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Boundary-Layer Transition on the N.A.C.A. 0012 and 23012 Airfoils in the 8-Foot High-Speed Wind Tunnel

Description: Report presenting determinations of boundary-layer transition on the NACA 0012 and 23012 airfoils in the high-speed wind tunnel over a range of Reynolds numbers. For all of the lift coefficients that testing occurred at, transition occurred in the region of estimated laminar separation at low Reynolds numbers and approached the point of minimum static pressure as a forward limit at high Reynolds numbers.
Date: January 1940
Creator: Becker, John V.
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Estimation of Critical Speeds of Airfoils and Streamline Bodies

Description: Report presenting methods and charts for estimating the critical compressibility speeds of a large number of airfoils and streamline bodies. The systematic effects of thickness, thickness distribution, camber, camber location, leading-edge radius, and lift coefficient are considered. The results indicate that with a given lift coefficient, the thickness of the airfoil or of the body is the primary factor controlling its critical speed.
Date: March 1940
Creator: Robinson, Russell G. & Wright, Ray H.
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Consideration of auxiliary jet propulsion for assisting take-off

Description: Report presenting an analysis and simple method to help solve the problem of assisting the take-off of an airplane by means of auxiliary jet propulsion by determining the jet thrust and weight of jet fuel required to provide a desired reduction in take-off distance or increase in pay load or fuel load for a fixed take-off distance. The use of previous experimental work to verify the analysis is also provided.
Date: May 1940
Creator: Turner, L. Richard
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Experimental Investigation to Determine the Relative Magnitude of Vertical and Horizontal Gusts in the Atmosphere

Description: Report presenting an investigation to obtain data on the vertical and horizontal gusts in the atmosphere by reworking accelerometers and airspeed records from past investigations of vertical gusts. The results indicate that the vertical and horizontal gusts are of about equal intensity in the atmosphere.
Date: July 1940
Creator: Donely, Philip
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Heat Transfer Tests of a Steel Cylinder Barrel With Aluminum Fins With Improved Bonding Between Steel Barrel and Aluminum Base

Description: Report presenting testing of a steel cylinder barrel with aluminum fins in order to evaluate the effect of using preformed aluminum fins on a steel barrel or aluminum barrel. Results regarding the heat-transfer tests and physical tests are provided.
Date: July 1940
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
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Requirements for unit fuel-injection systems

Description: From Summary: "A unit injector was operated under various test conditions with a cam outline giving a high rate of plunger displacement. The rate of discharge of the unit injector followed the plunger displacement for the outwardly opening injection valve (open nozzle) except under conditions of high fuel pressures when the effect of fuel compressibility decreased the rate of discharge as the pressure increased. The rate of discharge for the inwardly opening injection valve (closed nozzle) did not directly follow the plunger displacement."
Date: July 1940
Creator: Marsh, Edred T.
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Heat-Transfer Tests of Two Steel Cylinder Barrels With Aluminum Fins Manufactured by Factory Production Method

Description: Report presenting testing of two engine cylinder barrels with aluminum fins. The primary purpose was to determine the heat-transfer coefficients and the excellence of the bonds between the aluminum fins and the aluminum base and between the aluminum base and the steel of the two barrels when manufactured by a large-volume production method.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
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High-speed drag tests of several fuselage shapes in combination with a wing

Description: Drag testing was conducted in the high-speed wind tunnel of 23 conditions combining six streamline shapes and three conventional cowling-fuselage bodies. All of the models were tested in combination with a wing in order to include wing-fuselage interference effects. The critical speeds of combinations tested were, in general, determined by the wing-fuselage juncture.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Draley, Eugene C.
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Investigation of the boundary layer about a symmetrical airfoil in a wind tunnel of low turbulence

Description: Report presenting a series of boundary-layer surveys over the surface of an NACA 0012 airfoil at zero lift. Results regarding the pressure distribution, laminar boundary layer, transition, turbulent boundary layer, drag, and skin friction are provided.
Date: August 1940
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E.
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Preliminary Tests in the NACA Tank to Investigate the Fundamental Characteristics of Hydrofoils

Description: A preliminary investigation made to study the hydrodynamic properties and general behavior of simple hydrofoils. Six plain, rectangular hydrofoils were tested in a tank at various speeds, angles of attack, and depths below the water surface. The results are presented as curves of the lift and drag coefficients plotted against speed for various angles of attack and depths for which the hydrofoils were tested.
Date: September 1940
Creator: Ward, Kenneth E. & Land, Norman S.
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Drag Analysis of Single-Engine Military Airplanes Tested in the NACA Full-Scale Wind Tunnel

