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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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209 reports

Thermo-Structural Analysis Manual

Author(s): Forray, M. J.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-517 Vol II
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An Experimental Investigation of the Surfact Pressure and the Laminar Boundary Layer on a Blunt Flat Plate in Hypersonic Flow: Vol. I. Surface Pressure Distributions on a Blunted Flat Plate

Author(s): Gregorek, G. M.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-792 Volume 1
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An Experimental Investigation of the Surfact Pressure and the Laminar Boundary Layer on a Blunt Flat Plate in Hypersonic Flow: Vol. II. Laminar Boundary Layer Profile on the Flat Plate

Author(s): Gregorek, G. M.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-792 Volume 2
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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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Prediction Of Creep Effects In Aircraft Structures

Author(s): Alesch, C. W.
Corporate Author: Convair, A Division of General Dynamics Corporation Engineering Department
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-411 Part 2
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Methods For Analyzing Flight Vehicles During The Taxi Condition

Author(s): Theisen, J. G.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-01
Report Number: ASD TR 61-177
AD Number: AD0273305
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The Evolution of USAF Environmental Testing

Author(s): Junker, V. J.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-197
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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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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part II. Piloted Simulation Assessment of Bihrle Departure Criteria

Author(s): Mitchell, David G.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 2
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part III Appendices - Aerodynamic Models

Author(s): Mitchell, David G.
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 3
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Characteristics of High Performance Ejectors

Author(s): Minardi, J. E.
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-01-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3170
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Background Information and User Guide for MIL-F-8785C, Military Specification - Flying Qualities of Piloted Airplanes

Author(s): Moorhouse, David J.
Corporate Author: Control Dynamics Branch, Flight Control Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3109
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A Source-Doublet Approach to Modeling Triple Ejector Rack Store Configurations and Force Calculations

Author(s): Dyer, Calvin L.
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3059
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Lateral Flying Qualities of Highly Augmented Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Monagan, Stephen J.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3171 Volume 1
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Lateral Flying Qualities of Highly Augmented Fighter Aircraft

Author(s): Monagan, Stephen J.
Corporate Author: Calspan Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-06
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-3171 Volume 2
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A Graphic Method for Predicting Audibility of Noise Sources

Author(s): Fidell, Sanford
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1982-0-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 82-3086
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Suggested Revisions to MIL-F-8785C for Large (Class III) Aircraft

Author(s): Meyer, Robert T.
Corporate Author: Lockheed-Georgia Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1983-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 83-3015
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Validation of USAF Stability and Control Datcom Methodologies for Straight-Tapered Sweptforward Wings

Author(s): Sharpes, Daniel G.
Corporate Author: Design Prediction Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3084
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Post Stall Maneuvers and Thrust Vectoring Performance Analysis

Author(s): Miller, L. Earl
Corporate Author: Highspeed Performance Branch, Aeromechanics Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1984-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3109
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A Study of Aerodynamic Control in Stalled Flight Long Laminar Separation Bubble Analysis

Author(s): Dvorak, F. A.
Corporate Author: Analytical Methods, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3091
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A Study of Aerodynamic Control in Stalled Flight Leading-Edge Vortex Formation Analysis

Author(s): Nathman, James K.
Corporate Author: Analytical Methods, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1985-02-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 84-3090
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V/STOL Concepts and Developed Aircraft. Volume 1. A Historical Report (1940-1986)

Author(s): Lindenbaum, B.
Corporate Author: Universal Energy Systems
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1986-11
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3071 Volume 1
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An Investigation of Wing Lift Augmentation with Spanwise Tip Blowing

Author(s): Mendenhall, Michael R.
Corporate Author: Nielsen Engineering & Research, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-04-22
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3112
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Experimental Investigation of the Short-Period Requirements of MIL-F-8785C

Author(s): Bailey, Randall E.
Corporate Author: ARVI/CALSPAN Advanced Technology Center
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1986-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3109 Volume 1
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Design Guide for Bolted Joints in Composite Structures

Author(s): Ramkumar, R. L.
Corporate Author: Northrup Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1986-03-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 86-3035
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Nonlinear Flying Quality Parameters Based on Dynamic Inversion

Author(s): Morton, B. G.
Corporate Author: Honeywell
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-10-30
Report Number: AFWAL TR 87-3079
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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 2. Measurement Techniques for Experimental Modal Analysis

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 2
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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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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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Evaluation of Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities and Roll-Sideslip Coupling of Fighter Class Airplanes

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-36 Volume 1
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Evaluation of Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities and Roll-Sideslip Coupling of Fighter Class Airplanes

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-05
Report Number: AFFDL TR 72-36 Volume 2
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Strength, Efficiency, and Design Data for Beryllium Structures

Author(s): Crawford, Robert F.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: ASD TR 61-692
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Optimum Fatigue Spectra

Author(s): Neuls, G. S.
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-04
Report Number: ASD TR 61-235
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Survey and Evaluation of Sonic Fatigue Testing Facilities

Author(s): Bianchi, Ralph A.
Corporate Author: CONESCO Consultants in Engineering Science
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-03
Report Number: ASD TR 61-185
AD Number: AD0277124
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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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Research on Techniques of Establishing Random Type Fatigue Curves for Broad Band Sonic Loading

Author(s): Fuller, J. R.
Corporate Author: The Boeing Company, Transport Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-501
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Inspection Periods Determined from Data of Crack Development and Strength Reduction of an Aircraft Structure Using Static Analysis

Author(s): Eggwertz, Sigge
Corporate Author: The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (FFA)
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-391
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Establishment of the Approach to, and Development of, Interim Design Criteria for Sonic Fatigue

Author(s): Fitch, G. E.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-26
AD Number: AD0284597
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Air Cushion Landing System Stability Study

Author(s): Burton, T. D.
Corporate Author: Washington State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3150
AD Number: ADA097744
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Calibration of an Axial Fan at Various Power Settings for Use on a Quarter Scale XC-8A Air Cushion Model

Author(s): Fischer, David L.
Corporate Author: Mechanical Branch, Vehicle Equipment Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-01-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3094
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Superplastic Formed and Diffusion Bonded Titanium Landing Gear Component Feasibility Study

Author(s): Wilson, Vernon E.
Corporate Author: Rockwell International, North American Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-07-01
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3081
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Problems in Forced, Unsteady Fluid Mechanics

Author(s): Viets, Herman
Corporate Author: Wright State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1981-11-01
Report Number: AFWAL TM 81-148-FIMM
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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 I p. AAA-1
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Pioneering Damping in Space at GE Astro Space Division (Invited Speaker)

Author(s): Stahl, Clyde
Corporate Author: GE Astro Space Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. AAB-1
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