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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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Studies To Determine The Electrical And Physical Properties Of Aircraft Lubricating Oils

Author(s): Joseph L; Radnik
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-220
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Phase Diagrams Of The Titanium-Aluminum Titanium-Chromium-Iron And Titanium-Oxygen Alloy Systems

Author(s): R. J. Van Thyne; E. S. Bumps; H. D. Kessler; M. Hansen
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Report Number: WADC TR 52-16
AD Number: AD0004087
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Studies To Determine The Electrical And Physical Properties Of Aviation Fuel

Author(s): C. C. Petersen
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1952-09
Report Number: WADC TR 52-53
AD Number: AD0006130
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Exploration Of Vanadium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Albert S. Yamamoto; William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-01
Report Number: WADC TR 52-145 Part 3
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Titanium Phase Diagrams

Author(s): Harold D. Kessler; William Rostoker; Robert J. Van Thyne
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-11
Report Number: WADC TR 52-335
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Low-Temperature Lubricating Engine Oil Additives

Author(s): Gilbert Gavlin; Edwin A. Swire; Sam P. Jones, Jr,
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-04
Report Number: WADC TR 53-11
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Evaluation Of Aircraft Accessory Power Transmission Systems By Selected Analytical Methods

Author(s): J. H. Bonin; R. A. Harmon; F. J. Vodvarka
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-36 Part 1
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Evaluation Of Aircraft Accessory Power Transmission Systems By Selected Analytical Methods

Author(s): J. H. Bonin; R. A. Harmon; F. J. Vodvarka
Corporate Author: Armour Research Poundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Power Plant Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-07
Report Number: WADC TR 53-36 Part 2
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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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Development Of Titanium-Base Alloys For Elevated Temperature Application

Author(s): William F. Carew; Frank A. Crossley; Donald J. Mcpherson
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-05
Report Number: WADC TR 54-278 Part 3
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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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Increasing The Ratio Of Modulus Of Elasticity To The Density Of Titanium Alloys

Author(s): William H. Graft, David W. Levinson, William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-11
Report Number: WADC TR 55-147
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Studies Of Phase Relationships And Transformation Processes Of Titanium-Alloy Systems

Author(s): Donald J. McPherson; William Rostoker
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundatoin, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1954-10
Report Number: WADC TR 54-101
AD Number: AD0056084
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Pilot Production Of Promising Elevated Temperature Titanium-Base Alloys

Author(s): Donald J. McPherson
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1956-02
Report Number: WADC TR 54-546
AD Number: AD0091223
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Determination Of Thermal Shock Characteristics Of Glass

Author(s): David Horwitz
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-06
Report Number: WADC TR 55-24
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Sound Propagation Near The Earth's Surface As Influenced By Weather Conditions

Author(s): M. D. Burkhard, H. B. Karplus, H. J. Sabine
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-12
Report Number: WADC TR 57-353 Part 2
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Development Of Ultra-High Strength, Temper-Resistant Steels Designed For Improvement Of Fatigue Properties Through Relief Of Residual Stress

Author(s): Harvey B. Nudelman; John P. Sheehan
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation Of Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-86
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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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Composite Inorganic Resilient Seal Materials

Author(s): M. Sabanas
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1960-04
Report Number: WADC TR 59-338 Part 2
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Development Of Partially Volatile Brazing Filler Alloys For High-Temperature Application And Resistance To Oxidation

Author(s): Bredzs, Nikolajs; Rudy, John F;. Schwartzbart, Harry
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Report Number: WADC TR 59-404 Part 2
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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials. Volume XL - The Influence Of Fillers On The Pyrolysis And Binding Characteristics Of Certain Synthetic Binders

Author(s): C. W. Boquist, H. j. O'Neil, R. E. Putcher, And J. S. Griffith
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: AF Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 40
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Experimental Studies To Determine The Chemical Species Prevalent In The Plasma Of An Air ARC And The Boundary Layers Adjacent To Ablating Materials

Author(s): R. Carrigan, E. Raisen, K. Schmude
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1960-10
Report Number: WADD TR 60-359
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Measurement Of Thermal Properties

Author(s): Fieldhouse, I. B.; Lang, J. I.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-07
Report Number: WADD TR 60-904
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Semiconductor Diode Performance in Nuclear Radiation Environments

Author(s): Harlan G. Hamre, Raymond C. Barrell, William N. McElroy
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Deputy Commander for Test and Support
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-12
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Investigation of Materials for Mechanical Transmission of Deflections at Elevated Temperatures

