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Improved Graphite Material for High-Temperature Aerospace Use: Volume I. Research and Development for Improved Graphite Materials


Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: ML TDR 64-125 Volume I
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Development Of An Alignment And Measuring System For Large Aerospace Vehicles. Volume II.

Author(s): Steinhacker, Mark
Corporate Author: Kollsman Instrument Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML TR 67-255 Volume 2
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The Collection, Generation, and Analysis of MIL-HDBK-5 Allowable Design Data

Author(s): Ruff, Paul E.
Corporate Author: Battelle Columbus Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-03
Report Number: AFML TR 72-61
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Performance of Ball Bearings in Air and Vacuum with No Added Lubrication

Author(s): Mecklenburg, K. R.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-06
Report Number: AFML TR 72-73
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Research on Metallurgical Synthesis

Author(s): Wilcox, B. A
Corporate Author: Battelle Columbus Div OH
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-12
Report Number: AFML TR 72-238
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Corrosion Cracking of Metallic Materials. Part I. Summary.

Author(s): Fontana, Mars G.
Corporate Author: Ohio State Univ Columbus Dept Of Metallurgical Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-08
Report Number: AFML TR 72-102 Part 1
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Comparison of Major Forging Systems

Author(s): Lake, Frank N.
Corporate Author: TRW Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-05
Report Number: AFML TR 71-112
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Development of a Nondestructive Testing Technique to Determine Flaw Criticality

Author(s): Hartbower, C. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet Solid Propulsion Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-01
Report Number: AFML TR 71-218
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Corrosion Cracking of Metallic Materials

Author(s): Fontana, Mars G.
Corporate Author: Ohio State Univ Columbus Dept Of Metallurgical Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-01
Report Number: AFML TR 70-2
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions Part II. Volume I: Facilities and Techniques Employed for Characterization of Candidate Materials

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 2 Volume 1
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part IX - Calculation of Thermodynamic Quantities from Phase Diagrams

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 9
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part VII - The Phase Diagram Ti-V-C

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 7
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part VI - The Phase Equilibria in the Metal-Rich Region of the Hafnium-Tantalum-Nitrogen System

Author(s): Booker, P. H.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 6
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part V - The Phase Diagram W-B-C

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 5
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part IV - The Effect of Molybdenum and Tungsten on the Subcarbide Solutions in the Vanadium-Tantalum-Carbon and Niobium-Tantalum-Carbon Systems

Author(s): Brukl, C. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 4
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part II - Effect of Rhenium and Aluminum Additions on the Metal-Rich Equilibria in the Titanium-Molybdenum-Carbon and Titanium-Niobium-Carbon Systems

Author(s): Brukl, C. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 2
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Phase Equilibria Investigation of Binary, Ternary, and Higher Order Systems, Part I - The Phase Diagrams of the Systems Ti-Nb-C, Ti-Ta-C, and Ti-Mo-C

Author(s): Rudy, E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-117 Part 1
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Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Barrel Coating for Refractory Fasteners

Author(s): Wakefield, Gene F.
Corporate Author: Texas Instruments, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-316
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The Compatibilities of Boron and Germanium

Author(s): Bidwell, Lawrence R.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-10
Report Number: AFML TR 69-258
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Fracture Toughness, Fatigue and Corrosion Characteristics of X7080-T7E41 and 7178-T651 Plate and 7075-T6510, 7075-T73510, X7080-T7E42, and 7178-T6510 Extruded Shapes.

Author(s): Kaufman, J. G.
Corporate Author: Aluminum Company of America
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-11
Report Number: AFML TR 69-255
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Thermodynamics of Titanium Alloys. III. The Titanium-Molybdenum System.

Author(s): Hoch, M.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-248 Part 3
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Manufacturing Methods for Aircraft Tires by Filament-Winding Techniques. Part I.

