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The altitude effect on air speed indicators

The altitude effect on air speed indicators

Date: 1917~
Creator: Hersey, M. D.; Hunt, F. L. & Eaton, H. N.
Description: The object of this report is to present the results of a theoretical and experimental study of the effect, on the performance of air speed indicators, of the different atmospheric conditions experienced at various altitudes.
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Carburetor design - a preliminary study of the state of the art

Carburetor design - a preliminary study of the state of the art

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Lucke, Charles Edward & Willhofft, Friederich Otto
Description: Report presents a preliminary study of the state of the art of the design of carburetors for gasoline engines used in aeronautic, marine and land transportation service.
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Experimental researches on the resistance of air

Experimental researches on the resistance of air

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Marchis, L
Description: Report presents the experimental results of the resistance of air of a body moving in relative movement to the air with which it is surrounded.
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General specifications covering requirements of aeronautic instruments

General specifications covering requirements of aeronautic instruments

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: Report includes specifications for the use and production of instruments used in the navigation and operation of aircraft. Specifications are included for the following instruments: barometer or altimeter, compass, air speed meter, inclinometer, drift meter, tachometer, oil gauge, oil pressure gauge, gasoline gauge, gasoline flow indicator, distance indicator, barograph, angle of attack indicator, radiator temperature indicator, gasoline feed system pressure indicator, sextant, airplane director.
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Investigation of Pitot tubes

Investigation of Pitot tubes

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Herschel, W H & Buckingham, E
Description: Report describes the principles of operation and characteristics of some of the instruments which have been devised or used to measure both low and high speeds of aeroplanes. Since the pitot tube is the instrument which has been most commonly used in the United States and Great Britain as a speedometer for aeroplanes, it is treated first and somewhat more fully than the others.
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Investigations of Balloon and Aeroplane Fabrics

Investigations of Balloon and Aeroplane Fabrics

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Gibbons, Willis A & Smith, Omar H
Description: Report presents the experimental results of fabrics used for balloons and aeroplanes. Tensile properties, surface roughness, skin friction, flammability, permeability, and water absorption were tested for different combinations of materials.
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Meteorology and aeronautics

Meteorology and aeronautics

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Blair, William R
Description: A handbook in which properties and general phenomena of the atmosphere which aeronauts and aviators should understand are discussed.
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Mufflers for aeronautic engines

Mufflers for aeronautic engines

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Diederichs, H. & Upton, G. B.
Description: Report presents the design, development and experimental results of muffling devices used to reduce noise generated by the airplane power plant.
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Nomenclature for aeronautics

Nomenclature for aeronautics

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: Report defines the principal terms which have come into use in the development of aeronautics. (author).
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Preliminary report on the problem of the atmosphere in relation to aeronautics

Preliminary report on the problem of the atmosphere in relation to aeronautics

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Marvin, Charles F
Description: A report to the Weather Bureau, Washington DC, from the chairman of the Subcommittee on the Atmosphere in Relation to Aeronautics describing the activities accomplished and the proposal of work to be undertaken by the subcommittee.
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Relative worth of improvements of fabrics

Relative worth of improvements of fabrics

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: Report presents an equation that connects all the major qualities of a fabric, from which the fabric may be rigidly designed with respect to maximum ultimate economy.
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Report on behavior of aeroplanes in gusts

Report on behavior of aeroplanes in gusts

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Hunsaker, J C & Wilson, Edward Bidwell
Description: Part 1 presents the results of a wind tunnel test of a biplane model with an 18 inch span. The lift, drift, and pitching moment were measured for a series of angles of incidence corresponding to the maximum possible changes of flight attitude. Only the discussion of symmetrical or longitudinal changes is given. From the observed rate of variation of the forces and pitching moment, it was possible to calculate the derivatives needed in the complete theory of longitudinal stability in still air. The damping of the pitching oscillation was also determined experimentally. Part 2 presents a theoretical method for determining the effects of gusts on aeroplanes in the following cases: (1) head-on gusts rising from 0 to j feet per second with various degrees of sharpness, (2) up gusts of the same type, (3) rotary gusts of the same type, (4) rear gusts and down gusts are included by merely changing the sign of j.
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Report on investigations of aviation wires and cables, their fastenings and terminal connections

Report on investigations of aviation wires and cables, their fastenings and terminal connections

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Sunderlang, C C; Horn, H J & Green, D
Description: Report presents results that show that it is possible to furnish efficient terminal connections that would allow for repairs for aviation wires and cables and eliminate the use of acid solder and blow torch.
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Thermodynamic efficiency of present types of internal combustion engines for aircraft

Thermodynamic efficiency of present types of internal combustion engines for aircraft

