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 Decade: 1930-1939
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The testing of airplane fabrics

The testing of airplane fabrics

Date: November 1, 1932
Creator: Schraivogel, Karl
Description: This report considers the determining factors in the choice of airplane fabrics, describes the customary methods of testing and reports some of the experimental results. To sum up briefly the results obtained with the different fabrics, it may be said that increasing the strength of covering fabrics by using coarser yarns ordinarily offers no difficulty, because the weight increment from doping is relatively smaller.
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Tests for the determination of the stress condition in tension fields

Tests for the determination of the stress condition in tension fields

Date: November 1, 1936
Creator: Lahde, R & Wagner, H
Description: The present experiments treat the stress of actual tension fields within the elastic range. They give the magnitude of the flexural stresses due to wrinkling. They also disclose, particularly by slightly exceeded buckling load, the marked unloading - as compared with the tension-field theory - of the uprights as a result of the flexural stiffness of the web plate. The test sheets were clamped at the edges and brought to buckling through shearing and compressive stresses applied in the direction of the long sides.
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Tests for the elimination of tail flutter

Tests for the elimination of tail flutter

Date: June 1, 1933
Creator: Biechteler, Curt
Description: On various low-wing monoplanes the horizontal tail surfaces flutter in flight at large angles of attack and occasionally in curvilinear flight. This flutter leads to torsional vibrations of the rear end of the fuselage, as manifested by vibrations of the control stick. According to the earlier DVL investigations tail flutter is due to the influence, on horizontal tail surfaces, of eddies or vortices shed at large angles of attack by the upper surface of the wing root. The cause of tail flutter on a low-wing monoplane and the means of preventing it are investigated in the present report.
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Tests in the gust tunnel of a model of the XBM-1 airplane

Tests in the gust tunnel of a model of the XBM-1 airplane

Date: October 1, 1939
Creator: Donely, Philip & Shufflebarger, C C
Description: None
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Tests in the Variable-Density Tunnel of Seven Tapered Wings Having N.A.C.A. 230 Mean Lines, Special Report

Tests in the Variable-Density Tunnel of Seven Tapered Wings Having N.A.C.A. 230 Mean Lines, Special Report

Date: August 1, 1937
Creator: Anderson, Raymond F.
Description: At the request of the Materiel Division of the Army Air Corps, seven tapered wings having sections based on the N.A,C.A. 230 mean line were tested in the variable-density wind tunnel, The characteristics of the wings are given.
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Tests in the variable-density wind tunnel of related airfoils having the maximum camber unusually far forward

Tests in the variable-density wind tunnel of related airfoils having the maximum camber unusually far forward

Date: January 1, 1936
Creator: Jacobs, Eastman N & Pinkerton, Robert M
Description: A family of related airfoils having the position of maximum camber unusually far forward was investigated in the variable-density tunnel as an extension of the study recently completed of a large number of related airfoils. The new airfoils gave improved characteristics over those previously investigated, especially in regard to the pitching moment. Some of the new sections are markedly superior to well-known and commonly used sections and should replace them in applications requiring a slightly cambered section of moderate thickness having a small pitching-moment coefficient.
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Tests in the variable-density wind tunnel of the NACA 23012 airfoil with plain and split flaps

Tests in the variable-density wind tunnel of the NACA 23012 airfoil with plain and split flaps

Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Abbott, Ira H & Greenberg, Harry
Description: Section characteristics for use in wing design are presented for the NACA 23012 airfoil with plain and split flaps of 20 percent wing chord at a value of the effective Reynolds number of about 8,000,000. The flap deflections covered a range from 60 degrees upward to 75 degrees downward for the plain flap and from neutral to 90 degrees downward for the split flap. The split flap was aerodynamically superior to the plain flap in producing high maximum lift coefficients and in having lower profile-drag coefficients at high lift coefficients.
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Tests in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel to Investigate the Effects of Scale and Turbulence on Airfoil Characteristics

Tests in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel to Investigate the Effects of Scale and Turbulence on Airfoil Characteristics

Date: February 1, 1931
Creator: Stack, John
Description: The effect of scale and turbulence on the lift and drag of five airfoils the NACA 0006, the NACA 0021, the Clark Y and the USA 35-A, and the USN PS6, have been investigated in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel of the NACA. Tests were made over a wide scale range for only two different conditions of turbulence.
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Tests of 16 related airfoils at high speed

Tests of 16 related airfoils at high speed

Date: January 1, 1935
Creator: Stack, John & Von Doenhoff, Albert E
Description: In order to provide information that might lead to the development of better propeller section, 13 related symmetrical airfoils were tested in the NACA high-speed wind tunnel for a study of the effect of thickness form on the aerodynamic characteristics. The thickness-form variables studies were the value of the maximum thickness, the position along the chord at which the maximum thickness occurs, and the value of the leading-edge radius. The tests were conducted through the low angle-of-attack range for speeds extending from 35 percent of that of sound to slightly in excess of the speed at which a compressibility burble, or breakdown of flow, occurs. The corresponding Reynolds number range is 350,000 to 750,000.
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Tests of a contra-propeller for aircraft

Tests of a contra-propeller for aircraft

Date: November 1, 1938
Creator: Benson, William M
Description: Tests of an 8-blade contra-propeller of 32-inch diameter in combination with a 4-inch, 36-inch diameter adjustable pitch, metal propeller at pitch setting of 15, 25, 35, and 45 degrees at 0.75 R were made. The tests showed a significant increase in effective thrust of the combination over that of the propeller alone for value V/nD somewhat below those for maximum efficiency and without a corresponding increase of power absorbed. From 1/2 percent to 2-1/2 percent in propulsive efficiency was thus gained in this range. In all but one case, however, the peak propulsive efficiency of the combination was found to be from 1 to 2 percent less than that of the propeller alone. Counter torque on the contra-propeller amounted to about 50 percent of the propeller torque.
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