Author(s): Sanger, Merle J.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-226
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Reinforced Thermoplastics For Making An Expandable, Rigidizable Wing Tip Tank

Author(s): Salyer, I. O.
Corporate Author: Monsanto Research Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-212
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Design Allowables for Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Martin, Gardner R.
Corporate Author: North American Rockwell Corp Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-06
Report Number: AFML TR 69-161
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Analytical Approach to Composite Behavior

Author(s): Ebert, L. J.
Corporate Author: Case Western Reserve Univ Cleveland OH Dept Of Metallurgy
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-06
Report Number: AFML TR 69-129
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Stress Waves in a Laminated Medium Generated by Transverse Forces

Author(s): Voelker, Leonard E.
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-120
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Compatibility of Tankage Materials with Liquid Propellants

Author(s): Tiffany, C. F.
Corporate Author: Boeing Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-05
Report Number: AFML TR 69-99
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 3, Volume 3: Experimental Results of High Velocity Hot Gas/Cold Wall Tests.

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-02
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 3 Volume 3
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 2. Volume 3. Facilities and Techniques Employed for Hot Gas/Cold Wall Tests

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 2 Volume 3
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions Part 2. Volume 2: Facilities and Techniques Employed for Cold Gas/Hot Wall Tests

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 2 Volume 2
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Dynamic Behavior of Metals Under Tensile Impact. Part I. Elevated Temperature Tests.

Author(s): Schultz, Albert B.
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ At Chicago Circle Dept Of Materials Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-04
Report Number: AFML TR 69-76 Part 1
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Properties of JTA Graphite

Author(s): Bortz, Seymour A.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-07
Report Number: AFML TR 68-178
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High Deposition Rate Gas Tungsten Arc (Tig) Welding Of High Strength Steels

Author(s): Miller, Howard R.
Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corp Newark Nj Linde Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFML TR 68-123
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Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies for a Refractory Materials Program, Part II.

Author(s): McClaine, L. A.
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-204 Part 2
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Inorganic Films for Solar Energy Absorption. Part II.

Author(s): Langley, Robert C.
Corporate Author: Engelhard Industries, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-92 Part 2
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Development Of A Ti-Al-Cb Alloy For Use At 1200 - 1800 F

Author(s): McAndrew, Joseph B.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-446 Part 2
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Studies of the Brittle Behavior of Ceramic Materials, Part III.

Author(s): Parikh, N. M.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-628 Part 3
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New and Refined Nondestructive Techniques for Graphite Billets and Shapes

Author(s): Oaks, A. E.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFML TR 70-212 Part 2
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Application And Evaluation Of Reinforced Refractory Ceramic Coatings

Author(s): Kallup, Charles, Jr.
Corporate Author: Marquardt Corp Van Nuys Calif
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: ML TDR 64-81
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 3. Volume 1. Experimental Results of Low Velocity Cold Gas/Hot Wall Tests

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 3 Volume 1
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 3. Volume 2. Experimental Results of High Velocity Cold Gas/Hot Wall Test

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 3 Volume 2
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Mechanisms Of Fatigue In 1100-0 And 2024-T4 Aluminum

Author(s): Grosskreutz, J. C.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-07
Report Number: AFML TR 65-127
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Development of High-Strength, Elevated-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant Steel

Author(s): Kasak, A.
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company of America
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-766
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Phase Diagram for the Tantalum-Platinum Alloy System

Author(s): Ray, Alden E.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton; Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Report Number: ML TDR 64-54
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Micromechanics Of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Author(s): Alexander, E. L.
Corporate Author: Rocketdyne Canoga Park Calif Research Dept
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-11
Report Number: AFML TR 65-283
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Evaluation Of High Nickel Steel For Application In Large Booster Motor Fabrication

Author(s): Anderson, R. E.
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corp Sacramento Calif
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: ML TDR 64-115
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Conference on Transparent Aircraft Enclosures: February 5-8 1973, Las Vegas, Nevada

Author(s): Wittman, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-06
Report Number: AFML TR 73-126
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Multiple-Band Surface Treatments for High Damping

Author(s): Lazan, B. J.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-09
Report Number: AFML TR 65-269
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The Role Of Emittance In Refractory Metal Coating Performance: Part I - Review And Analysis

Author(s): Bartsch, K. O.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-01
Report Number: AFML TR 66-55 Part 1
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Manufacturing Process For Small Diameter Bar And Extruded Shapes Of Td Nickel-Chromium

Author(s): Barnett, William J.
Corporate Author: Du Pont De Nemours (E I) And Co Wilmington DE
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-05
Report Number: AFML TR 68-117
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