Contrails
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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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: 1958-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-183 Supplement 6
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Development And Evaluation Of High Temperature Grease Thickeners

Author(s): John C. Goossens
Corporate Author: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 53-83 Part 6
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A Review Of The Air Force Materials Research And Development Program

Author(s): Helen Hines Maxwell
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 53-373 Supplement 5
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High Temperature Antioxidants For Synthetic Base Oils, Part 8. Evaluation Of Antioxidants In Synthetic Fluids

Author(s): James W. Cole, Jr.
Corporate Author: University Of Virginia
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 53-293 Part 8
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Investigation Of The Compressive, Bearing, And Shear Creep-Rupture Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals And Joints At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronatical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 3
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Effect Of Metals On Lubricants Part II. Corrosion And Oxidation Stability At 400? Fahrenheit

Author(s): John B. Christian
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory O
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-576 Part 2
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Pilot Production, Fabrication And Evaluation Of Promising Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Frank A. Crossley; Benjamin R. Rajala; David W. Levinson
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 54-546 Part 2
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Investigation Of The Compressive, Bearing, And Shear Creep-Rupture Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals And Joints At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 5
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Investigation Of The Compressive, Bearing, And Shear Creep-Rupture Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals And Joints At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Luke A. Yerkovich
Corporate Author: Corivell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-270 Part 4
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Treatment Of Metal Surfaces For Adhesive Bonding

Author(s): Samuel N. Muchnick
Corporate Author: The Franklin Institute Laboratories For Research And Development
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 55-87 Part 2
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Development Of Fluoro-Silicone Elastomers

Author(s): Byron H. Wise
Corporate Author: Peninsular Chemresearch, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-220 Part 4
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Basic Factors In The Formation And Stability Of Non-Soap Lubricating Greases

Author(s): John J. Chessick, Albert C. Zettlemoyer, And James P. Wightman
Corporate Author: Lehigh University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-240 Part 4
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Research On Elevated Temperature Resistant Inorganic Polymer Adhesives

Author(s): Harold H. Levine
Corporate Author: Quantum, Incorporated
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 55-271 Part 3
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Investigation Of Condensation Type Elastomers

Author(s): Geroge C. Schweiker, Burton S. Marks, Carl J. Verbanic, Blaine L. Lucas and Edward V. Gouinlock
Corporate Author: Hooker Electrochemical Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 55-221 Part 4
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A Study Of The Effects Of Nuclear Radiations On Elastomeric Compounds And Compounding Materials

Author(s): No Author Given
Corporate Author: No Corporate Author Given
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-58 Part 4
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Effects Of Radiation On Aircraft Lubricants And Fuels

Author(s): R. O. Bolt; J. G. Carroll
Corporate Author: California Research Corporation, Richmond, California
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-646 Part 2
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A Summary Of Compressive-Creep Characteristics Of Metal Columns At Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): R. L. Carlson; G. K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 57-96
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Iron-aluminum Alloy Systems. Part 11: Comparative Study Of Oxidation Resistance In The Fe-Al System

Author(s): Richard E. Heimerdinger
Corporate Author: Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 57-298 Part 11
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A Study Of The Metallurgical Properties That Are Necessary For Satisfactory Bearing Performance And The Development Of Improved Bearing Alloys For Service Up To 1000 F

Author(s): T. V. Philip, A. E. Nehrenberg, G. Steven
Corporate Author: Crucible Steel Company Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-10
Report Number: WADC TR 57-343 Part 2
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Development Of Thermally Stable Silicon Containing Resins

Author(s): L. W. Breed, Fred Baiocchi, Calvin C. Bolze
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-143 Part 2
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Development Of Oxidation And Liquid Sodium Resistant Brazing Alloys

Author(s): Domenic A. Canonico, Harry Schwartzbart
Corporate Author: Metals Research Dept., Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 57-648
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Development and Evaluation Of Insulating Type Ceramic Coatings. Part I: Development And Small Scale Testing

Author(s): S. Sklarew, C. A. Hauck, A. V. Levy
Corporate Author: Marquardt Aircraft Co.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-577 Part 1
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A Study Of The Factors Influencing The Properties Of Heat Treatable Titanium Sheet Alloys

Author(s): R. S. Richards; D. L. Day; H. D. Kessler
Corporate Author: Titanium Metals Corporation Of America
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 57-639
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Design Data For O-Rings And Similar Elastic Seals

Author(s): Frank W. Tipton, George E. Trepus, James J. Hill, Ethel L. Schiavon And Chester J. Dexieh
Corporate Author: Boeing Airplane Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 56-272 Part 4
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Development Of High Temperature Resistant Rubber Compounds

Author(s): Robert A. Hayes, Floyd M. Smith, Ward A. Smith, And Leland J. Kitchen
Corporate Author: Firestone Tire And Rubber Company
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 56-331 Part 2
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The Development Of Fibrous Glasses Having High Elastic Moduli

Author(s): J. A. Waugh, V. E. J. Chiochetti, H. I. Glaser, R. Z. Schreffler
Corporate Author: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation Newark, Ohio
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 55-290 Part 2
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Lubrication Of Titanium

Author(s): Nicholas Fatica
Corporate Author: Clevite Research Center, Division Of Clevite Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-61 Part 2
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Development And Evaluation Services On Ceramic Materials And Wall Composites For High-Temperature Radome Shapes

