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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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Mechanical Properties Of A New High-strength High-toughness General-purpose Alloy Steel

Author(s): William E. Dirkes; Robert E. Bowman; Edward L. Horne
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-73
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Development Of Electrically Conductive Transparent Coatings For Acrylic Plastic

Author(s): Johan Bjorksten; Harry L. Hamilton; Evelyn E. Smith; Robert J. Roth
Corporate Author: Bjorksten Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-48
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Malleable Chromium And Its Alloys

Author(s): Earl T. Hayes
Corporate Author: Northwest Electrodevelopment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-54
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Elevated Temperature Fatigue Properties Of SAE 4340 Steel

Author(s): W. J. Trapp
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-325 Part 1
AD Number: AD0008716
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Development Of Low Alloy Ti-B Steels For High Temperature Service Applications

Author(s): Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-77
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Improved Structural Adhesives For Bonding Metals

Author(s): H. C. Engel
Corporate Author: Bloomingdale Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-156
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Summary Of Research By Forest Products Laboratory On Sandwich Constructions For Aircraft

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-184 Supplement 5
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High Strength Epon Laminates

Author(s): F. C. Hopper; D. W. Elam
Corporate Author: Shell Development Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-5 Supplement 1
AD Number: AD0004231
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Research On The Flammability Characteristics Of Aircraft Fuels

Author(s): G. W. Jones; M. G. Zabetakis; J. K. Richmond; G. S. Scott; A. L. Furno
Corporate Author: United States Department Of The Interior
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-35
AD Number: AD0005805
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Mechanical-Property Tests On Ceramic Bodies

Author(s): W. H. Duckworth; A. D. Schwope; O. K. Salmassy; R. L. Carlson; H. Z. Schofield
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-67
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Investigation Of Plasticizers For Oil-Resistant Rubber For Service At Low Temperatures In Contact With Hydrocarbon Fluids

Author(s): J. C. Hillyer; C. S. Imig
Corporate Author: Phillips Petroleum Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-80
AD Number: AD0002179
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Research Investigation Of Protective Coatings For Magnesium

Author(s): H. D. Childers; K. B. Niles; A. G. Valles
Corporate Author: Northrop Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-99
AD Number: AD0002168
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Improvement Of Jet Engine Descaling Procedure

Author(s): G. M. Bryan
Corporate Author: Northrop Aircraft, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-100
AD Number: AD0004090
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Development Of Test Methods For Antiseize Compounds

Author(s): John W. Cunningham
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-102
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Rain Erosion Of Materials

Author(s): Gordon C. Williams
Corporate Author: University Of Louisville
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-105
AD Number: AD0001763
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Magnesium Alloy Research Studies

Author(s): A. Jones; J. H. Lennon; R. R. Nash; W. H. Chang; E. G. Macpeek
Corporate Author: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-169
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Bulletin, "Plastics For Aircraft"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: U. S. Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183
AD Number: AD0001149
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Bulletin "Plastics For Aircraft"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 5
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Annual Report On Research For Use In Anc-17 Handbook "Plastics For Flight Vehicles"

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 6
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Fluorine Containing Elastomers

Author(s): O. R. Pierce; E. T. Mcbee
Corporate Author: Purdue Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-191 Part 1
AD Number: AD0001121
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Investigation Of The Synthesis And Testing Of Various Possible Boron-Organo And Other Similar Polymers

Author(s): L. E. Stout; D. F. Chamberlain
Corporate Author: Washington University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-192
AD Number: AD0002149
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Frank A. Bovey
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 5
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Carl A. Dahlquist
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 7
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Synthetic Rubbers Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): Carl L. Sandberg
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 8
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Investigation Of Prot Accelerated Fatigue Test

Author(s): E. J. Ward, Capt, Usaf; D. C. Schwartz, Capt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-234
AD Number: AD0002118
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Development Of Composite Spectrophotometric Procedures For The Analysis Of Low-Alloy Steels And Of Aluminum And Its Alloys

