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Accelerations and passenger harness loads measured in full-scale light-airplane crashes

Description: From Introduction: "Light-airplane accident data, compiled by Crash Injury Research of Cornell University Medical College, indicate that human beings have often withstood declarations in excess of those imposed in airplane crashes involving extensive damage to the airplane structure (ref. 1). This study also correlates the extent of damage to the airplane structure with the injury incurred by the occupants during crash accidents."
Date: August 1953
Creator: Eiband, A Martin; Simpkinson, Scott H & Black, Dugald O
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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

Description: Report discussing 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.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Solomon, William
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The aerodynamic design and calibration of an asymmetric variable Mach number nozzle with a sliding block for the Mach number range 1.27 to 2.75

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the basic design method and experimental results of calibration of a nozzle which was constructed to conform to the analytically determined ordinates."
Date: April 1953
Creator: Burbank, Paige B & Byrne, Robert W
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An airborne indicator for measuring vertical velocity of airplanes at wheel contact

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to describe one of the means developed for measuring this quantity on a given airplane type- a trailing arm with wheel. A prototype velocity indicator was tested in the Langley impact basin to determine its accuracy. A description of the operation of this type of vertical-velocity indicator, the results of the impact-basin and flight tests, and general evaluation of the indicator are presented herein."
Date: February 1, 1953
Creator: Dreher, Robert C
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An analysis of turbojet-engine-inlet matching

Description: A method of presenting turbojet-engine air-flow requirements and inlet-system air-flow capacities in identical though independent parametric terms is developed. The application of the air-flow representation technique to the analysis of engine-inlet matching conditions is demonstrated. Several examples are presented to illustrate the application of the method to the explicit determination of inlet geometric variations required to improve the power-plant performance of supersonic airplanes.
Date: September 1953
Creator: Wyatt, Demarquis
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Analytical Investigation of Icing Limit for Diamond-Shaped Airfoil in Transonic and Supersonic Flow

Description: Calculations have been made for the icing limit of a diamond airfoil at zero angle of attack in terms of the stream Mach number, stream temperature, and pressure altitude. The icing limit is defined as a wetted-surface temperature of 320 F and is related to the stream conditions by the method of Hardy. The results show that the point most likely to ice on the airfoil lies immediately behind the shoulder and is subject to possible icing at Mach numbers as high as 1.4.
Date: January 1, 1953
Creator: Callaghan, Edmund E. & Serafini, John S.
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