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Investigation of extensible wing-tip ailerons on an untapered semispan wing at 0 degree and 45 degrees sweepback

Description: Report presenting a low-speed wind-tunnel investigation to determine the lateral control characteristics of extensible wing-tip ailerons on an untapered semispan wing with two configurations; one was unswept and had an aspect ratio of 3.13 and the other was swept back 45 degrees and had an aspect ratio of 1.59. Results regarding the plain-wing aerodynamic characteristics and lateral control characteristics are provided.
Date: September 20, 1949
Creator: Hagerman, John R. & O'Hare, William M.
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Measurements of the effects of thickness ratio and aspect ratio on the drag of rectangular-plan-form airfoils at transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting testing conducted on two airfoils from a series of rectangular-plan-form airfoils of aspect ratios 7.6 and 5.1 and with NACA 65-006, 65-009, and 65-012 sections using the free-fall method. Results regarding the time histories, ground-velocity data, airfoil drag measurements, and drag coefficients are provided.
Date: June 20, 1947
Creator: Thompson, Jim Rogers & Mathews, Charles W.
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The NACA 2000-horsepower propeller dynamometer and tests at high speed of an NACA 10-(3)(08)-03 two-blade propeller

Description: This paper contains a detailed description of a 2,000-horsepower propeller dynamometer used to make wind-tunnel tests of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-03 propeller for a range of blade angles from 20 degrees to 55 degrees at airspeeds up to 500 miles per hour. The results of these tests and comparisons with results obtained from a theoretical analysis and from previous tests made in other wind tunnels are presented.
Date: July 20, 1948
Creator: Corson, Blake W., Jr. & Maynard, Julian D.
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Longitudinal-stability investigation of high-lift and stall-control devices on a 52 degree sweptback wing with and without fuselage and horizontal tail at a Reynolds number of 6.8 x 10(exp 6).

Description: Contains low-speed longitudinal stability characteristics of a 52 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 2.88, taper ratio 0.625, and NACA 64 (sub 1)-112 airfoil sections normal to the 0.282-chord line, in combination with split flaps, leading-edge flaps, and upper-surface fences. Low-wing and midwing-fuselage aerodynamic characteristics are presented with and without a horizontal tail at various vertical locations. Tests were conducted at a Reynolds number of 6.8 x 10(exp 6).
Date: December 20, 1948
Creator: Foster, Gerald V. & Fitzpatrick, James E.
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Measurements of aileron effectiveness of Bell X-1 airplane up to a Mach number of 0.82

Description: From Summary: "Abrupt, rudder-fixed aileron rolls have been made with the Bell X-1 airplane having a 10-percent-thick wing in glides to a Mach number of 0.82 at about 30,000 feet pressure altitude. Aileron movements were between one-fourth and one-half of full deflection. These aileron rolls indicate that Mach number has little effect on the aileron effectiveness up to a Mach number of 0.82."
Date: June 20, 1949
Creator: Drake, Hubert M.
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Drag measurements of a 34 degree swept-forward and swept-back NACA 65-009 airfoil of aspect ratio 2.7 as determined by flight tests at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting the results of flight testing to determine the zero-lift drag of an NACA 65-009 airfoil at a specified aspect ratio. The results are compared to previous testing of unswept and swept-back arrangements. The swept-forward and swept-back airfoils were found to produce lower values of zero-drag lift than the unswept airfoil.
Date: February 20, 1947
Creator: Alexander, Sidney R.
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Determination of coupled modes and frequencies of swept wings by use of power series

Description: From Summary: "A solution is presented for the coupled modes and frequencies of swept wings mounted on a fuselage. The energy method is used in conjunction with power series to obtain the characteristic equations for both symmetrical and asymmetrical vibration. A numerical example which is susceptible to exact solution is presented, and the results for the exact solution and the solution presented in this paper show excellent agreement."
Date: October 20, 1947
Creator: Anderson, Roger A.
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Calculated condenser performance for a steam turbine power plant for aircraft

Description: Report presenting calculations to determine the effect of several operating conditions on the performance of condensers for steam-turbine power plants. The analysis covered a range of turbine-inlet pressures and turbine-outlet pressures for various condenser cooling-air pressure drops, flight speeds, and altitudes. Results regarding steam-cycle performance, effect of turbine-outlet pressure on condenser performance, effect of cooling-air pressure drop on condenser performance, effect of turbine-inlet temperature on condenser performance, and power-plant-weight estimates are provided.
Date: May 20, 1948
Creator: Humble, Leroy V. & Doyle, Ronald B.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a wing with quarter-chord line swept back 45 degrees, aspect ratio 6, taper ratio 0.6, and NACA 65A009 airfoil section

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the results of the investigation of the wing-alone and wing-fuselage configurations employing a wing with the quarter-chord line swept back 45^o, aspect ratio 4, taper ratio 0.3, and an NACA 65A006 airfoil section parallel to the stream."
Date: July 20, 1949
Creator: Spreemann, Kenneth P.; Morrison, William D., Jr. & Pasteur, Thomas B., Jr.
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A free-flight technique for measuring damping in roll by use of rocket-powered models and some initial results for rectangular wings

Description: Report presenting a simplified method for obtaining free-flight measurements of damping in roll through the use of rocket-powered models. Initial configurations have been tested for a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding the rolling velocity with two different airfoil sections and damping-in-roll coefficient are provided.
Date: December 20, 1949
Creator: Edmondson, James L. & Sanders, E. Claude, Jr.
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Cooling of gas-turbines 7: effectiveness of air cooling of hollow turbine blades with inserts

