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Some Recent Contributions to the Study of Transition and Turbulent Boundary Layers

Some Recent Contributions to the Study of Transition and Turbulent Boundary Layers

Date: April 1947
Creator: Dryden, Hugh L.
Description: None
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Considerations of the Total Drag of Supersonic Airfoil Sections

Considerations of the Total Drag of Supersonic Airfoil Sections

Date: July 1947
Creator: Ivey, H. Reese & Klunker, E. Bernard
Description: The results of calculations of the viscous and pressure drags of some two-dimensional supersonic airfoils at zero lift are presented. The results indicate that inclusion of viscous drag alters many previous results regarding the desirability of certain airfoil shapes for securing low drags at supersonic speeds. At certain Reynolds and Mach numbers, for instance, a circular-arc airfoil may theoretically have less drag than the previously advocated symmetrical wedge-shape profile; although under different conditions, the circular-arc airfoil may have a higher drag.
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Tables and Charts of Flow Parameters Across Oblique Shocks

Tables and Charts of Flow Parameters Across Oblique Shocks

Date: August 1948
Creator: Neice, Mary M.
Description: Shock-wave equations have been evaluated for a range of Mach number in front of the shock from 1.05 to 4.0. Mach number behind the shock, pressure ratio, derivation of flow, and angle of shock are presented on charts. Values are also included for density ratio and change in entropy.
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Two-Dimensional Subsonic Compressible Flows Past Arbitrary Bodies by the Variational Method

Two-Dimensional Subsonic Compressible Flows Past Arbitrary Bodies by the Variational Method

Date: March 1951
Creator: Wang, Chi-Teh
Description: Instead of solving the nonlinear differential equation which governs the compressible flow, an approximate method of solution by means of the variational method is used. The general problem of steady irrotational flow past an arbitrary body is formulated. Two examples were carried out, namely, the flow past a circular cylinder and the flow past a thin curved surface. The variational method yields results of velocity and pressure distributions which compare excellently with those found by existing methods. These results indicate that the variational method will yield good approximate solution for flow past both thick and thin bodies at both high and low Mach numbers.
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Summary of 65-Series Compressor-Blade Low-Speed Cascade Data by Use of the Carpet-Plotting Technique

Summary of 65-Series Compressor-Blade Low-Speed Cascade Data by Use of the Carpet-Plotting Technique

Date: February 1957
Creator: Felix, A. Richard
Description: Carpet plots included permit the selection of the blade camber and the design angle of attack required to fulfill a design vector diagram. Other carpet plots provide means for the prediction of off-design turning angles.
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Tables for the Computation of Wave Drag of Arrow Wings of Arbitrary Airfoil Section

Tables for the Computation of Wave Drag of Arrow Wings of Arbitrary Airfoil Section

Date: June 1954
Creator: Grant, Fredrick C. & Cooper, Morton
Description: Tables and computing instructions for the rapid evaluation of the wave drag of delta wings and of arrow wings having a ration of the tangent of the trailing-edge sweep angle to the tangent of the leading-edge sweep angle in the range from -1.0 to 0.8. The tables cover a range of both subsonic and supersonic leading edges.
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Two-Dimensional Irrotational Transonic Flows of a Compressible Fluid

Two-Dimensional Irrotational Transonic Flows of a Compressible Fluid

Date: June 1948
Creator: Kuo, Yung-Huai
Description: The methods of NACA TN No. 995 have been slightly modified and extended in include flows with circulation by considering the alteration of the singularities of the incompressible solution due to the presence of the hypergeometric functions in the analytic continuation of the solution. It was found that for finite Mach numbers the only case in which the nature of the singularity can remain unchanged is for a ratio of specific heats equal to -1. From a study of two particular flows it seems that the effect of geometry cannot be neglected, and the conventional "pressure-correction" formulas are not valid, even in the subsonic region if the body is thick, especially if there is a supersonic region in the flow.
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Charts for the Computation of Equilibrium Composition of Chemical Reactions in the Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen System at Temperatures from 2000 to 5000 Degrees K

Charts for the Computation of Equilibrium Composition of Chemical Reactions in the Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen System at Temperatures from 2000 to 5000 Degrees K

