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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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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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Airfoil profiles for minimum pressure drag at supersonic velocities : application of shock-expansion theory, including consideration of hypersonic range

Description: From Summary: "A comparison of optimum profiles determined by the shock-expansion method of this report with corresponding profiles determined by the linearized-theory method of a previous report shows only small differences in shape at Mach numbers up to infinity even though the linearized theory at high supersonic Mach numbers breaks down completely insofar as the drag of the profile is concerned. Curves are presented which show that for thin airfoils the use of a trailing-edge thickness considerably greater than the theoretical optimum can result in an excessive drag penalty at moderate supersonic Mach numbers, though not at hypersonic Mach numbers."
Date: September 17, 1952
Creator: Chapman, Dean R
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The Ames 10- by 14-inch supersonic wind tunnel

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the present report is to describe the 10- by 14-inch supersonic wind tunnel and its operational characteristics over the nominal Mach number range from 2.7 to 6.3. Rather complete calibration data on characteristics of flow in the test section are presented and briefly discussed."
Date: January 1, 1954
Creator: Eggers, A J & Nothwang, George J
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Analogue-computer simulation of an autopilot servo system having nonlinear response characteristics

Description: From Introduction: "The servo system considered in this report is in the latter category, due mainly to the fact its amplifier tends to saturate. An investigation of the longitudinal dynamic response of the stabilized airplane was made and the results were reported in reference 1. In this investigation it was found that when restricted to linear methods of analysis the performance of the autopilot-aircraft combination could be predicted for only the small range of operation where the elements of the autopilot operated within their linear range."
Date: June 1, 1952
Creator: Jones, Arthur L & White, John S
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Analysis and comparison with theory of flow-field measurements near a lifting rotor in the Langley full-scale tunnel

Description: From Introduction: "The time-averaged flows are considerably simpler to deal with theoretically than are the instantaneous flows, and the results of several theoretical analyses are available (refs. 2 to 6, for example). Several previous experimental investigations (see ref. 7 for a bibliography) have provided some qualitative information on the subject by the use of smoke in flight and in wind tunnels. However, quantitative measurements (refs. 8 to 10) are extremely scarce and, in general, are inadequate either to define the nature of the flow or to check the accuracy of the theoretical calculations."
Date: April 1, 1956
Creator: Heyson, Harry H
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Analysis for control application of dynamic characteristics of turbojet engine with tail-pipe burning

Description: From Introduction: "The first basic problem that must be solved before control synthesis can proceed is that of determining the dynamic characteristics of the engine. Accordingly, an analysis of the dynamic behavior of the turbojet engine with tail-pipe burning was made at the NACA Lewis laboratory and is presented herein."
Date: September 1, 1950
Creator: Feder, Melvin S. & Hood, Richard
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Analysis of a spin and recovery from time histories of attitudes and velocities as determined for a dynamic model of a contemporary fighter airplane in the free-spinning tunnel

Description: From Introduction: "In this paper are presented descriptions of the camera setups and associated equipment, the equations and methods used in determining the model attitudes and motions from the film, and time-history curves of the variables of the spin and recovery investigated. Discussions of the nature of the spin and recovery obtained and of factors ostensibly affecting these motions are included."
Date: April 1, 1956
Creator: Scher, Stanley H
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An analysis of acceleration, airspeed, and gust-velocity data from one type of four-engine transport airplane operated over two domestic routes

Description: From Introduction: "As part of a continuing study of the gust and load histories for transport airplanes (see, for example, refs. 1 and 2), samples of VGH records have been obtained from two four-engine commercial transport airplanes. The data samples represent 839 and 1,080 flight hours of operation on two transcontinental routes and cover operations up to an altitude of 25,000 feet."
Date: October 1, 1955
Creator: Coleman, Thomas L & Copp, Martin R
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An analysis of accelerations, airspeeds, and gust velocities from three commercial operations of one type of medium-altitude transport airplane

Description: From Introduction: "Past analyses of data from the NACA V-G and the NACA VGH recorders (see, for example, refs. 1 and 2) have yielded information on the magnitude and frequency of occurrence of gust and maneuver accelerations, and the associated airspeeds and altitudes for several types of airplanes flown by different operators on various routes."
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Coleman, Thomas L; Copp, Martin R; Engel, Jerome N & Walker, Walter G
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An analysis of airspeed, altitude, and acceleration data obtained from a twin-engine transport airplane operated over a feeder-line route in the Rocky Mountains

Description: Time-history data of airspeed, altitude, and acceleration obtained with the NACA VGH recorder from a twin-engine airplane operated by a regional feeder airline in the Rocky Mountains are evaluated to determine the magnitude and frequency of occurrence of gusts and gust accelerations and the operating airspeeds and altitudes. The results obtained are compared with the results previously obtained from a representative short-haul and long-haul operation.
Date: October 1, 1956
Creator: Copp, Martin R & Fetner, Mary W
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Analysis of an induction blowdown supersonic tunnel

Description: From Introduction: "In the present paper, general ejector equations (see reference 4 or 5) and certain assumptions with regard to flow conditions and pressure losses have been utilized to calculate the running times of induction blowdown supersonic tunnels operating in the mentioned Mach number range."
Date: April 1, 1950
Creator: Bidwell, Jerold M
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An analysis of base pressure at supersonic velocities and comparison with experiment

Description: From Introduction: "The primary purpose of the investigation described in the present report is to formulate a method which is of value for quantitative calculations of base pressure on airfoils and bodies without boat-tailing. Part I consists of a detailed study of the base pressure in two-dimensional and axially-symmetric inviscid flow. In part II a semi-empirical theory is formulated since the results of part I indicate that an inviscid-flow theory cannot possibly be satisfactory for quantitative calculations of a viscous flow."
Date: July 1950
Creator: Chapman, Dean R
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Analysis of behavior of simply supported flat plates compressed beyond the buckling load into the plastic range

Description: From Summary and Introduction: "An analysis is presented of the postbuckling behavior of a simply supported square flat plate with straight edges compressed beyond the buckling load into the plastic range. The method of analysis involves the application of a variational principle of the deformation theory of plasticity in conjunction with computations carried out on a high-speed calculating machine. The results of the analysis are presented in the form of curves showing the variation of deformations, stress distribution, average compressive stress, and effective width with the applied unit shortening."
Date: February 1955
Creator: Mayers, J & Budiansky, Bernard
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An analysis of buzzing in supersonic ram jets by a modified one-dimensional nonstationary wave theory

Description: From Introduction: "The buzz or pulsation of axially symmetric supersonic inlets having central bodies has been the subject of investigations since Oswatitsch first observed the phenomenon in 1944 (ref.1). This buzzing is essentially an oscillation of the normal shock along the spike of certain diffusers operating at mass flows below design, and this buzz decreases the performance of the propulsion units appreciably (ref.2). This paper continues the analysis of the buzzing cycle by means of a modified one-dimensional approach."
Date: July 1956
Creator: Trimpi, Robert L
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