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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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Application of the NASA Kernel-Function Procedures to Generally Deforming Wings

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Aerojet-General Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-409
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Track Tests Of Canopy Escape Capsule

Author(s): Lubinski, Thomas P.
Corporate Author: Coleman Engineering Co Inc Torrance Calif
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-404
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Structural Response Of Beryllium Sheet Produced By Three Fabrication Methods

Author(s): Giemza, C. J.
Corporate Author: Martin Co Baltimore Md
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: ASD TR 61-87
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Technical Analysis, Volume I.

Author(s): Strom, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 1
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Power Spectra, Volume II.

Author(s): Strom, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 2
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NB-66B High Altitude Gust Survey Time Series, Volume III.

Author(s): Strom, J. A.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-04
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-145 Volume 3
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Application Of The Subdomain (Biezeno-Koch) Method To Circular Plate Bending

Author(s): Adams, O. E., Jr
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-215
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Measurement Of The Diffraction Correction Of The Gulton Model P420m-6 Microphone

Author(s): Ortega, Jose C.
Corporate Author: Western Electro-Acoustic Lab Inc Santa Monica CA
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 66-223
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Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis. Volume 1. Summary of Technical Work

Author(s): Allenmang, Randall J.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-12
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3069 Volume 1
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Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis. Volume 3. Modal Parameter Estimation

Author(s): Allenmang, Randall J.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-12
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3069 Volume 3
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Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis. Volume 4. System Modeling Techniques

Author(s): Allenmang, Randall J.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-12
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3069 Volume 4
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Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis. Volume 5. Universal File Formats

Author(s): Allenmang, Randall J.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-12
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3069 Volume 5
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Fixed-Base Simulator Investigation of the Effect of L (sub alpha) and True Speed on Pilot Opinion of Longitudinal Flying Qualities

Author(s): Chalk, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 63-399
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Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Component Synthesis. Volume 6. Software User's Guide

Author(s): Allenmang, Randall J.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-12
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3069 Volume 6
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Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11-01
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. 1
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Elements of Simulation Error Analysis

Author(s): Whitbeck, Richard F.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-82-3022
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A Handling Qualities Study of Integrated Flight/Fire Control (IFFC)

Author(s): Cord, Thomas J.
Corporate Author: Control Dynamics Branch, Flight Control Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-03
Report Number: AFWAL-TM-81-68-FIGC
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Damping - A Key to More, Faster, Farther, Higher (Keynote Address)

Author(s): Ferguson, Thomas R., Jr.
Corporate Author: Headquarters Air Force Systems Command
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. AAA-1
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Optimization of Dynamic Vibration Asorber - Case of Cantilever Boring Bar

Author(s): Rivin, E. I.
Corporate Author: Wayne State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KDC-1
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A Damping Treatment for Resonant Tset Fixtures

Author(s): Cericola, F.
Corporate Author: Sandia National Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KDA-1
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Application of Passive and Active Damping Techniques to the PACOSS Representative System

Author(s): Morgenthaler, Daniel R.
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Aeronautics Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KCD-1
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Modal Survey of the PACOSS DTA

Author(s): Gehling, Russell N.
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Space Systems
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KCC-1
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Analysis and Testing of a Damping Treatment for a Multi-component Space Structure

Author(s): Austin, Eric M.
Corporate Author: CSA Engineering, Inc.; Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KCB-1
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Damping Treatment for Jitter Reduction on a High Power Optical Bench

Author(s): Chen, Paul H.
Corporate Author: TRW Space and Technology Group; CSA Engineering, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KCA-1
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Nonobstructive Impact Damping Applications for Cryogenic Environments

Author(s): Panossian, H. V.
Corporate Author: Rockewell International/Rocketdyne Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KBC-1
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Time History of a Classical Cantilever Beam Damped by Internal Mechanical Means

Author(s): North, C. M.
Corporate Author: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; General Motors Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KBB-1
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Application of the Component Element Method to the Impact Damped Simple Harmonic Oscillation

