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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Calculation of Airplane Performances Without the Aid of Polar Diagrams

Calculation of Airplane Performances Without the Aid of Polar Diagrams

Date: March 1, 1928
Creator: Schrenk, Martin
Description: For good profiles the profile-drag coefficient is almost constant in the whole range which comes into consideration for practical flight. This is manifest in the consideration of the Gottingen airfoil tests and is confirmed by the investigations of the writer (measurements of the profile drag during flight by the Betz method), concerning which a detailed report will soon be published. The following deductions proceed from this fact. The formulas developed on the assumptions of a constant profile-drag coefficient afford an extensive insight into the influences exerted on flight performances by the structure of the airplane.
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A study of airplane engine tests

A study of airplane engine tests

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Gage, Victor R
Description: This report is a study of the results obtained from a large number of test of an Hispano-Suiza airplane engine in the altitude laboratory of the Bureau of Standards. It was originally undertaken to determine the heat distribution in such an engine, but many other factors are also considered as bearing on this matter.
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Synopsis of aeronautic radiator investigations for years 1917 and 1918

Synopsis of aeronautic radiator investigations for years 1917 and 1918

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Dickinson, H C & Kleinschmidt, R V
Description: Extensive series of experiments have been conducted at the Bureau of Standards to determine the properties of cooling radiator cores manufactured for airplanes and to develop improvements in design. The analysis of the problem on which this work was based, and consequently the experimental method employed, is different from that commonly used. Instead of attempting to test complete radiators, either full size or in model, uniform sections representing different types of core construction have been tested and an analysis of the results made with a view to determining independently the various factors which influence its performance. This report describes referenced method of analysis in predicting the performance of radiators designed for aeronautic use.
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A new process for the production of aircraft-engine fuels

A new process for the production of aircraft-engine fuels

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Paris, Auguste Jean, Jr & Paris, W Francelyn
Description: Report describes experiments conducted on a new method of producing high-grade aviation gasoline at a test laboratory established at Charleston, W. Va. For the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
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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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Testing balloon gas

Testing balloon gas

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Edwards, Junius David
Description: In the generation, storage, and use of hydrogen for balloon purposes it is necessary to be able to determine, first, its lifting power, and, secondly, its purity. The lifting power may be determined directly from the specific gravity. Contamination by other gases may be determined by analysis for oxygen, carbon dioxide, etc., by the usual methods of gas analysis. The determination of oxygen is important, since the presence of oxygen in amounts beyond certain limits will make the compressing, handling, and use of the gas hazardous. If the specific gravity of the gas is known, however, it may not be necessary to analyze the gas for oxygen and other gases, because the specific gravity in itself is a delicate criterion of the purity of hydrogen. Report describes a simple, portable apparatus for testing hydrogen, with special reference to its use in balloons.
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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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Power characteristics of fuels for aircraft engines

Power characteristics of fuels for aircraft engines

Date: January 1, 1920
Creator: Dickinson, W S; James, W S; Roberts, E W; Gage, V R & Harper, D R Iii
Description: Report presents the summation of results obtained in the testing of fuels of various compositions and characteristics in the altitude laboratory. The data upon which this report is based has had an important influence upon the writing of specifications for the various grades of aviation fuels.
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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 & Boutell, H G
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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A preliminary study of fuel injection and compression ignition as applied to an aircraft engine cylinder

A preliminary study of fuel injection and compression ignition as applied to an aircraft engine cylinder

Date: January 1, 1927
Creator: Gardiner, Arthur W
Description: This report summarizes some results obtained with a single cylinder test engine at the Langley Field Laboratory during a preliminary investigation of the problem of applying fuel injection and compression ignition to aircraft engines. For this work a standard Liberty Engine cylinder was fitted with a high compression, 11.4 : 1 compression ratio, piston, and equipped with an airless injection system, including a primary fuel pump, an injection pump, and an automatic injection valve. The results obtained during this investigation have indicated the possibility of applying airless injection and compression ignition to a cylinder of this size, 8-inch bore by 7-inch stroke, when operating at engine speeds as high as 1,850 R. P. M. A minimum specific fuel consumption with diesel engine fuel oil of 0.30 pound per I. HP. Hour was obtained when developing about 16 B. HP. At 1,730 R. P. M.
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