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Acceleration Characteristics of R-3350 Engine Equipped with NACA Injection Impeller

Acceleration Characteristics of R-3350 Engine Equipped with NACA Injection Impeller

Date: January 8, 1947
Creator: Hickel, Robert O. & Snider, William E.
Description: Qualitative investigations have shown that use of the NACA injection impeller with the R-3350 engine increases the inertia of the fuel-injection system and, when the standard fuel-metering system is used, this increase in inertia results in poor engine acceleration characteristics. This investigation was therefore undertaken to determine whether satisfactory acceleration characteristics of the engine equipped with the injection impeller could be obtained by simple modifications to the fuel-monitoring system. The engine was operated with two types of carburetor; namely, a hydraulic-metering carburetor incorporating a vacuum-operated accelerating pump and a direct-metering carburetor having a throttle-actuated accelerating pump. The vacuum-operated accelerating pump of the hydraulic-metering carburetor was modified to produce satisfactory accelerations by supplementing the standard air chamber with an additional 75-cubic spring. The throttle-actuated accelerating pump of the direct-metering carburetor was modified to produce satisfactory accelerations by replacing the standard 0.028-inch-diameter bleed in the load-compensator balance line with a smaller bleed of 0.0225-inch diameter. The results of this investigation indicated that both carburetors can be easily modified to produce satisfactory acceleration characteristics of the engine and no definite choice between the types of carburetor and accelerating pump can be made. Use of the direct-metering carburetor, however, probably resulted in better fuel ...
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Acceleration Measurements During Landing in Rough Water of a 1/7-Scale Dynamic Model of Grumman XJR2F-1 Amphibian - Langley Tank Model 212, TED No. NACA 2378

Acceleration Measurements During Landing in Rough Water of a 1/7-Scale Dynamic Model of Grumman XJR2F-1 Amphibian - Langley Tank Model 212, TED No. NACA 2378

Date: May 6, 1947
Creator: Land, Norman S. & Zeck, Howard
Description: Tests of a 1/7 size model of the Grumman XJR2F-1 amphibian were made in Langley tank no.1 to examine the landing behavior in rough water and to measure the normal and angular accelerations experienced by the model during these landings. All landings were made normal to the direction of wave advance, a condition assumed to produce the greatest accelerations. Wave heights of 4.4 and 8.0 inches (2.5 and 4.7 ft, full size) were used in the tests and the wave lengths were varied between 10 and 50 feet (70 and 350 ft, full size). Maximum normal accelerations of about 6.5g were obtained in 4.4 inch waves and 8.5g were obtained in 8.0 inch waves. A maximum angular acceleration corresponding to 16 radians per second per second, full size, was obtained in the higher waves. The data indicate that the airplane will experience its greatest accelerations when landing in waves of about 20 feet (140 ft, full size) in length.
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Acceleration Measurements During Landings of a 1/5.5-Size Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian in Smooth Water and in Waves: Langley Tank Model 208M, TED No. NACA 2336

Acceleration Measurements During Landings of a 1/5.5-Size Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian in Smooth Water and in Waves: Langley Tank Model 208M, TED No. NACA 2336

Date: September 25, 1947
Creator: Clement, Eugene P. & Havens, Robert F.
Description: A 1/5.5-size powered dynamic model of the Columbia XJL-1 amphibian was landed in Langley tank no. 1 in smooth water and in oncoming waves of heights from 2.1 feet to 6.4 feet (full-size) and lengths from 50 feet to 264 feet (full-size). The motions and the vertical accelerations of the model were continuously recorded. The greatest vertical acceleration measured during the smooth-water landings was 3.1g. During landings in rough water the greatest vertical acceleration measured was 15.4g, for a landing in 6.4-foot by 165-foot waves. The impact accelerations increased with increase in wave height and, in general, decreased with increase in wave length. During the landings in waves the model bounced into the air at stalled attitudes at speeds below flying speed. The model trimmed up to the mechanical trim stop (20 deg) during landings in waves of heights greater than 2.0 feet. Solid water came over the bow and damaged the propeller during one landing in 6.4-foot waves. The vertical acceleration coefficients at first impact from the tank tests of a 1/5.5-size model were in fair agreement with data obtained at the Langley impact basin during tests of a 1/2-size model of the hull.
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Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics : effect of compressor interstage air bleed

Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics : effect of compressor interstage air bleed

Date: July 3, 1953
Creator: Rebeske, John J , Jr & Dugan, James F , Jr
Description: None
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Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics I : effect of air bleed at compressor outlet

Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics I : effect of air bleed at compressor outlet

Date: March 10, 1953
Creator: Rebeske, John J , Jr & Rohlik, Harold E
Description: An analytical investigation was made to determine from component performance characteristics the effect of air bleed at the compressor outlet on the acceleration characteristics of a typical high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine. Consideration of several operating lines on the compressor performance map with two turbine-inlet temperatures showed that for a minimum acceleration time the turbine-inlet temperature should be the maximum allowable, and the operating line on the compressor map should be as close to the surge region as possible throughout the speed range. Operation along such a line would require a continuously varying bleed area. A relatively simple two-step area bleed gives only a small increase in acceleration time over a corresponding variable-area bleed. For the modes of operation considered, over 84 percent of the total acceleration time was required to accelerate through the low-speed range ; therefore, better low-speed compressor performance (higher pressure ratios and efficiencies) would give a significant reduction in acceleration time.
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Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics III : effect of turbine stator adjustment

Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics III : effect of turbine stator adjustment

Date: August 2, 1954
Creator: Rohlik, Harold E & Rebeske, John J
Description: None
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An acceleration schedule control for accelerating a turbojet engine and its use with a speed control

An acceleration schedule control for accelerating a turbojet engine and its use with a speed control

Date: May 12, 1958
Creator: Gerus, Theodore F; Powers, Albert G & Heppler, Herbert J
Description: None
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An acceleration schedule control for accelerating a turbojet engine and its use with a speed control

An acceleration schedule control for accelerating a turbojet engine and its use with a speed control

Date: May 12, 1958
Creator: Gerus, T. F.; Heppler, H. J. & Powers, A. G.
Description: Accelerating-limiting controls for turbojet engines.
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Acceleration, stress, and deflection measurements on the XB-15 bomber in gusty air

Acceleration, stress, and deflection measurements on the XB-15 bomber in gusty air

Date: June 1939
Creator: Pearson, Henry A
Description: None
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Accelerations and bottom pressures measured on a B-24D airplane in a ditching test

Accelerations and bottom pressures measured on a B-24D airplane in a ditching test

Date: November 1944
Creator: Steiner, Margaret F.
Description: None
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Accelerations and passenger harness loads measured in full-scale light-airplane crashes

Accelerations and passenger harness loads measured in full-scale light-airplane crashes

Date: August 1953
Creator: Eiband, A Martin; Simpkinson, Scott H & Black, Dugald O
Description: None
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Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Acker, Loren W; Black, Duglad O & Moser, Jacob C
Description: None
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: 1925
Creator: Doolittle, J H
Description: This work on accelerometry was done at McCook Field for the purpose of continuing the work done by other investigators and obtaining the accelerations which occur when a high-speed pursuit airplane is subjected to the more common maneuvers. The accelerations obtained in suddenly pulling out of a dive with well-balanced elevators are shown to be within 3 or 4 per cent of the theoretically possible accelerations. The maximum acceleration which a pilot can withstand depends upon the length of time the acceleration is continued. It is shown that he experiences no difficulty under the instantaneous accelerations as high as 7.8 G., but when under accelerations in excess of 4.5 G., continued for several seconds, he quickly loses his faculties.
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: 1921
Creator: Norton, F H & Allen, E T
Description: This report deals with the accelerations obtained in flight on various airplanes at Langley Field for the purpose of obtaining the magnitude of the load factors in flight and to procure information on the behavior of an airplane in various maneuvers. The instrument used in these tests was a recording accelerometer of a new type designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists of a flat steel spring supported rigidly at one end so that the free end may be deflected by its own weight from its neutral position by any acceleration acting at right angles to the plane of the spring. This deflection is measured by a very light tilting mirror caused to rotate by the deflection of the spring, which reflected the beam of light onto a moving film. The motion of the spring is damped by a thin aluminum vane which rotates with the spring between the poles of an electric magnet. Records were taken on landings and takeoffs, in loops, spins, spirals, and rolls.
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Accelerations in Landing with a Tricycle-Type Landing Gear

