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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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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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Aerodynamic mixing downstream from line source of heat in high-intensity sound field

Description: Theory and measurement showed that the heat wake downstream from a line source is displaced by a transverse standing sound wave in a manner similar to a flag waving in a harmonic mode. With a 147 db, 104 cps standing wave, time-mean temperatures were reduced by an order of magnitude except near the displacement-pattern nodal points. The theory showed that a 161 db, 520 cps standing wave considerably increased the mixing in both the time-mean and instantaneous senses.
Date: August 1956
Creator: Mickelson, William R & Baldwin, Lionel V
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An air-flow-direction pickup suitable for telemetering use on pilotless aircraft

Description: A vane-type air-flow-direction pickup is described which is suitable for telemetering angle-of-attack and angle-of-sideslip data from rocket-propelled pilotless aircraft models. Test results which are presented show that the device performs well under high accelerations and is stable throughout a Mach number rage from subsonic to above a Mach number of 2.5.
Date: October 1956
Creator: Ikard, Wallace L.
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