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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Experimental Studies To Determine The Chemical Species Prevalent In The Plasma Of An Air ARC And The Boundary Layers Adjacent To Ablating Materials

Author(s): R. Carrigan, E. Raisen, K. Schmude
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-359
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Development Of Non-oxidic Refractory Foams

Author(s): Ian M. Logan, Douglas C. Wise; John J. McGahan; Carl vonDoenhoff
Corporate Author: The Corborundum Company Research and Development Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-124
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The Effects Of Decreases In Stress On The Creep Behavior Of Polycrystalline Aluminum In The Dislocation Climb Region

Author(s): L. Raymond; W. Ludemann; N. Jaffe; J. E. Dorn
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-08
Report Number: WADD TR 60-326
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Vaporization Of Compound And Alloys At High Temperature Part I. Mass Spectrometric Determination of the Dissociation Energies of the Molecules AgAu, AgCu, AuCu

Author(s): Marcel Ackerman, Fred E. Stafford, J. Drowart
Corporate Author: University of Brussels
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part I
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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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Continuous Filament Ceramic Fibers

Author(s): W. A. Lambertson, D. B. Aiken, E. H. Girard
Corporate Author: The Carborundum Company Research and Development Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-244
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Analysis Of Gases In Metals

Author(s): Josef J. Schmidt-Collerus; Andrew J. Frank
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute; University of Denver
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-482
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Effect Of State Of Stress On The Failure Of Metals At Various Temperatures

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

Author(s): J.W. Lefforge
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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Research On The Distribution Of Tension In Notched Construction Parts

Author(s): Professor Dr. -Ing H. Neuber
Corporate Author: Technische Hochschule
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-906
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Ion Propulsion working Fluid Requirements For USAF

Author(s): James H. L. Lawler
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-901
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Research On Materials For Use In A Full Pressure Suit

Author(s): D. M. Mellen, S. Backer, B. J. Park
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-311
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Correlation Of Tensile Properties Of Steel Castings And Material Imperfections As Determined By Radiography

Author(s): L. J. Mattek, R. D. Woodward
Corporate Author: General Dynamics/Convair
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-450
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The Technology Of Scandium, Yttrium, And The Rare Earth Metals. A Literature Survey

Author(s): Bernard Love
Corporate Author: Research Chemicals, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 60-864
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Viscoelastic Support Junction Damping Of Beams

Author(s): T. J. Mentel, R. L. Schultz, C. C. Fu
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-779
AD Number: AD0271957
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Study Of Physiochemical Properties Of Selected Military Fuels

Author(s): E. Findl, H. Brande, H. Edwards
Corporate Author: Inglewood Laboratory, Thompson Products, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-767
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High Modulus, High Temperature Glass Fibers For Reinforced Plastics

Author(s): Machlan, G. R.; Stalego, C. J.; Tiede, R. L.; Isham, A. B.; Caramante, D. E.
Corporate Author: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp Granville OH
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-24 Supplement 1
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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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Fatigue Properties Of Magnesium Alloy Forgings

Author(s): Schuette, Evan H.
Corporate Author: Dow Metal Products Company, Division of the Dow Chemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-854
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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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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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The Design of Organic Coatings for Use in the Space Environment

Author(s): Cowling, Jack E.; Alexander, Allen L.; Noonan, Frank M.
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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Studies on the Protective Ultraviolet Absorbers in a Space Environment

Author(s): Hirt, Robert C.; Schmitt, Richard G.
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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Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Polymeric Materials for Use in a Space Environment

Author(s): Snyder, Carl E.; Cross, William B.
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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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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Simulated Solar Irradiation and Its Photochemical Effects on Plastic Spacecraft Materials

Author(s): Hanst, Philip L.; Early, Vincent H.; Woodberry, Paul T.; Walker Jr., Augustus C.
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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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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Materials Effects in Spacecraft Thermal Control

Author(s): Gaumer, Roger E.; Clauss, Francis J.; Sibert, Merle E.; Shaw, Clyde C.
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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Reflective Metal Coatings

Author(s): Belser, R. B.; Carithers, M. D.
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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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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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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The Use of Optical Interference to Obtain Selective Energy Absorption

Author(s): Martin, Douglas C.; Bell, Ronald
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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High Temperature Surface Parameters for Solar Power

Author(s): Butler, C. P.; Jenkins, R. J.; Rudkin, R. L.; Laughridge, F. I.
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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Low Emissivity Coatings for use at High Temperatures

Author(s): Macklin, B. A.; Withers, J. C.
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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Ceramic Coatings for Control of Reflectivity and Emissivity of Inconel

Author(s): Burgess, D. G.; Jasperse, J. R.; Flint, E. P.
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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Anodic Coatings for Temperature Control in Space Vehicles

Author(s): Cooke, E. W.; Long, W. L.
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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Development and Evaluation of Coating for an Unfurlable Re-Entry Vehicle

Author(s): Harris, J. T.; Marco, D. M.
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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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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The Thermal Stability of Various Slightly Soluble Inhibitive Salts and their Properties

Author(s): Allen, Edward R.q
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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Some Exprimental Results from Evaluation of Constrained Damping Layer Structures

Author(s): C. A. Dahlquist
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 447-456
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Quick Estimation of Damping from Free Damped Oscillograms

Author(s): John C. Burgess
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 457-460
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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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Summary of the Conference

Author(s): Alan Powell
Corporate Author: University of California at Los Angeles
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 479-494
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Investigation Of Feasability Of Utilizing Available Heat-resistant Materials For Hypersonic Leading Lead Applications. Vol VI. Determination And Design Application Of Mechanical Properties Of Bare And Coated Graphite

Author(s): Alfred Rudnick, Robert L.Carlson And George K.Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADC TR 59-744 Volume 6
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Investigation Of Feasability Of Utilizing Available Heat Resistant Materials For Hypersonic Leading Edge Applications. Vol.7. Oxidation Resistance Of Bare And Coated Molybdenum Alloy And Graphite

Author(s): Donald J.Powers, John A.Dickson And Others
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 59-744 Volume 7
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Diffusion In Refractory Metals

Author(s): N.L. Peterson
Corporate Author: Advanced Metals Research Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-793
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Forced Vibrations Of Sandwich Structures

Author(s): Alfred M.Freudenthal And Maciej P.Bieniek
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-307
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Factors Affecting Thermal Shock Resistance Of Polyphase Ceramic Bodies

Author(s): P.T.B.Shaffer, D.P.H.Hasselman And A.Z.Chaberski
Corporate Author: The Carborundum Company, Research and Development Division, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADD TR 60-749 Part 1
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Experimentation, Analysis And Prediction For Environmental Creep

Author(s): C. J. Giemza
Corporate Author: Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-777
AD Number: AD0258565
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