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Altitude-chamber performance of British Rolls-Royce Nene II engine 1: standard 18.75-inch-diameter jet nozzle

Description: Report presenting an altitude-chamber investigation to determine the altitude performance characteristics of the British Rolls-Royce Nene II turbojet engine with a standard 18.75-inch-diameter jet nozzle. Results regarding the simulated flight performance and generalized performance across other altitude and pressure characteristics are provided.
Date: September 23, 1949
Creator: Barson, Zelmar & Wilsted, H. D.
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The Static-Pressure Error of a Wing Airspeed Installation of the McDonnell XF-88 Airplane in Dives to Transonic Speeds

Description: Measurements were made, in dives to transonic speeds, of the static-pressure position error at a distance of one chord ahead of the McDonnell XF-88 airplane. The airplane incorporates a wing which is swept back 35 deg along the 0.22 chord line and utilizes a 65-series airfoil with a 9-percent-thick section perpendicular to the 0.25-chord line. The section in the stream direction is approximately 8-percent thick. Data up to a Mach number of about 0.97 were obtained within an airplane normal-force-coefficient range from about 0.05 to about 0.68. Data at Mach numbers above about 0.97 were obtained within an airplane normal-force-coefficient range from about 0.05 to about 0.68. Results of the measurements indicate that the static-pressure error, within the accuracy of measurement, is negligible from a Mach number of 0.65 to a Mach number of about 0.97. With a further increase in Mach number, the static-pressure error increases rapidly; at the highest Mach number attained in these tests (about M = 1.038), the error increases to about 8 percent of the impact pressure. Above a Mach number of about 0.975, the recorded Mach number remains substantially constant with increasing true Mach number; the installation is of no value between a Mach number of about 0.975 and at least 1.038, as the true Mach number cannot be obtained from the recorded Mach number in this range. Previously published data have shown that at 0.96 chord ahead of the wing tip of the straight-wing X-l airplanes, a rapid rise of position error started at a Mach number of about 0.8. In the case of the XF-88 airplane, this rise of position error was delayed, presumably by the sweep of the wing, to a Mach number of about 0.97.
Date: September 23, 1949
Creator: Goodman, Harold R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat Transfer from High-Temperature Surfaces to Fluids 3 - Correlation of Heat-Transfer Data for Air Flowing in Silicon Carbide Tube with Rounded Entrance, Inside Diameter of 3/4 Inch, and Effective Length of 12 Inches

Description: A heat-transfer investigation was conducted with air flowing through an electrically heated silicon carbide tube with a rounded entrance, an inside diameter of 3/4 inch, and effective heat-transfer length of 12 inches over a range of Reynolds numbers up to 300,000 and a range of average inside-tube-wall temperatures up to 2500 R. The highest corresponding local outside-tube-wall temperature was 3010 R.
Date: June 23, 1949
Creator: Sams, Eldon W. & Desmon, Leland G.
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Heat Transfer from High-Temperature Surfaces to Fluids. 3 - Correlation of Heat-Transfer Data for Air Flowing in Silicon Carbide Tube with Rounded Entrance, Inside Diameter of 3/4 Inch, and Effective Length of 12 Inches

Description: "A heat-transfer investigation was conducted with air flowing through an electrically heated silicon carbide tube with a rounded entrance, an inside diameter of 3/4 inch, and an effective heat-transfer length of 12 inches over a range of Reynolds numbers up to 300,000 and a range of average inside-tube-wall temperature up to 2500 R. The highest corresponding local outside-tube-wall temperature was 3010 R. Correlation of the heat-transfer data using the conventional Nueselt relation wherein physical properties of the fluid were evaluated at average bulk temperature resulted in a separation of data with tube-wall-temperature level" (p. 1).
Date: June 23, 1949
Creator: Sams, Eldon W. & Desmon, Leland G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-speed wind-tunnel investigation of the longitudinal stability characteristics of a model equipped with a variable-sweep wing

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the longitudinal stability characteristics of a complete model equipped with a variable-sweep wing at four different angles of sweepback. The primary objective was to study various wing modifications and an external-flap arrangement designed to minimize the shift in neutral point accompanying the change in sweep angle.
Date: May 23, 1949
Creator: Donlan, Charles J. & Sleeman, William C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimation of lift and drag of airfoils at near sonic speeds and in the presence of detached shock waves

Description: Report presenting a semiempirical method of estimating the forces on airfoil at near sonic speeds and in the presence of detached shock waves. The calculated values were found to be in good agreement with wind-tunnel testing of the forces on sharp-nose airfoils and two-dimensional wings.
Date: February 23, 1949
Creator: Mayer, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel investigation of NACA 65,3-418 airfoil section with boundary-layer control through a single suction slot applied to a plain flap

