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Causes Of Cracking In High-Strength Weld Metals

Author(s): A. J. Jacobs; R. P. Sopber; P. J. Rieppel
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Lnstitute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-322 Part 3
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Equipment For Testing The Creep Properties Of Metals Under Intermittent Stressing And Heating Conditions Part 2. Current Modifications

Author(s): Lawrence A. Shepard; Carl D. Wiseman; C. Dean Starr; John E. Dorn
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 52-101 Part 2
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Development Of A Rubber For Service In Contact With Experimental Hydraulic Fluids At 4oo? F

Author(s): Frederick G. Kitts
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-458
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Hydrogen Contamination In Titanium And Titanium Alloys Part I. Hydrogen Embrittlement In Alpha-Beta Titanium Alloys (Report Of WADC Technical Meeting 29 October 1954)

Author(s): Ralph J. Kotfila, Ma]Or, Usaf; Harris M. Burte, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-616 Part 1
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Evaluation Of Experimental Wool Synthetic Blends In Air Force 18-Oz. Blue Serge

Author(s): C. A. Willis; C. W. Long, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-52
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): William H. Gillen; William J. Mueller; Richard A. Clark; Randall G. Heiligmann
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190
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The Extrusion Of Titanium

Author(s): Alvin M. Sabroff; W. Maxwell Parris; Paul D. Frost
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-555
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Scaling Of Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Author(s): H. W. Maynor Jr.; B. R. Barrett; R. E. Swift
Corporate Author: University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-109
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Investigation And Development Of High-Temperature Structural Adhesives

Author(s): H. N. Homeyer, Jr.; J. H. Preston; K. L. Mchugh
Corporate Author: The Connecticut Hard Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-98
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Albert W. Schlechten; Martin E. Straumanis; C. Burroughs Gill
Corporate Author: Missouri School Of Mines And Metallurgy
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 53-162 Part 2
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Survey Of Low-Alloy Aircraft Steels Heat Treated To High Strength Levels Part 6. Recommendations For Future Research Work On High-Strength Steels

Author(s): George Sachs; E. P. Klier
Corporate Author: Syracuse University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-254 Part 6
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Mary M. Sokas, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 1
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Packaging Requirements For Bearings, Part 11. Performance Of Procoated Black Iron Can Packages Containing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor And Antifriction Bearings (Series T)

Author(s): V. C. Setterholm
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-38 Part 11
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The Design Of Reclaimed Latex Foam Package Cushioning, The Third Of A Series Of Reports On Package Cushioning

Author(s): Lt Roger B. Orensteen, 1st Lt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-132
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Calculating Cushion Thickness By Analysis Of Stress-Strain Curves

Author(s): R. E. Jones; D. L. Hunzicker
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory, United States Department Of Agriculture
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-334
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Heat Resistant Polyester Laminating Resins

Author(s): Marvin Botwick; William Cummings; Paul M. Elliott
Corporate Author: Naugatuck Chemical, Division Of United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-371
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Louise M. Koeker
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373
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Corrosion Preventive Additives

Author(s): E. J. Schwoegler; L. V. Berman
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-16 Part 3
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Research And Development Of Wrought And Cast High Temperature Alloys

Author(s): R. R. Macfarlane; R. S. Defries; E. E. Reynolds; W. W. Dyrkacz
Corporate Author: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-276
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A Method For Retaining Beta Phase In The Core Of Plates And Rods Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): P. Herasymenko; J. Winter
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-280
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Protective Coatings For Magnesium

Author(s): T. Kirk Hay; Gerald F. Bechtle; Garmond G. Schurr; Maurice Van Loo
Corporate Author: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-373
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Investigation On Notch Sensitivity Of Heat-Resistant Alloys At Elevated Temperature, (Rupture Strength Of Notched Bars At High Temperatures)

Author(s): R. L. Carlson; R. J. Macdonald; W. F. Simmons
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-391
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Materials Report On The Lockheed Atc-1 Transparent, Electrically Conducting Coating For Acrylic Plastic

Author(s): L. Harold Bullis
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-392
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Evaluation Of Titanium Aircraft Parts Semi-Finished Products

Author(s): F. J. Gillig; L. W. Smith
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-404
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Evaluation Of Surface Treatments For Low-Alloy Steels Part 1. Test Method For Heat-Resistant Corrosion Protective Coatings On Steel

