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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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An Alternative to FFT For Precise Damping Estimates

Author(s): Pandit, Sudhakar M.
Corporate Author: Michigan Technological University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CBB-1
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Identification of System Parameters in a Slewing Control Experiment

Author(s): Garcia, Ephrahim
Corporate Author: State University of New York at Buffalo
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CBA-1
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An Experimental Investigation on the Active-Damping Characteristics of a Class of Ultra-Advanced Intelligent Composite Materials Featuring Electro-Rheological Fluids

Author(s): Choi, S. B.
Corporate Author: Michigan State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAC-1
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Analysis of a Modified Passive Hydraulic Damper with Variable Damping Characteristics

Author(s): Su, Hong
Corporate Author: Concoria University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAB-1
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The Usage of Electrorheological Materials in Viscoelastic Layer Damping Applications

Author(s): Coulter, John P.
Corporate Author: Lord Coporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CAA-1
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Measured Damping and Modulus of Composite Cylinders

Author(s): Andriulli, J. B.
Corporate Author: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCC-1
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Highly Damped GR/MG Composites for Flexible Space Structures

Author(s): Kashalikar, Uday
Corporate Author: Foster-Miller, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCB-1
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(Abstract) Damping in Metal Matrix Composites - An Overview

Author(s): Rawal, S. P.
Corporate Author: Matine Marietta Space Systems; Office of Naval Research
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BCA-1
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Status of Aircraft Integral Damping Demonstration

Author(s): Rupert, Carl. L.
Corporate Author: LTV-APG/MAD
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BBC-1
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Deveopment of a Damped A-10 Engine Air Inlet Ring

Author(s): Giunto, David L.
Corporate Author: LTV Aircraft Products Group
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BBB-1
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Loss Modulus and Damping Behavior of Poly (Vinyl Methyl Ether)-Polystyrene Blends and IPN's

Author(s): Fay, J. J.
Corporate Author: Lehigh University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. BAA-1
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An Aircraft Modal Suppression Yaw Damper System (Invited Speaker)

Author(s): Fuller, J. R.
Corporate Author: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. AAC-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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume I.

Author(s): Ball, Jay H.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 1
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Measurement and Analysis of Power Spectra and Cross-Power Spectra for Random Phenomena

Author(s): Bendat, Julius S.
Corporate Author: Thompson Ramo-Wooldrige Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-681
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Methods of Space Vehicle Noise Prediction

Author(s): Franken, Peter A.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-09
Report Number: WADC TR 58-343 Volume 2
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Investigation Of Thermal Effects On Structural Fatigue


Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-410 Part 2
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Time-Dependant, Elasto-Plastic Bending Analysis For Structures Under Arbitrary Load-Temperature Environments. Part II: Experimental Verification

Author(s): Van Der Maas, C. J.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-541 Part II
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Time-Dependant, Elasto-Plastic Bending Analysis For Structures Under Arbitrary Load-Temperature Environments. Part I: Analysis Development And Digital Program

Author(s): Huang, P. C.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-541 Part 1
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Investigation Of Thermal Effects On Structural Fatigue


Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-410 Part 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 1
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Structural Flight Loads Data from F-106A Aircraft

Author(s): Vahldiek, Artie
Corporate Author: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-02
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-246
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Lift, Pitching-Moment, and Rolling-Moment Coefficients on Planar, Twisted, and Cambered Wings and Flaps for a 70 Degree Delta Wing: Part Two - Transonic Flow

Author(s): Mazelsky, Bernard
Corporate Author: Aeroject-General Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-11
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-155 Part 2
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Further Studies on High-Speed Unsteady Flow

Author(s): Zartanian, Garabed
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-463
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Compressible Boundary Layer Equations And Stagnation Point Solution With Differences In Thermal And Dynamic Boundary Layer Thicknesses Being Considered

Author(s): Buck, Melving L.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Systems Div Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio Flight Control Lab
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Report Number: ASD TR 61-107
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Six-Degree-Of-Freedom Flight-Path Study Generalized Computer Program: Part II User's Manual

Author(s): Seubert, Frederick W.
Corporate Author: McDonnel Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 60-781 Part II
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Advanced Concepts of Stochastic Processes and Statistics for Flight Vehicle Vibration Estimation and Measurement

Author(s): Bendat, Julius S.
Corporate Author: Thompson Ramo Wooldrige, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-12
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-973
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A Study Of The Characteristics O Fmodern Engine Noise And The Response Characteristics Of Structures

Author(s): Cox, R. J.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-220
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Durability of Continuous Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

Author(s): Harmon, D. M.
Corporate Author: McDonnell Aircraft Company and Purdue University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1987-10-01
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-87-3060
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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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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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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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Investigation of Stabilization and Control Systems for Application to Aero Space Vehicle Escape Capsules

Author(s): Chew, F. E.
Corporate Author: Chance Vought Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-243
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Investigation Of Escape Capsule Systems For Multi-place Aircraft. Part II: Preliminary Design And wind Tunnel Testing Of An Individual Escape Capsule

Author(s): Milhoan, F. M.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-329 Part 2
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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: 1962-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-398
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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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Stagnation Point Heat Transfer in High Enthalpy Gas Flows, Part II: Shock Layer Radiative Emission During Hypervelocity Re-Entry

Author(s): Nerem, Robert M.
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-41 Part 2
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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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On Developing a Low Altitude Turbulence Model for Aircraft Gust Loads

Author(s): Lappe, U. O.
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-06
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-152
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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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