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnel of the NACA 65,3-418 airfoil section with a 25-percent-airfoil-chord plain flap and a suction slot on the flap. The primary purpose of the investigation is to determine the effect of the type of boundary-layer control on the section lift-drag ratio.
Date: February 23, 1949
Creator: Horton, Elmer A. & von Doenhoff, Albert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of operational characteristics of Westinghouse X24C-4B axial flow turbojet engine

Description: From Summary: "An investigation has been conducted in the NACA Cleveland altitude wind tunnel to evaluate the operational characteristics of a 3000-pound-thrust axial-flow turbojet engine over a range of simulated altitudes from 2000 to 50,000 feet and simulated flight Mach numbers from 0 to 1.04 throughout the operable range of engine speeds. Operational characteristics investigated include engine operating range, acceleration, deceleration, starting, altitude and flight-Mach-number compensation of the fuel-control system, and operation of the lubrication system at high and low ambient-air temperatures."
Date: November 23, 1948
Creator: Hawkins, W. Kent & Meyer, Carl L.
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Ditching Tests of a 1/18-Scale Model of the Lockheed Constellation Airplane

Description: "Tests were made of a 1/18-scale dynamically similar model of the Lockheed Constellation airplane to investigate its ditching characteristics and proper ditching technique. Scale-strength bottoms were used to reproduce probable damage to the fuselage. The model was landed in calm water at the Langley tank no. 2 monorail. Various landing attitudes, speeds, and fuselage configuration were simulated" (p. 1).
Date: November 23, 1948
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Morris, Garland J.
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Transonic-flutter investigation of wings attached to two low-acceleration rocket-propelled vehicles

Description: Two low-acceleration transonic-flutter vehicles were launched and flown. The first carried two test wings, one of which fluttered at M = 0.92 at a frequency of 61.4 cycles per second. The reference flutter speed determined from two-dimensional theory for an unswept wing in incompressible flow is conservative when compared to the experimental flutter speed. The second vehicle carried two test wings, one of which failed at M = 0.71 because of low-frequency divergent oscillation. Since this failure was not caused by conventional flexure-torsion flutter, no comparison with a reference flutter speed can be made.
Date: November 23, 1948
Creator: Lundstrom, Reginald R.; Lauten, William T., Jr. & Angle, Ellwyn E.
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Low-speed pressure distributions over the drooped-nose flap of a 42 degrees sweptback wing with circular-arc airfoil sections at a Reynolds number of 5.3 x 10(exp 6)

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the pressure distributions over the drooped-nose flap of a 42 degree sweptback wing with circular-arc airfoil sections and half-span trailing-edge split flaps in the 19-foot pressure tunnel. The effects of the deflection and span of the drooped-nose flap and effects of split trailing-edge flaps on the pressures over the drooped-nose flap were determined.
Date: September 23, 1948
Creator: Spooner, Stanley H. & Woods, Robert L.
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Theoretical Stability Derivatives of Thin Sweptback Wings Tapered to a Point with Sweptback or Sweptforward Trailing Edges for a Limited Range of Supersonic Speeds

Description: "The stability derivatives valid for a limited range of supersonic speeds are presented for a series of sweptback wings tapered to a point with sweptback or sweptforward trailing edges. These wings were derived by modifying the trailing edge of a basic triangular wing so that it coincided with lines drawn from the wing tips to the wing axis of symmetry. The stability derivatives were formulated by using the pressure distributions previously obtained for the basic triangular wing for angle of attack, constant vertical acceleration, sideslip, pitching, rolling, and yawing" (p. 411).
Date: September 23, 1948
Creator: Malvestuto, Frank S., Jr. & Margolis, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 3000-Pound-Thrust Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine 1 - Analysis of Turbine Performance

Description: A wind tunnel investigation was conducted to determine the performance of a turbine operating as an integral part of a turbojet engine. Data was obtained while the engine was running over full operable range of speeds at various altitudes and flight mach numbers, and with four nozzles of different outlet areas.A maximum turbine efficiency of 0.875 was obtained at altitude of 15 thousand feet, Mach number 0.53, and corrected turbine speed of 5900 rpm.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Conrad, Earl W.; Dietz, Robert O., Jr. & Golladay, Richard L.
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Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 3000-Pound-Thrust Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine 2 - Analysis of Compressor Performance

Description: Compressor performance properties for two 11-stage compressors of 3000-pound-thrust axial-flow turbojet engines were determined. Data are presented for a range of simulated altitudes and a range of Mach numbers for various modifications of the engine.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Dietz, Robert O., Jr.; Berdysz, Joseph J. & Howard, Ephraim M.
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Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 3000-Pound-Thrust Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine 3 - Analysis of Combustion-Chamber Performance

