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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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103 reports

Investgation of Certain Unsteady Aerodynamic Effects in Longitudinal Dynamic Stability

Author(s): H. Ashley; G. Zartarian; D. O. Neilson
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1951
Report Number: AF TR 5986
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Aerodynamic Noise And The Estimation Of Noise In Aircraft

Author(s): Orville R. Rogers, Robert F. Cook
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-341
AD Number: AD0013026
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Design Manual for Determining the Thermal Characteristics of High Speed Aircraft

Author(s): H. A. Johnson; M. W. Rubesin; F. M. Sauer; E. G. Slack; L. Possner
Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/10/1947
Report Number: AF TR 5632
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Thermoelastic Stresses In Beams

Author(s): Euval S. Barrekette
Corporate Author: Institute of Flight Structures; Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1950
Report Number: WADC TR 59-178
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Wind Tunnel Tests of the Coanda Wing and Nozzle

Author(s): D. W. Young; D. Zonars
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1950
Report Number: AF TR 6199
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Subsonic Flow Over a Body Between Porous Walls

Author(s): Kassner, Rudolph R.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-9
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Flight Test Investigation to Determine the Effectiveness of a Rocket as an Emergency Spin Recovery Device

Author(s): G. H. Farmer; B. G. Peterson
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-233
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Investigation of Discrepancies Between Flight-Measured and Calculated F-80A Derivatives and Respnonses Including a Study of Aeroelastic Effects

Author(s): Leonard Segel
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-130
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Rolling Effectiveness and Aileron Reversal Characteristics of Straight and Sweptback Wings: Part 3. Evaluation and Test Results

Author(s): Eric Groth
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: AF TR 6198 Part 3
AD Number: AD0003719
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Measurements with Honeycombs in the Full-Scale and in the Model Vertical Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Wilhem F. Knackstedt
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-207
AD Number: AD0008717
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Principles of Canopy Design For Military Aircraft

Author(s): Ambrose B. Nutt
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-92
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An Investigation Of The Experimental Determination Of Aircraft Inertia

Author(s): Claude R. Woodard
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-207
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Boundary Layer Control On 64A006 And 64A010 Airfoils At High Subsonic Speeds

Author(s): B. M. Leadon, G. E. Anderson
Corporate Author: Dept. Of Aeronautical Engineering, University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-490
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The Wall Pressure Distribution In A Choked Tunnel

Author(s): Gottfried Guderley
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-509
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Temperature Distributions In A Typical Aircraft Structure Due To Transient External Heating, Volume I, T-33 Airplane

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio; Bertram Bussell; William F. Macinnes
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering, Los Angeles, California
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-216
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Permanent Buckling Of Sheet-Stringer Panels At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Robert A. Needham
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-209
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Temp-Tapes: Improved Design, Construction, And Calibration

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio; Bertram Busseli
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-211
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An Experimental Investigation Of Hot Gas Ejectors For Boundary Layer Control

Author(s): Richard V. De Leo
Corporate Author: Rosemount Aeronautical Laboratories, University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-128 Part 2
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Aeroelastic Effects On Dynamic Longitudinal Stability

Author(s): Goland, Martin; Luke, Yudell L.
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Inst Kansas City MO
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-29
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Effects of Spring and Inertia Devices on the Longitudinal Stability of Aircraft

Author(s): Joseph H. Goldberg
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-350
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Flight Test Investigation to Determine the Effectiveness of a Rocket as an Emergency Spin Recovery Device: Phase II

Author(s): G. H. Farmer
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-396
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Effects of Airplane Elasticity and Unsteady Flow on Longitudinal Stability

Author(s): Martin Goland; Tudell L. Luke; Irving Sacks
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-425
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Theoretical Investigation Of Optimum Pressures In Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Conrad H. Cooke, Eugene Gessner, Robert L. Smith
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-189 Volume 1
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Flutter Characteristics Of Low Aspect Ratio wings In Incompressible Flow. Part I: Development Of The Basic Theory Of The Method

Author(s): H. R. Lawrence, H. N. Stone
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 54-412 Part 1
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Method For Predicting Dynamic Landing Loads

Author(s): Richard L. Eisenman, Edward H. Kramer
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-28
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Three-dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part 1: Model Design And Testing Techniques

Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Jr. , Gifford W. Asher, John S. Prigge, Jr. , Gilbert M. Levy
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 1
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Development Of Equipment For The Experimental Measurement Of The Moments Of Inertia, And Product Of Inertia Of Aircraft

