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Experimental research on air propellers

Experimental research on air propellers

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Durand, William F
Description: The purposes of the experimental investigation on the performance of air propellers described in this report are as follows: (1) the development of a series of design factors and coefficients drawn from model forms distributed with some regularity over the field of air-propeller design and intended to furnish a basis of check with similar work done in other aerodynamic laboratories, and as a point of departure for the further study of special or individual types and forms; (2) the establishment of a series of experimental values derived from models and intended for later use as a basis for comparison with similar results drawn from certain selected full-sized forms and tested in free flight.
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Fabrics for aeronautic construction

Fabrics for aeronautic construction

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Walen, E D
Description: The Bureau of Standards undertook the investigation of airplane fabrics with the view of finding suitable substitutes for the linen fabrics, and it was decided that the fibers to be considered were cotton, ramie, silk, and hemp. Of these, the cotton fiber was the logical one to be given primary consideration. Report presents the suitability, tensibility and stretching properties of cotton fabric obtained by laboratory tests.
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An investigation of the elements which contribute to statical and dynamical stability, and of the effects of variation in those elements

An investigation of the elements which contribute to statical and dynamical stability, and of the effects of variation in those elements

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Klemin, Alexander; Warner, Edward P & Denkinger, George M
Description: Part 1 gives details of models tested and methods of testing of the Eiffel 36 wing alone and the JN2 aircraft. Characteristics and performance curves for standard JN are included. Part 2 presents a statistical analysis of the following: lift and drag contributed by body and chassis tested without wings; lift and drag contributed by tail, tested without wings; the effect on lift and drift of interference between the wings of a biplane combination; lift and drag contributed by the addition of body, chassis, and tail to a biplane combination; total parasite resistance; effect of varying size of tail, keeping angle of setting constant; effect of varying length of body and size of tail at the same time, keeping constant moment of tail surface about the center of gravity; forces on the tail and the effects of downwash; effect of size and setting of tail on statical longitudinal stability effects of length of body on stability; the effects of the various elements of an airplane on longitudinal stability and the placing of the force vectors. Part 3 presents the fundamental principals of dynamical stability; computations of resistance derivatives; solution of the stability equation; dynamical stability of the Curtiss JN2; tabulation ...
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Nomenclature for aeronautics

Nomenclature for aeronautics

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Report defines the principal terms which have come into use in the development of aeronautics.
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Periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies, with applications to air screws

Periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies, with applications to air screws

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Zahm, A F
Description: Report discusses periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies with applications to air screws caused by particle mass. Report concludes that all modern air screws obey the laws found for plane groups of particles. In particular the two-bladers exert on the shaft a rhythmic gyroscopic torque; the multibladers a steady one; both easily calculable for any given conditions of motion and mass distribution.
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The stretching of the fabric and the deformation of the envelope in nonrigid balloons

The stretching of the fabric and the deformation of the envelope in nonrigid balloons

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Haas, Rudolf & Dietzius, Alexander
Description: Report presents the performance of fabrics used for the envelopes of airships.
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Theory of an airplane encountering gusts II

Theory of an airplane encountering gusts II

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: Calculations of aerodynamic effects of an airplane encountering gusts are presented.
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Theory of an Airplane Encountering Gusts III

Theory of an Airplane Encountering Gusts III

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: Report presents a new method for solving linear equations developed by Bromwich, which is suited to determine the motion for any particular gust, when the machine started from equilibrium, without the trouble of determining the constants of integration in the complementary function. (author).
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The Variation of Yawing Moment Due to Rolling

The Variation of Yawing Moment Due to Rolling

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: The aerodynamical constants of an airplane necessary for the discussion of stability are partly observed and partly calculated. Among the calculated coefficients is n(p), which is the variation of yawing moment due to rolling. (author).
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Airplane dopes and doping

Airplane dopes and doping

Date: January 1, 1919
Creator: Smith, W H
Description: Cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate are the important constituents of airplane dopes in use at the present time, but planes were treated with other materials in the experimental stages of flying. The above compounds belong to the class of colloids and are of value because they produce a shrinking action on the fabric when drying out of solution, rendering it drum tight. Other colloids possessing the same property have been proposed and tried. In the first stages of the development of dope, however, shrinkage was not considered. The fabric was treated merely to render it waterproof. The first airplanes constructed were covered with cotton fabric stretched as tightly as possible over the winds, fuselage, etc., and flying was possible only in fine weather. The necessity of an airplane which would fly under all weather conditions at once became apparent. Then followed experiments with rubberized fabrics, fabrics treated with glue rendered insoluble by formaldehyde or bichromate, fabrics treated with drying and nondrying oils, shellac, casein, etc. It was found that fabrics treated as above lost their tension in damp weather, and the oil from the motor penetrated the proofing material and weakened the fabric. For the most part the film of ...
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