Description: Combustion chamber performance properties of a 3000-pound-thrust axial-flow turbojet engine were determined. Data are presented for a range of simulated altitudes from 15,000 to 45,0000 feet and a range of Mach numbers from 0.23 to 1.05 for various modifications of the engine.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Campbell, Carl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 3000-Pound-Thrust Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine, 4, Operational Characteristics

Description: An investigation was conducted to evaluate the operational characteristics of a 3000 pound thrust axial flow turbojet engine over a range of simulated altitudes from 2000 to 50,000 feet and simulated flight Mach numbers from 0 to 1.04 throughout the operable range of engine speeds. Engine operating range, acceleration, deceleration, starting, altitude, and flight Mach number compensation of the fuel control system, and operation of the lubrication system at high and low ambient air temperatures were evaluated.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Hawkins, W. Kent & Meyer, Carl L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a 3000-Pound-Thrust Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine, Part 5, Performance and Windmilling Drag Characteristics

Description: "An investigation has been conducted in the NACA Cleveland altitude wind tunnel to evaluate the performance and windmilling drag characteristics of an original and a modified turbojet engine of the same type. Data have been obtained at simulated altitudes from 5000 to 45,000 feet, simulated flight Mach numbers from 0.09 to 1.08, and engine speeds from 4000 to 12,500 rpm. Engine performance data are presented for both engines to show the effects of altitude at a flight Mach number of 0.25 and of flight Mach number at an altitude of 25,000 feet" (p. 1).
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Meyer, Carl L. & Bloomer, Harry E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A limit pressure coefficient and an estimation of limit forces on airfoils at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting the results of an estimation of the limit forces on airfoils at supersonic speeds. The limit pressure coefficient attainable on an airfoil is shown to be about 70 percent of the pressure coefficient for a vacuum over a wide range of Mach numbers.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Mayer, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operating temperatures of I-40-5 turbojet engine burner liners and the effect of temperature variation on burner-liner service life

Description: Report presenting an investigation of burner liners in a turbojet engine to determine the principal factors limiting the burner-liner service life. The investigation covered a range of engine speeds and testing was conducted to determine whether bare, ceramic-coated, or shielded thermocouples would give the most correct temperature readings.
Date: August 23, 1948
Creator: Wilsted, H. D.; Duffy, Robert T. & Grey, Ralph E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-flight investigation of the rolling effectiveness at high subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds of leading-edge and trailing-edge ailerons in conjunction with tapered and untapered plan forms

Description: Report presenting several rectangular and tapered wing configurations with leading-edge and trailing-edge ailerons tested as part of a general investigation of an aerodynamic control at supersonic speeds. Results indicated that the use of the leading-edge aileron alone was ineffective or caused negative control until a high Mach number was attained. Results for the untapered configurations, tapered configurations, and drag measurements are provided.
Date: July 23, 1948
Creator: Strass, H. Kurt
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Longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a semispan airplane model with a sweptback wing and tail from tests at transonic speeds by the NACA wing-flow method

Description: Report presenting an investigation using the NACA wing-flow method to determine the longitudinal stability and control characteristics at transonic speeds of a semispan airplane with a 45 degree sweptback wing and tail. Measurements of the lift and angle of attack for trim were made for several stabilizer and elevator settings. Testing was also performed to investigate the effects of transition wires mounted on the wing and tail, the effect of increasing the boundary-layer thickness on the test surface, and the effectiveness of a wing flap with a sweepback of 45 degrees.
Date: July 23, 1948
Creator: Sawyer, Richard H. & Lina, Lindsay J.
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Residual Stress Analysis of Overspeeded Disk With Central Hole by X-Ray Diffraction

Description: An X-ray - diffraction analysis of residual surface stresses after plastic strain was introduced in a parallel-sided 3S-O aluminum disk with a central hole by two types of centrifugal overspeed is reported. Both tangential and radial stresses were generally tensile with large local variations near the hole where surface stresses may have been partly superficial. These stresses were both tensile and compressive dependent on the distance from the disk center when mass compression was effected near the hole.
Date: July 23, 1948
Creator: Good, James N.
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Some Flight Measurements of Pressure-Distribution and Boundary-Layer Characteristics in the Presence of Shock

Description: Memorandum presenting some pressure-distribution and boundary-layer measurements made in flight in the presence of shock on two modifications of the local contour of the wings of a high-speed airplane. Results regarding the pressure distribution, boundary-layer surveys, and effects on test airplane are provided.
Date: July 23, 1948
Creator: Zalovicik, John A. & Luke, Ernest P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department