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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

Ejection Seat Tests Conducted On The 10,000 Foot Aerodynamic Research Track At Edwards Air Force Base

Author(s): Hodell, C. K.
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab Wright-Patterson AFB OH
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-63
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The Theory and Practice of Three Dimensional Minimum Time Dynamic Performance Maneuvers

Author(s): Dommasch, Daniel O.
Corporate Author: Dodco, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 58-66
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Thermoelastic Stresses In Beams

Author(s): Barrekette, Euval S.
Corporate Author: Institute of Flight Structures; Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1950-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-178
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Evaluation Of High Temperature Hydraulic Seals

Author(s): Webster, Edward A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 55-120
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Synthetic Mica High Temperature Strain Gage Research

Author(s): Brewer, Given A.
Corporate Author: Brewer Engineering Laboratories
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-306
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Theoretical and Experimental Effect of Sweep upon the Stress and Deflection Distribution in Aircraft Wings of High Solidity: Part 16. Stress and Deflection Tests on Two Full Span 45 Degree Swept Plates of Different Thickness Distribution With Various Support Conditions

Author(s): Sechler, E. E.
Corporate Author: Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-07
Report Number: AF TR 5761 Part 16
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Destruction Tests Of Aircraft Structural Components; Part 2. Development Of A Single-Channel Bending Moment Measurement Method Applicable To A Complex Built-Up Structure For Both The Elastic And The Post-Buckling Regime Of Structural Response

Author(s): Criscione, Emanuel S.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-385 Part 2
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Supersonic Flutter Trends As Revealed By Piston Theory Calculations

Author(s): Ashley, Holt
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-74
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Flight Test Investigation to Determine the Effectiveness of a Rocket as an Emergency Spin Recovery Device: Phase II

Author(s): Farmer, G. H.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-08
Report Number: WADC TR 53-396
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Flight Test Investigation to Determine the Effectiveness of a Rocket as an Emergency Spin Recovery Device

Author(s): Farmer, G. H.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-233
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Flutter Characteristics of a T-Tail

Author(s): Pengelley, G. E.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-162
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A Recorder For Data Collection In The Near Vicinity Of A Sea Level Nuclear Detonation

Author(s): Mills, Gordon W.
Corporate Author: University Of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 59-669
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Tape Recording Methods For Data Collection In The Near Vicinity Of A Nuclear Detonation

Author(s): Mills, Gordon W.
Corporate Author: University Of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-09
Report Number: WADC TR 59-670
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Development of Ceramic Rods and Seals for Use in High-Temperature Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Bernardini, Guy F.
Corporate Author: Carborundum Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 57-324
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Investigation of Certain Unsteady Aerodynamic Effects in Longitudinal Dynamic Stability

Author(s): Ashley, H.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1951-12
Report Number: AF TR 5986
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Theoretical and Experimental Effect of Sweep upon Stress and Deflection Distribution in Aircraft Wings of High Solidity: Part 10. Stresses and Deflection of Unswept and Swept Thin-Walled Beams

Author(s): Dixon, H. H.
Corporate Author: Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1951-12
Report Number: AF TR 5761 Part 10
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Design Manual for Determining the Thermal Characteristics of High Speed Aircraft

Author(s): Johnson, H. A.
Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1947-09-10
Report Number: AF TR 5632
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Subsonic Flutter Tests of an Unswept All-Movable Horizontal Tail

Author(s): Hoffman, Niles R.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-53
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Fabrication and Testing of Full Scale Polyester Canopies

Author(s): Harley, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-259
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Management Briefing on Low Drag Boundary Layer Control

Author(s): Flatt, Joseph
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-11-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-662
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A Method For The Approximate Solution Of The Heat Equation

Author(s): Weiner, Jerome H.
Corporate Author: Institute Of Flight Structures,Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-427
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Thermal Stresses In Free Plates Under Heat Pulse Inputs

Author(s): Weiner, Jerome H.
Corporate Author: Institute Of Air Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-428
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Basic Concepts Of The Thermodynamics Of Continuous Media

