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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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Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. i-iv
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Discussion of the Papers by Prof. Freudenthal and Prof. Weibull


Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 163-167
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High Temperature Resistant Elastomer Compounds

Author(s): Leland J. Kitchen, Floyd M. Smith, Robert A. Hayes, W. Glenn Mayes, James C. W. Hennign, James J. Robertson
Corporate Author: Firestone Tire And Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 56-331 Part 5
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Synthesis And Evaluation Of New Polymers Prepared By Stereospecific Catalysis

Author(s): Overberger, Charles G.
Corporate Author: Polytechnic Institute Of Brooklyn
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADC TR 58-382 Part 4
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High Temperature Gear And Spline Lubricant Studies

Author(s): Fessett, Donald J.
Corporate Author: Western Gear Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-8
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Dielectric Moisture Barrier Coating Materials

Author(s): Kindley, Lee M.
Corporate Author: Melpar, Inc
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-65
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Determination Of Emissivity And Reflectivity Data On Aircraft Structural Materials. Part III: Techniques For Measurement

Author(s): O. Harry Olson, James C. Morris
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-222 Part 3
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Investigation Of Graphite Bodies

Author(s): Samuel W. Bradstreet; Leon M. Atlas; Seymour A. Bortz; H. Howard Lund; H. Henry Nakamura
Corporate Author: Armour Research Institute Foundation Of Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-706
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. i-v
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Panel Discussion


Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 461-478
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Research And Development On Inorganic High temperature Adhesives For Metals And Composite Constructions

Author(s): Josepf Bayer, Ova E. Johnston, William A. Patterson
Corporate Author: Aeronca Manufacturing Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-113 Part 2
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Mechanism Of Rain Erosion. Part 14

Author(s): Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 14
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Investigation Of Creep Buckling Of Columns And Plates. Part II: Creep Buckling Experiments With Columns Of Ti - 7Al - 4Mo Titanium Alloy

Author(s): Ralph Papirno; George Gerard
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-07
Report Number: WADC TR 59-416 Part 2
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Ultra-Short-Time Creep Rupture Equipment Manual

Author(s): Ives, Joseph S.
Corporate Author: American Machine & Foundry Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-762 Part 1
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Fundamental Studies Of New Boundary Lubrication Mechanisms

Author(s): Perilstein, Warren L.
Corporate Author: Ethyl Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-87
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WADC-University Of Minnesota Conference On Acoustical Fatigue

Author(s): W. J. Trapp, D. M. Forney, Jr.
Corporate Author: Minnesota U.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676
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Flammability Characteristics Of High Temperature Hydrocarbon Fuels

Author(s): Kuchta, Joseph M.
Corporate Author: Bureau Of Mines, United States Department of the Interior
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Report Number: WADD TR 61-89
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Ultrasonic Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Ceramic Coatings

Author(s): Lawrie, W. E.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-91 Part 1
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Criteria For Comparing The Effectiveness Of Damping Treatments

Author(s): Mead, D. J.
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 61-25
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The Effect Of Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties of Metals Part II. The Effect of Surface-Active Agents on the Mechanical Behavior of Aluminum Single Crystals

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part II
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The Effect Of Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties Metals Part I. The Effect of Surface-Removal on the Plastic Behavior of Aluminum Single Crystals

Author(s): Kramer, I. R.
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part I
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Dislocations And Plastic Behavior Of Iron Single Crystals

Author(s): Fopiano, Paul J.
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-145
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Investigation Of Sinterable Oxide Powders And Ceramics Made From Them

Author(s): Hyde, C.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADD TR 61-262
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The Compatibilty Of Materials With Chlorine Trifluoride, Perchloryl, Flouride and Mixtures Of These

Author(s): Grigger, John C.
Corporate Author: Pennsalt Chemicals Corporattion
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-54
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Experimental Study Of The Random Vibrations Of An Aircraft Structure Excited By Jet Noise

Author(s): Clarkson, B. L.
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-70
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On Influence Functions In The Theory Of Forced Vibrations Of Membranes

Author(s): Torbe, I.
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton United Kingdom
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-97
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The Thermal Stability of Various Slightly Soluble Inhibitive Salts and their Properties

Author(s): Allen, Edward R.
Corporate Author: Rutgers, The State University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 335-360
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Surface Treatments of Fillers to Improve Dielectric Coatings

Author(s): Kindley, Lee M.
Corporate Author: Melpar, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 319-334
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Development and Evaluation of Coating for an Unfurlable Re-Entry Vehicle

Author(s): Harris, J. T.
Corporate Author: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 299-318
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Anodic Coatings for Temperature Control in Space Vehicles

Author(s): Cooke, E. W.
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 281-298
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Ceramic Coatings for Control of Reflectivity and Emissivity of Inconel

Author(s): Burgess, D. G.
Corporate Author: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 263-280
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Low Emissivity Coatings for use at High Temperatures

Author(s): Macklin, B. A.
Corporate Author: American Machin & Foundry Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 253-262
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High Temperature Surface Parameters for Solar Power

Author(s): Butler, C. P.
Corporate Author: U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 228-252
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The Use of Optical Interference to Obtain Selective Energy Absorption

Author(s): Martin, Douglas C.
Corporate Author: Spectrolab, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 209-228
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Selective Coatings for Extraterrestrial Solar Energy Conversion; A Fundamental Analysis

Author(s): Van Vliet, Robert M.
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 185-208
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Power Systems Tailored for Astronautical Applications

Author(s): Houck, Oscar K.
Corporate Author: Flight Accessories Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 165-184
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Reflective Metal Coatings

Author(s): Belser, R. B.
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 137-164
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Materials Effects in Spacecraft Thermal Control

Author(s): Gaumer, Roger E.
Corporate Author: Lockheed Missiles and Space Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 117-136
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The Decomposition of Organic Resins at High Temperature in a Vacuum Environment

Author(s): Mattice, James J.
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 107-116
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Simulated Solar Irradiation and Its Photochemical Effects on Plastic Spacecraft Materials

Author(s): Hanst, Philip L.
Corporate Author: Avco Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 97-106
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Ultraviolet Effects on High Polymers and their Relation to Radiation Chemistry

Author(s): Oster, Gerald
Corporate Author: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 92-96
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Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Polymeric Materials for Use in a Space Environment

Author(s): Snyder, Carl E.
Corporate Author: None Given
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 75-91
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Studies on the Protective Ultraviolet Absorbers in a Space Environment

Author(s): Hirt, Robert C.
Corporate Author: American Cyanamid Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 39-74
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The Design of Organic Coatings for Use in the Space Environment

Author(s): Cowling, Jack E.
Corporate Author: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 17-38
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The Spectral Distribution of Ultraviolet Light Obtained from Probes

Author(s): Tousey, R.
Corporate Author: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-773 p. 1-16
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Excitation Processes In Ceramics And The Anomalous Increase In Thermal Conductivity At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Whitmore, D. H.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1962-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-866
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Infrared Spectra Of The Phenyl Compounds Of Group IVb, Vb, And VIIb Elements

Author(s): Harrah, Larry A.
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-759
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Research On The Distribution Of Tension In Notched Construction Parts

Author(s): Neuber, Ing H.
Corporate Author: Technische Hochschule
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-906
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Silica Microbubbles

Author(s): Lefforge, J. W.
Corporate Author: Emerson & Cuming, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-899 Part 1
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Effect Of State Of Stress On The Failure Of Metals At Various Temperatures

Author(s): Clark, S. K.
Corporate Author: The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-869
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