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Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Acker, Loren W
Description: None
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: January 1, 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: This report deals with the accelerations obtained in flight on various airplanes at Langley Field for the purpose of obtaining the magnitude of the load factors in flight and to procure information on the behavior of an airplane in various maneuvers. The instrument used in these tests was a recording accelerometer of a new type designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists of a flat steel spring supported rigidly at one end so that the free end may be deflected by its own weight from its neutral position by any acceleration acting at right angles to the plane of the spring. This deflection is measured by a very light tilting mirror caused to rotate by the deflection of the spring, which reflected the beam of light onto a moving film. The motion of the spring is damped by a thin aluminum vane which rotates with the spring between the poles of an electric magnet. Records were taken on landings and takeoffs, in loops, spins, spirals, and rolls.
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Accelerations in flight

Accelerations in flight

Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Doolittle, J H
Description: This work on accelerometry was done at McCook Field for the purpose of continuing the work done by other investigators and obtaining the accelerations which occur when a high-speed pursuit airplane is subjected to the more common maneuvers. The accelerations obtained in suddenly pulling out of a dive with well-balanced elevators are shown to be within 3 or 4 per cent of the theoretically possible accelerations. The maximum acceleration which a pilot can withstand depends upon the length of time the acceleration is continued. It is shown that he experiences no difficulty under the instantaneous accelerations as high as 7.8 G., but when under accelerations in excess of 4.5 G., continued for several seconds, he quickly loses his faculties.
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Accelerations in Landing with a Tricycle-Type Landing Gear

Accelerations in Landing with a Tricycle-Type Landing Gear

Date: February 1, 1937
Creator: Jones, Robert T.
Description: In connection with the application of stable tricycle-type landing gears to transport airplanes, the question arises as to whether certain passengers may not experience relatively great accelerations in an emergency landing. Since the main landing wheels are behind the center of gravity in this type of gear, a hard-braked landing will cause immediate nosing down of the airplane and, when this motion is stopped due to the front wheel striking the ground, there will be some tendency for the rearmost passengers to be thrown out of their seats, The provided rough calculations are designed to show the magnitudes of the various reactions experienced in a severe landing under these circumstances.
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Accelerations in transport-airplane crashes

Accelerations in transport-airplane crashes

Date: February 1, 1958
Creator: Preston, G Merritt
Description: None
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Accelerations measured at center of gravity and along span of the wing of a B-24D airplane in landing impacts

Accelerations measured at center of gravity and along span of the wing of a B-24D airplane in landing impacts

Date: August 1, 1944
Creator: Westfall, John R
Description: None
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Accelerometer design

Accelerometer design

Date: January 1, 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: In connection with the development of an accelerometer for measuring the loads on airplanes in free flight a study of the theory of such instruments has been made, and the results of this study are summarized in this report. A portion of the analysis deals particularly with the sources of error and with the limitations placed on the location of the instrument in the airplane. The discussion of the dynamics of the accelerometer includes a study of its theoretical motions and of the way in which they are affected by the natural period of vibration and by the damping, together with a report of some experiments on the effect of forced vibrations on the record.
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Accepted Limit Values of Air Pollutants

Accepted Limit Values of Air Pollutants

Date: May 1954
Creator: Barkley, J. F.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing, as stated in the introduction, the "accepted maximum permissible concentrations of air pollutants from the standpoints of health, damage to vegetation, damage to property, and requirements of industrial processes" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
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Accident Experience: Iron-Ore Mines, Lake Superior District, 1940-43

Accident Experience: Iron-Ore Mines, Lake Superior District, 1940-43

Date: May 1945
Creator: Cash, Frank E.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the iron-ore mining accident experience in the Lake Superior District. Frequency and severity rates of accidents between 1940 and 1943 are presented. This report includes tables.
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Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines

Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines

Date: September 1926
Creator: Adams, William Waugh
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the severity of accidents in the metal-mine industry. 34 metal-mines documented the number and severity of all accidents over the course if one calendar year. This report includes tables.
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