Author(s): Gilbert-H. Ayres; Stanley H. Simonsen
Corporate Author: The University Of Texas
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-246
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Development Of Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/18/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-249
AD Number: AD0006453
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Investigation Of Compressive-Creep Properties Of Aluminum Columns At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): R. L. Carlson; A. D. Schwope
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-251 Part 1
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Metallographic Studies On N-155 Specimens Exposed To Static And Dynamic Stress At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): F. R. Morral; B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-253
AD Number: AD0002141
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Titanium Rich Titanium-Chromium-Oxygen Ternary System

Author(s): Chih-Chung Wang; Nicholas J. Grant; Carl F. Floe
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-255
AD Number: AD0002120
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The Purkinje Effect In Luminance Measurements Of Air Force Phosphors

Author(s): Daniel I. Pomerantz; John R. Cannon
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-282
AD Number: AD0005353
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths

Author(s): H. W. S. La Vier
Corporate Author: Georgia Lnstitute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 2
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths, Part 3. Effect Of Loading On Elastic Properties Of Parachute Cloths Without Air Flow

Author(s): H. W. S. Lavier
Corporate Author: Georgia Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 3
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Air Permeability Of Parachute Cloths

Author(s): H. W. S. Lavier
Corporate Author: Engineering Experiment Station, Georgia Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 52-283 Part 4
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An Investigation Of Various Properties Of NiAl

Author(s): Richard L. Wachtell
Corporate Author: American Electro Metal Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-291
AD Number: AD0012965
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Elevated- And Room-Temperature Properties Of Selectron 44 And 5105xp Transparent Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): John Vaneciio; Gale R. Remely; Ward F. Simmons
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-292
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The Effects Of Carbon, Oxygen, And Nitrogen On The Properties Of Welds In Titanium Sheet

Author(s): D. C. Martin; C. B. Voldrich
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Lnstitute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-294
AD Number: AD0004526
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Fatigue Properties Of Aluminum Alloys At Various Direct Stress Ratios, Part 1 - Rolled Alloys

Author(s): B. J. Lazan; A. A. Blatherwick
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-307 Part 1
AD Number: AD0007610
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Effects Of Damping Constants And Stress Distribution On The Resonance Response Of Members

Author(s): B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 52-320
AD Number: AD0003566
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Fatigue Testing Under Progressive Loading A New Technique For Testing Materials

Author(s): E. Marcel Prot, Translated By Edward J. Ward, Captain, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-148
AD Number: AD0002176
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Summary Of Research By Forest Products Laboratory On Sandwich Construction For Aircraft

Author(s): Donald G. Coleman
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-184
AD Number: AD0002126
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Synthetic Rubbers From Carbon-Fluorine Compounds

Author(s): A. M. Borders
Corporate Author: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company http://www.gl.iit.edu/wadc/
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-197 Part 2
AD Number: AD0000127
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Chemical Investigation Of Fluorine Compounds As Fungicides

Author(s): G. C. Finger; F. H. Reed; J. E. Dunbar
Corporate Author: Division Of Fluorine Ghemistry,Illinois State Geological Survey
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-214
AD Number: AD0002177
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium From Aqueous Systems

Author(s): Ernest J. Breton; 1st Lt. Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-232
AD Number: AD0002163
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United States Bureau Of Mines Zirconium Alloy Investigation

Author(s): E. T. Hayes; R. L. Carpenter; A. D. Cavett; W. L. O'brien; O. G. Paasche
Corporate Author: United States Bureau Of Mines
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-236
AD Number: AD0002119
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Effects of Aviation Fuel Components on the Accuracy of the Karl Fischer Electrometric Titration Method for Determinign the Water Content of Fuels

Author(s): Robert W. Altman; Richard W. Sneed; James C. Mosteller
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1952
Report Number: AF TR 6387
AD Number: AD0002117
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Modified Method for Determining Oxidation Stability of Aviation Fuels

Author(s): R. W. Sneed; R. W. Altman; J. C. Mosteller
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: AF TR 6390
AD Number: AD0001150
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Study Of Hard Coating For Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): F. J. Gillig
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-151 Supplement 1
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Development Of A Heat-Resistant Foamed-In-Place Low-Density Silicon Resin Core Material

Author(s): Kenneth R. Hoffman; Donald E. Weyer
Corporate Author: Dow Corning Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1953
Report Number: WADC TR 53-146
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Mary M. Sokas, Capt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 2
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