Author(s): Joseph S. Islinger and Edward L. McDowell
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Engineering Test
Date of Publication: 1963-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-834
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Research on the Chemical Composition and Digestibility of Algal Cell Walls

Author(s): Milton J. Becker; Alan M. Shefner
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-115
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Analytical and Experimental Investigation of the Acoustic Environment of the RTD Sonic Fatigue Main Test Chamber

Author(s): Franklin G. Tyzzer and David F. Pernet
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-04
Report Number: FDL TDR 64-26
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Studies of the Brittle Behavior of Ceramic Materials, Part III.

Author(s): N. M. Parikh
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-628 Part 3
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Development Of A Ti-Al-Cb Alloy For Use At 1200 - 1800 F

Author(s): McAndrew, Joseph B.; Simcoe, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-446 Part 2
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Ultrasonic Methods For Nondestructive Evaluation Of Ceramic Coating

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-02
Report Number: WADD TR 61-91 Part 2
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 1
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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-11
Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 2
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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials Volume XV - Alumina-Condensed Furfuryl Alcohol Resins

Author(s): C. W. Boquist; E. R. Nielsen, H. J. O'Neil; R. E. Putcher
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 15
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Ultrasonic Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Ceramic Coatings

Author(s): Lawrie, W. E.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-04
Report Number: WADD TR 61-91 Part 1
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Study Of The Effect Of Melting Practice On The Fatigue Behavior Of High-Strength Steel

Author(s): Nudelman, Harvey B.; Sheehan, John
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials & Processes
Date of Publication: 1961-11
Report Number: ASD TR 61-296
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Development Of A Ti-Al-Cb Alloy For Use At 1200 - 1800 F

Author(s): McAndrew, Joseph B.; Simcoe, Charles R.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-06
Report Number: ASD TR 61-446
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Studies Of The Brittle Behavior Of Ceramic Materials

Author(s): Weil, Nicholas A.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-04
Report Number: ASD TR 61-628
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Enzymatic Digestion of Algal Cells

Author(s): Alan M. Shefner; Maurice E. King; Bernice Kohn
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-116 p. 391-404
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Error Control Methods for an Automatic Checkout System

Author(s): Theodore S. Lewis; Walter J. Huebner
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-17
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A Study of Digital Computers for a Real Time Training Simulation Research System

Author(s): Kenneth W. Andresen; Duncan Ewing
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: AMRL TDR 64-22
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Thermodynamic Evaluation of the Possibility of Lithium Superoxide Production

Author(s): Richard H. Snow
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1965-08
Report Number: AMRL TR 65-126
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Turbine Engine Compressor Blade Checkout

Author(s): Bridges, J. E.; Hegner, H. R.; Knox, R. M.; Schwab, R. B.; Hehn, A. H.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-06
Report Number: AFAPL TR 67-59
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Development Of Improved Liner For Extrusion Billet Containers

Author(s): Spachner, Sheldon A.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-05
Report Number: ML TDR 64-194
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Feasibility Of Joining Advanced Composite Flight Vehicle Structures

Author(s): Kutscha, D.; Hofer, K. E., Jr
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute, Mechanics of Materials Research Division
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-01
Report Number: AFML TR 68-391
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Properties of JTA Graphite

Author(s): Bortz, Seymour A.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-07
Report Number: AFML TR 68-178
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Development Of A Practical Laboratory Procedure To Be Used In Evaluating The Forming Qualities Of Plastic Sheet Materials

Author(s): Paul H. Kaar
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation, Illinois Institute Of Technology
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1953-09
Report Number: WADC TR 53-19
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Evaluation of Coating Systems for High Strength, Low Alloy Steel Exterior Missile and Rocket Casings

Author(s): H. R. Nelson and K. E. Hofer
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-05
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-421
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A Study of Free Radicals and Other Intermediate Species and Internal Energy Transfer Processes in Irradiated Chemical Systems

Author(s): P. Y. Feng and B. K. Krotoszynski
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-540
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Enzymatic Digestion Of Algal Cells

Author(s): King, Maurice E.; Shefner, Alan M.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-91
AD Number: AD0289023
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Radiation Effects On Semiconductor Catalysts

Author(s): Sosnovosky, H.C.
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-10
Report Number: ASD TDR 62-233
AD Number: AD0291844
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