Author(s): John J. Dorsey
Corporate Author: P. R. Mallory & Co., Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-665
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Metal Cyclopentadienyl High-Temperature Lubricants And Related Materials. Part II. A. Synthesis And Properties Of Aryl, Benzyl, And Silyl Derivatives Of Ferrocene. B. Preliminary Studies On The Effect Of Tetrahydrogefuran On The Lithiation Of Ferrocene

Author(s): Marvin Rausch, Martin Vogel, Dr. Harold Rosenberg, Dana Mayo And Paul Shaw
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-62 Part 2
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Polymerization Studies On Monomers And Evaluation Of Deriviative Polymers

Author(s): Faber B. Jones; R. A. Markle; Palmer B. Stickney; Randall G. Heiligmann
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-03
Report Number: WADC TR 57-110 Part 2
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Effect Of Prior Creep On Mechanical Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals

Author(s): Jeremy V. Gluck, Howard R. Voorhees, James W. Freeman
Corporate Author: Engineering Research Institute The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-150 Part 1
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Effect Of Prior Creep On Mechanical Properties Of Aircraft Structural Metals

Author(s): Jeremy V. Gluck, Howard R. Voorhees, James W. Freeman
Corporate Author: Engineering Research Institute The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-04
Report Number: WADC TR 57-150 Part 2
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Research On Liquid Metals As Power Transmission Fluids

Author(s): Richard H. Blackmer
Corporate Author: General Electric Company, Light Military Electronic Equipment Department.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-02
Report Number: WADC TR 57-294
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The Effect Of Heat Treatment On The Stability And Creep Resistance Of a Ti-Al-Mo Alloy

Author(s): Harold L. Gegel, 1/LT., USAF
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-01
Report Number: WADC TN 57-396
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Development Of High Tenacity-Heat Stable Dacron Parachute Items

Author(s): Chauncye C. Chu; Ernest R. Kaswell; Donald J. Doull
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 57-765
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Research Program For The Development Of A Design Procedure To Engineer Parachute Fabrics

Author(s): William G. Klein; Charles A. Lermond; Milton M. Platt
Corporate Author: Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 58-65
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Heat Capacity Determination Of Mineral And Synthetic Engine Oils, Lubricants, Fuels And Hydraulic Fluids In The Temperature Range 70 - 500 F

Author(s): J. W. Barger; T. M. Medved; C. C. Bolze
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-06
Report Number: WADC TR 58-70
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Reinvestigation Of The Systems Ti - Al - Cr And Ti - Al - V


Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-08
Report Number: WADC TR 58-105
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Development Of A Heat Treatable Titanium Sheet Alloy

Author(s): C. Robert Lillie, David W. Levinson
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Of Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-08
Report Number: WADC TR 58-182
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An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Microstructure And Creep-Rupture Properties Of Heat-Resistant Alloys

Author(s): A. Phillip Coldren; James W. Freeman
Corporate Author: Engineering Research Institute The University Of Michigan
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-07
Report Number: WADC TR 58-204
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Determination Of Materials Design Criteria For 6A1-4V Titanium Alloy At Room And Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): J. K. Childs; M. M. Lemcoe
Corporate Author: Southwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-08
Report Number: WADC TR 58-246
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Measurements Of Thermal Properties

Author(s): I. B. Fieldhouse; J. C. Hedge; J. I. Lang
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-274
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Development Of Active-Eutectoid Base Alloys

Author(s): R. F. Bunshah; H. Margolin
Corporate Author: New York University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-10
Report Number: WADC TR 58-328
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An Investigation Of The Effects Of Impurities And Metallurgical Variables On The Notch Sensitivity Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Frank C. Holden; Richard W. Douglass; Horace R. Ogden; Robert I. Jaffee
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-438
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Metal Fiber Reinforced Ceramics

Author(s): R. S. Truesdale, J. J. Swica, J. R. Tinklepaugh
Corporate Author: State University Of New York College Of Ceramics At Alfred University
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-452
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Investigation Of The Properties Of Tantalum And Its Alloys

Author(s): William D. Klopp, Fred R. Schwartzberg, Frank C. Holden, Chester T. Sims, H. Russell Ogden, Robert I. Jaffee
Corporate Author: Batelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Report Number: WADC TR 58-525
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Damping Energy Dissipation By Interfaces In Beam And Plate Supports And In Sandwich Cores

Author(s): Theodore J. Mentel
Corporate Author: University Of Minnesota
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-12
Report Number: WADC TR 58-547
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The Compressive Creep Buckling Of Metal Columns, Part 5. Cyclic Loading

Author(s): A. Rudnick; R. L. Carlson; G. K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-06
Report Number: WADC TR 52-251 Part 5
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The Compressive Creep Buckling Of Metal Columns, Part 6. Effect Of Initial Imperfection

Author(s): Alfred Rudnick; Robert L. Carlson; George K. Manning
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-10
Report Number: WADC TR 52-251 Part 6
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The Study Of Erosion Of Aircraft Materials At High Speeds In Rain

Author(s): Roy R. Lapp; Donald H. Thorpe; Raymond H. Stutzman; Norman E. Wahl
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-05
Report Number: WADC TR 53-185 Part 4
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