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 Decade: 1910-1919
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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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The Kiln Drying of Wood for Airplanes

The Kiln Drying of Wood for Airplanes

Date: January 1, 1919
Creator: Tiemann, Harry D
Description: This report is descriptive of various methods used in the kiln drying of woods for airplanes and gives the results of physical tests on different types of woods after being dried by the various kiln-drying methods.
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The Limiting Velocity in Falling from a Great Height

The Limiting Velocity in Falling from a Great Height

Date: January 1, 1919
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: The purpose of this report is to give a simple treatment of the problem of calculating the final or limiting velocity of an object falling in vertical motion under gravity in a resisting medium. The equations of motion are easily set up and integrated when the density of the medium is constant and the resistance varies as the square of the velocity. The results show that the fundamental characteristics of the vertical motion under gravity in a resisting medium is the approach to a terminal or limiting velocity, whether the initial downward velocity is less or greater than the limiting velocity. This method can be used to calculate the terminal velocity of a bomb trajectory.
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The Design of Wind Tunnels and Wind Tunnel Propellers

The Design of Wind Tunnels and Wind Tunnel Propellers

Date: January 1, 1919
Creator: Warner, Edward P; Norton, F H & Hebbert, C M
Description: Report discusses the theory of energy losses in wind tunnels, the application of the Drzewiecki theory of propeller design to wind tunnel propellers, and the efficiency and steadiness of flow in model tunnels of various types.
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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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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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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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The stretching of the fabric and the deformation of the envelope in nonrigid balloons

The stretching of the fabric and the deformation of the envelope in nonrigid balloons

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Haas, Rudolf & Dietzius, Alexander
Description: Report presents the performance of fabrics used for the envelopes of airships.
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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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Aerofoils and aerofoil structural combinations

Aerofoils and aerofoil structural combinations

Date: January 1, 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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Theory of an Airplane Encountering Gusts III

Theory of an Airplane Encountering Gusts III

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: Report presents a new method for solving linear equations developed by Bromwich, which is suited to determine the motion for any particular gust, when the machine started from equilibrium, without the trouble of determining the constants of integration in the complementary function. (author).
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Theory of an airplane encountering gusts II

Theory of an airplane encountering gusts II

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: Calculations of aerodynamic effects of an airplane encountering gusts are presented.
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The Variation of Yawing Moment Due to Rolling

The Variation of Yawing Moment Due to Rolling

Date: January 1, 1918
Creator: Wilson, Edwin Bidwell
Description: The aerodynamical constants of an airplane necessary for the discussion of stability are partly observed and partly calculated. Among the calculated coefficients is n(p), which is the variation of yawing moment due to rolling. (author).
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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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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 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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Blast-Furnace Breakouts, Explosions, and Slips, and Methods of Prevention

Blast-Furnace Breakouts, Explosions, and Slips, and Methods of Prevention

Date: 1917
Creator: Willcox, F. H.
Description: None
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Briquetting Tests at the United States Fuel-Testing Plant, Norfolk, Virginia, 1907-8

Briquetting Tests at the United States Fuel-Testing Plant, Norfolk, Virginia, 1907-8

Date: 1911
Creator: Wright, Charles L.
Description: None
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Briquetting Tests of Lignite at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1908-9 : With a Chapter on Sulphite-Pitch Binder

Briquetting Tests of Lignite at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1908-9 : With a Chapter on Sulphite-Pitch Binder

Date: 1912
Creator: Wright, Charles L.
Description: None
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The Flow of Heat Through Furnace Walls

The Flow of Heat Through Furnace Walls

Date: 1911
Creator: Ray, Walter T. & Kreisinger, Henry
Description: None
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Foundry-Cupola Gases and Temperatures

Foundry-Cupola Gases and Temperatures

Date: 1913
Creator: Belden, A. W.
Description: None
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Fuller's Earth

Fuller's Earth

Date: 1913
Creator: Parsons, Charles L.
Description: None
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The Fusibility of Coal Ash and the Determination of the Softening Temperature

The Fusibility of Coal Ash and the Determination of the Softening Temperature

Date: 1918
Creator: Fieldner, Arno C.; Hall, Albert E. & Field, Alexander L.
Description: None
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Fuel-Briquetting Investigations, July, 1904, to July, 1912

Fuel-Briquetting Investigations, July, 1904, to July, 1912

Date: September 1913
Creator: Wright, C. L.
Description: Report discussing a series of fuel-testing investigations that U.S. Geological Survey began in 1904 for the purpose of analyzing and testing the coals and lignites in the United States in order to determine their fuel values and the most efficient methods of utilizing them for different purposes. Types of tests undertaken included chemical analyses, steaming tests, gas-producer tests, briquetting tests, coking tests, and washing tests of samples collected from the various coals fields of the country. Bulletins presenting the results of these investigations have been periodically published but as supply has run out, the Bureau of Mines has decided to compile the most important facts of these bulletins in one volume along with the results of all other briquetting investigatins undertaken by the government from July 1, 1904, to July 1, 1912.
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