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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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106 reports

The Wall Pressure Distribution In A Choked Tunnel

Author(s): Guderley, Gottfried
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-509
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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: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-209
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Principles of Canopy Design For Military Aircraft

Author(s): Nutt, Ambrose B.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-04
Report Number: WADC TR 53-92
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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: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-350
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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: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-28
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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: 1954-11
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: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-110
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Indicial Downwash And Its Structural Effect On The Horizontal Tail

Author(s): Norman P. Hobbs
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-164
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Structural Design for Aerodynamic Heating Part III. Structural Design

Author(s): W. H. Dukes; A. Schintt
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-305 Part III
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Application Of The Variational Method, The Galerkin Technique, And Normal Coordinates In A Transient Temperature Distribution Problem

Author(s): L. A. Schmit
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 56-287
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On The Flow Over A Finite Wedge In The Lower Transonic Region

Author(s): Yoshihara, Hideo
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-06
Report Number: WADC TR 56-444
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Aerodynamic Ablation Of Melting Bodies

Author(s): Theodore R. Goodman
Corporate Author: Allied Research Associates, Inc
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-284
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Longitudinal Stability Investigation Of An F-100A Airplane

Author(s): Norman E. Gowin
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-562
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Lateral Stability Investigation Of An F-100A Airplane

Author(s): Norman E. Gowin
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-563
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The Cumulative Effects Resulting From Repeated Irradiation Of A Simple Laboratory Specimen While Under The Influence Of A Static Uniform Bending Moment

Author(s): William J. Blackstock; John C. Loria
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 56-653
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Coiled Stainless Steel Tubing: Part II, Design Manual

Author(s): Ronald A Stouffer, James T. Hudson, Louis F. Freitag
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-507 Part II
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Statistical Analysis of Experimental Measurements of Initial Conditions for Ground Landings

Author(s): Richard L. Eisenman; Nicholas A. Engler
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory; University of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TN 55-171 Volume II Appendix III
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Noise Transmission from Boundary Layer Pressure Fluctuations

Author(s): Robert H. Kraichnan
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TN 56-263
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Statistical Analysis of Experimental Measurements of Initital Conditions for Ground Landings

Author(s): Richard L. Eisenman; Nicholas A. Engler
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory; University of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TN 55-171 Volume I
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Summary Report Of Thermal Response Studies

Author(s): Takao Ishimoto
Corporate Author: University of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-06
Report Number: WADC TR 57-373
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Unsteady Airloads On Pointed Airfoils And Slender Bodies At High Mach Numbers

Author(s): Zartarian, Garabed
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-583
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Wing Weight Estimation

Author(s): Kelley, Joseph
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1944-11
Report Number: AAF TR 5161
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An Experimental Investigation of the Flutter Characteristics of a Cusp-Type Spoiler

Author(s): R. H. Schwab and G. Fotieo
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-01
Report Number: AF TR 5785
AD Number:
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Flutter Model Tests Of A Swept-back, All-moving Horizontal Tail At Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): Asher, Gifford W.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 56-285
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Soundproofing Materials and the Installation Thereof in Aircraft

Author(s): Grafman, A. J.
Corporate Author: Frank Mayer Engineering Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-97
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Flutter Tests of Large Straight Wing Models at High Subsonic Speeds

Author(s): White, Jr., Richard P.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-334
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Structural Design for Aerodynamic Heating. Part II. Analytical Studies

Author(s): Dukes, W. H.
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-305 Part 2
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Coefficient of Friction of Aircraft Tires on Concrete Runways

Author(s): Luthman, Robert R.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-179
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Structural Design For Aerodynamic Heating. Part I: Design Information

Author(s): Dukes, W. H.
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft Corpoartion
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-305 Part 1
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Testing Of Metal Boss Seals

Author(s): Kupiec, Harry P.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Equipment Testing Co.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-163
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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): Epstein, Melvin
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-196
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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): Knuth, Eldon L.
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 4
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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): Ambrosio, Alphonso
Corporate Author: University 0f California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 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): Lee, Robert C. K.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-383 Part 1
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Studies on Thermal Stresses for Aircraft Structures Exposed to Transient External Heating. Volume I. Evaluation of the Thermal Response, Force and Moment in a Plate.

Author(s): Mahlmeister, J. E.
Corporate Author: University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-192 Volume 1
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Studies On Thermal Stresses For Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating, Volume II. An Analytical Method For The Prediction Of Behavior Of A Sheet-Stringer Panel With A Uniformly Heated Surface

Author(s): Mahlmeister, J. E.
Corporate Author: California U.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-192 Volume 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): Asher, Gifford W.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 3
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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): McCarthy Jr., John F.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 2
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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: 1953-12
Report Number: WADC TR 52-128 Part 2
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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: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-207
AD Number: AD0008717
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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: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-130
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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: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-9
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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): Ambrosio, Alphonso
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 2
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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): Ambrosio, Alphonso
Corporate Author: University Of California, Department Of Engineering
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 1
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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): Loria, John C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-384 Part 1
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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): Foss, K. A.
Corporate Author: Peroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-592 Part 1
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Effects Of Structural Flexibility On Gust Loading Of Aircraft Part II: Dynamic Stresses In Swept-wing Airplanes

Author(s): Kirsch, A. A.
Corporate Author: Peroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-592 Part 2
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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): Loria, John C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-384 Part 3
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Development Of Equipment For The Experimental Measurement Of The Moments Of Inertia, And Product Of Inertia Of Aircraft

Author(s): Woodward, Claude R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-237
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Three-dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part 1: Model Design And Testing Techniques

Author(s): McCarthy, Jr., John F.
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 1
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