Date: July 1948
Creator: Huff, Vearl N. & Calvert, Clyde S.
Description: Charts are provided for the estimation and progressive adjustment of two independent variables on which the calculations are based. Additional charts are provided for the graphical calculation of the composition.
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Aerodynamic Investigation of a Cup Anemometer

Aerodynamic Investigation of a Cup Anemometer

Date: July 1934
Creator: Hubbard, John D. & Brescoll, George P.
Description: Results of an investigation wherein the change of the normal force coefficient with Reynolds Number was obtained statically for a 15.5-centimeter hemispherical cup.
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Bending Tests of Metal Monocoque Fuselage Construction

Bending Tests of Metal Monocoque Fuselage Construction

Date: November 1930
Creator: Mossman, Ralph W. & Robinson, Russell G.
Description: Study of the bending stress in smooth skin, aluminum alloy, true monocoque fuselage sections of varying ratio of diameter to thickness.
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An approximate spin design criterion for monoplanes

An approximate spin design criterion for monoplanes

Date: June 1, 1939
Creator: Donlan, Charles J & Seidman, Oscar
Description: A quantitative criterion of merit has been needed to assist airplane designers to incorporate satisfactory spinning characteristics into new designs. An approximate empirical criterion, based on the projected side area and the mass distribution of the airplane, has been formulated in a recent British report. In the present paper, the British results have been analyzed and applied to American designs. A simpler design criterion based solely on the type and the dimensions of the tail, has been developed: it is useful in a rapid estimation of whether a new design is likely to comply with the minimum requirements for safety in spinning.
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Comparison of Vee-Type and Conventional Tail Surfaces in Combination with Fuselage and Wing in the Variable-Density Tunnel

Comparison of Vee-Type and Conventional Tail Surfaces in Combination with Fuselage and Wing in the Variable-Density Tunnel

Date: July 1, 1941
Creator: Greenberg, Harry
Description: The pitching and the yawing moments of a vee-type and a conventional type of tail surface were measured. The tests were made in the presence of a fuselage and a wing-fuselage combination in such a way as to determine the moments contributed by the tail surfaces. The results showed that the vee-type tail tested, with a dihedral angle of 35.3 deg, was about 71 percent as effective in pitch as the conventional tail and had a yawing-moment to pitching-moment ratio of 0.3. The conventional tail, the panels of which were all congruent to those of the vee-type tail, had a yawing-moment to pitching-moment ratio of 0.48. These ratios are in fair agreement with values calculated by methods shown in this and previous reports. The values of the measured moments were reduced from 15 to 25 percent of the calculated value by fuselage interference.
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The variation in pressure in the cabin of an airplane in flight

The variation in pressure in the cabin of an airplane in flight

Date: March 1, 1931
Creator: Gough, Melvin N
Description: The pressure in the cabin of a Fairchild cabin monoplane wa surveyed in flight, and was found to decrease with increased air speed over the fuselage and to vary with the number and location of openings in the cabin. The maximum depression of 2.2 inches of water (equivalent pressure altitude at sea level of 152 feet) occurred at the high speed of the airplane in level flight with the cabin closed.
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The Unsteady Lift of a Finite Wing

The Unsteady Lift of a Finite Wing

Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Jones, Robert T
Description: Unsteady lift function for wings of finite aspect ratio have been calculated by approximate methods involving corrections of the aerodynamic inertia and of the angle of the infinite wing. The starting lift of the finite wing is found to be only slightly less than that of the infinite wing; whereas the final lift may be considerably less. The calculations indicate that the distribution of lift near the start is similar to the final distribution. Both the indicia and the oscillating lift functions are given. Approximate operational equivalents of the functions have been devised to facilitate the calculation of lift under various conditions of motion.
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Further measurements of normal accelerations on racing airplanes

