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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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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: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-341
AD Number: AD0013026
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New Standard Atmosphere: The WADC 1952 Model Atmosphere

Author(s): D. T. Williams, J. C. Bell, W. F. Nash
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-215
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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: 1956-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-383 Part 1
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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: 1955-01
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: 1957-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 4
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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: 1957-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-412 Part 1
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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: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 Part 1
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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: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-163
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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: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-189 Volume 1
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Theoretical Investigation Of Optimum Pressures In Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Conrad H. Cooke, Eugene Gessner, Robert L. Smith, Glenn L. Martin
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-189 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: 1955-12
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: 1958-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-113 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): Claude R. Woodward
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
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: 1957-06
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: 1955-08
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: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-592 Part 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): John C. Loria; William J. Blackstock; James W. Mar
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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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: 1954-05
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: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-579 Volume 2
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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: 1954-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-196
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Coefficient of Friction of Aircraft Tires on Concrete Runways

Author(s): Robert R. Luthman
Corporate Author: University of Dayton
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-179
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Flutter Tests of Large Straight Wing Models at High Subsonic Speeds

Author(s): Richard P. White, Jr.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 55-334
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Soundproofing Materials and the Installation Thereof in Aircraft

Author(s): A. J. Grafman
Corporate Author: Frank Mayer Engineering Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-97
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Structural Design For Aerodynamic Heating. Part I: Design Information

Author(s): W. H. Dukes And A. Schnitt
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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Transonic Flutter Characteristics Of A 45 Degree Swept Back All Movable Stabilizer

Author(s): D'ewart, Benjamin B., Jr.; Farrell, Robert F.
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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Fabrication and Testing of Full Scale Polyester Canopies

Author(s): Robert E. Harley; Ralph A Burkley; Charles R. Frownfelter
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-259
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Structural Design for Aerodynamic Heating. Part II. Analytical Studies

Author(s): Dukes, W. H.; Schnitt, A.
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-305 Part 2
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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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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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Aerodynamic Shape of the Wing Tips

Author(s): Hoerner, Sighard*
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Report Number: AF TR 5752
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