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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Year: 1941
 Collection: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
The additional-mass effect of plates as determined by experiments

The additional-mass effect of plates as determined by experiments

Date: January 1, 1941
Creator: Gracey, William
Description: The apparent increase in the inertia properties of a body moving in a fluid medium has been called the additional-mass effect. This report presents a resume of test procedures and results of experimental determinations of the additional-mass effect of flat plates. In addition to data obtained from various foreign sources and from a NACA investigation in 1933, the results of tests recently conducted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics are included.
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Additional power-on wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps

Additional power-on wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps

Date: October 1, 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a slot-lip aileron and slotted flap for dive brakes

Aerodynamic characteristics of a slot-lip aileron and slotted flap for dive brakes

Date: April 1, 1941
Creator: Rogallo, F M
Description: None
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Aerodynamic factors affecting the ability of a pilot to return an airplane to level from a banked attitude by use of the rudder alone and without change of heading

Aerodynamic factors affecting the ability of a pilot to return an airplane to level from a banked attitude by use of the rudder alone and without change of heading

Date: October 1, 1941
Creator: Harmon, S M
Description: None
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The aerodynamics of a wind-tunnel fan

The aerodynamics of a wind-tunnel fan

Date: January 1, 1941
Creator: Corson, Blake W
Description: The vortex blade-element theory modified to apply to an axial fan working in a duct is reviewed. Thrust and power coefficients for a fan are identified with the corresponding coefficients for airplane propellers. The relation of pressure produced by the fan to the blade-element coefficients is developed. The distribution of axial velocity of fluid through a fan is assumed to be controlled by the fan itself. The radial distribution of tangential velocity imported by the fan to fluid moving through the fan is shown to be independent of the axial-velocity distribution. A nondimensional coefficient, designated the rotation constant, is introduced. This constant is based solely upon design information. The use of the rotation constant in simplifying the design of a fan for a specific operating condition is demonstrated. Based on the use of the rotation constant, a graphical method is outlined by which the performance of a given fan in a given wind tunnel may be predicted and by which the distributions of axial velocity of the fluid through the fan under various operating conditions may be established.
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Air transport by gliders : some technical observations

Air transport by gliders : some technical observations

Date: June 1, 1941
Creator: Stepniewski, Wieslaw
Description: This short analysis may be useful in determining the real tactical possibilities of "glider trains" and in adopting the course to be followed in possible studies of these questions. In this analysis most prominent are: (a) the power required for the train in level flight; (b) its speed; (c) climb; and (d) the type of airplane best suited for towing as well as design requirements for transport gliders.
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Aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper casting alloys

Aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper casting alloys

Date: July 1, 1941
Creator: Kempf, L W
Description: None
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Analyses of Washington Coals: Supplement to Technical Paper 491

Analyses of Washington Coals: Supplement to Technical Paper 491

Date: 1941
Creator: Yancey, H. F. & Geer, M. R.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the technological advances made in the mining industry between 1931 and 1941. Mechanized methods for mining operations are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
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Analysis and prediction of longitudinal stability of airplanes

Analysis and prediction of longitudinal stability of airplanes

Date: January 1, 1941
Creator: Gilruth, R R & White, M D
Description: An analysis has been made of the longitudinal stability characteristics of 15 airplanes as determined in flight. In the correlation of satisfactory and unsatisfactory characteristics with determined values, the derivative that expresses the ratio of static-restoring moments to elevator-control moments was found to represent most nearly the stability characteristics appreciated by the pilots. The analysis was extended to study the effects of various design features on the observed stability characteristics. Design charts and data are included that show the effects on longitudinal stability of relative positions of wing and tail, fuselage size and location, engine nacelles, and horizontal-tail arrangements.
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Analysis of ground effect on the lifting airscrew

Analysis of ground effect on the lifting airscrew

Date: December 1, 1941
Creator: Knight, Montgomery & Hegner, Ralph A
Description: A study is presented of ground effect as applied to the lifting airscrew of the type used in modern gyroplane and helicopters. The mathematical analysis of the problem has been verified by tests made of three rotor models in the presence of a large circular "ground plane." A method of approximating the decelerating effect during vertical approach to the ground has been devised. The results of the study are presented in the form of convenient charts.
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