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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Year: 1940
 Collection: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
Aerodynamic heating and the deflection of drops by an obstacle in an air stream in relation to aircraft icing

Aerodynamic heating and the deflection of drops by an obstacle in an air stream in relation to aircraft icing

Date: October 1, 1940
Creator: Kantrowitz, Arthur
Description: Two topics of interest to persons attempting to apply the heat method of preventing ice formation on aircraft are considered. Surfaces moving through air at high speed are shown, both theoretically and experimentally, to be subject to important aerodynamic heating effects that will materially reduce the heat required to prevent ice. Numerical calculations of the path of water drops in an air stream around a circular cylinder are given. From these calculations, information is obtained on the percentage of the swept area cleared of drops.
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Explosion Hazards in Storage-Battery Rooms

Explosion Hazards in Storage-Battery Rooms

Date: 1940
Creator: Jones, G. W.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and explosion hazards present in storage-battery rooms. Descriptions of storage-battery rooms and methods of ventilation are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Correlation Index to Aid in Interpreting Crude-Oil Analyses

Correlation Index to Aid in Interpreting Crude-Oil Analyses

Date: 1940
Creator: Smith, Harold M.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the correlation index used for analyses of crude oils. The correlation index is presented and described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
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Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California

Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California

Date: 1940
Creator: Ash, S. H.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and ventilation hazards presented during the construction of the Wawona tunnel in Yosemite National Park. Safety precautions and procedures used during the construction are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Phenomena in the Ignition of Firedamp by Explosives: Part 1.- Particles from the Detonation

Phenomena in the Ignition of Firedamp by Explosives: Part 1.- Particles from the Detonation

Date: 1940
Creator: Gerhard, S. L.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the ignition of firedamp by coal-mining explosives. Experiments conducted to study the ignition of these particles are described. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1937

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1937

Date: 1940
Creator: Adams, William Waugh & Wrenn, Virginia E.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over quarry accidents in the U.S. during 1937. The number, type, and location of the accidents are presented and discussed. This report includes tables.
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Mineral Industries Survey of the United States, California: Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, Mother Lode District (South). Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part 2 -- Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties

Mineral Industries Survey of the United States, California: Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, Mother Lode District (South). Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part 2 -- Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties

Date: 1940
Creator: Julihn, C. E. & Horton, F. W.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining operations in the southern Mother Lode Region of California. A review of this area is presented, and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Stemming in Metal Mines. Progress Report 2

Stemming in Metal Mines. Progress Report 2

Date: August 1940
Creator: Johnson, John A.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the progress made in metal-mine stemming. Different types of stemming methods and testing procedures are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Preliminary investigation of the flying qualities of airplanes

Preliminary investigation of the flying qualities of airplanes

Date: January 1, 1940
Creator: Soule, H A
Description: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is undertaking an investigation of the flying qualities of airplanes. The work consists in the determination of the significant qualities susceptible of measurement, the development of the instruments required to make the measurements, and the accumulation of data on the flying qualities of existing airplanes, which data are to serve as a basis for quantitative specifications for the flying qualities of future designs. A tentative schedule of measurable flying qualities has been prepared and the instruments needed for their measurements have been assembled. A trial of the schedule and the instruments has been made using the Stinson SR-8e airplane. The results showed that, although the original schedule and instruments are basically satisfactory some further development is required to eliminate nonessential items and to expedite flight testing. The report describes and discusses the work done with this airplane.
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Design charts relating to the stalling of tapered wings

Design charts relating to the stalling of tapered wings

Date: January 1, 1940
Creator: Soule, H A
Description: An aid in airplane design, charts have been prepared to show the effects of wing taper, thickness ratio, and Reynolds number on the spanwise location of the initial stalling point. Means of improving poor stalling characteristics resulting from certain combinations of the variables have also been considered; additional figures illustrate the influence of camber increase to the wing tips, washout, central sharp leading edges, and wing-tip slots on the stalling characteristics. Data are included from which the drag increases resulting from the use of these means can be computed. The application of the data to a specific problem is illustrated by an example.
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