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The Minimum Induced Drag of Aerofoils

The Minimum Induced Drag of Aerofoils

Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Munk, M. M.
Description: Equations are derived to demonstrate which distribution of lifting elements result in a minimum amount of aerodynamic drag. The lifting elements were arranged (1) in one line, (2) parallel lying in a transverse plane, and (3) in any direction in a transverse plane. It was shown that the distribution of lift which causes the least drag is reduced to the solution of the problem for systems of airfoils which are situated in a plane perpendicular to the direction of flight.
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Pressure Distribution on Joukowski Wings

Pressure Distribution on Joukowski Wings

Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Blumenthal, O.
Description: The hydrodynamics and mathematical models as applied to the potential flow about a Joukowski wing are presented.
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Remarks on the Pressure Distribution over the Surface of an Ellipsoid, Moving Translationally Through a Perfect Fluid

Remarks on the Pressure Distribution over the Surface of an Ellipsoid, Moving Translationally Through a Perfect Fluid

Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Munk, Max M.
Description: The pressure distribution over ellipsoids when in translatory motion through a perfect fluid is calculated. A method to determine the magnitude of the velocity and of the pressure at each point of the surface of an ellipsoid of rotation is described.
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An approximate spin design criterion for monoplanes, 1 May 1939

An approximate spin design criterion for monoplanes, 1 May 1939

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Seidman, O.
Description: An approximate empirical criterion, based on the projected side area and the mass distribution of the airplane, was formulated. The British results were analyzed and applied to American designs. A simpler design criterion, based solely on the type and the dimensions of the tail, was developed; it is useful in a rapid estimation of whether a new design is likely to comply with the minimum requirements for safety in spinning.
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Methods of analyzing wind-tunnel data for dynamic flight conditions

Methods of analyzing wind-tunnel data for dynamic flight conditions

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Donlan, C. J.
Description: The effects of power on the stability and the control characteristics of an airplane are discussed and methods of analysis are given for evaluating certain dynamic characteristics of the airplane that are not directly discernible from wind tunnel tests alone. Data are presented to show how the characteristics of a model tested in a wind tunnel are affected by power. The response of an airplane to a rolling and a yawing disturbance is discussed, particularly in regard to changes in wing dihedral and fin area. Solutions of the lateral equations of motion are given in a form suitable for direct computations. An approximate formula is developed that permits the rapid estimation of the accelerations produced during pull-up maneuvers involving abrupt elevator deflections.
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Spin tests of a low-wing monoplane to investigate scale effect in the model test range, May 1941

Spin tests of a low-wing monoplane to investigate scale effect in the model test range, May 1941

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Donlan, C. J.
Description: Concurrent tests were performed on a 1/16 and a 1/20 scale model (wing spans of 2.64 and 2.11 ft. respectively) of a modern low wing monoplane in the NACA 15 foot free-spinning wind tunnel. Results are presented in the form of charts that afford a direct comparison between the spins of the two models for a number of different conditions. Qualitatively, the same characteristic effects of control disposition, mass distribution, and dimensional modifications were indicated by both models. Quantitatively, the number of turns for recover and the steady spin parameters, with the exception of the inclination of the wing to the horizontal, were usually in good agreement.
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Spin-Tunnel Investigation of a 1/28-Scale Model of a Subsonic Attack Airplane

Spin-Tunnel Investigation of a 1/28-Scale Model of a Subsonic Attack Airplane

Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: Lee, Henry A.
Description: An investigation has been made of a 1/28-scale model of the Grumman A-6A airplane in the Langley spin tunnel. The erect spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading and for a loading with full internal fuel and empty external wing fuel tanks. The effects of extending slats and deflecting flaps were investigated. Inverted-spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading. The size of the spin-recovery tail parachute necessary to insure satisfactory spin-recovery was determined, and the effect of firing wing-mounded rockets during spins was investigated.
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Spin Tunnel Investigation of a 1/30 Scale Model of the North American A-5A Airplane

Spin Tunnel Investigation of a 1/30 Scale Model of the North American A-5A Airplane

Date: June 1, 1964
Creator: Lee, Henry A.
Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley spin tunnel to determine the erect and inverted spin and recovery characteristics of a 1/30-scale dynamic model of the North American A-5A airplane. Tests were made for the basic flight design loading with the center of gravity at 30-percent mean aerodynamic chord and also for a forward position and a rearward position with the center of gravity at 26-percent and 40-percent mean aerodynamic chord, respectively. Tests were also made to determine the effect of full external wing tanks on both wings, and of an asymmetrical condition when only one full tank is carried.
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Performance of a Single Fuel-vaporizing Combustor With Six Injectors Adapted for Gaseous Hydrogen

Performance of a Single Fuel-vaporizing Combustor With Six Injectors Adapted for Gaseous Hydrogen

Date: November 30, 1959
Creator: Smith, A. L.
Description: Single fuel-vaporizing combustor with injectors adapted for gaseous hydrogen.
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Some Research on the Lift and Stability of Wing-Body Combinations

Some Research on the Lift and Stability of Wing-Body Combinations

Date: July 2, 1959
Creator: Purser, Paul E.
Description: The present paper summarizes and correlates broadly some of the research results applicable to fin-stabilized ammunition. The discussion and correlation are intended to be comprehensive, rather than detailed, in order to show general trends over the Mach number range up to 7.0. Some discussion of wings, bodies, and wing-body interference is presented, and a list of 179 papers containing further information is included. The present paper is intended to serve more as a bibliography and source of reference material than as a direct source of design information.
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