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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Year: 1925
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Pressure distribution over the wings of an MB-3 airplane in flight

Pressure distribution over the wings of an MB-3 airplane in flight

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: This investigation was carried out to determine the distribution of load over the wings of a high speed airplane under all conditions of flight. In particular it was desired to find the pressure distribution during level flight, over the portions of the wings in the slipstream and, during violent maneuvers, over the entire wing surface. The method used consisted in connecting a number of holes in the surface of the wings to recording multiple manometers mounted in the fuselage of the airplane. In this way simultaneous records could be taken on all of the holes for any desired length of time. (author).
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Some problems on the lift and rolling moment of airplane wings

Some problems on the lift and rolling moment of airplane wings

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Scarborough, James B
Description: This report deals with the application of the airfoil and twisted wing theory to the calculation of the lift and rolling moment of airplane wings. Most of the results arrived at are strictly true only for wings of elliptic plan form. The investigation aims to give some indications of the accuracy with which the results can be applied to the wing forms in actual use.
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The influence of the form of a wooden beam on its stiffness and strength III : stresses in wood members subjected to combined column and beam action

The influence of the form of a wooden beam on its stiffness and strength III : stresses in wood members subjected to combined column and beam action

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Newlin, J A & Trayer, G W
Description: The general purpose in this study was to determine the stresses in a wooden member subjected to combined beam and column action. What may be considered the specific purpose, as it relates more directly to the problem of design, was to determine the particular stress that obtains at maximum load which, for combined loading, does not occur simultaneously with maximum stress.
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Determination of turning characteristics of an airship by means of a camera obscura

Determination of turning characteristics of an airship by means of a camera obscura

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Crowley, J W , Jr & Freeman, R G
Description: This investigation was carried out by the National Advisory Committee at Langley Field for the purpose of determining the adaptability of the camera obscura to the securing of turning characteristics of airships, and also of obtaining some of those characteristics of the C-7 airship. The method consisted in flying the airship in circling flight over a camera obscura and photographing it at known time intervals. The results show that the method used is highly satisfactory and that for the particular maneuver employed the turning diameter is 1,240 feet, corresponding to a turning coefficient of 6.4, and that the position of zero angle of yaw is at the nose of the airship.
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The comparison of well-known and new wing sections tested in the variable density wind tunnel

The comparison of well-known and new wing sections tested in the variable density wind tunnel

Date: May 1, 1925
Creator: Higgins, George J
Description: Three groups of airfoils have been tested in the variable density wind tunnel. The first group contains three airfoils. The second group is a systematic series of twenty-seven airfoils. The third group consists of several frequently used wing sections.
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An altitude chamber for the study and calibration of aeronautical instruments

An altitude chamber for the study and calibration of aeronautical instruments

Date: November 1, 1925
Creator: Reid, J E & Kirchner, Otto E
Description: The design and construction of an altitude chamber, in which both pressure and temperature can be varied independently, was carried out by the NACA at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory for the purpose of studying the effects of temperature and pressure on aeronautical research instruments. Temperatures from +20c to -50c are obtained by the expansion of CO2from standard containers. The chamber can be used for the calibration of research instruments under altitude conditions simulating those up to 45,000 feet. Results obtained with this chamber have a direct application in the design and calibration of instruments used in free flight research.
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Discharge characteristics of a high speed fuel injection system

Discharge characteristics of a high speed fuel injection system

Date: February 1, 1925
Creator: Matthews, Robertson
Description: Discussed here are some discharge characteristics of a fuel injection system intended primarily for high speed service. The system consisted of a cam actuated fuel pump, a spring loaded automatic injection valve, and a connecting tube.
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Pressure distribution on the nose of an airship in circling flight

Pressure distribution on the nose of an airship in circling flight

Date: August 1, 1925
Creator: Fairbanks, Karl J
Description: In recent tests on the pressures occurring on the envelope and control surfaces of the naval airship C-7, it was noted that the pressures on the nose of the airship, while flying in level circling flight, were symmetrically distributed. Such a condition can only occur when the nose of the airship is pointed directly into the wind, and to accomplish this in circling flight, the axis of the airship must then be parallel to the direction of the motion of the nose. The question was raised as to whether the same conditions occur generally on all airships in circling flight. It appears that airships flying in a constant, level, circling flight path will generally head very closely into the wind, and any deviation will be so slight that the distribution of pressure over the nose will be but slightly, if at all, changed from a symmetrical distribution.
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The effects of shielding the tips of airfoils

The effects of shielding the tips of airfoils

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Reid, Elliott G
Description: Tests have recently been made at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory to ascertain whether the aerodynamic characteristics of an airfoil might be substantially improved by imposing certain limitations upon the air flow about its tips. All of the modified forms were slightly inferior to the plain airfoil at small lift coefficients: however, by mounting thin plates, in planes perpendicular to the span, at the wing tips, the characteristics were improved throughout the range above three-tenths of the maximum lift coefficient. With this form of limitation the detrimental effect was slight; at the higher lift coefficients there resulted a considerable reduction of induced drag and consequently, of power required for sustentation. The slope of the curve of lift versus angle of attack was increased.
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Standardization tests of NACA no. 1 wind tunnel

Standardization tests of NACA no. 1 wind tunnel

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Reid, Elliott G
Description: The tests described in this report were made in the 5-foot atmospheric wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, at Langley Field. The primary objective of collecting data on the characteristics of this tunnel for comparison with those of others throughout the world, in order that, in the future, the results of tests made in all the principle laboratories may be interpreted, compared, and coordinated on a basis of scientifically established relationships, a process hitherto impossible due to the lack of comparable data. The work includes tests of a disk, spheres, cylinders, and airfoils, explorations of the test section for static pressure and velocity distribution, and determination of the variations of air flow direction throughout the operating range of the tunnel. (author).
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