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An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Martin M-130 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "Acceleration and airspeed data obtained from V-G records collected during commercial transport operations (references 1 and 2) are being analyzed in some detail to determine the flight loads and operating speeds as functions of airplane, route, season, and prewar and wartime operations."
Date: September 1948
Creator: Walker, Walter G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the variation with altitude of effective gust velocity in convective-type clouds

Description: From Introduction: "In the present paper, the variation of effective gust velocity in convective-type clouds with altitude is investigated. Data obtained during 1941 and 1942 at altitudes up to 34,000 feet and data obtained more recently from the Thunderstorm Project (reference 5) at altitudes up to 26,000 feet are utilized for this purpose. Consideration is given in analyzing the results both to data for the range
Date: June 1948
Creator: Tolefson, H B
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An analysis of the transition of a helicopter from hovering to steady autorotative vertical descent

Description: From Introduction: "This report is the second phase of a broad program of study of the transient motions of helicopters in autorotative flight. The first phase (reference 1) dealt with the steady-state condition of autorotative vertical descent. This report is concerned with the the transition from the steady condition of hovering to the steady autorotative descent."
Date: June 1949
Creator: Nikolsky, A A & Seckel, Edward
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Apparent effect of inlet temperature on adiabatic efficiency of centrifugal compressors

Description: From Introduction: "The results of varying only Reynolds number for several equivalent tip speeds are presented and probable reasons for the apparent variation of adiabatic efficiency with inlet temperature are discussed."
Date: February 1948
Creator: Anderson, Robert J; Ritter, William K & Parsons, Shirley R
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The 1350 F stress-rupture properties of two wrought alloys and three cast alloys

Description: From Summary: "These properties compare favorably with those of the strongest similar alloys previously investigated. However, compared with a 60Cr-25Fe-15Mo alloy, the three cobalt-chronium-nickel cast alloys are inferior. A correlation of NACA and OSRD (Project NRC-8) data is presented, showing the variation of rupture strengths with temperature in the range of 1350^o to 2000^o for alloys."
Date: November 1947
Creator: Reynolds, E E; Freeman, J W & White, A E
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An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Douglas DC-3 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The present report is the second prepared to give the results of an analysis of V-G data from commercial transport airplanes. The present report is concerned with an analysis of data obtained with Douglas DC-3 airplanes flying over three transcontinental routes in the United States."
Date: September 1946
Creator: Peiser, A M
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analytical comparison of a standard turbojet engine, a turbojet engine with a tail-pipe burner, and a ram-jet engine

Description: From Introduction: "Experimental investigations (reference 1) have shown that in some cases the thrust can be more than doubled by means of tail-pipe burning. A comparison is made of a standard turbojet engine, whose thrust is augmented by tail-pipe burning, and a ram-jet engine. The performance characteristics for the ram-jet engine were computed entirely from theoretical considerations and on the assumption that the burner-inlet velocity was constant."
Date: February 10, 1947
Creator: Krebs, Richard P & Palasics, John
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Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of thrust augmentation of a turbojet engine IV : performance with tail-pipe burning and water injection

Description: From Introduction: "Thrust augmentation of an axial-flow-type turbojet engine by burning fuel in the tail pipe is discussed in references 1 to 3. Thrust augmentation of the same turbojet engine by water injection at the compressor inlet is reported in reference 4."
Date: June 15, 1948
Creator: Dietz, Robert O , Jr; Wishnek, George & Kuenzig, John K
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Accelerations and bottom pressures measured on a B-24D airplane in a ditching test

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents only that portion of the data from the first ditching which was to be used roughly establish the accelerations experienced by the pilot and the amount of water pressure to which the fuselage structure was subjected during the ditching."
Date: November 1944
Creator: Steiner, Margaret F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-consumption parameters for automatic mixture control of aircraft engines

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the use of a function of intake-manifold pressure, exhaust back pressure, intake manifold temperature, and engine speed in place of a venturi as a means of measuring engine air consumption and to determine if this function is suitable for automatic mixture control."
Date: September 1, 1944
Creator: Shames, Sidney J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of cooling limitations and effect of engine-cooling improvements on level-flight cruising performance of four-engine heavy bomber

Description: From Introduction: "The difficulties experienced in cooling the exhaust-valve seats of the rear-row cylinders have been overcome to a considerable extent by improving the mixture distribution through application of the injection impeller (reference 1) and by augmenting the flow of cooling air to the critical baffles (reference 2). Flight tests of this airplane (reference 3) indicated that the temperatures of exhaust-valve seats on rear-row cylinders were markedly lowered by these modifications and that airplane range, altitude, and gross weight previously limited by these temperatures could be greatly increased."
Date: March 14, 1946
Creator: Marble, Frank E; Miller, Marlon A & Bell, E Barton
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An analysis of the indications of the University of Chicago airborne turbulence indicator in gusty air

Description: From Introduction: "The present report has been prepared to discuss the indications obtained from the University of Chicago turbulence indicator in relation to simultaneous measurement of atmospheric gustiness made by the NACA, which are summarized herein."
Date: August 1946
Creator: Pratt, K G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel tests of power-plant installation in jet-propelled fighter

Description: From Introduction: "The research program included clean-up tests (unpublished data) and stability and control tests (reference 1) made in the NACA Langley full-scale tunnel. An investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of the power-plant installation in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel is discussed in this report."
Date: February 1946
Creator: Jagger, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of variation of piston temperature with piston dimensions and undercrown cooling

Description: From Summary: "A theoretical analysis is presented that permits estimation of the changes in piston-temperature distribution induced by variations in the crown thickness, the ring-groove-pad thickness, and the undercrown surface heat-transfer coefficient. The analysis consists of the calculation of operating temperatures at various points in the piston body on the basis of the experimentally determined surface heat-transfer coefficients and boundary-region temperatures, as well as arbitrarily selected surface coefficients."
Date: January 15, 1948
Creator: Sanders, J C & Schramm, W B
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Air-consumption parameters for automatic mixture control of aircraft engines

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the use of function of intake-manifold temperature and pressure, exhaust back pressure, and engine speed in place of a ventri as a means of measuring engine air consumption and to determine if this function is suitable for automatic mixture control."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Shames, Sidney J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department