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Construction of models for tests in wind tunnels

Construction of models for tests in wind tunnels

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: Report deals with the methods of constructing aerofoils and all other parts of a model airplane, including discussion of the degree of accuracy.
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Development of air speed nozzles

Development of air speed nozzles

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Zahm, A F
Description: Report describes the development of a suitable speed nozzle for the first few thousand airplanes made by the United States during the recent war in Europe, and to furnish a basis for more mature instruments in the future. Requirements for the project were to provide a suitable pressure collector for aircraft speed meters and to develop a speed nozzle which would be waterproof, powerful, unaffected by slight pitch and yaw, rugged and easy to manufacture, and uniform in structure and reading, so as not to require individual calibration.
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Effect of altitude on radiator performance

Effect of altitude on radiator performance

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: James, W S
Description: As an airplane rises to high altitudes the decrease in the density and the temperature of the air have important effects on the performance of the radiator. This report gives the results of a study of the effect of reduced pressure and temperature upon the capacity of airplane radiators. A method is presented by which the performance of a radiator at an altitude may be estimated for a particular speed of the airplane at a particular altitude.
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The effect of kiln drying on the strength of airplane woods

The effect of kiln drying on the strength of airplane woods

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Wilson, T R C
Description: This report is a very complete treatise on the comparative strength of air and kiln dried wood. The series of tests includes 26 species of wood, approximately 100 kiln runs, and over 10,000 mechanical tests.
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Effect of temperature and pressure on the sparking voltage

Effect of temperature and pressure on the sparking voltage

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Loeb, L B
Description: This report presents the results of an investigation which was to determine how the voltage necessary to produce the proper spark discharge varies with the pressure and temperature of the gas in which the discharge takes place.
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Experimental research on air propellers II

Experimental research on air propellers II

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Durand, William F
Description: This report is a continuation of NACA Technical Report 14. It presents the results of an experimental investigation on the performance of air propellers which was divided into five parts, as follows: (1) Tests under conditions of flight on 16 model propellers of different forms, sections, or pitch ratios from those of Technical Report 14; (2) Tests under conditions of flight on one model propeller of variable pitch; (3) Tests under conditions of flight on three sets of right and left hand model propellers in series; (4) Tests on 12 model propellers to determine brake effect or negative thrust at negative slip; (5) Standing thrust and power tests of 67 model propellers.
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Experimental research on air propellers III

Experimental research on air propellers III

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Durand, W F
Description: Report presents the results of wind tunnel tests of propellers that examined the influence of the following characteristics: (1) nominal pitch ratio 1.3 combined with a certain number of the more common or standard forms and proportions; (2) driving face slightly rounded or convex; (3) change in the location of the maximum thickness ordinate of the blade section; (4) pushing forward the leading edge of the blade, thus giving a rounded convex surface on the leading side of the driving face. (5) a series of values for the constant "angle of attack" in forming propellers with radially increasing pitch. In accordance with these purposes tests were carried out on 28 propellers.
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Fabric fastenings

Fabric fastenings

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Walen, E D
Description: The study of aeronautical fabrics has led to a consideration of the best methods of attaching and fastening together such materials. This report presents the results of an investigation upon the proper methods of attaching fabrics to airplane wings. The methods recommended in this report have been adopted by the military services.
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The ferrosilicon process for the generation of hydrogen

The ferrosilicon process for the generation of hydrogen

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Weaver, E R
Description: Report describes the generation of hydrogen by the reaction between ferrosilicon, sodium hydroxide, and water. This method known as the ferrosilicon method is especially adapted for use in the military field because of the relatively small size and low cost of the generator required to produce hydrogen at a rapid rate, the small operating force required, and the fact that no power is used except the small amount required to operate the stirring and pumping machinery. These advantages make it possible to quickly generate sufficient hydrogen to fill a balloon with a generator which can be transported on a motor truck. This report gives a summary of the details of the ferrosilicon process and a critical examination of the means which are necessary in order to make the process successful.
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Fuselage stress analysis

Fuselage stress analysis

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Warner, Edward P
Description: Report analyzes the stresses in a fuselage of the built-up type in which the shear is taken by diagonal bracing wires. Tests are conducted for landing, flying, and thrust loads.
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