Contrails
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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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. 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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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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Theoretical Investigation Of Optimum Pressures In Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Cooke, Conrad H.
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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Theoretical Investigation Of Optimum Pressures In Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Author(s): Cooke, Conrad H.
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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New Standard Atmosphere: The WADC 1952 Model Atmosphere

Author(s): Williams, D. T.
Corporate Author: Aircraft Laboratory
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-215
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Mehtods For Predicting Aeroelastic Effects On Subsonic Static Longitudinal Stability Of Aircraft

Author(s): Paraghamian, B.
Corporate Author: Dept. Of Aerodynamics, Martin Company
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-265
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Thermo-Elastic Stresses And Deflections In Beam-Columns

Author(s): Boley, Bruno A.
Corporate Author: Institute Of Air Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-425
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Thermo-Elastic Stresses And Deflections In Thin-Walled Beams

Author(s): Boley, Bruno A.
Corporate Author: Institute Of Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Aircraft Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-426
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three-dimensional Supersonic Flutter Model Tests Near Mach Number 1.5. Part 1: Model Design And Testing Techniques

Author(s): McCarthy, John F., Jr.
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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