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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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Additional static and fatigue tests of high-strength aluminum-alloy bolted joints

Additional static and fatigue tests of high-strength aluminum-alloy bolted joints

Date: July 1954
Creator: Hartmann, E C; Holt, Marshall & Eaton, I D
Description: None
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Adhesion of ice in its relation to the de-icing of airplanes

Adhesion of ice in its relation to the de-icing of airplanes

Date: August 1939
Creator: Rothrick, A M & Selden, R
Description: The various possible means of preventing ice adhesion on airplane surfaces are critically reviewed. Results are presented of tests of the adhesives forces between ice and various solid and liquid forces. It is concluded that the de-icing of airplane wings by heat from engine exhaust shows sufficient promise to warrant full-scale tests. For propellers, at least, and possibly for certain small areas such as windshields, radio masts, etc. the use of de-icing or adhesion-preventing liquids will provide the best means of protection.
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Advantages of oxide films as bases for aluminum pigmented surface coatings for aluminum alloys

Advantages of oxide films as bases for aluminum pigmented surface coatings for aluminum alloys

Date: November 1931
Creator: Buzzard, R W & Mutchler, W H
Description: Both laboratory and weather-exposure corrosion tests showed conclusively that the protection afforded by aluminum pigmented spar varnish coatings applied to previously anodized aluminum surfaces was greatly superior to that afforded by the same coatings applied to surfaces which had simply been cleaned free from grease and not anodized.
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The aerodynamic analysis of the gyroplane rotating-wing system

The aerodynamic analysis of the gyroplane rotating-wing system

Date: March 1934
Creator: Wheatley, John B
Description: An aerodynamic analysis of the gyroplane rotating-wing system is presented herein. This system consists of a freely rotating rotor in which opposite blades are rigidly connected and allowed to rotate or feather freely about their span axis. Equations have been derived for the lift, the lift-drag ratio, the angle of attack, the feathering angles, and the rolling and pitching moments of a gyroplane rotor in terms of its basic parameters. Curves of lift-drag ratio against lift coefficient have been calculated for a typical case, showing the effect of varying the pitch angle, the solidarity, and the average blade-section drag coefficient. The analysis expresses satisfactorily the qualitative relations between the rotor characteristics and the rotor parameters. As disclosed by this investigation, the aerodynamic principles of the gyroplane are sound, and further research on this wing system is justified.
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The aerodynamic behavior of a harmonically oscillating finite sweptback wing in supersonic flow

The aerodynamic behavior of a harmonically oscillating finite sweptback wing in supersonic flow

Date: October 1951
Creator: Chang, Chieh-Chien
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics and flying qualities of a tailless triangular-wing airplane configuration as obtained from flights of rocket-propelled models at transonic and supersonic speeds

Aerodynamic characteristics and flying qualities of a tailless triangular-wing airplane configuration as obtained from flights of rocket-propelled models at transonic and supersonic speeds

Date: November 1956
Creator: Mitcham, Grady L; Stevens, Joseph E & Norris, Harry P
Description: A flight investigation of rocket-powered models of a tailless triangular-wing airplane configuration was made through the transonic and low supersonic speed range at the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va. An analysis of the aerodynamic coefficients, stability derivatives, and flying qualities based on the results obtained from the successful flight tests of three models is presented.
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Aerodynamic characteristics at Reynolds numbers of 3.0 x 10(exp 6) and 6.0 x 10(exp 6) of three airfoil sections formed by cutting off various amounts from the rear portion of the NACA 0012 airfoil section

Aerodynamic characteristics at Reynolds numbers of 3.0 x 10(exp 6) and 6.0 x 10(exp 6) of three airfoil sections formed by cutting off various amounts from the rear portion of the NACA 0012 airfoil section

Date: April 1950
Creator: Smith, Hamilton A & Schaefer, Raymond F
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of 15 NACA airfoil sections at seven Reynolds numbers from 0.7 x 10(exp 6) to 9.0 x 10(exp 6)

Aerodynamic characteristics of 15 NACA airfoil sections at seven Reynolds numbers from 0.7 x 10(exp 6) to 9.0 x 10(exp 6)

Date: October 1949
Creator: Loftin, Laurence K , Jr & Smith, Hamilton A
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a circular cylinder at Mach number 6.86 and angles of attack up to 90 degrees

Aerodynamic characteristics of a circular cylinder at Mach number 6.86 and angles of attack up to 90 degrees

Date: January 1957
Creator: Penland, Jim A
Description: Pressure-distribution and force tests of a circular cylinder have been made in the Langley 11-inch hypersonic tunnel at a Mach number of 6.88, a Reynolds number of 129,000, and angles of attack up to 90 degrees. The results are compared with the hypersonic approximation of Grimminger, Williams, and Young and a simple modification of the Newtonian flow theory. An evaluation of the crossflow theory is made through comparison of present results with available crossflow Mach number drag coefficients.
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The aerodynamic characteristics of a model wing having a split flap deflected downward and moved to the rear

The aerodynamic characteristics of a model wing having a split flap deflected downward and moved to the rear

Date: May 1932
Creator: Weick, Fred E & Harris, Thomas E
Description: Tests were made on a model wing with three different sized split trailing-edged flaps, in the NACA 7 by 10 foot wind tunnel. The flaps were formed of the lower rear portion of the wing and were rotated downward about axes at their front edges. The lift, drag, and center of pressure were measured with the axis in its original position and also with it moved back in even steps to the trailing edge of the main wing, giving in effect an increase in area. The split flaps when deflected about their original axis locations gave slightly higher maximum lift coefficients than conventional trailing-edge flaps, and the lift coefficients were increased still further by moving the axes toward the rear. The highest value of C(sub L max), which was obtained with the largest flap hinged at 90 per cent of the chord from the leading edge, was 2.52 as compared with 1.27 for the basic wing.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a number of modified NACA four-digit-series airfoil sections

