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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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Aerodynamic characteristics of damping screens

Description: From Summary: "The experimental investigation of damping screens described herein was undertaken primarily to test theories of the effects of damping screens and to obtain information on the performance of screens in oblique flow. The characteristics investigated include the damping of longitudinal and lateral components of turbulence, the effect of screens on scale, the conditions for the production of turbulence and eddies by screens, and the damping of spatial variations of mean speed."
Date: January 1950
Creator: Schubauer, G B; Spangenberg, W G & Klebanoff, P S
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Aerodynamic characteristics of three deep-step planing-tail flying-boat hulls and a transverse-step hull with extended afterbody

Description: From Summary: "An investigation was made to determine the aerodynamic characteristics in the presence of a wing of three-step planning-tail flying-boat hulls which differed only in the amount of step fairing. The purpose of comparison, tests were also made of a transverse-step hull with an extended afterbody."
Date: August 1952
Creator: Riebe, John M & Naeseth, Rodger L
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Aerodynamic coefficients for an oscillating airfoil with hinged flap, with tables for a Mach number of 0.7

Description: From Introduction: "The fundamental integral equation for the pressure distribution on an oscillating thin airfoil moving at subsonic speed has been derived by Possio in reference 1. Collocation procedures have been used by Possio, Frazer, and Skan, and others to obtain lift and moment on an oscillating first plate. An important contribution has been made by Dietze (see reference 2 and 3), who has developed an iterative procedure for numerical solution of Possio's integral equation."
Date: October 1950
Creator: Turner, M J & Rabinowitz, S
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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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The aerodynamic design of high Mach number nozzles utilizing axisymmetric flow with application to a nozzle of square test section

Description: From Introduction: "A method for the design of three-dimensional nozzles based on axi-symmetric flow is presented in this paper. The design method presented in this paper is general; however, as an illustrative example of the design of a Mach number 10 nozzle with square test section is included."
Date: June 1952
Creator: Beckwith, Ivan E; Ridyard, Herbert W & Cromer, Nancy
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The aerodynamic design of supersonic propellers from structural considerations

Description: From Summary: "The aerodynamic design of propellers from considerations of centrifugal force is presented. By applying a constant minimum value of thickness ratio from root to tip and allowing the distribution of required area to appear in the blade plan form, propellers with good efficiency are realized at high Mach numbers by the method of this paper."
Date: December 1952
Creator: Hammack, Jerome B
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Aerodynamic Effects Caused by Icing of an Unswept NACA 65A004 Airfoil

Description: The effects of ice formations on the section lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients of an unswept NACA 65A004 airfoil section of 6-foot chord were studied.. The magnitude of the aerodynamic penalties was primarily a function of the shape and size of the ice formation near the leading edge of the airfoil. The exact size and shape of the ice formations were determined photographically and found to be complex functions of the operating and icing conditions. In general, icing of the airfoil at angles of attack less than 40 caused large increases in section drag coefficients (as much as 350 percent in 8 minutes of heavy glaze icing), reductions in section lift coefficients (up to 13 percent), and changes in the pitching-moment coefficient from diving toward climbing moments. At angles of attack greater than 40 the aerodynamic characteristics depended mainly on the ice type. The section drag coefficients generally were reduced by the addition of rime ice (by as much as 45 percent in 8 minutes of icing). In glaze icing, however, the drag increased at these angles of attack. The section lift coefficients were variably affected by rime-ice formations; however, in glaze icing, lift increases at high angles of attack amounted to as much as 9 percent for an icing time of 8 minutes. Pitching-moment-coefficient changes in icing conditions were somewhat erratic and depended on the icing condition. Rotation of the iced airfoil to angles of attack other than that at which icing occurred caused sufficiently large changes in the pitching-moment coefficient that, in flight, rapid corrections in trim might be required in order to avoid a hazardous situation.
Date: February 1958
Creator: Gray, Vernon H. & vonGlahn, Uwe H.
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The aerodynamic forces and moments on a 1/10-scale model of a fighter airplane in spinning attitudes as measured on a rotary balance in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel

Description: From Introduction: "This investigation provides general information on the magnitudes and directions of the aerodynamic forces and moments acting on a fighter airplane in fully developed spins. The investigation includes the determination of the effects on the aerodynamic forces and moments of varied rudder setting with and against the spin, of tail modifications, and of deflected flaps and lowered landing gear."
Date: September 1950
Creator: Stone, Ralph W , Jr; Burk, Sanger M , Jr & Bihrle, William, Jr
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Aerodynamic forces, moments, and stability derivatives for slender bodies of general cross section

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper employs an approach believed to be novel in slender-body theory and is concerned with developing formulas for the forces and moments as well as the stability derivatives for slender wing-body combinations."
Date: November 1954
Creator: Sacks, Alvin H
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Aerodynamic forces, moments, and stability derivatives for slender bodies of general cross section

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper employs an approach believed to be novel in slender-body theory and is concerned with developing formulas for the forces and moments as well as the stability derivatives for general slender wing-body combinations."
Date: November 1954
Creator: Sacks, Alvin H.
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Aerodynamic interference of slender wing-tail combinations

Description: From Introduction: "In the present paper, the emphasis is placed on calculating the variations of total forces and moments with angles of attack and sideslip for a number of slender plane and cruciform wing-tail combinations and for some airplane-type arrangements of a plane wing and a horizontal and vertical tail."
Date: January 1957
Creator: Sacks, Alvin H
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Aerodynamic investigation of a parabolic body of revolution at mach number of 1.92 and some effects of an annular supersonic jet exhausting from the base

Description: An aerodynamic investigation of a slender pointed parabolic body of revolution was conducted at Mach number of 1.92 with and without the effects of an annular supersonic jet exhausting from the base. Measurements with the jet inoperative were made of lift, drag, pitching moment, base pressures, and radial and axial pressures. With the jet in operation, pressure measurements were made over the rear of the body with the primary variables being angle of attack, ratio of jet velocity to stream velocity, and ratio of pressure at jet exit to stream pressure.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Love, Eugene S
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Aerodynamics of a rectangular wing of infinite aspect ratio at high angles of attack and supersonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper contains a first-order evaluation of a number of aerodynamic derivatives for a rectangular wing of infinite aspect ratio at finite angles of attack, based upon the linear perturbation theory for rotational flow."
Date: July 1955
Creator: Martin, John C & Malvestuto, Frank S , Jr
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Aerodynamics of slender wings and wing-body combinations having swept trailing edges

Description: From Introduction: "In the present paper, a general method is developed for solving low-aspect-ratio problems involving shed vortex sheets. Both direct and inverse problems are considered. The method is applicable for all planar problems where the velocity boundary conditions can be made homogeneous by differentiation in either the streamwise or the spanwise directions."
Date: March 1954
Creator: Mirels, Harold
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An air-flow-direction pickup suitable for telemetering use on pilotless aircraft

Description: From Summary: "A free-swiveling vane-type pickup for measuring air flow direction in both the angle-of-attack and angle-of-sideslip directions is described. Test results are presented which indicate that the pickup is aerodynamically stable and has an accuracy, obtained from a bench calibration, of better than 0.3^o under conditions including acceleration up to 20g in any direction, Mach numbers from 0.5 to 2.8, dynamic pressures up to at least 65 psi. Equations and curves which can be used to obtain flow direction at the center of gravity of a maneuvering model are presented."
Date: October 1956
Creator: Ikard, Wallace L.
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