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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Year: 1942
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Flight Tests of Modifications to Improve the Aileron Control Characteristics of a North American XP-51 Airplane (AC No. 41-38)

Flight Tests of Modifications to Improve the Aileron Control Characteristics of a North American XP-51 Airplane (AC No. 41-38)

Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: Hoover, Herbert H.
Description: Investigations were undertaken to improve the ailerons of a P-51 fighter so as to obtain greater effectiveness without increasing the stick forces. Modifications consisted of increasing the deflection range of the aileron to 70 percent and changing the original concave section to a thick section with beveled trailing edge. Results of the modified ailerons showed an increase in effectiveness over the original aileron of 70 percent at low speed and 55 percent at high speeds.
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A method for determining the rate of heat transfer from a wing or streamline body

A method for determining the rate of heat transfer from a wing or streamline body

Date: December 1, 1942
Creator: Mccullough, George B
Description: None
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A method for calculating heat transfer in the laminar flow region of bodies

A method for calculating heat transfer in the laminar flow region of bodies

Date: December 1, 1942
Creator: Look, Bonne C
Description: None
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Analysis of heat and compressibility effects in internal flow systems and high-speed tests of a ram-jet system

Analysis of heat and compressibility effects in internal flow systems and high-speed tests of a ram-jet system

Date: September 1, 1942
Creator: Baals, Donald D
Description: None
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On a new method for calculating the potential flow past a body of revolution

On a new method for calculating the potential flow past a body of revolution

Date: July 1, 1942
Creator: Kaplan, Carl
Description: None
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The effect of exhaust-stack shape on the design and performance of the individual cylinder exhaust-gas jet-propulsion system

The effect of exhaust-stack shape on the design and performance of the individual cylinder exhaust-gas jet-propulsion system

Date: November 1, 1942
Creator: Humble, Leroy V
Description: None
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Effect of normal pressure on the critical compressive stress of curved sheet

Effect of normal pressure on the critical compressive stress of curved sheet

Date: August 25, 1942
Creator: Rafel, Norman
Description: Results are presented of tests of two specimens tested to study the effect of normal pressure on the critical compressive stress for thin curved sheets. These specimens are designated by their respective rib spacings of 10 inches and 30 inches. The relationship between compressive stress and normal pressure at which buckles disappeared is independent of whether the buckles were made to disappear by increase of normal pressure or decrease of compressive stress. (author).
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The photoviscous properties of fluids

The photoviscous properties of fluids

Date: February 1, 1942
Creator: Weller, R
Description: None
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Flutter calculations in three degrees of freedom

Flutter calculations in three degrees of freedom

Date: January 1, 1942
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Description: The present paper is a continuation of the general study of flutter published in NACA reports nos. 496 and 685. The paper is mainly devoted to flutter in three degrees of freedom (bending, torsion, and aileron) for which a number of selected cases have been calculated and presented in graphical form. The results are analyzed and discussed with regard to the effects of structural damping, of fractional-span ailerons, and of mass-balancing. The analysis shows that more emphasis should be put on the effect of structural damping and less on mass-balancing. The conclusion is drawn that a definite minimum amount of structural damping, which is usually found to be present, is essential in the calculations for an adequate description of the flutter case. Theoretical flutter predictions are thus brought into closer agreement with the facts of experience. A brief discussion is included of a particular biplane that had experienced flutter at about 200 miles per hour. Some simplifications have been achieved in the method of calculation. (author).
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Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (27th).administrative report including Technical Report nos. 704 to 726

Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (27th).administrative report including Technical Report nos. 704 to 726

Date: January 1, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Report includes the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics letter of submittal to the President, summaries of the committee's activities and research accomplished, bibliographies, and financial report.
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