An Analytical Investigation of the Heat Losses from a U.S. Navy K-Type Airship

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From Summary: "The heat losses from the envelope surface of a U.S. Navy K-type airship are evaluated to determine if the use of heat is a feasible means of preventing ice and snow accumulations on lighter-than-air craft during flight and when moored uncovered. Consideration is given to heat losses in clear air (no liquid water present in the atmosphere) and in probable conditions of icing and snow. The results of the analysis indicate that the amount of heat required in flight to raise the surface temperature of the entire envelope to the extent considered adequate for ice protection, based on ... continued below

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Hillendahl, Wesley H. & George, Ralph E. February 17, 1947.

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  • Main Title: An Analytical Investigation of the Heat Losses from a U.S. Navy K-Type Airship
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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From Summary: "The heat losses from the envelope surface of a U.S. Navy K-type airship are evaluated to determine if the use of heat is a feasible means of preventing ice and snow accumulations on lighter-than-air craft during flight and when moored uncovered. Consideration is given to heat losses in clear air (no liquid water present in the atmosphere) and in probable conditions of icing and snow. The results of the analysis indicate that the amount of heat required in flight to raise the surface temperature of the entire envelope to the extent considered adequate for ice protection, based on experience with tests of heavier-than-air craft, is very large."

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090026315 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-SA6L20
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 20090026315
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65465

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  • February 17, 1947

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Hillendahl, Wesley H. & George, Ralph E. An Analytical Investigation of the Heat Losses from a U.S. Navy K-Type Airship, report, February 17, 1947; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65465/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.