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Two-dimensional aerodynamic characteristics of 34 miscellaneous airfoil sections

Description: The aerodynamic characteristics of 34 miscellaneous airfoils tested in the Langley two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnels are presented. The data include lift, drag, and in some cases, pitching-moment characteristics, for Reynolds numbers between 3.0 x 10 (exp 6) and 9.0 x 10 (exp 6).
Date: January 31, 1949
Creator: Loftin, Laurence K , Jr & Smith, Hamilton A
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High Speed Stability and Control Characteristics of a 0.17-Scale Model of the McDonnell XF2H-1 Airplane (TED No. NACA DE 318)

Description: High-speed wind-tunnel tests were conducted of two versions of a 0.17-scale model of the McDonnell XF2H-1 airplane to ascertain the high-speed stability and control characteristics and to study means for raising the high-speed buffet limit of the airplane, The results for the revised model, employing a thinner wing and tail than the original model, revealed a mild diving tendency from 0.75 to 0.80 Mach number, followed by a marked climbing tendency from 0.80 to 0.875 Mach number. The high-speed climbing tendency was caused principally by the pitching-moment characteristics of the wing. At 0.875 Mach number the results for the revised model indicated stick-fixed directional instability over a limited range of yaw angles, apparently caused by separated flow over the vertical tail. The test results indicate that the high-speed buffet limit of the airplane can probably be raised by reducing the thickness and changing the relative location of the horizontal and vertical tails, and by revising the inner portion of the wing to have a lower thickness-to-chord ratio and reduced trailing-edge angle. The addition of the wing-tip tanks to the revised model resulted in a forward shift in the neutral point below 0.82 Mach number.
Date: March 31, 1949
Creator: Axelson, John A. & Emerson, Horace F.
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Preliminary Results of an Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a TG-100A Gas Turbine-Propeller Engine, V, Combustion-Chamber Characteristics

Description: An investigation to determine the performance and operational characteristics of the TG-1OOA gas turbine-propeller engine was conducted in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel. As part of this investigation, the combustion-chamber performance was determined at pressure altitudes from 5000 to 35,000 feet, compressor-inlet rm-pressure ratios of 1.00 and 1.09, and engine speeds from 8000 to 13,000 rpm. Combustion-chamber performance is presented as a function of corrected engine speed and.correcte& horsepower. For the range of corrected engine speeds investigated, over-all total-pressure-loss ratio, cycle efficiency, ana the frac%ional loss in cycle efficiency resulting from pressure losses in the combustion chambers were unaffected by a change in altitude or compressor-inlet ram-pressure ratio. The scatter of combustion- efficiency data tended to obscure any effect of altitude or ram-pressure ratio. For the range of corrected horse-powers investigated, the total-pressure-loss ratio an& the fractional loss in cycle efficiency resulting from pressure losses in the combustion chambers decreased with an increase in corrected horsepower at a constant corrected engine speed. The combustion efficiency remained constant for the range of corrected horse-powers investigated at all corrected engine speeds.
Date: December 31, 1947
Creator: Gensenheyner, Robert M. & Berdysz, Joseph J.
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Development of Outboard Nacelle for the XB-36 Airplane

Description: An investigation of two 1/14 scale model configurations of an outboard nacelle for the XB-36 airplane was made in the Langley two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnels over a range of airplane lift coefficients (C (sub L) = 0.409 to C(sub L) = 0.943) for three representative flow conditions. The purpose of the investigation was to develop a low-drag wing-nacelle pusher combination which incorporated an internal air-flow system. The present investigation has led to the development of a nacelle which had external drag coefficients of similar order of magnitude to those obtained previously from tests of an inboard nacelle configuration at the corresponding operating lift coefficients and from approximately one-third to one-half of those of conventional tractor designs having the same ratio of wing thickness to nacelle diameter.
Date: October 31, 1947
Creator: Nuber, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of jet-propulsion-engine combustion-chamber pressure losses

Description: From Summary: "The development and the use of a chart for estimating the pressure losses in jet-engine combustion chambers are described. By means of the chart, the pressure losses due to fluid friction and to momentum changes in the air flow accompanying combustion can be separately evaluated. The over-all pressure losses computed from the pressure-loss chart are within 7 percent of the experimental values for the three types of combustion chambers considered herein."
Date: July 31, 1946
Creator: Pinkel, I Irving & Shames, Harold
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