Author(s): Claude R. Woodward
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-237
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The Effects Of Thermal Radiation On Aircraft Structures, Part 3. Structural Behavior Of Box-Beams Under Combined Static And Thermal Loads

Author(s): John C. Loria; Seymour J. Engel; James W. Mar
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 54-384 Part 3
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Effects Of Structural Flexibility On Gust Loading Of Aircraft Part II: Dynamic Stresses In Swept-wing Airplanes

Author(s): A. A. Kirsch, J. M. Calligeros, K. A. Foss
Corporate Author: Peroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-592 Part 2
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Effects Of Structural Flexibility On Gust Loading Of Aircraft Part I: Gust Loads On Swept-wing Airplanes Free To Pitch And To Deform Statically

Author(s): K. A. Foss
Corporate Author: Peroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-592 Part 1
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Mehtods For Predicting Aeroelastic Effects On Subsonic Static Longitudinal Stability Of Aircraft

Author(s): B. Paraghamian, R. L. Lohman
Corporate Author: Dept. Of Aerodynamics, Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-265
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The Effects Of Thermal Radiation On Aircraft Structures, Part I. The M.I.T. Mark I Radiant Heating Structural Test Facility

Author(s): John C. Loria; William J. Blackstock; James W. Mar
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-384 Part 1
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposd To Transient External Heating Volume I Thermal Response Of A "Thin" Plate Under Influence Of A Constant Temperature Edge

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio; Takao Ishimoto
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 1
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating. Vol. II: Thermal Response Of A Finite Plate And The "thin" Plate Criterion

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio, Takao Ishimoto
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 2
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Three-Dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part II. Experimental And Theoretical Data For Bare wings And wings with Tip Tanks

Author(s): John F. McCarthy Jr.; Garabed Zartarian; John R. Martuccelli; Gifford W. Asher
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 2
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Three-dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part 3: Experimental and Theoretical Data for Wings with Control Surfaces

Author(s): Gifford W. Asher; Warren H. Weatherhill
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 3
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Shock-Tube Flow Investigations. Part 1. An Exploratory Study Of The Generation Of Blast -Type Profiles In The Shock Tube By The Reflection Method

Author(s): Robert C. K. Lee; J . Ray Ruetenik; Emmett A. Witmer
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 54-383 Part 1
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Thermo-Elastic Stresses And Deflections In Beam-Columns

Author(s): Bruno A. Boley; Harold Mechanic
Corporate Author: Institute Of Air Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-425
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Thermo-Elastic Stresses And Deflections In Thin-Walled Beams

Author(s): Bruno A. Boley; Irwin S. Tolins
Corporate Author: Institute Of Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-426
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Volume III Thermal Response Of The Skin And Support Flange Of A Structural Joint

Author(s): Alphonso Ambrosio; Takao Ishimoto
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 3
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Volume IV Heat-Transfer Coefficients For Speeds Up To M-3, With Emphasis On Effects Of Wall-Temperature Variations

Author(s): Eldon L. Knuth; Bertram Bussell
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 4
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The Effect of an Axially Symmetric Fuselage on the Nonstationary Supersonic Airloads Acting on a Wing with Supersonic Edges

Author(s): Melvin Epstein
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-196
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Subsonic Flutter Tests of an Unswept All-Movable Horizontal Tail

Author(s): Niles R. Hoffman; Irvin N. Spielberg
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-53
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Theoretical Studies of the Effects of Aspect Ratio on Flutter

Author(s): Martin Goland; Y. L. Luke; M. A. Dengler
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-29
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Subsonic Flutter Model Tests of Wings Carrying Heavy Tip Pods. Part 2. Swept Wings

Author(s): W. G. Brady; H. G. Maier; Walter T. Pargoff
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 53-161 Part 2
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A Study of Landing Gear Rebound and Subsequent Runout Characteristics

Author(s): L. T. Waterman; W. H. Sellers; C. W. Vickery; D. M. Kauffman
Corporate Author: Fairchild Engine and Airplace Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1954
Report Number: WADC TR 54-110
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Testing Of Metal Boss Seals

Author(s): Harry P. Kupiec
Corporate Author: Aircraft Equipment Testing Co.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-163
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Evaluation Of High Temperature Hydraulic Seals

Author(s): Edward A. Webster
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-120
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Study Of Coiled Tubing For Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Conrad H. Cooke; Ronald D. Stouffer
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-121
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A Method For The Approximate Solution Of The Heat Equation

Author(s): Jerome H. Weiner
Corporate Author: Institute Of Flight Structures,Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 54-427
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