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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
The aerodynamic properties of thick aerofoils suitable for internal bracing

The aerodynamic properties of thick aerofoils suitable for internal bracing

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: The object of this investigation was to determine the characteristics of various types of wings having sufficient depth to entirely inclose the wing bracing, and also to provide data for the further design of such sections. This type of wing is of interest because it eliminates the resistance of the interplane bracing, a portion of the airplane that sometimes absorbs one-quarter of the total power required to fly, and because these wings may be made to give a very high maximum lift. Results of the investigation of the following subjects are given: (1) effect of changing the upper and lower camber of thick aerofoils of uniform section; (2) effect of thickening the center and thinning the tips of a thin aerofoil; (3) effect of adding a convex lower surface to a tapered section; (4) effect of changing the mean thickness with constant center and tip sections; and (5) effect of varying the chord along the span.
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Air flow through poppet valves

Air flow through poppet valves

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Lewis, G W
Description: Report discusses the comparative continuous flow characteristics of single and double poppet valves. The experimental data presented affords a direct comparison of valves, single and in pairs of different sizes, tested in a cylinder designed in accordance with current practice in aviation engines.
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The airplane tensiometer

The airplane tensiometer

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Larson, L J
Description: Certain parts of an airplane are subjected not only to the stresses imposed by the aerodynamic or flying load, but also to the initial stresses, caused by the tension in the stay and drift wires. Report describes a tensiometer that measures such stresses which is simple in construction, accurate, and easily and quickly operated even by inexperienced persons. Two sizes of the instrument are available. One is suitable for wires up to one-fourth inch in diameter and the other for wires from one-fourth to three-eights inch in diameter.
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The altitude laboratory for the test of aircraft engines

The altitude laboratory for the test of aircraft engines

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Dickinson, H C
Description: Report presents descriptions, schematics, and photographs of the altitude laboratory for the testing of aircraft engines constructed at the Bureau of Standards for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
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Aluminum and its light alloys

Aluminum and its light alloys

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Merica, Paul D
Description: Report is a summary of research work which has been done here and abroad on the constitution and mechanical properties of the various alloy systems with aluminum. The mechanical properties and compositions of commercial light alloys for casting, forging, or rolling, obtainable in this country are described.
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Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (4th).administrative report including Technical Reports nos. 24 to 50

Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (4th).administrative report including Technical Reports nos. 24 to 50

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Report includes the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics letter of submittal to the President, Congressional report, summaries of the committee's activities and research accomplished, expenditures, problems, recommendations, and a compilation of technical reports produced.
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Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (5th).administrative report including Technical Reports nos. 51 to 82

Annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (5th).administrative report including Technical Reports nos. 51 to 82

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Report includes the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics letter of submittal to the President, Congressional report, summaries of the committee's activities and research accomplished, expenditures, and a compilation of technical reports produced.
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Bomb trajectories

Bomb trajectories

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: The report is a mathematical treatise dealing with the trajectories of bombs of high terminal velocity, dropped from a great altitude.
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Calculation of low-pressure indicator diagrams

Calculation of low-pressure indicator diagrams

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Kemble, E C
Description: Report develops a fundamental conception and partial application of a method for calculating the pressure-volume relationships to be expected for any given engine design. It outlines a method of computing and interpreting low-pressure indicator cards.
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Carbureting conditions characteristics of aircraft engines

Carbureting conditions characteristics of aircraft engines

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Tice, Percival S
Description: Tests were conducted at the altitude laboratory erected at the Bureau of Standards for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics to determine the changes in engine performance with changes in atmospheric temperature and pressure at various levels above the earth's surface, with special reference to (a) the variables affecting the functioning of the carburetor and (b) the changes in performance resulting from variables in the carburetor itself. This report constitutes a concise statement of the difficulties to be encountered in this branch of carburetion.
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