Author(s): Sam Tour
Corporate Author: Sam Tour & Co., Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-451 Part 1
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Evaluation Of Surface Treatments For Low Alloy Steels Part 2. Paint Chromizing, Paint Siliconizing, And Coating Of Titanium-Boron Low Alloy Steel

Author(s): Sam Tour
Corporate Author: Sam Tour & Co., Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-451 Part 2
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Development Of Austenitic Iron-Base Sheet Alloy

Author(s): Alfred G. Allten; Edward Sadowski; Allan Simon; Peter Lillys
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-472
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Introduction and Table of Contents


Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. i-xii
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Resume of Parachute Requirements

Author(s): Corry, W. A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 1-2
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Problems of Parachute Design and their Relation to Textiles

Author(s): Shepardson, W. P.
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 3-16
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The Porosity, Translucency and Deformability of Nylon Parachute Fabrics

Author(s): Baker, A.
Corporate Author: Royal Aircraft Establishment
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 17-28
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Textiles for Parachutes in Aircraft Deceleration and Missile Recovery

Author(s): MacCarthy, R. W.
Corporate Author: Radioplane Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 29-40
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Textiles Used in Free Air Facility Parachute Test Program

Author(s): Arenson, D. L.
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories Division of Cook Electric Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 41-67
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The Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Parachute Textiles

Author(s): Coplan, M.
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 68-94
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The Effects of Porosity on Design and Performance Characteristics of Parachutes

Author(s): Heinrich, H. G.
Corporate Author: Equipment Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-49 p. 95-119
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Method Of Determining Thermal Stability Of Synthetic Oils

Author(s): Oliver M. Ballentine
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-417
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Elastomeric Fluoroalkyl Siloxane Copolymers

Author(s): Roy T. Clark, Jr., Capt, Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-213
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Experimental Magnesium Alloys, Part 1 Further Development Of Pellet Fabricated Magnesium Alloys.

Author(s): H. A. Johnson, 1st Lt., Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-83 Part 1
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Experimental Magnesium Alloys, Part 2 Wrought Alloy Survey Of Minor Additions To Selected Mg-Base Alloys.

Author(s): H. A. Johnson, Ist Lt., Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-83 Part 2
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Creep Buckling Of Columns

Author(s): D. Rosenthal; D. Hasanovitsh
Corporate Author: University Of California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-402
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Precipitation Hardening And Embrittlement Of High-Strength Titanium Alloys

Author(s): H. A. Robinson; M. W. Parris; A. E. Austin; C. M. Schwartz; P. D. Frost
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-355
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Experimental Magnesium Alloys, Part 5 Welding Tests On Hk31a Sheet

Author(s): H. A. Johnson, 1st Lt., Usaf
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-83 Part 5
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Retainer Materials For Aircraft Gas Turbine Bearings

Author(s): Eugene J. Bucur; F. Clifton Wagner; John T. Burwell, Jr.
Corporate Author: Horizons Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-598
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Preliminary Microscopic Studies Of Cermets At High Temperatures

Author(s): Earle T. Montwmery; Thomas S. Shevlin; Harold M. Greenhouse; Herbert W. Newkirk
Corporate Author: The Ohio State University Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-33
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Frictional Damping And Resonant Vibration Characteristics Of An Axial Slip Lap Joint

Author(s): Jams H. Klumpp; Benjamin J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-64
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Evaluation And Development Of Plastic Laminated Backing Board Materials

Author(s): Wendell H. Smith; Charles C. Surland
Corporate Author: The United States Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-474 Part 1
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Joining Of Molybdenum

Author(s): W. N. Platte
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-17 Part 2
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Development Of Schematic Analytical Procedures For Synthetic Lubricants And Their Additives

Author(s): Josef J. E. Schmidt; Francis S. Bonomo
Corporate Author: Denver Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-464
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Chromatography Determination Of Gum In Fuels

Author(s): H. S. Knight; T. Skei; A. C. Nixon; S. Groennings
Corporate Author: Shell Development Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-328 Part 2
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The Effect Of Grain Size On The Mechanical Properties Of Titanium And Its Alloys

Author(s): Frank C. Holden; Horace R. Ogden; Robert I. Jaffee
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-487
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