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The knock-limited performance of S reference fuel plus 2 milliliters of triethylthallium per gallon

Description: Report discusses the results of testing of thallium as an antiknock agent in an internal-combustion engine. From Introduction: "On a weight basis, the thallium vapors were found to have several times the antiknock value of tetraethyl lead, which was added to the fuel. The amount of thallium vapor necessary to raise the antiknock properties of a gasoline up to exact equivalence with a benzol-gasoline mixture was determined in these engine tests."
Date: November 1945
Creator: Meyer, Carl L.
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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.
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A method for determining the rate of heat transfer from a wing or streamline body

Description: From Summary: "A method for calculating the rate of heat transfer from the surface of an airfoil or streamline body is presented. A comparison with the results of an experimental investigation indicates that the accuracy of the method is good. This method may be used to calculate the heat supply necessary for heat de-icing or in ascertaining the heat loss from the fuselage of an aircraft operating at great altitude, for example."
Date: December 1942
Creator: Frick, Charles W., Jr. & McCullough, George B.
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Analysis of wind-tunnel stability and control tests in terms of flying qualities in full-scale airplanes

Description: From Summary: "The analysis of results of wind-tunnel stability and control tests of powered airplane models in terms of the flying qualities of full-scale airplanes is advocated. In order to indicate the topics upon which comments are considered desirable in the report of a wind-tunnel stability and control investigation and to demonstrate the nature of the suggested analysis, the present NACA flying-qualities requirements are discussed in relation to wind-tunnel tests. General procedures for the estimation of flying qualities from wind-tunnel tests are outlined."
Date: October 1943
Creator: Kayten, Gerald G.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the effects of spoilers on the characteristics of a low-drag airfoil equipped with a 0.25-chord slotted flap

Description: Report discussing the effects of circular-arc spoilers on the section characteristics of an NACA 66,2-216 airfoil with a 0.25-chord slotted flap. Spoilers were tested on the upper surface of the airfoil, on the lower surface, and on both simultaneously. Only the simultaneous placement of spoilers was found to provide satisfactory results as a lateral control device.
Date: July 23, 1945
Creator: Holtzclaw, Ralph W.
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Visual studies of cylinder lubrication [part] 1: the lubrication of the piston skirt

Description: Report describes the lubrication characteristics of an aircraft-type piston as visually studied in a V-type engine with a glass cylinder. Information about the movement of the piston, the piston rings, and the oil-control rings and their effect on lubrication is included.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Shaw, Milton C. & Nussdorfer, Theodore
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Nitrided-steel piston rings for engines of high specific power

Description: Report presenting testing of several designs of nitrided-steel piston rings under variable conditions of output. Testing indicated the importance of good surface finish and conformity of the ring to the bore. Results regarding temperature tests, single-cylinder-engine tests, and multicylinder-engine tests are provided.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Collins, John H., Jr.; Bisson, Edmond E. & Schmiedlin, Ralph F.
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The development and application of high-critical-speed nose inlets

Description: From Summary: "An analysis of the nose-inlet shapes developed in previous investigations to represent the optimum from the standpoint of critical speed has shown that marked similarity exists between the nondimensional profiles of inlets which have widely different proportions and critical speeds. With the nondimensional similarity of such profiles established, the large differences in the critical speeds of these nose inlets must be a function of their proportions. An investigation was undertaken in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel to establish the effects of nose-inlet proportions on critical Mach number and to develop a rational method for the design of high-critical-speed nose inlets to meet desired requirements."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Baals, Donald D.; Smith, Norman F. & Wright, John B.
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Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Description: From Summary: "This report outlines the flight conditions that are usually critical in determining the design of components of an airplane which affect its stability and control characteristics. The wind-tunnel tests necessary to determine the pertinent data for these conditions are indicated, and the methods of computation used to translate these data into characteristics which define the flying qualities of the airplane are illustrated."
Date: April 1944
Creator: Goett, Harry J.; Jackson, Roy P. & Belsley, Steven E.
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The calculation of span load distributions of swept-back wings

Description: Span load distributions of swept-back wings have been calculated. The method used was to replace the wing with a bound vortex at the quarter-chord line and to calculate the downwash due to the system of bound and trailing vortices to conform at the three-quarter-chord line to the slope of the flat-plate wing surface. Results are given for constant-chord and 5:1 tapered plan forms, for sweep-back angles of 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and 45 degrees, and for aspect ratios of 3, 6, and 9. Some comments on the stalling of swept-back wings are included.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Mutterperl, William
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Laminar-boundary-layer oscillations and transition on a flat plate

Description: Report presenting an investigation of oscillations in the laminar boundary layer on a flat plate and their relation to transition to turbulent flow. The characteristics of boundary-layer oscillations were studied most successfully when the oscillations were artificially produced by a vibrating ribbon placed in the boundary layer near the surface. A review of theory regarding laminar-boundary-layer oscillations is provided.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Schubauer, G. B. & Skramstad, H. K.
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Effect of the performance of a turbosupercharged engine of an exhaust-gas-to-air heat exchanger for thermal ice prevention

Description: From Summary: "This report presents the results of a flight investigation to determine the effect on the performance of a turbosupercharged engine of an exhaust-gas-to-air heat exchanger installed between the engine-exhaust collector ring and the turbosupercharger." The background, results, and discussion of the investigation are described.
Date: August 23, 1945
Creator: Look, Bonne C.
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Comparison of Vee-Type and Conventional Tail Surfaces in Combination with Fuselage and Wing in the Variable-Density Tunnel

Description: Report discussing the pitching and yawing of a vee-type tail and a conventional tail surface and the method used to calculate the yawing-moment to pitching-moment ratio. From Summary: "The pitching and the yawing moments of a vee-type and a conventional type of tail surface were measured. The tests were made in the presence of a fuselage and a wing-fuselage combination in such a way as to determine the moments contributed by the tail surfaces."
Date: July 1, 1941
Creator: Greenberg, Harry
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Two-Dimensional Irrotational Transonic Flows of a Compressible Fluid

Description: The methods of NACA TN No. 995 have been slightly modified and extended in include flows with circulation by considering the alteration of the singularities of the incompressible solution due to the presence of the hypergeometric functions in the analytic continuation of the solution. It was found that for finite Mach numbers the only case in which the nature of the singularity can remain unchanged is for a ratio of specific heats equal to -1. From a study of two particular flows it seems that the effect of geometry cannot be neglected, and the conventional "pressure-correction" formulas are not valid, even in the subsonic region if the body is thick, especially if there is a supersonic region in the flow.
Date: June 1948
Creator: Kuo, Yung-Huai
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