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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Serial/Series Title: NACA Technical Memorandums
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Supplement to Comparison of automatic control systems

Supplement to Comparison of automatic control systems

Date: August 1, 1941
Creator: Oppelt, W
Description: This analysis deals with the indirect regulator, wherefrom the behavior of the direct regulator is deduced as a limiting case. The prime mover is looked upon as "independent of the load": a change in the adjusting power (to be applied) for the control link (as, for example, in relation to the adjusting path (eta) with pressure valves or the rudder of vessels) does not modify the actions of the prime mover. Mass forces and friction are discounted; "clearance" also is discounted in the transmission links of the regulator.
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On laminar and turbulent friction

On laminar and turbulent friction

Date: September 1, 1946
Creator: Von Karman, TH
Description: Report deals, first with the theory of the laminar friction flow, where the basic concepts of Prandtl's boundary layer theory are represented from mathematical and physical points of view, and a method is indicated by means of which even more complicated cases can be treated with simple mathematical means, at least approximately. An attempt is also made to secure a basis for the computation of the turbulent friction by means of formulas through which the empirical laws of the turbulent pipe resistance can be applied to other problems on friction drag. (author).
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A Ram-Jet Engine for Fighters

A Ram-Jet Engine for Fighters

Date: October 1, 1947
Creator: Sanger, E & Bredt, I
Description: Simple and accurate calculations are made of the flow process in a continuous compressorless Lorin jet-propulsion unit. Experimental confirmation is given from towing tests on an airplane at flying speeds up to 200 miles per second. An analysis is made of the performance of a fighter-type airplane designed for utilization of this propulsion system.
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Force and pressure-distribution measurements on a rectangular wing with a slotted droop nose and with either plain and split flaps in combination or a slotted flap.

Force and pressure-distribution measurements on a rectangular wing with a slotted droop nose and with either plain and split flaps in combination or a slotted flap.

Date: March 1, 1947
Creator: Lemme, H G
Description: Force measurements and pressure distribution measurements on the midsection were made on a rectangular wing with slotted droop nose and end plates, on which could be placed a choice of either a plain flap-split flap combination or a slotted flap. (author).
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Investigations on the stability, oscillation, and stress conditions of airplanes with tab control.  Second partial report : application of the solutions  obtained in the first partial report to tab-controlled airplanes.

Investigations on the stability, oscillation, and stress conditions of airplanes with tab control. Second partial report : application of the solutions obtained in the first partial report to tab-controlled airplanes.

Date: September 1, 1949
Creator: Filzek, B
Description: The first partial report, FB 2000, contained a discussion of the derivation of the equations of motion and their solutions for a tab-controlled airplane; the results obtained there are now to be applied to the longitudinal motion of tab-controlled airplanes. In view of the abundance of structural factors and aerodynamic parameters, a general discussion of the problems is unfeasible. Thus it is demonstrated on the basis of examples what stability, oscillation, and stress conditions are to be expected for tab-controlled airplanes. (author).
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Airfoil measurements in the DVL high-speed wind tunnel (2.7-meter diameter)

Airfoil measurements in the DVL high-speed wind tunnel (2.7-meter diameter)

Date: June 1, 1949
Creator: Gothert, B
Description: Report is a brief summary of investigations on symmetrical and cambered airfoils in the DVL high-speed tunnel. Some information on the effects of low aspect ratio are also included.
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Method of characteristics for three-dimensional axially symmetrical supersonic flows.

Method of characteristics for three-dimensional axially symmetrical supersonic flows.

Date: January 1, 1947
Creator: Sauer, R
Description: An approximation method for three-dimensional axially symmetrical supersonic flows is developed; it is based on the characteristics theory (represented partly graphically, partly analytically). Thereafter this method is applied to the construction of rotationally symmetrical nozzles. (author).
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Theory of heat transfer and hydraulic resistance of oil radiators

Theory of heat transfer and hydraulic resistance of oil radiators

Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: Mariamov, N B
Description: In the present report the coefficients of heat transfer and hydraulic resistance are theoretically obtained for the case of laminar flow of a heated viscous liquid in a narrow rectangular channel. The results obtained are applied to the computation of oil radiators, which to a first approximation may be considered as made up of a system of such channels. In conclusion, a comparison is given of the theoretical with the experimental results obtained from tests on airplane oil radiators.
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Prediction of downwash and dynamic pressure at the tail from free-flight measurements

Prediction of downwash and dynamic pressure at the tail from free-flight measurements

Date: July 1, 1942
Creator: Eujen, E
Description: The present measurements form a continuation of earlier flight tests published in a previous report for predicting the downwash at the tail of an airplane. The method makes use of the tail itself as integrating contact surface to the extent that, beginning from the measurement of the self-alignment of the elevator, the mean downwash angle and dynamic pressure at the tail are determined. The instrumental accuracy is considerably improved if the elevator is completely separate from the controls during the tests, because the effect of friction on the self-alignment of the elevator is then reduced to a minimum and a finer elevator weight balance is rendered possible. The structural design of the push-rod uncoupling mechanism is also described.
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On the symmetrical potential flow of compressible fluid past a circular cylinder in the tunnel in the subcritical zone

On the symmetrical potential flow of compressible fluid past a circular cylinder in the tunnel in the subcritical zone

Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: Lamla, Ernst
Description: The two-dimensional symmetrical potential flow of compressible fluid past a circular cylinder placed in the center line of a straight tunnel is analyzed in second approximation according to the Jansen-Rayleigh method. The departure of the profile from the exact circular shape can be kept to the same magnitude as for the incompressible flow. The velocities in the narrowest section of the tunnel wall and at the profile edge are discussed in detail.
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