Date: January 1, 1917
Creator: Lucke, Charles E.
Description: Report presents requirements of internal combustion engines suitable for aircraft. Topics include: (1) service requirements for aeronautic engines - power versus weight, reliability, and adaptability factors, (2) general characteristics of present aero engines, (3) aero engine processes and functions of parts versus power-weight ratio, reliability, and adaptability factors, and (4) general arrangement, form, proportions, and materials of aero parts - power-weight ratio, reliability, and adaptability.
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Aeronautic Power Plant Investigations

Aeronautic Power Plant Investigations

Date: May 1, 1917
Creator: Dickinson, H. C.
Description: Report presents the design of radiators, spark plugs and test equipment used to test the performance of aeronautic engines at high altitudes.
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Aerodynamic coefficients and transformation tables

Aerodynamic coefficients and transformation tables

Date: 1918~
Creator: Ames, Joseph S
Description: The problem of the transformation of numerical values expressed in one system of units into another set or system of units frequently arises in connection with aerodynamic problems. Report contains aerodynamic coefficients and conversion tables needed to facilitate such transformation. (author).
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Aerofoils and aerofoil structural combinations

Aerofoils and aerofoil structural combinations

Date: 1918?
Creator: Gorrell, Edgar S & Martin, H S
Description: Report presents results of wind tunnel tests of cambered aerofoils and body-wing combinations used for biplanes. Aerodynamic characteristics including drag, lift-drift ratio and stability derivatives are given.
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Air flow through poppet valves

Air flow through poppet valves

Date: 1918
Creator: Lewis, G W & Nutting, E M
Description: Report discusses the comparative continuous flow characteristics of single and double poppet valves. The experimental data presented affords a direct comparison of valves, single and in pairs of different sizes, tested in a cylinder designed in accordance with current practice in aviation engines.
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Airplane Stress Analysis

Airplane Stress Analysis

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Zahm, A F & Crook, L H
Description: Report presents stress analysis of individual components of an airplane. Normal and abnormal loads, sudden loads, simple stresses, indirect simple stresses, resultant unit stress, repetitive and equivalent stress, maximum steady load and stress are considered.
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Experimental research on air propellers

Experimental research on air propellers

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Durand, William F
Description: The purposes of the experimental investigation on the performance of air propellers described in this report are as follows: (1) the development of a series of design factors and coefficients drawn from model forms distributed with some regularity over the field of air-propeller design and intended to furnish a basis of check with similar work done in other aerodynamic laboratories, and as a point of departure for the further study of special or individual types and forms; (2) the establishment of a series of experimental values derived from models and intended for later use as a basis for comparison with similar results drawn from certain selected full-sized forms and tested in free flight.
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Fabrics for aeronautic construction

Fabrics for aeronautic construction

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Walen, E D
Description: The Bureau of Standards undertook the investigation of airplane fabrics with the view of finding suitable substitutes for the linen fabrics, and it was decided that the fibers to be considered were cotton, ramie, silk, and hemp. Of these, the cotton fiber was the logical one to be given primary consideration. Report presents the suitability, tensibility and stretching properties of cotton fabric obtained by laboratory tests.
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An investigation of the elements which contribute to statical and dynamical stability, and of the effects of variation in those elements

An investigation of the elements which contribute to statical and dynamical stability, and of the effects of variation in those elements

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Klemin, Alexander; Warner, Edward P & Denkinger, George M
Description: Part 1 gives details of models tested and methods of testing of the Eiffel 36 wing alone and the JN2 aircraft. Characteristics and performance curves for standard JN are included. Part 2 presents a statistical analysis of the following: lift and drag contributed by body and chassis tested without wings; lift and drag contributed by tail, tested without wings; the effect on lift and drift of interference between the wings of a biplane combination; lift and drag contributed by the addition of body, chassis, and tail to a biplane combination; total parasite resistance; effect of varying size of tail, keeping angle of setting constant; effect of varying length of body and size of tail at the same time, keeping constant moment of tail surface about the center of gravity; forces on the tail and the effects of downwash; effect of size and setting of tail on statical longitudinal stability effects of length of body on stability; the effects of the various elements of an airplane on longitudinal stability and the placing of the force vectors. Part 3 presents the fundamental principals of dynamical stability; computations of resistance derivatives; solution of the stability equation; dynamical stability of the Curtiss JN2; tabulation ...
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Nomenclature for aeronautics

Nomenclature for aeronautics

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Report defines the principal terms which have come into use in the development of aeronautics.
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Periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies, with applications to air screws

Periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies, with applications to air screws

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Zahm, A F
Description: Report discusses periodic stresses in gyroscopic bodies with applications to air screws caused by particle mass. Report concludes that all modern air screws obey the laws found for plane groups of particles. In particular the two-bladers exert on the shaft a rhythmic gyroscopic torque; the multibladers a steady one; both easily calculable for any given conditions of motion and mass distribution.
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