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Aerodynamic characteristics and flying qualities of a tailless triangular-wing airplane configuration as obtained from flights of rocket-propelled models at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: Report discussing a flight investigation of rocket-powered models of a tailless triangular-wing airplane configuration was made through the transonic and low supersonic speed range at the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va. An analysis of the aerodynamic coefficients, stability derivatives, and flying qualities based on the results obtained from the successful flight tests of three models is presented.
Date: November 1956
Creator: Mitcham, Grady L; Stevens, Joseph E & Norris, Harry P
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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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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 laminar incompressible flow on semiporous channels

Description: Perturbation solutions for laminar incompressible flow in semiporous and fully porous channels are compared. The perturbation parameter measures the amount of suction or blowing at the porous wall. The velocity profile and the wall friction parameter are more affected by suction or blowing for the semiporous channel than for the fully porous channel. For blowing through the wall, the pressure decreases in channel direction for both channels; with sufficiently high suction rates, the analysis showed that the pressure rises in flow direction for the fully porous channel.
Date: August 1, 1956
Creator: Donoughe, Patrick L
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