Author(s): North, C. M.
Corporate Author: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Texas A&M University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KBA-1
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Damping Behavior of Flexible Laminates

Author(s): Coveney, V.A.
Corporate Author: Malaysian Rubber Producers' Research Association
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KAC-1
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Vibration Reduction via Constrain Layer Damping Techniques

Author(s): Schultze, John F.
Corporate Author: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KAB-1
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Investigation of Structural Damping Combining Linear and Non-linear Constrained Viscoelastic Mechanisms

Author(s): Ting, Joseph M.
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rocketdyne
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. KAA-1
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Damping Capacity of Aluminum 6061-Indium Alloys

Author(s): Wong, C. R.
Corporate Author: David Taylor Research Center; University of Michigan
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JDB-1
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Damping Associated with Incipient Melting in Aluminum-Indium Alloys

Author(s): Diehm, O.
Corporate Author: University of Michigan; David Taylor Research Center
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JDA-1
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Measured Vibration Modes of Constrained Layer Damping using Time Averaged Holographic Interferometry

Author(s): Bernier, Paul R.
Corporate Author: General Motors Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JCD-1
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Perturbations on Natural Modes due to Nonproportionality of Viscous Damping

Author(s): Pacheco, Benito M.
Corporate Author: University of Tokyo
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JCC-1
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A New Approach to Model Determination of Large Flexibile Space Systems

Author(s): Hadaegh, F. Y.
Corporate Author: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JCB-1
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Prediction and Measurement of Damping of a Laminated Beam with a Constrained Viscoelastic Layer

Author(s): Segalman, D. J.
Corporate Author: Sandia National Laboratories; Air Force Weapons Laboratory/ARBC
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JCA-1
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RELSAT Damped Satellite Equipment Panels - Fabrication

Author(s): Schmidt, K.
Corporate Author: General Electric Spaces Systems Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JBD-1
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RELSAT Damped Satellite Equipment Panels - Analysis and Experimental Verification

Author(s): Stahle, C. V.
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JBC-1
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RELSAT Damped Satellite Equipment Panels - Dynamic Performance

Author(s): Stahle, C. V.
Corporate Author: General Electric Spaces Systems Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JBB-1
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The Application of Statistical Energy Analysis in the Design of Viscoelastic Passive Damping

Author(s): Johnson, Derrick W.
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JBA-1
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Classification in the Frequency-Temperature Range of Viscoelastic Materials for Damping of Flexural Wave in Sandwich Structures with Various Boundary Conditions

Author(s): Ghaleb, Marie-Josephe
Corporate Author: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches pour la Discretion Acoustique des Navires (CERDAN)
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JAB-1
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Damping and Vibration Control of Some Laminated Composite Beams unsing Add-on Viscoelastic Materials

Author(s): Rao, V. S.
Corporate Author: University of Florida
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. JAA-1
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A Perturbation Method for the Analysis of Free-Layer Damping Treatments

Author(s): Shen, Sueming
Corporate Author: Florida Atlantic University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. IDC-1
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Coupled Modal Damping in Transient Solutions

Author(s): McFarland, Bruce C.
Corporate Author: TRW Space & Technology Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. IDB-1
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Development of a Nomogram for Selection of a Viscoelastic Free Layer Damping Material

Author(s): Dominic, Robert J.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. IDA-1
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Electromagnetic Vibrations Dampers

Author(s): Maxfield, B. W.
Corporate Author: Innovative Sciences, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. ICD-1
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Damping of Structural Vibratioons with Piezoelectric Materials and Passive Electrical Networks

Author(s): Hagood, Nesbitt W.
Corporate Author: Massachusets institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. ICC-1
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Active Vibration Using NiTiNOL Sensors and Actuators

Author(s): Wilson, David G.
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume III p. ICB-1
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Application of Constrained Layer Damping to the F/A-18 Horizontal Tail

Author(s): Yurkovich, Rudy
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume II p. IBD-1
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Damping Materials for Control of Propeller Induced Structure-Borne Noise

Author(s): Unruh, James F.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume II p. IBC-1
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