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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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The Effect Of Surface Finishes On Friction And Fusion Of Parachute Cloth And Line

Author(s): Lavrakas, Vasilis
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-323 Part 1
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The Effect Of Surface Finishes On Friction And Fusion Of Parachute Cloth And Line

Author(s): Lavrakas, Vasilis
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-323 Part 2
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Determination Of Resin Content Of Glass Fiber-Polyester Laminates Containing A Calcium Carbonate Filler

Author(s): Toner, S. D.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-326
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Pile Fabrics For Insulation

Author(s): Long, Charles W.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-374
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Procedure For Determining Vapor Pressures Of Materials Of Low Volatility

Author(s): Ballentine, O. M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-418
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Stabilization Of Polymethyl Alpha-Chloroacrylate Plastic Sheet

Author(s): Anspon, Harry D.
Corporate Author: General Aniline And Film Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-08
Report Number: WADC TR 54-465
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Brenner, Abner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-485 Part 1
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Stress-Rupture, Fatigue And Notch Sensitivity Properties Of High Temperature Alloys Part 1. S-816 Alloy

Author(s): Vitovec, Franz H.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-488 Part 1
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Research On Heat-Resistant Acrylate-Siloxane Elastomers

Author(s): Cox, Robert P.
Corporate Author: Bj0rksten Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-525
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Investigation Of Materials Fatigue Problems Applicable To Propeller Design

Author(s): Cummings, H. N.
Corporate Author: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Propeller Division
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-531 Supplement 1
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High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Blake, Edward S.
Corporate Author: Monsanto Chemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-532
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Research On Treated Magnesium Surfaces

Author(s): Rohowetz, Stanley E.
Corporate Author: Bjorksten Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-07
Report Number: WADC TR 54-568
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Design And Development Of A Heavy Weight High Impact Shock Machine

Author(s): Sabbagh, Edward N.
Corporate Author: Lowell Technological Institute, Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-573
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A Study Of The Effects Of Fabric Geometry Variables On Air Permeability

Author(s): Perry, William O.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-574
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Effect Of Metals On Lubricants Part 1. Designer Development And Instrumentation Of A High Temperature Bath

Author(s): Lauer, Vernon A.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-576 Part 1
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Evaluation Of Organic Fluorine Compounds For Use In Military Aircraft

Author(s): Rosenberg, Harold
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-580
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Powder Fabrication Of Aluminum Alloys

Author(s): Hess, J. B.
Corporate Author: Department Of Metallurgical Research, Kaiser Alulminum And Chemical Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 54-590
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Spectrophotometric-Cuprethol Method For The Quantitative Determination Of Copper In Aviation Fuels

Author(s): Ballantine, O. M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-596
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A Modified Adiabatic Calorimeter

Author(s): Belaga, Myron W.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-601
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Spot-Welded Joints In Titanium Alloys And Their Behavior In Fatigue

Author(s): Kearns, William H.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-609
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Evaluation Of Non-Woven Glass Fiber Reinforcements For Low Pressure Molded polyester Resins For Aircraft Applications

Author(s): Reinhart, F. W.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-540
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Development Of Wrought And Cast Alloys For High Temperature Applications

Author(s): MacFarlane, R. R.
Corporate Author: Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-23
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Research On Boron Polymers. Part II. Polymer Studies

Author(s): Ruigh, William L.
Corporate Author: Rutgers University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-26 Part 2
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Investigation Of Compressive-Creep Properties Of Aluminum Columns At Elevated Temperatures, Part 3. Comparisons With Other Metals

Author(s): Carlson, R. L.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 52-251 Part 3
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Tensile Properties And Rheotropic Behavior Of Titanium Alloys And Molybdenum

Author(s): Ripling, E. J.
Corporate Author: Case Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-5
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High Strength Epon Laminates

Author(s): Hopper, Frank C.
Corporate Author: Shell Development Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 52-5 Supplement 3
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Thermal Conductivity And Heat Capacity Of Molten Materials Part 6. The Thermal Conductivity Of Beryllium Oxide From 40? To 750?c

Author(s): Ditmars, D. A.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 53-201 Part 6
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Development Of A Substitute Or Improvement Of Chromium Electrodeposits

Author(s): Stareck, Jesse E.
Corporate Author: United Chromium, Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-271 Part 2
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Development Of Molybdenum Nozzle Blades

Author(s): Doane, D. V.
Corporate Author: Climax Molybdenum Company Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-96
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Investigation Of The Effect Of Raw Material Production Variables On The Physical And Chemical Properties Of Carbides, Nitrides And Borides

Author(s): Blumenthal, H.
Corporate Author: American Electro Metal Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-13 Part 2
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Research For Low-Application-Temperature, Electrically Conducting, Transparent Coatings For Aircraft Windshields And Related Components

Author(s): Olson, E. R.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 54-325
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Weathering Of Adhesive-Bonded Lap Joints Of Clad Aluminum Alloy

Author(s): Eickner, H. W.
Corporate Author: Forest Products Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-447 Part 1
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Transparent Electrically Conducting Coatings For The Reduction Of Precipitation Static In Aircraft

Author(s): Bullis, L. Harold
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-452
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Electrodeposition Of Titanium

Author(s): Brenner, Abner
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-485 Part 2
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Scaling Of Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Siegel, H. J.
Corporate Author: Department Of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, University Of Kentucky
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 54-109 Part 2
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Effect Of Strain Rate On The Strength Properties Of Single And Multiple Riveted Lap And Butt Joints

Author(s): Klinger, Richard F.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-122
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): Mueller, William J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190 Part 2
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Development Of High-Temperature Oil-Resistant Rubber

Author(s): Mueller, William J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-190 Part 3
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Development Of Improved Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Robinson, Herbert A.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 54-205 Part 2
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Elevated-Temperature Testing Procedures, Part 1. Continuous Recording Of Time-Deformation Readings During Creep-Rupture Testing At Temperatures Up To 1200 Of

Author(s): Rector, William H.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-214 Part 1
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Development Of A Heat-Resistant Foamed-In-Place Low-Density Silicone Resin Core Material

Author(s): Weyer, Donald E.
Corporate Author: Dow Corning Corporation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 53-146 Supplement 1
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Vulcanization Of Rubber With High-Intensity Gamma Radiation

Author(s): Jackson, Wallace W.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-57
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Development Of Nondestructive Tests For Structural Adhesive Bonds, Part 3. Mechanical Impedance Technique, "Stub-Meter'

Author(s): Arnold, J. S.
Corporate Author: Stanford Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-04
Report Number: WADC TR 54-231 Part 3
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Research On Boron Polymers. Literature Survey

Author(s): Ruigh, William
Corporate Author: Rutgers University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-03
Report Number: WADC TR 55-26 Part 1
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Fatigue Crack Detection Methods

Author(s): Demer, L. J.
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-86 Part 2
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part I. Monsanto Fluid

Author(s): Ballentine, Oliver M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-09
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 1
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Physical And Chemical Laboratory Evaluation Of Experimental Silicate Base High Temperature Hydraulic Fluids. Part II, Hollingshead Fluid

Author(s): Ballentine, Oliver M.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-89 Part 2
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Literature Survey Of Low Molecular Weight Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds

Author(s): Raley, Charles F., Jr.
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-90
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Corrosion Studies In Fuming Nitric Acid

Author(s): Phelps, Edson H.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Report Number: WADC TR 55-109
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Materials-Property-Design Criteria For Metals. Part 2: A Study Of Methods Of Presenting Creep Data For Airframe Design

Author(s): Hyler, W. S.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institue
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-150 Part 2
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