Aerodynamic characteristics of a number of modified NACA four-digit-series airfoil sections

Date: June 1948
Creator: Loftin, Laurence K , Jr & Cohen, Kenneth S
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a refined deep-step planing-tail flying-boat hull with various forebody and afterbody shapes

Aerodynamic characteristics of a refined deep-step planing-tail flying-boat hull with various forebody and afterbody shapes

Date: June 1952
Creator: Riebe, John M & Naeseth, Rodger L
Description: An investigation was made in the Langley 300-mph 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a refined deep-step planing-tail hull with various forebody and afterbody shapes and, for comparison, a streamline body simulating the fuselage of a modern transport airplane. The results of the tests indicated that the configurations incorporating a forebody with a length-beam ratio of 7 had lower minimum drag coefficients than the configurations incorporating a forebody with length-beam ratio of 5. The lowest minimum drag coefficients, which were considerably less than that of a conventional hull and slightly less than that of a streamline body, were obtained on the length-beam-ratio-7 forebody, alone and with round center boom. Drag coefficients and longitudinal- and lateral-stability parameters presented include the interference of a 21-percent-thick support wing.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a small-scale shrouded propeller at angles of attack from 0 to 90 degrees

Aerodynamic characteristics of a small-scale shrouded propeller at angles of attack from 0 to 90 degrees

Date: November 1955
Creator: Parlett, Lysle P
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller and of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-045 propeller

Aerodynamic characteristics of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller and of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-045 propeller

Date: January 1953
Creator: Solomon, William
Description: Characteristics are given for the two-blade NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller and for the two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-045 propeller over a range of advance ratio from 0.5 to 3.8, through a blade-angle range from 20 degrees to 55 degrees measured at the 0.75 radius. Maximum efficiencies of the order of 91.5 to 92 percent were obtained for the propellers. The propeller with the thinner airfoil sections over the outboard portion of the blades, the NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller, had lower losses at high tip speeds, the difference amounting to about 5 percent at a helical tip Mach number of 1.10.
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The aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils as affected by surface roughness

The aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils as affected by surface roughness

Date: April 1933
Creator: HOCKER RAY W
Description: The effect on airfoil characteristics of surface roughness of varying degrees and types at different locations on an airfoil was investigated at high values of the Reynolds number in a variable density wind tunnel. Tests were made on a number of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) 0012 airfoil models on which the nature of the surface was varied from a rough to a very smooth finish. The effect on the airfoil characteristics of varying the location of a rough area in the region of the leading edge was also investigated. Airfoils with surfaces simulating lap joints were also tested. Measurable adverse effects were found to be caused by small irregularities in airfoil surfaces which might ordinarily be overlooked. The flow is sensitive to small irregularities of approximately 0.0002c in depth near the leading edge. The tests made on the surfaces simulating lap joints indicated that such surfaces cause small adverse effects. Additional data from earlier tests of another symmetrical airfoil are also included to indicate the variation of the maximum lift coefficient with the Reynolds number for an airfoil with a polished surface and with a very rough one.
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The aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils at negative angles of attack

The aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils at negative angles of attack

Date: 1932~
Creator: Anderson, Raymond F
Description: A number of airfoils, including 14 commonly used airfoils and 10 NACA airfoils, were tested through the negative angle-of-attack range in the NACA variable-density wind tunnel at a Reynolds Number of approximately 3,000,000. The tests were made to supply data to serve as a basis for the structural design of airplanes in the inverted flight condition. In order to make the results immediately available for this purpose they are presented herein in preliminary form, together with results of previous tests of the airfoils at positive angles of attack. An analysis of the results made to find the variation of the ratio of the maximum negative lift coefficient to the maximum positive lift coefficient led to the following conclusions: 1) For airfoils of a given thickness, the ratio -C(sub L max) / +C(sub L max) tends to decrease as the mean camber is increased. 2) For airfoils of a given mean camber, the ratio -C(sub L max) / +C(sub L max) tends to increase as the thickness increases.
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The aerodynamic characteristics of an aspect-ratio-20 wing having thick airfoil sections and employing boundary-layer control by suction

The aerodynamic characteristics of an aspect-ratio-20 wing having thick airfoil sections and employing boundary-layer control by suction

Date: August 1953
Creator: Cocke, Bennie W , Jr & Fink, Marvin P
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of anemometer cups

Aerodynamic characteristics of anemometer cups

Date: February 1934
Creator: Brevoort, M J & Joyner, U T
Description: The static lift and drag forces on three hemispherical and two conical cups were measured over a range of angles of attack from 0 degrees to 180 degrees and a range of Reynolds Numbers from very small up to 400,000. The problems of supporting the cup for measurement and the effect of turbulence were also studied. The results were compared with those of other investigators.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of damping screens

Aerodynamic characteristics of damping screens

Date: January 1950
Creator: Schubauer, G B; Spangenberg, W G & Klebanoff, P S
Description: None
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Aerodynamic characteristics of NACA 0012 airfoil section at angles of attack from 0 degrees to 180 degrees

Aerodynamic characteristics of NACA 0012 airfoil section at angles of attack from 0 degrees to 180 degrees

Date: January 1955
Creator: Critzos, Chris C; Heyson, Harry H & Boswinkle, Robert W , Jr
Description: None
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