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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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40 reports

Description of the E-1 Tunnel, GDF

Author(s): C. J. Schueler
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1953
Report Number: AEDC TN 53-19
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Digital Manometer Reader for the Arnold Engineering Development Center

Author(s): Henry T. Chapek
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: AEDC TR 54-32
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Calibration of the Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnel with Supply Pressures up to 60 psia and Mach Numbers from 1.4 to 2.5

Author(s): Charles E. Bond
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: AEDC TN 54-45
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Influence of Plenum-chamber Suction and Wall Convergence on the Mach Number Distribution in Patially Open Test Sections of Wind Tunnels at Subsonic and Supersonic Speeds

Author(s): Bernhard H. Goethert
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 4/1/1955
Report Number: AEDC TR 54-42
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Tests of 6-inch Hydraulic Relief Valve with Amplifier Ring

Author(s): James M. Langford
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: AEDC TN 54-29
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On-Line Automatic Data Reduction Tunnel E-1 Gas Dynamics Facility

Author(s): C. L. Hall; R. E. Klautsch
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 4/1/1956
Report Number: AEDC TN 56-4
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Performance of a 40-mm Combustion-Heated Light Gas Gun Launcher

Author(s): M. E. Lord
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 10/1/1960
Report Number: AEDC TN 60-176
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Mollier Diagram for Nitrogen

Author(s): R. L. Humphrey, W. J. Little, and L. A. Seeley
Corporate Author: VKF, ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1960
Report Number: AEDC TN 60-83
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Performance Of A Two-Stage Launcher Using Hydrogen

Author(s): W. B. Stephenson and R. E. Knapp
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-32
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An Examination Of Epoxy Systems Useful In Packaging High G Radio Telemeters

Author(s): R. P. Young
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-58
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A Device for Measuring Heat Transfer Rates in Arc-Discharge Hypervelocity Wind Tunnels

Author(s): R. L. Ledford
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-64
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The Effect Of Heat Release On The Flow Parameters In Shock-Induced Combustion

Author(s): R. P. Rhodes, P. M. Rubins, and D. E. Chriss
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-78
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Experience With An Overexpanded Nozzle In A Low-Density, Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel

Author(s): J. Leith Potter and David E. Boylan
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 4/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-85
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A Pressure Data System For A 50-In. Continuous Mach 8 Wind Tunnel

Author(s): F. C. Hightower, Jr.
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-96
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Source Flow Effects In Conical Hypervelocity Nozzles

Author(s): Jack D. Whitfield and Glenn D. Norfleet
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-116
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Compensation Of Dynamic Sting Effects In Hotshot Force Measurements

Author(s): E. E. Edenfield and R. L. Ledford
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-122
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Flow Characteristics Of A 40-Inch Wind Tunnel At Mach Numbers 1.5 To 6

Author(s): Jack D. Coats
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 6/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-130
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Inductive Power Supply For A Hotshot-Type Tunnel

Author(s): A. H. Fillers, Jr.
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-137
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Radio Telemetry of Stagnation Pressure from a wind Tunnel Model Magnetically Supported in Supersonic Flow,

Author(s): P. L. Clemens
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Station Tenn
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 7/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-141
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Experimental Heat Transfer to Blunt Axisymmetric Bodies Near the Limit of Continuum Flow

Author(s): J. Leith Potter and John T. Miller
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-155
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Fatigue Tests and Crack Detection on Some Types of Axial-Flow Compressor Rotor Blades

Author(s): R. E. Thomas
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-168
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Tables of the Thermodynamic Properties of Nitrogen From 100 to 1500 Degrees K

Author(s): Wanda J. Little and C. A. Neel
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 9/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-170
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An Analysis of Nonequilibrium Inviscid Flow

Author(s): W. E. Gibson and A. Sowydra
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-172
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A Two-Color Pyrometer for the Measurement of Temperature and Contamination Level in a Spark-Heated Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Walter Vali and R. Stephen de Voto
Corporate Author: Stanford University
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-174
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Addendum to an Investigation of the Equilibrium Pressure Along Unequally Heated Tubes

Author(s): G. D. Arney, Jr., and A. B. Bailey
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 10/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-188
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The Drag of Spheres in Rarefied Hypervelocity Flow

Author(s): Max Kinslow and J. L. Potter
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 12/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-205
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Further Experiments on Impact-Pressure Probes in a Low-Density, Hypervelocity Flow

Author(s): A. B. Bailey
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 11/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-208
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Measurements of Pressure and Speed of Flow in a Spark-Heated Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Author(s): Krishnamurty Karamcheti, Walter Vali, James B. Kyser, and Maurice L. Rasmussen
Corporate Author: Stanford University
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 11/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-218
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Microwave Measurement of Projectile Kinematics Within Launcher Barrels

Author(s): R. E. Hendrix
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 11/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-213
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Evaluation of a Gas Bearing Pivot for a High Amplitude Dynamic Stability Balance

Author(s): A. E. Hodapp, Jr.
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 12/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-221
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Methods of Approximating Inviscid Jet Boundaries for Highly Underexpanded Supersonic Nozzles

Author(s): J. R. Henson; J. E. Robertson
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 5/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-7
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Development of a Gas Generator Using a Rocket-Type Combustor as the Heat Source

Author(s): C. T. Carman
Corporate Author: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 3/1/1962
Report Number: AEDC TDR 62-15
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Inviscid and Viscous Hypersonic Nozzle Flow with Finite Rate Chemical Reactions

Author(s): E. S. Levinsky and J. J. Brainerd
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Astronautics
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1963
Report Number: AEDC TDR 63-18
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Force Tests of Standard Hypervelocity Ballistic Models HB-1 and HB-2 at Mach 1.5 to 10

Author(s): J. Don Gray; E. Earl Lindsay
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1963
Report Number: AEDC TDR 63-137
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Tables of Thermodynamic Properties of Argon from 100 to 3000 Degrees K

Author(s): Wanda J. Little
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 4/1/1964
Report Number: AEDC TDR 64-68
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Equations and Charts for the Evaluation of the Hypersonic Aerodynamic Characteristics of Lifting Configurations by the Newtonian Theory

Author(s): E. L. Clark and L. L. Trimmer
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 3/1/1964
Report Number: AEDC TDR 64-25
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Theoretical Base Pressure Analysis of Axisymmetric Ejectors Without Induced Flow

Author(s): R. C. Bauer
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 1/1/1964
Report Number: AEDC TDR 64-3
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Flow-Field Investigation of a 0.0667-Scale Model of the X-15 Research Vehicle at Mach 4, 6, 8

Author(s): J. Rippey
Corporate Author: ARO, inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 10/1/1964
Report Number: AEDC -TDR-201
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Missile Motion Sensitivity to Dynamic Stability Derivatives

Author(s): T. F. Langham
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 9/1/1980
Report Number: AEDC TR 80-11
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Numerical Solution of the Three-Dimensional Unsteady Euler Equations

Author(s): K. Koeing; J. M. Barton
Corporate Author: Mississippi State University; Sverdrup Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 8/1/1983
Report Number: AEDC TR 83-22
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