Accelerations in Landing with a Tricycle-Type Landing Gear

Date: February 1937
Creator: Jones, Robert T.
Description: In connection with the application of stable tricycle-type landing gears to transport airplanes, the question arises as to whether certain passengers may not experience relatively great accelerations in an emergency landing. Since the main landing wheels are behind the center of gravity in this type of gear, a hard-braked landing will cause immediate nosing down of the airplane and, when this motion is stopped due to the front wheel striking the ground, there will be some tendency for the rearmost passengers to be thrown out of their seats, The provided rough calculations are designed to show the magnitudes of the various reactions experienced in a severe landing under these circumstances.
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Accelerations in transport-airplane crashes

Accelerations in transport-airplane crashes

Date: February 1958
Creator: Preston, G Merritt & Pesman, Gerard J
Description: None
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Accelerations measured at center of gravity and along span of the wing of a B-24D airplane in landing impacts

Accelerations measured at center of gravity and along span of the wing of a B-24D airplane in landing impacts

Date: August 1944
Creator: Westfall, John R
Description: None
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Accelerometer design

Accelerometer design

Date: January 1, 1921
Creator: Norton, F H & Warner, Edward P
Description: In connection with the development of an accelerometer for measuring the loads on airplanes in free flight a study of the theory of such instruments has been made, and the results of this study are summarized in this report. A portion of the analysis deals particularly with the sources of error and with the limitations placed on the location of the instrument in the airplane. The discussion of the dynamics of the accelerometer includes a study of its theoretical motions and of the way in which they are affected by the natural period of vibration and by the damping, together with a report of some experiments on the effect of forced vibrations on the record.
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Accuracy of airspeed measurements and flight calibration procedures

Accuracy of airspeed measurements and flight calibration procedures

Date: 1948
Creator: Huston, Wilber B
Description: The sources of error that may enter into the measurement of airspeed by pitot-static methods are reviewed in detail together with methods of flight calibration of airspeed installations. Special attention is given to the problem of accurate measurements of airspeed under conditions of high speed and maneuverability required of military airplanes. (author).
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Accuracy of approximate methods for predicting pressures on pointed nonlifting bodies of revolution in supersonic flow

Accuracy of approximate methods for predicting pressures on pointed nonlifting bodies of revolution in supersonic flow

Date: August 1952
Creator: Ehret, Dorris M.
Description: None
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The accuracy of the substitute-stringer approach for determining the bending frequencies of multistringer box beams

The accuracy of the substitute-stringer approach for determining the bending frequencies of multistringer box beams

Date: April 1956
Creator: Davenport, William W
Description: None
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An accurate and rapid method for the design of supersonic nozzles

An accurate and rapid method for the design of supersonic nozzles

Date: February 1955
Creator: Beckwith, Ivan E & Moore, John A
Description: None
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Accurate calculation of multispar cantilever and semicantilever wings with parallel webs under direct and indirect loading

Accurate calculation of multispar cantilever and semicantilever wings with parallel webs under direct and indirect loading

Date: March 1932
Creator: Sanger, Eugen
Description: In the present report the computation is actually carried through for the case of parallel spars of equal resistance in bending without direct loading, including plotting of the influence lines; for other cases the method of calculation is explained. The development of large size airplanes can be speeded up by accurate methods of calculation such as this.
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An accurate method of measuring the moments of inertia of airplanes

An accurate method of measuring the moments of inertia of airplanes

Date: October 1930
Creator: Miller, M P
Description: This note contains a description of an improved apparatus and procedure used by the NACA for determining the moments of inertia of airplanes. The method used, based on the pendulum theory, is similar to that previously used, but a recent investigation of its accuracy has resulted in the improvements described herein. The error, when using the new apparatus and procedure, has been found to be of the order of 1 per cent.
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