Author(s): Weiner, Jerome H.
Corporate Author: Institute of Flight Structures; Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 57-288
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Development of a One-Piece Plastic Windshield for High-Speed Aircraft

Author(s): Huff, Rolland D.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TN 55-241 Part I
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Gust Loading Of Rigid And Flexible Aircraft In Continous Atmospheric Turbulence

Author(s): Foss, Kenneth A.
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-01
Report Number: WADC TR 57-704
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The Temperature Response Of Thick Plates Exposed To Radiant Heat Pulses

Author(s): Loria, John C.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-07-25
Report Number: WADC TR 56-149
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Effects of Airplane Elasticity and Unsteady Flow on Longitudinal Stability

Author(s): Goland, Martin
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-425
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Investigation Of Hydraulic Low Friction Teflon Cap Seals

Author(s): Bruno, John O.
Corporate Author: Hydra-Power Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-163
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Theoretical Studies of the Effects of Aspect Ratio on Flutter

Author(s): Goland, Martin
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-29
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Effects of Spring and Inertia Devices on the Longitudinal Stability of Aircraft

Author(s): Goldberg, Joseph H.
Corporate Author: Princeton University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-350
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Aerodynamic Ablation Of Melting Bodies

Author(s): Goodman, Theodore R.
Corporate Author: Allied Research Associates, Inc
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-284
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Analytical Studies Of Aircraft Structures Exposed To Transient External Heating Summary Report Of Thermal Response Studies

Author(s): Ishimoto, Takao
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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Application Of The Variational Method, The Galerkin Technique, And Normal Coordinates In A Transient Temperature Distribution Problem

Author(s): Schmit, L. A.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-09
Report Number: WADC TR 56-287
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A Study of Landing Gear Rebound and Subsequent Runout Characteristics

Author(s): Waterman, L. T.
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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Investigation of Discrepancies Between Flight-Measured and Calculated F-80A Derivatives and Respnonses Including a Study of Aeroelastic Effects

Author(s): Segel, Leonard
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-130
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Statistical Analysis of Experimental Measurements of Initial Conditions for Ground Landings

Author(s): Eisenman, Richard L.
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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Indicial Downwash And Its Structural Effect On The Horizontal Tail

Author(s): Hobbs, Norman P.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 56-164
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Permanent Buckling Of Sheet-Stringer Panels At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Needham, Robert A.
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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Noise Transmission from Boundary Layer Pressure Fluctuations

Author(s): Kraichnan, Robert H.
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-03
Report Number: WADC TN 56-263
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An Experimental Investigation of the Flutter Characteristics of a Cusp-Type Spoiler

Author(s): Schwab, R. H.
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-01
Report Number: AF TR 5785
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Method For Predicting Dynamic Landing Loads

Author(s): Eisenman, Richard L.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-28
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An Experimental Investigation Of Hot Gas Ejectors For Boundary Layer Control

Author(s): De Leo, Richard V.
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): Knackstedt, Wilhelm F.
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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Statistical Analysis of Experimental Measurements of Initital Conditions for Ground Landings

Author(s): Eisenman, Richard L.
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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Coiled Stainless Steel Tubing: Part II, Design Manual

Author(s): Stouffer, Ronald A.
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-507 Part II
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Structural Design for Aerodynamic Heating Part III. Structural Design

Author(s): Dukes, W. H.
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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Subsonic Flutter Model Tests of Wings Carrying Heavy Tip Pods. Part 2. Swept Wings

Author(s): Brady, W. G.
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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The Cumulative Effects Resulting From Repeated Irradiation Of A Simple Laboratory Specimen While Under The Influence Of A Static Uniform Bending Moment

Author(s): Blackstock, William J.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-07
Report Number: WADC TR 56-653
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Transonic Flutter Characteristics Of A 45 Degree Swept Back All Movable Stabilizer

Author(s): D'Ewart, Benjamin B., Jr.
Corporate Author: Bell Aerospace Co Buffalo Ny
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-392
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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, John F., Jr.
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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