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.

A sample of reports related to Illinois Tech:

On the Interpretation of the Output of Hot-Film Anemometers and a Scheme of Dynamic Compensation for Water Temperature Variation

Tan-atichat, J., Nagib, H. M., Pluister, J. W.
Mechanics and Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
1973-08

The Dynamic Viscoplastic Expansion of a Cylindrical Tube

Appleby, Edmund J.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics
1963-05

On the Concept of Concentrated Loads and an Extension of the Uniqueness Theorem in the Linear Theory of Elasticity

Sternberg, E., Eubanks, R. A.
Department of Mechanics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1954-06-15
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Recently Digitized Reports:

Optical Materials for Infrared Instrumentation

Ballard, Stanley S., McCarthy, Kathryn A., Wolfe, William L.
Univeristy of Michigan, Willow Run Laboratories
1959-01

Solar Air Conditioning Study

Merriam, Richard
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
1977-04

Pavement Management Using Video Imaging Techniques

Curphey, D. R., Fronek, D. K., Wilson, J. H.
AMI Consultants
1984-07
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