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 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Some Recent Contributions to the Study of Transition and Turbulent Boundary Layers

Some Recent Contributions to the Study of Transition and Turbulent Boundary Layers

Date: April 1947
Creator: Dryden, Hugh L.
Description: None
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Considerations of the Total Drag of Supersonic Airfoil Sections

Considerations of the Total Drag of Supersonic Airfoil Sections

Date: July 1947
Creator: Ivey, H. Reese & Klunker, E. Bernard
Description: The results of calculations of the viscous and pressure drags of some two-dimensional supersonic airfoils at zero lift are presented. The results indicate that inclusion of viscous drag alters many previous results regarding the desirability of certain airfoil shapes for securing low drags at supersonic speeds. At certain Reynolds and Mach numbers, for instance, a circular-arc airfoil may theoretically have less drag than the previously advocated symmetrical wedge-shape profile; although under different conditions, the circular-arc airfoil may have a higher drag.
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Two-Dimensional Irrotational Transonic Flows of a Compressible Fluid

Two-Dimensional Irrotational Transonic Flows of a Compressible Fluid

Date: June 1948
Creator: Kuo, Yung-Huai
Description: The methods of NACA TN No. 995 have been slightly modified and extended in include flows with circulation by considering the alteration of the singularities of the incompressible solution due to the presence of the hypergeometric functions in the analytic continuation of the solution. It was found that for finite Mach numbers the only case in which the nature of the singularity can remain unchanged is for a ratio of specific heats equal to -1. From a study of two particular flows it seems that the effect of geometry cannot be neglected, and the conventional "pressure-correction" formulas are not valid, even in the subsonic region if the body is thick, especially if there is a supersonic region in the flow.
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Bending Tests of Metal Monocoque Fuselage Construction

Bending Tests of Metal Monocoque Fuselage Construction

Date: November 1930
Creator: Mossman, Ralph W.
Description: Study of the bending stress in smooth skin, aluminum alloy, true monocoque fuselage sections of varying ratio of diameter to thickness.
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Performance of B. M. W. 185-Horsepower Airplane Engine

Performance of B. M. W. 185-Horsepower Airplane Engine

Date: April 13, 1922
Creator: Sparrow, Stanwood Willston
Description: None
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Aerodynamic Investigation of a Cup Anemometer

Aerodynamic Investigation of a Cup Anemometer

Date: July 1934
Creator: Hubbard, John D.
Description: Results of an investigation wherein the change of the normal force coefficient with Reynolds Number was obtained statically for a 15.5-centimeter hemispherical cup.
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Tables and Charts of Flow Parameters Across Oblique Shocks

Tables and Charts of Flow Parameters Across Oblique Shocks

Date: August 1948
Creator: Neice, Mary M.
Description: Shock-wave equations have been evaluated for a range of Mach number in front of the shock from 1.05 to 4.0. Mach number behind the shock, pressure ratio, derivation of flow, and angle of shock are presented on charts. Values are also included for density ratio and change in entropy.
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A Comparison of Theory and Experiment for High-Speed Free-Molecule Flow

A Comparison of Theory and Experiment for High-Speed Free-Molecule Flow

Date: 1951
Creator: Stalder, Jackson R.
Description: Comparison of free-molecule-flow theory with the results of wind-tunnel tests performed to determine the drag and temperature-rise characteristics of a transverse circular cylinder.
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Two-Dimensional Subsonic Compressible Flows Past Arbitrary Bodies by the Variational Method

Two-Dimensional Subsonic Compressible Flows Past Arbitrary Bodies by the Variational Method

Date: March 1951
Creator: Wang, Chi-Teh
Description: Instead of solving the nonlinear differential equation which governs the compressible flow, an approximate method of solution by means of the variational method is used. The general problem of steady irrotational flow past an arbitrary body is formulated. Two examples were carried out, namely, the flow past a circular cylinder and the flow past a thin curved surface. The variational method yields results of velocity and pressure distributions which compare excellently with those found by existing methods. These results indicate that the variational method will yield good approximate solution for flow past both thick and thin bodies at both high and low Mach numbers.
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Average Outside-Surface Heat-Transfer Coefficients and Velocity Distributions for Heated and Cooled Impulse Turbine Blades in Static Cascades

Average Outside-Surface Heat-Transfer Coefficients and Velocity Distributions for Heated and Cooled Impulse Turbine Blades in Static Cascades

Date: March 9, 1951
Creator: Hubbartt, James E.
Description: Heat-transfer investigation conducted on cooled as well heated impulse-type turbine blades in a static cascade to determine the effect of direction of heat flow on convective heat-transfer coefficients.
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