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 Serial/Series Title: NACA Technical Notes
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
The 6-foot-4-inch wind tunnel at the Washington Navy Yard

The 6-foot-4-inch wind tunnel at the Washington Navy Yard

Date: August 1935
Creator: Desmond, G L & Mccrary, J A
Description: The 6-foot-4-inch wind tunnel and its auxiliary equipment has proven itself capable of continuous and reliable output of data. The real value of the tunnel will increase as experience is gained in checking the observed tunnel performance against full-scale performance. Such has been the case of the 8- by 8-foot tunnel, and for that reason the comparison in the calibration tests have been presented.
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The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

Date: January 1921
Creator: Heller, A.
Description: This report provides a description of the Benz 300 H.P. aircraft engine containing 12 cylinders placed at a 60° angle. It includes a detailed description of the development of the constructional points, particularly the cylinders, pistons, and connecting rods, as well as the engine fitting, lubrication, oil pumps, bearings, oil tank, fuel pump, carburetors, and cooling system. There are seven pages of illustrative figures at the end of the report.
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The 1350 F stress-rupture properties of two wrought alloys and three cast alloys

The 1350 F stress-rupture properties of two wrought alloys and three cast alloys

Date: November 1947
Creator: Reynolds, E E; Freeman, J W & White, A E
Description: None
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N.A.C.A. control position recorder

N.A.C.A. control position recorder

Date: May 1922
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new instrument is described which is capable of simultaneously recording the position of the three controls of an airplane. The records are taken photographically on a standard N.A.C.A. film drum and the instrument can be quickly installed in any airplane.
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N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

Date: January 1921
Creator: Norton, F H & Bacon, D L
Description: A description is given of a tilting manometer designed to meet the requirements of a manometer for use in the wind tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. This gauge was designed to meet the requirements of a manometer in use in connection with a static pressure plate to indicate the wind speed in the tunnel. The requirements are noted. The sensitivity of the gauge must be made inversely proportional to the pressure to be measured. The gauge must be accurately and quickly set for any desired pressure. When set at the desired pressure, the extent of variation between the existing and the desired pressures may be readily estimated. In fact, this manometer is quick to adjust, is easy to read, always has the meniscus in the same position, and accurately indicates a large range of air speeds on what is a comparatively compact instrument.
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N.A.C.A. recording  air speed meter

N.A.C.A. recording air speed meter

Date: October 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new type of air speed meter is described which was designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists essentially of a tight metal diaphragm of high natural period which is acted upon by the pressure difference of a pitot-static head. The resulting deflection of this diaphragm is recorded optically on a moving film.
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Abnormal grain growth in M-252 and S-816 alloys

Abnormal grain growth in M-252 and S-816 alloys

Date: November 1957
Creator: Decker, R F; Rush, A I; Dano, A G & Freeman, J W
Description: An experimental investigation was carried out on air- and vacuum-melted M-252 and S-816 alloys to find conditions of heating and hot-working which resulted in abnormal grain growth. The experiments were mainly limited to normal conditions of heating for hot-working and heat treatment and normal temperatures of solution treatment were used to allow grain growth after susceptibility to abnormal grain growth was developed by various experimental conditions. Results indicated that small reductions of essentially strain-free metal were the basic cause of such grain growth.
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Abnormal grain growth in nickel-base heat-resistant alloys

Abnormal grain growth in nickel-base heat-resistant alloys

Date: December 1957
Creator: Decker, R F; Rush, A I; Dano, A G & Freeman, A G
Description: None
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Abnormal grain growth in S-816 alloy

Abnormal grain growth in S-816 alloy

Date: April 1952
Creator: Rush, A I; Freeman, J W & White, A E
Description: None
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Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Date: June 1921
Creator: Munk, Max
Description: It is argued that there should be an agreement as to what conventions to use in determining absolute coefficients used in aeronautics and in how to plot those coefficients. Of particular importance are the absolute coefficients of lift and drag. The author argues for the use of the German method over the kind in common use in the United States and England, and for the Continental over the usual American and British method of graphically representing the characteristics of an airfoil. The author notes that, on the whole, it appears that the use of natural absolute coefficients in a polar diagram is the logical method for presentation of airfoil characteristics, and that serious consideration should be given to the advisability of adopting this method in all countries, in order to advance uniformity and accuracy in the science of aeronautics.
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Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Date: January 1923
Creator: Heisenberg, Werner
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 transport-airplane crashes

Accelerations in transport-airplane crashes

Date: February 1958
Creator: Preston, G Merritt & Pesman, Gerard J
Description: None
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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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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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Achievement of continuous wall curvature in design of two-dimensional symmetrical supersonic nozzles

Achievement of continuous wall curvature in design of two-dimensional symmetrical supersonic nozzles

Date: January 1952
Creator: Evvard, J C & Marcus, Lawrence R
Description: None
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Acoustic analysis of ram-jet buzz

Acoustic analysis of ram-jet buzz

Date: November 1955
Creator: Mirels, Harold
Description: None
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Acoustic radiation from two-dimensional rectangular cutouts in aerodynamic surfaces

Acoustic radiation from two-dimensional rectangular cutouts in aerodynamic surfaces

Date: August 1955
Creator: Krishnamurty, K
Description: None
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Acoustic, thrust, and drag characteristics of several full-scale noise suppressors for turbojet engines

Acoustic, thrust, and drag characteristics of several full-scale noise suppressors for turbojet engines

Date: April 1958
Creator: Ciepluch, Carl C; North, Warren J; Coles, Willard D & Antl, Robert J
Description: None
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Acoustical treatment for the NACA 8- by 6-foot supersonic propulsion wind tunnel

Acoustical treatment for the NACA 8- by 6-foot supersonic propulsion wind tunnel

Date: June 1955
Creator: Beranek, Leo L; Labate, Samuel & Ingard, Uno
Description: None
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Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Date: May 1923
Creator: Kutzbach, K
Description: Issues and techniques relative to the adaptation of aircraft engines to high altitude flight are discussed. Covered here are the limits of engine output, modifications and characteristics of high altitude engines, the influence of air density on the proportions of fuel mixtures, methods of varying the proportions of fuel mixtures, the automatic prevention of fuel waste, and the design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying. Summary: 1. Limits of engine output. 2. High altitude engines. 3. Influence of air density on proportions of mixture. 4. Methods of varying proportions of mixture. 5. Automatic prevention of fuel waste. 6. Design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying.
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Adaptor for measuring principal strains with Tuckerman strain gage

Adaptor for measuring principal strains with Tuckerman strain gage

Date: June 1943
Creator: Mcpherson, A E
Description: An adapter is described which uses three Tuckerman optical strain gages to measure the displacement of the three vortices of an equilateral triangle along lines 120 degrees apart. These displacements are substituted in well-known equations in order to compute the magnitude and direction of the principal strains. Tests of the adaptor indicate that principal strains over a gage length of 1.42 inch may be measured with a systematic error not exceeding 4 percent and a mean observational error of the order of + or minus 0.000006. The maximum observed error in strain was of the order of 0.00006. The directions of principal strains for unidirectional stress were measured with the adaptor with an average error of the order of 1 degree.
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