Further measurements of normal accelerations on racing airplanes

Date: February 1, 1936
Creator: KIRSCHBAUM H W & Scudder, N F
Description: The work of collecting acceleration data for racing airplanes during races, started in January 1934, has been continued by obtaining similar data in the airplanes winning first and second places in the 1935 Thompson Trophy Race. Records were taken in the Howard Racer "Mr. Mulligan" and in the Wittman D-12 Racer. The maximum positive accelerations were generally smaller than those recorded in other airplanes during earlier races; the maximum in the Howard Racer was 2.8 g, and one value of 4.25 g was obtained in the Wittman Racer. Minimum values were as low as -0.55 g in the Howard Racer and 0.3 g in the Wittman Racer.
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Effects of some present-day airplane design trends on requirements for lateral stability

Effects of some present-day airplane design trends on requirements for lateral stability

Date: June 1, 1941
Creator: Bamber, Millard J
Description: None
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Methods of analyzing wind-tunnel data for dynamic flight conditions

Methods of analyzing wind-tunnel data for dynamic flight conditions

Date: October 1, 1941
Creator: Donlan, C J & Recant, I G
Description: The effects of power on the stability and the control characteristics of an airplane are discussed and methods of analysis are given for evaluating certain dynamic characteristics of the airplane that are not directly discernible from wind-tunnel tests alone. Data are presented to show how the characteristics of a model tested in a wind tunnel are affected by power. The response of an airplane to a rolling and a yawing disturbance is discussed, particularly in regard to changes in wing dihedral and fin area. Solutions of the lateral equations of motion are given in a form suitable for direct computations. An approximate formula is developed that permits the rapid estimation of the accelerations produced during pull-up maneuvers involving abrupt elevator deflections.
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A low-speed experimental investigation of the effect of a sandpaper type of roughness on boundary-layer transition

A low-speed experimental investigation of the effect of a sandpaper type of roughness on boundary-layer transition

Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Horton, E. A. & Vondoenhoff, A. E.
Description: None
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Spin tests of two models of a low-wing monoplane to investigate scale effect in the model test range

Spin tests of two models of a low-wing monoplane to investigate scale effect in the model test range

Date: May 1, 1941
Creator: Donlan, Charles C
Description: None
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Principal Effects of Axial Load on Moment-Distribution Analysis of Rigid Structures

Principal Effects of Axial Load on Moment-Distribution Analysis of Rigid Structures

Date: July 1, 1935
Creator: James, Benjamin Wylie
Description: This thesis presents the method of moment distribution modified to include the effect of axial load upon the bending moments. This modification makes it possible to analyze accurately complex structures, such as rigid fuselage trusses, that heretofore had to be analyzed by approximate formulas and empirical rules. The method is simple enough to be practicable even for complex structures, and it gives a means of analysis for continuous beams that is simpler than the extended three-moment equation now in common use. When the effect of axial load is included, it is found that the basic principles of moment distribution remain unchanged, the only difference being that the factors used, instead of being constants for a given member, become functions of the axial load. Formulas have been developed for these factors, and curves plotted so that their applications requires no more work than moment distribution without axial load. Simple problems have been included to illustrate the use of the curves.
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The calculation of span LCAD distributions of swept-back wings

The calculation of span LCAD distributions of swept-back wings

Date: December 1, 1941
Creator: Mutterperl, William
Description: Span load distributions of swept-back wings have been calculated. The method used was to replace the wing with a bound vortex at the quarter-chord line and to calculate the downwash due to the system of bound and trailing vortices to conform at the three-quarter-chord line to the slope of the flat-plate wing surface. Results are given for constant-chord and 5:1 tapered plan forms, for sweep-back angles of 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and 45 degrees, and for aspect ratios of 3, 6, and 9. Some comments on the stalling of swept-back wings are included.
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Reciprocity relations in aerodynamics

Reciprocity relations in aerodynamics

Date: May 1, 1952
Creator: Spreiter, John R & Heaslet, Max A
Description: None
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Analysis of circular shell-supported frames

Analysis of circular shell-supported frames

Date: May 1944
Creator: Combs, Henry; Mignot, J E & Ensrud, A F
Description: None
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Corrugated metal diaphragms for aircraft pressure-measuring instruments

Corrugated metal diaphragms for aircraft pressure-measuring instruments

Date: November 1939
Creator: Goerke, V H & Wildhack, W A
Description: None
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