Description: Report presenting an analytical investigation to determine primarily the reduction in cooling-air requirement and the increase in effective gas temperature for the same quantity of cooling air resulting from the use of an insert in the cooling-air passage of a hollow air-cooled turbine blade.
Date: October 20, 1947
Creator: Bressman, Joseph R. & Livingood, John N. B.
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Effect of a pilot's canopy on the drag of an NACA RM-2 drag research model in flight at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting data from two experiments. One used the NACA RM-2 drag research model equipped with a pilot's canopy to determine the effect on aerodynamics. The other was conducted with the same configuration and returned similar results.
Date: April 20, 1948
Creator: Purser, Paul E.
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Effects of high-lift and stall-control devices, fuselage, and horizontal tail on a wing swept back 42 degrees at the leading edge and having symmetrical circular-arc airfoils sections at a Reynolds number of 6.9 x 10(exp 6)

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the low-speed characteristics of a wing swept back 42 degrees at the leading edge and having various high-lift and stall-control devices and fuselage and horizontal tail vertical positions. Results regarding the characteristics of the basic wing, leading-edge flap investigation, wing fuselage investigation, and horizontal tail investigation are provided.
Date: April 20, 1949
Creator: Woods, Robert L. & Spooner, Stanley H.
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Flight and test-stand investigation of high-performance fuels in double-row radial air-cooled engines 1: determination of cooling characteristics of flight engine

Description: Report discussing the cooling characteristics of a 14-cylinder double-row radial air-cooled engine in a four-engine airplane. The effects of charge-air flow, cooling-air pressure drop, and fuel-air ratio on the cooling characteristics were measured separately. The cooling equation, rear middle-barrel temperature, cooling-limited manifold pressure, and maximum cruising power versus temperature-limited power are described.
Date: December 20, 1944
Creator: Blackman, Calvin C.; White, H. Jack & Pragliola, Philip C.
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Analysis and modification of theory for impact of seaplanes on water

Description: From Summary: "An analysis of available theory on seaplane impact and a proposed modification thereto are presented. In previous methods the overall momentum of the float and virtual mass has been assumed to remain constant during the impact but the present analysis shows that this assumption is rigorously correct only when the resultant velocity of the float is normal to the keel."
Date: August 20, 1945
Creator: Mayo, Wilbur L.
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The effect of modified baffles and auxiliary-cooling ducts on the cooling of a double-row radial engine

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the cooling effect of modified baffles and auxiliary-cooling ducts on the rear-row cylinders of a double-row radial engine. The modified baffles were found to reduce the temperatures of the exhaust-valve seats, but did not have an effect on the valve-guide temperatures. The auxiliary-cooling ducts reduced temperatures of the exhaust-valve seats and rear spark plug gaskets.
Date: March 20, 1945
Creator: Gendler, Stanley L. & Geisenheyner, Robert M.
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Summary of Section Data on Trailing-Edge High-Lift Devices

Description: A summary has been made of available data on the characteristics of airfoil sections with trailing-edge high-lift devices. Data for plain, split, and slotted flaps are collected and analyzed. The effects of each of the variables involved in the design of the various types of flap are examined and, in cases where sufficient data are given, optimum configurations are deduced. Wherever possible, the effects of airfoil section, Reynolds number, and leading-edge roughness are shown. For single and double slotted flaps, where a great mass of unrelated date are available, maximum lift coefficients of a large number of configurations are presented in tables.
Date: August 20, 1948
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Flight Investigation of the Effects of Ice on an I-16 Jet-Propulsion Engine

Description: A flight investigation of an I-16 jet propulsion engine installed in the waist compartment of a B-24M airplane was made to determine the effect of induction-system icing on the performance of the engine. Flights were made at inlet-air temperatures of 15 deg, 20 deg., and 25 F, an indicated airspeed of 180 miles per hour, jet-engine speeds of 13,000 and 15,000 rpm, liquid-water contents of approximately 0.3 to 0.5 gram per cubic meter, and an average water droplet size of approximately 50 microns. Under the most severe icing conditions obtained, ice formed on the screen over the front inlet to the compressor and obstructed about 70 percent of the front-inlet area. The thrust was thereby reduced 13.5 percent, the specific fuel consumption increased 17 percent, and the tail-pipe temperature increased 82 F. No icing of the rear compressor-inlet screen was encountered.
Date: January 20, 1947
Creator: Pragliola, Philip C. & Werner, Milton
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Performance of J33-A-23 Turbojet-Engine Compressor, Part 1, Over-All Performance Characteristics of Compressor with 17-Blade Impeller

Description: The production-model 333-A-23 turbojet-engine compressor with a 17-blade impeller was operated at ambient and 0 F inlet temperatures and at inlet pressures of 14 and 5 inches mercury absolute for equivalent impeller speeds from 6000 to 12,750 rpm. The results of this investigation are compared with those of the 533-A-21 compressor. At the design equivalent speed of 11,750 rpm the maximum pressure ratio was 4.39. This occurred at the surge point at which the equivalent weight flow was 80.8 pounds per second, ana the adiabatic temperature-rise efficiency was 0.757. The maximum flow at the design equivalent speed was 88.0 pounds per second. The maximum adiabatic temperature-rise efficiency of 0.799 was obtained at an equivalent speed of 10,000 rpm, and equivalent weight flow of 62.9 pounds per second, and a pressure ratio of 3.20. At the maximum equivalent speed investigated (12,750 rpm), a peak pressure ratio of 4.90 was attained at an equivalent weight flow of 85.4 pounds per second and an efficiency of 0.680.
Date: July 20, 1948
Creator: Beede, William L. & Kottas, Harry
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