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The use of geared spring tabs for elevator control

Description: Report discussing the use of two types of geared spring tabs for elevator control: ordinary (or ungeared) spring tabs and geared spring tabs. Their use in airplanes of various sizes and in comparison to conventional control systems is described.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Phillips, William H.
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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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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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Fuel-evaporation loss as determined by the change in the specific gravity of the fuel in an aircraft fuel tank

Description: Report discusses the results of an investigation to determine the feasibility of using the change in the specific gravity of fuels in aircraft fuel tanks to measure fuel-vaporization loss. Six fuels were tested via fuel-distillation tests and simulated-flight tests. An equation based on the specific gravity of the fuel is also described.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Stone, Charles S. & Kramer, Walter E.
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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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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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Summary of Airfoil Data

Description: The historical development of NACA airfoils is briefly reviewed. New data are presented that permit the rapid calculation of the approximate pressure distributions for the older NACA four-digit and five-digit airfoils by the same methods used for the NACA 6-series airfoils. The general methods used to derive the basic thickness forms for NACA 6 and 7-series airfoils together with their corresponding pressure distributions are presented. Detail data necessary for the application of the airfoils to wing design are presented in supplementary figures placed at the end of the paper. The report includes an analysis of the lift, drag, pitching-moment, and critical-speed characteristics of the airfoils, together with a discussion of the effects of surface conditions. Available data on high-lift devices are presented. Problems associated with lateral-control devices, leading-edge air intakes, and interference are briefly discussed, together with aerodynamic problems of application. (author).
Date: January 1, 1945
Creator: Abbott, Ira H; Von Doenhoff, Albert E & Stivers, Louis, Jr
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Graphical and analytical methods for the determination of a flow of a compressible fluid around an obstacle

Description: Chaplygin introduced the hodograph method in the theory of compressible fluid flows and developed a method for constructing stream functions of such flows. This method, which has been extensively used in investigation of compressible fluid flows, is limited in certain respects. The expression for the stream function obtained in this manner can represent only certain types of flow patterns. In general, flow patterns obtained in this way cannot represent the whole flow around an obstacle, but only a part of such a flow, and therefore several expressions are needed in order to obtain the whole flow. On the other hand, in many instances it is important to have a single expression representing the whole flow. Recently Von Karman and Tsien constructed more general types of stream functions, but only by replacing the true pressure density relation by the linear pressure-specific volume relation so that their method is essential limited to flows the maximum Mach number of which is not too large. In a companion report the author derived a new formula for stream functions based on the true pressure density relation. It is not subject to the limitations of the Chaplygin method. In the present report this formula is employed to construct two-dimensional subsonic compressible fluid flows around a body similar in shape to a given symmetric obstacle. The methods described in the report are illustrated by numerical examples.
Date: January 1, 1945
Creator: Bergman, Stefan
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On two-dimensional flows of compressible fluids

Description: This report is devoted to the study of two-dimensional steady motion of a compressible fluid. It is shown that the complete flow pattern around a closed obstacle cannot be obtained by the method of Chaplygin. In order to overcome this difficulty, a formula for the stream-function of a two-dimensional subsonic flow is derived. The formula involves an arbitrary function of a complex variable and yields all possible subsonic flow patterns of certain types. Conditions are given so that the flow pattern in the physical plane will represent a flow around a closed curve. The formula obtained can be employed for the approximate determination of a subsonic flow around an obstacle. The method can be extended to partially supersonic flows.
Date: January 1, 1945
Creator: Bergman, Stefan
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