windisch, St.; Brukl, C. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento Calif Materials Research Lab
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12
Report Number: AFML TR 65-2 Part 2 Volume 17
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The Effect of Certain Damping Treatments on the Response of Idealized Aeroplane Structures Excited by Noise

Author(s): Mead, D. J.
Corporate Author: University of Southampton
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AFML TR 65-284
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Large Deflections of Statically Loaded Coplanar Fibers Using Normal and Tangential Displacements

Author(s): Whitney, James M.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-05
Report Number: AFML TR 65-39
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume II: Non-Ferrous Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol. II Supplement 2
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Manufacturing Process For Premium Quality Titanium Casting

Author(s): Pulkonik, K. J.; Regan, R. D.; Lee, W. E.; Rosenberg, R. A.
Corporate Author: Mitron Research and Development Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: AFML TR 66-184
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Refractory Metal Coatings By Chemical Vapor Deposition

Author(s): Wakefield, Gene F.
Corporate Author: Texas Instruments Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-02
Report Number: AFML TR 66-397
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Magnetoabsorption Techniques For Measuring Material Properties

Author(s): Rollwitz, William L.; Cloassen, John P.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Inst San Antonio TX
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-05
Report Number: AFML TR 66-76
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume IIA: Non-Ferrous Heat Resistant Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol. II A Supplement 3
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume II: Non-Ferrous Light Metal Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol. II Supplement 3
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A Study Of The Effect Of Superimposed Stress Concentrations And Fracture Of Inhomogeneous Brittle Solids

Author(s): Weiss, V.; Takimoto, A. ; Nash, G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFML TR 66-235
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Plastic Deformation Of Body-Centered Cubic Metals. Volume I. Plastic Deformation Of Tantalum.

Author(s): Owen, Walter S.; Hull, Derek; Formby, Christopher L.; Byron, John
Corporate Author: University of Liverpool
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFML TR 66-369 Volume 1
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Intermittent Creep And Stability Of Materials For Sst Applications

Author(s): Thompson, Oscar N.; Jones, Richard L.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-01
Report Number: AFML TR 66-407
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Preparation And Investigation Of High-Strength Wires

Author(s): Pfouts, W. R.; Moazed, K. L.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-35
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The Effect Of Testing System Stiffness On Fracture Behavior Of Sheet Specimens

Author(s): Weiss, V.; Grewal, K.; Rosenberg, W.; Lin, R.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-37
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Description Of A Continuing Program On Tables Of Thermophysical Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Ho, C. Y.
Corporate Author: Purdue University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: AFML TR 67-81
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Research On Boron Filament/Metal Matrix Composite Materials

Author(s): Wolff, Ernest G. Hill, Russell J.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFML TR 67-140
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Research To Optimize The Filament-Wound Toroidal Tire To Provide Performance To Tests Of Specification Mil-T-5041d At Minimum Weight

Author(s): Salcedo, Frank S.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFML TR 67-154
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Tantalum Alloy Tubing Development Program

Author(s): Turner, Fred S.
Corporate Author: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation Research Center
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFML TR 67-191
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Development of Improved Methods of Depositing Iridium Coatings on Graphite.

Author(s): Macklin, Buford A.; LaMar, Paul A.
Corporate Author: General Technologies Corp Springfield VA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09
Report Number: AFML TR 67-195 Part 2
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Refractory Metal Coatings By The Fused Salt Method

Author(s): Steinman, J. B.; Warnock, R. V.; Root, C. G.; Stetson, A. R.
Corporate Author: Solar Turbines International San Diego CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-10
Report Number: AFML TR 67-318
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Micromechanics Of High Strength, Low Density, Boron Filament Reinforced Aluminum Metallic Composites

Author(s): Lenoe, E. M.; Murro, R. P.; Beaumont, S.; Wu, J.
Corporate Author: AVCO Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12
Report Number: AFML TR 67-125 Part 2
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Compilation Of Tensile And Creep Rupture Data Of Several Al, Mg, Ti, And Steel Alloys, And Ni Superalloys

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-04
Report Number: AFML TR 67-259
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Study Of The Hot Corrosion Of Superalloys

Author(s): Walters, J. J.
Corporate Author: Avco Lycoming Div Stratford CT
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-09
Report Number: AFML TR 67-297
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Investigation Of Hot Corrosion Of Nickel Base Superalloys Used In Gas Turbine Engines

Author(s): Ryan, Kenneth H.; Hamilton, Paul E.; Kildsig, John R.
Corporate Author: General Motors Corp Indianapolis In Allison Gas Turbine Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-306
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Development Of Manufacturing Methods For Producing Pyrolytic Graphite In Various Shapes And Structures

Author(s): Clark, Thomas J.
Corporate Author: General Electric Co Detroit Mi Metallurgical Products Dept
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-11
Report Number: AFML TR 67-344
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Surface Displacements On The End Of An Elastic Cylinder

Author(s): Wilson, E. A.; Ling, F. F.
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Troy N Y Dept Of Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-02
Report Number: AFML TR 68-37
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Effects Of Composite Interfaces On Mechanical Properties

Author(s): Clark, Arthur B.
Corporate Author: Astro Research Corp Carpinteria CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12-28
Report Number: AFML TR 68-43
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume IIA: Non-Ferrous Heat Resistant Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol.II A Supplement 4
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume I: Ferrous Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol. I Supplement 4
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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook: Volume II: Non-Ferrous Light Metal Alloys

Author(s): Sessler, J. G.
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-03
Report Number: ASD-TDR 63-741, Vol. II Supplement 4
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Evaluation of Welded and Brazed Stainless Steels and Superalloys in a Corrosive Environment

Author(s): O'Connor, J. J.; Vozzella, P. A.
Corporate Author: Pratt And Whitney Aircraft Group East Hartford CT
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-10
Report Number: AFML TR 67-258
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Evaluation of Processing Techniques for Producing Premium Quality, High Strength Aluminum Alloy Castings.

Author(s): Oswalt, K. J.
Corporate Author: Northrop Corp Hawthorne CA Norair Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-12
Report Number: AFML TR 68-8
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Effect Of Surface On Fatigue Resistance And Brittle Fracture

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Corp Denver Colo Denver Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-03
Report Number: AFML TR 68-65
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Titanium Structural Sections Produced By Roll Bonding On Bar Mills

Author(s): Newcomer, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Mcdonnell Aircraft Co St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09-30
Report Number: AFML TR 68-240
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