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Fluids, Lubricants, Fuels And Related Materials

Author(s): E. Erwin Klaus, Merrell R. Fenske, Elmer J. Tewksbury
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-30 Part 8
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Nuclear Radiation Resistant Polymers And Polymeric Compounds

Author(s): John W. Born
Corporate Author: The B. F. Goodrich Company Research Center
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 6
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Properties Of Glasses At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Kerper, Matthew J.; Diller, C.C.; Eimer, E.H.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards Gaithersburg MD
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-05
Report Number: WADC TR 56-645 Part 4
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Physical Properties Of High Temperature Materials. Part Vi. Enthalpy And Heat Capacity Of Magnesium Oxide, Zirconium Oxide, And Zirconium Silicate From 0 To 900 C

Author(s): Victor, Andrew C.; Douglas, Thomas B.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards Washington D C
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-374 Part 6
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Development Of Niobium-base Alloys

Author(s): Richard T. Begley, William N. Platte
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-09
Report Number: WADC TR 57-344 Part 5
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Standardization Of Thermal Emittance Measurements

Author(s): William N. Harrison, Joseph C. Richmond
Corporate Author: National Bureau of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-02
Report Number: WADC TR 59-510 Part 2
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Composite Inorganic Resilient Seal Materials

Author(s): L. L. Smith
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-338 Part 3
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Table of Contents


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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Welcoming Address

Author(s): R. F. Lambert
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 1-3
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Opening Address

Author(s): E. M. Glass
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 4-8
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An Introduction to Acoustic Fatigue

Author(s): E. J. Richards
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 9-55
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Types of Pressure Fields of Interest in Acoustical Fatigue Problems

Author(s): H. E. von Gierke
Corporate Author: Aeromedical Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 56-84
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Correlation of Pressures Around a Jet Engine

Author(s): B. L. Clarkson
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 85-98
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Note on the Use of Correlation Techniques to Determine the Forms of Vibration of a Continuous Structure Excited by Random Pressures

Author(s): B. L. Clarkson
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 99-108
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Statistical Properties of the Pressure Field in a Turbulent Boundary Layer

Author(s): William W. Willmarth
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 109-127
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Fatigue of Materials and Structures Under Random Loading

Author(s): A. M. Freudenthal
Corporate Author: Columbia University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 128-152
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Statistical Aspects of Acoustical Fatigue

Author(s): Waloddi Weibull
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 153-162
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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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Review of Structural Damping Mechanisms

Author(s): B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 168-184
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Progress in the Development of Vibration Damping Materials

Author(s): Lothar Bohn; Friedrich Linhardt; Herman Oberst
Corporate Author: Farbwerke Hoechst A. G.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 185-206
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Damping of Simplified Configurations with Additives or Interfaces

Author(s): T. J. Mentel
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 207-234
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The Damping, Stiffness and Fatigue Properites of Joints and Configurations Representative of Aircraft Structures

Author(s): D. J. Mead
Corporate Author: University of Southampton, England
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 235-261
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Determinate and Random Excitation of Lumped-Linear Structures

Author(s): R. Plunkett
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 262-274
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Excitation of Distributed Systems

Author(s): H. H. Bleich
Corporate Author: Institute of Flight Structures, Columbia University
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 275-286
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Acoustic Damping Mechanisms

Author(s): Edward M. Kerwin, Jr.
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 287-319
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Acoustical Fatigue Test Procedures Used in Aircraft Industry and Their Limitations

Author(s): D. M. Forney, Jr.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 339-378
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External Noise Environments of Flight Vehicles

Author(s): I. Dyer; P. A. Franken; E. E. Ungar
Corporate Author: Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 379-411
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A New Look at Structural Peak Distributions Under Random Vibration

Author(s): H. C. Schjelderup
Corporate Author: National Engineering Science Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 412-426
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The Use of Model Jets for Studying Acoustic Fields Near Jet and Rocket Engines

Author(s): L. C. Sutherland; Walter V. Morgan
Corporate Author: Aero-Space Division, Boeing Airplane Co.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 427-446
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Dislocations And Plastic Behavior Of Iron Single Crystals

Author(s): Paul J. Fopiano
Corporate Author: Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-145
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The Effect OF Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties Metals

Author(s): I.R. Kramer
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part 1
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The Effect Of Surface-Active Agents On The Mechanical Properties of Metals

Author(s): I.R. Kramer
Corporate Author: The Martin Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-58 Part 2
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Criteria For Comparing The Effectiveness Of Damping Treatments

Author(s): D. J. Mead
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 61-25
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On Influence Functions In The Theory Of Forced Vibrations Of Membranes

Author(s): I.Torbe And D.I.G.Jones
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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Experimental Study Of The Random Vibrations Of An Aircraft Structure Excited By Jet Noise

Author(s): B.L.Clarkson And R.D.Ford
Corporate Author: University Of Southampton
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 61-70
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The Compatibilty Of Materials With Chlorine Trifluoride, Perchloryl, Flouride and Mixtures Of These

Author(s): John C. Grigger, Henry C. Miller
Corporate Author: Pennsalt Chemicals Corporattion
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-54
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Investigation Of Sinterable Oxide Powders And Ceramics Made From Them

Author(s): C. Hyde, W. H. Duckworth
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADD TR 61-262
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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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Research On Analytical Methods For The Determination Of Oxygen In Beryllium

Author(s): Silve Kallmann; Fred Collier; Robert Liu; Hans Oberthin
Corporate Author: Ledoux & Company
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-185
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Vaporization Of Compound And Alloys At High Temperature

Author(s): Marcel Ackerman, Fred E. Stafford, Georges Verhaegen
Corporate Author: University of Brussels
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 1
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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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Vaporization Of Compunds And Alloys At High Temperature

Author(s): R. Colin, P. Goldfinger, M. Jeunehomme
Corporate Author: University of Brussels
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-11
Report Number: WADD TR 60-782 Part 2
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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: David Clark Company Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Report Number: WADD TR 60-906
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Infrared Spectra Of The Phenyl Compounds Of Group Ivb, Vb, And Viib Elements

Author(s): Harrah, Larry A.; Ryan, M. T.; Tamborski, Christ
Corporate Author: Materials Central
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADD TR 60-759
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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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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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