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Knock-limited performance of several internal coolants

Description: The effect of internal cooling on the knock-limited performance of an-f-28 fuel was investigated in a CFR engine, and the following internal coolants were used: (1) water, (2), methyl alcohol-water mixture, (3) ammonia-methyl alcohol-water mixture, (4) monomethylamine-water mixture, (5) dimethylamine-water mixture, and (6) trimethylamine-water mixture. Tests were run at inlet-air temperatures of 150 degrees and 250 degrees F. to indicate the temperature sensitivity of the internal-coolant solutions.
Date: February 1, 1944
Creator: Bellman, Donald R. & Evvard, John C.
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Preignition-limited performance of several fuels

Description: Preignition-limited performance data were obtained on a supercharged CFR engine at two sets of operating conditions over a wide range of fuel-air ratios to determine the preignition characteristics for the following five fuels: s-3 reference fuel, s-3 plus 4 ml. tel per gallon, afd-33(140-p), benzene, and diisobutylene. Maximum thermal-plug temperatures at constant intake-air pressures were also determined to correlate the preignition characteristics of each fuel with its ability to increase general engine-temperature levels. Additional runs were made to compare the preignition-limited performance of triptane, triptane plus 4 ml. tel per gallon, and an-f-28r fuel.
Date: October 1, 1944
Creator: Male, Donald W. & Evvard, John C.
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An experimental investigation of rectangular exhaust-gas ejectors applicable for engine cooling

Description: "An experimental investigation of rectangular exhaust-gas ejector pumps was conducted to provide data that would serve as a guide to the design of ejector applications for aircraft engines with marginal cooling. The pumping characteristics of rectangular ejectors actuated by the exhaust of a single-cylinder aircraft engine were determined for a range of ejector mixing-section area from 20 to 50 square inches, over-all length from 12 to 42 inches, aspect ratio from 1 to 5, diffusing exit area from 20 to 81 square inches, and exhaust-nozzle aspect ratio from 1 to 42" (p. 161).
Date: May 1, 1944
Creator: Manganiello, Eugene J. & Bogatsky, Donald
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Performance of NACA eight-stage axial-flow compressor designed on the basis of airfoil theory

Description: "The NACA has conducted an investigation to determine the performance that can be obtained from a multistage axial-flow compressor based on airfoil research. A theory was developed; an eight-stage axial-flow compressor was designed, constructed, and tested. The performance of the compressor was determined for speeds from 5000 to 14,000 r.p.m with varying air flow at each speed" (p. 81).
Date: August 1, 1944
Creator: Sinnette, John T., Jr.; Schey, Oscar W. & King, J. Austin
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Nitrited-steel piston rings for engines of high specific power

Description: From Summary: "Several designs of nitrided-steel piston rings were performance-tested under variable conditions of output. The necessity of good surface finish and conformity of the ring to the bore was indicated in the preliminary tests. Nitrided-steel rings of the same dimensions as cast-iron rings operating on the original piston were unsatisfactory, and the final design was a lighter, rectangular, thin-face-width ring used on a piston having a maximum cross-head area and a revised skirt shape. Results were obtained from single-cylinder and multicylinder engine runs."
Date: April 1, 1944
Creator: Collins, John H.; Bisson, Edmond E. & Schmiedlin, Ralph F.
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Compressibility and Heating Effects on Pressure Loss and Cooling of a Baffled Cylinder Barrel

Description: "Theoretical investigations have shown that, because air is compressible, the pressure-drop requirements for cooling an air-cooled engine will be much greater at high altitudes and high speeds than at sea level and low speeds. Tests were conducted by the NACA to obtain some experimental confirmation of the effect of air compressibility on cooling and pressure loss of a baffled cylinder barrel and to evaluate various methods of analysis. The results reported in the present paper are regarded as preliminary to tests on single-cylinder and multi-cylinder engines. Tests were conducted over a wide range of air flows and density altitudes" (p. 185).
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Goldstein, Arthur W. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
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Compressibility and Heating Effects on Pressure Loss and Cooling of a Baffled Cylinder Barrel

Description: "Theoretical investigations have shown that, because air is compressible, the pressure-drop requirements for cooling an air-cooled engine will be much greater at high altitudes and high speeds than at sea level and low speeds. Tests were conducted by the NACA to obtain some experimental confirmation of the effect of air compressibility on cooling and pressure loss of a baffled cylinder barrel and to evaluate various methods of analysis. The results reported in the present paper are regarded as preliminary to tests on single-cylinder and multicylinder engines. Tests were conducted over a wide range of air flows and density altitudes" (p. 1).
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Goldstein, Arthur W. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Increased Cooling Surface on Performance of Aircraft-Engine Cylinders as Shown by Tests of the NACA Cylinder

Description: A method of constructing fins of nearly optimum proportions has been developed by the NACA to the point where a cylinder has been manufactured and tested. Data were obtained on cylinder temperature for a wide range of inlet-manifold pressures, engine speeds, and cooling-pressure differences. The results indicate that an improvement of 40 percent in the outside-wall heat-transfer coefficient could be realized on the present NACA cylinder by providing a thermal bond equivalent to that of an integral fin-cylinder wall combination between the preformed fins and the cast cylinder wall" (p. 107).
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Schey, Oscar W.; Rollin, Verne G. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
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

Comparative Tests of the Strength and Tightness of Commercial Flush Rivets of One Type and NACA Flush Rivets in Machine-Countersunk and Counterpunched Joints

Description: Report discusses an investigation that was conducted to compare the strength and tightness of machine-countersunk flush-riveted joints assembled with NACA flush rivets and a type of commercial flush rivet. A comparison was also generated between the strength and tightness of counterpunched flush-riveted joints assembled with the same types of rivet. NACA's flush-riveted joints tended to be stronger and tighter than the commercial joints.
Date: February 1, 1944
Creator: Mandel, Merven W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department