Description: Report presenting tests in the full-scale wind tunnel on 11 single-engine military airplanes to investigate methods for increasing their high speed. Results regarding the power-plant installation, flow characteristics, wings, cockpit canopies, landing gear, and air leakage are provided.
Date: October 1940
Creator: Dearborn, C. H. & Silverstein, Abe
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The Effect of Initial Displacement of the Center Support on the Buckling of a Column Continuous Over Three Supports

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a long column continuous over three supports to determine its critical load when the center support was given varying amounts of initial displacement. During each test, the middle support was hinged so as to be free to move parallel to the column axis during buckling. The critical loads predicted from load-deflection readings were different for the upper and lower spans.
Date: November 1940
Creator: Lundquist, Eugene E. & Kotanchik, Joseph N.
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Flight tests of exhaust-gas jet propulsion

Description: From Summary: "Flight tests were conducted on the XP-41 airplane, equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R1830-19, 14-cylinder, air-cooled engine, to determine the increase in flight speed obtainable by the use of individual exhaust stacks directly rearwardly to obtain exhaust-gas thrust. Speed increases up to 13 miles per hour at 20,000 feet altitude were obtained using stacks having an exit area of 3.42 square inches for each cylinder. A slight increase in engine power and decrease in cylinder temperature at a given manifold pressure were obtained with the individual stacks as compared with a collector-ring installation."
Date: November 1940
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin & Turner, L. Richard
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Heat-Transfer Tests of a Steel Cylinder Barrel With Aluminum Fins of Optimum Proportions

Description: Report presenting testing of a steel cylinder barrel with aluminum fins of the optimum spacing of 0.090 inch. The primary purpose is to determine the excellence of the thermal bonds between the aluminum fins and the aluminum base and between the aluminum base and the steel and to compare the heat transfer of the barrel with that of barrels with a fin space of 0.052 inch.
Date: November 1940
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr. & Mann, Alvin H.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with two sizes of balanced split flap

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 15-percent-chord and a 25-percent-chord balanced split flap of Clark Y profile. The primary purpose was to determine the aerodynamic section characteristics of the airfoil as affected by the size, nose location, and deflection of the flap.
Date: November 1940
Creator: Harris, Thomas A. & Purser, Paul E.
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Wind tunnel tests of air inlet and outlet openings on a streamline body

Description: Report presenting testing in the 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel to determine the effect on external drag and pressure distribution of air inlet openings on the stagnation point of a streamline body. The results showed that external drag of the body with suitably designed nose-inlet and tail-outlet openings over a wide range of rates of internal air flow was no higher than the drag of the streamline body. Specific results for the streamline body, nose-inlet openings, outlet openings, and inlet-outlet combinations are provided.
Date: November 1940
Creator: Becker, John V.
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The Design of Cooling Ducts With Special Reference to the Boundary Layer at the Inlet

Description: "A study has been made of underslung cooling ducts with special references to the problems presented by the boundary layer on the fuselage skin. It was found that good flow can be obtained in such ducts by (1) making the inlet opening of such size that the mean inlet velocity is about 0.6 the free-stream velocity and (2) providing vanes behind as well as ahead of the radiator. Tables to facilitate design are included, together with an example " (p. 1).
Date: December 1940
Creator: Katzoff, S.
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Drag and propulsive characteristics of air-cooled engine-nacelle installations for two-engine airplanes

Description: Report presenting a study on wing-nacelle propeller arrangements using a two-engine airplane with nacelles varying in diameter. Results regarding the power-off characteristics, propulsive and overall efficiencies, power-on characteristics, and pressure distributions are provided.
Date: December 1940
Creator: Wilson, Herbert A., Jr. & Lehr, Robert R.
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Design charts for cross-flow tubular intercoolers charge-across-tube type

Description: Report presenting equations relating the various dimensions, air mass flow, and performance of a cross-flow tubular intercooler in which the charge flows across and the cooling air through the tubes. Design charts are presented from which the intercooler design characteristics and performance can be quickly determined.
Date: January 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
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High-speed wind-tunnel tests of the NACA 23012 and 23012-64 airfoils

Description: Report presenting force tests of the NACA 23012 and 23012-64 airfoils of 24-inch chord in the high-speed wind tunnel at a range of Mach numbers. The results show the variation with mach number of lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients at a range of angles of attack.
Date: February 1941
Creator: Becker, John V.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of plain ailerons for a wing with a full-span flap consisting of an inboard Fowler and an outboard retractable split flap

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of three plain ailerons on an NACA 23012 wing with full-span combinations of Fowler and split-type flaps. Static rolling, yawing, and hinge moments were determined and are presented for several angles of attack and flap deflection. The results indicated that a plain sealed aileron with internal balance will provide lateral control for airplanes equipped with full-span combinations of slotted and split-type flaps.
Date: March 1941
Creator: Harris, Thomas A. & Purser, Paul E.
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