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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Methods of Space Vehicle Noise Prediction

Author(s): Peter A. Franken
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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Measurement and Analysis of Power Spectra and Cross-Power Spectra for Random Phenomena

Author(s): Julius S. Bendat
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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Thermo-Structural Analysis Manual

Author(s): Switzky, H.; Forray, M.J.; Newman, M.
Corporate Author: Republic Aviation Corp Farmingdale N Y
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-517 Volume 1
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Transient And Nonlinear Effects On High Speed. Vibratory, Thermoelastic Instability Phenomena.

Author(s): Eugene J. Brunelle, Jr.
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-484 Part 2
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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume I.

Author(s): Jay H. Ball, Norman Doelling, Denis U. Noiseux, Edward A. Starr
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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Study of a Sonic Load Recorder, Volume II.

Author(s): P. W. Smith, Jr., E. A. Starr, C. W. Dietrich, D. U. Noiseux
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-03
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-165 Volume 2
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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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Stagnation Point Heat Transfer in High Enthalpy Gas Flows, Part I: Convective Heat Transfer in Partially Ionized Air

Author(s): Robert M. Nerem and George H. Stickford
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-41 Part 1
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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): Robert M. Nerem
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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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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Investigation of a Method for the Prediction of Vibratory Response and Stress in Typical Flight Vehicle Structure

Author(s): W. H. Roberts; P. E. Finwall; R. W. White; K. E. Eldred
Corporate Author: Northup Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-08
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-801
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The Evolution of USAF Environmental Testing

Author(s): V. J. Junker
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): David G. Mitchell; Donald E. Johnston
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): David G. Mitchell; Thomas T. Myers; Gary L. Teper; Donald E. Johnston
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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A Source-Doublet Approach to Modeling Triple Ejector Rack Store Configurations and Force Calculations

Author(s): Calvin L. Dyer; Charles B. Heath
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): Stephen J. Monagan; Rogers E. Smith; Randall E. Bailey
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): Stephen J. Monagan; Rogers E. Smith; Randall E. Bailey
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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Evaluation of Lateral-Directional Handling Qualities and Roll-Sideslip Coupling of Fighter Class Airplanes

Author(s): Boothe, Edward M.; Parrag, Michael L.
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.; Parrag, Michael L
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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Damping - A Key to More, Faster, Farther, Higher (Keynote Address)

Author(s): Major General Thomas R. Ferguson, 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): Clyde Stahl
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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An Aircraft Modal Suppression Yaw Damper System (Invited Speaker)

Author(s): J. R. Fuller
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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Loss Modulus and Damping Behavior of Poly (Vinyl Methyl Ether)-Polystyrene Blends and IPN's

Author(s): J. J. Fay; C. J. Murphy; D. A. Thomas; L. H. Sperling
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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Deveopment of a Damped A-10 Engine Air Inlet Ring

Author(s): David L. Giunto; Steven N. Vacca
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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Status of Aircraft Integral Damping Demonstration

Author(s): Carl. L. Rupert; Ralph E. Tate
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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(Abstract) Damping in Metal Matrix Composites - An Overview

Author(s): S. P. Rawal; J. H. Armstropn; M. S. Misra; S. G. Fishman
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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Highly Damped GR/MG Composites for Flexible Space Structures

Author(s): Uday Kashalikar; Joseph Boyce
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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Measured Damping and Modulus of Composite Cylinders

Author(s): J. B. Andriulli
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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The Usage of Electrorheological Materials in Viscoelastic Layer Damping Applications

Author(s): John P. Coulter; Theodore G. Duclos; Debra N. Acker
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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Analysis of a Modified Passive Hydraulic Damper with Variable Damping Characteristics

Author(s): Hong Su; S. Rakheja; T. S. Sankar
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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An Experimental Investigation on the Active-Damping Characteristics of a Class of Ultra-Advanced Intelligent Composite Materials Featuring Electro-Rheological Fluids

Author(s): S. B. Choi; B. S. Thompson; M. V. Gandhi
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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Identification of System Parameters in a Slewing Control Experiment

Author(s): Ephrahim Garcia; Janiel J. Inman
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 Alternative to FFT For Precise Damping Estimates

Author(s): Sudhakar M. Pandit
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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Coupled Modes Resolution by an Exponential Window

Author(s): A. Agneni; L. balis-Crema; A. Castellani
Corporate Author: Universita di Roma
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CBC-1
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Passive Damping Design Methods Using Nastran

Author(s): Michael J. Matla
Corporate Author: Eastman Kodak Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CCA-1
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Application of the Ritz Procedure to Damping Prediction Using a Modal Strain Energy Approach

Author(s): Jatin C. Parekh; Steven G. Harris
Corporate Author: Anamet Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CCB-1
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Formulation and Inversion of Transfer Functions of Combined Elastic/Viscoelastic Structures

Author(s): S. B. Skaar; G. A. Nariboli; L. Tang
Corporate Author: Iowa State University
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. CCC-1
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The Fractional Order Estimator (To be published, AIAA J. Guidance Control and Dynamics)

Author(s): R. Bagley; Gregory Warholla; David Yang
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DAA-1
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The Fractional Order State Equations for the Control of Viscoelastically Damped Structures

Author(s): R. L. Bagley; R. A. Calico
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DAB-1
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Improved Solution Techniques for the Eigenstructure of Fractional Order Systems

Author(s): Michele Gaudreault; Ronald Bagley
Corporate Author: Air Force Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DAC-1
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Study of the Rheology of an Elastic Medium Through the Splitting of its Eigenfrequencies

Author(s): Michele Caputo
Corporate Author: Universita "La Sapienza", Roma
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DAD-1
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A Viscous Isolator for Shuttle Hubble Space Telescope Resupply

Author(s): Porter Davis, Frank Schmitt; Charles See
Corporate Author: Honywell, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DBA-1
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Constrained Layer Damping for a Space-Based Optical System

Author(s): Naneen C. Bond; Robert M. Laurenson
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Missile System Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DBB-1
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Hydrostatic Damper for the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) High Prressure Oxidizer Turbopump (HPOTP)

Author(s): David G. Goggin; Joseph K. Scharrer; Robert F. Beatty
Corporate Author: Rockwell International
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DBC-1
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Optimized Designs of Viscoelastic Damping Treatments

Author(s): Warren C. Gibson; Conor D. Johnson
Corporate Author: CSA Engineering
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DBD-1
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Considerations of Synthesized System Damping in Dynamic Analysis of Space Structures

Author(s): Wan T. Tsai
Corporate Author: Rockwell International
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DBE-1
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On Passsive Spot Damping Anomalies

Author(s): Maurice I. Young
Corporate Author: Vigyan Research Associates, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DCB-1
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Vibration Damping Performance - What We Should Know About It

Author(s): John Chahine; Pranab Saha
Corporate Author: Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1989-11
Report Number: WRDC-TR-89-3116 Volume I p. DCC-1
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