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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Stirling engines.,
  • Metals -- Thermal fatigue.

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StatementGary R. Halford and Paul A. Bartolotta.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 103660
ContributionsBartolotta, Paul A., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17102334M

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