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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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Design Considerations for Minimizing Acoustic Fatigue in Aircraft Structures

Author(s): Harvey H. Hubbard; Philip M. Edge, Jr.; Clarence T. Modlin, Jr.
Corporate Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADC TR 59-676 p. 320-338
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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 Part I. The Effect of Surface-Removal on the Plastic Behavior of Aluminum Single Crystals

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 I
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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): I.R. Kramer
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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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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Refractory Coatings For Tungsten

Author(s): C. G. Goetzel, P. Landler
Corporate Author: New York University, Research Division
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Report Number: WADD TR 60-825
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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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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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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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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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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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