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Aerodynamic characteristics of a circular cylinder at Mach number 6.86 and angles of attack up to 90 degrees

Description: Pressure-distribution and force tests of a circular cylinder have been made in the Langley 11-inch hypersonic tunnel at a Mach number of 6.88, a Reynolds number of 129,000, and angles of attack up to 90 degrees. The results are compared with the hypersonic approximation of Grimminger, Williams, and Young and a simple modification of the Newtonian flow theory. An evaluation of the crossflow theory is made through comparison of present results with available crossflow Mach number drag coefficients.
Date: January 1957
Creator: Penland, Jim A
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The aerodynamic characteristics of a model wing having a split flap deflected downward and moved to the rear

Description: From Summary: "Tests were made on a model wing with three different sized split trailing-edged flaps, in the NACA 7 by 10 foot wind tunnel. The flaps were formed of the lower rear portion of the wing and were rotated downward about axes at their front edges. The lift, drag, and center of pressure were measured with the axis in its original position and also with it moved back in even steps to the trailing edge of the main wing, giving in effect an increase in area. The split flaps when deflected about their original axis locations gave slightly higher maximum lift coefficients than conventional trailing-edge flaps, and the lift coefficients were increased still further by moving the axes toward the rear. The highest value of C(sub L max), which was obtained with the largest flap hinged at 90 per cent of the chord from the leading edge, was 2.52 as compared with 1.27 for the basic wing."
Date: May 1932
Creator: Weick, Fred E. & Harris, Thomas E.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a refined deep-step planing-tail flying-boat hull with various forebody and afterbody shapes

Description: From Introduction: "The results of one phase of this investigation, presented in reference 1, have indicated that hull drag can be reduced without causing large changes in aerodynamic stability and hydrodynamic performance by the use of high length-beam ratios. Another phase of the investigation, reference 2, indicated that hulls of the deep-step planning-tail type have much lower air drag than the conventional type of hull and about the same aerodynamic stability; tank tests, reference 3, have indicated that this type of hull also has hydrodynamic performance equal to and in some respects superior to the conventional type of hull. Unpublished tank tests have indicated that the hull models presented in the present paper (with the possible exception of the forebody alone for which data are not available) will have acceptable hydrodynamic performance."
Date: June 1952
Creator: Riebe, John M & Naeseth, Rodger L
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller and of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-045 propeller

Description: Report discussing characteristics are given for the two-blade NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller and for the two-blade NACA 10-(3)(08)-045 propeller over a range of advance ratio from 0.5 to 3.8, through a blade-angle range from 20 degrees to 55 degrees measured at the 0.75 radius. Maximum efficiencies of the order of 91.5 to 92 percent were obtained for the propellers. The propeller with the thinner airfoil sections over the outboard portion of the blades, the NACA 10-(3)(062)-045 propeller, had lower losses at high tip speeds, the difference amounting to about 5 percent at a helical tip Mach number of 1.10.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Solomon, William
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The aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils as affected by surface roughness

Description: From Summary: "The effect on airfoil characteristics of surface roughness of varying degrees and types at different locations on an airfoil was investigated at high values of the Reynolds number in a variable density wind tunnel. Tests were made on a number of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) 0012 airfoil models on which the nature of the surface was varied from a rough to a very smooth finish. The effect on the airfoil characteristics of varying the location of a rough area in the region of the leading edge was also investigated. Airfoils with surfaces simulating lap joints were also tested. Measurable adverse effects were found to be caused by small irregularities in airfoil surfaces which might ordinarily be overlooked. The flow is sensitive to small irregularities of approximately 0.0002c in depth near the leading edge. The tests made on the surfaces simulating lap joints indicated that such surfaces cause small adverse effects. Additional data from earlier tests of another symmetrical airfoil are also included to indicate the variation of the maximum lift coefficient with the Reynolds number for an airfoil with a polished surface and with a very rough one."
Date: April 1933
Creator: HOCKER RAY W
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Aerodynamic characteristics of anemometer cups

Description: From Introduction: "The investigation was intended to cover the characteristics of individual cups and of similar cups mounted on complete cup wheals. This report treats the static tests run on the individual cups."
Date: February 1934
Creator: Brevoort, M J & Joyner, U T
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Aerodynamic characteristics of damping screens

Description: From Summary: "The experimental investigation of damping screens described herein was undertaken primarily to test theories of the effects of damping screens and to obtain information on the performance of screens in oblique flow. The characteristics investigated include the damping of longitudinal and lateral components of turbulence, the effect of screens on scale, the conditions for the production of turbulence and eddies by screens, and the damping of spatial variations of mean speed."
Date: January 1950
Creator: Schubauer, G B; Spangenberg, W G & Klebanoff, P S
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Aerodynamic characteristics of several airfoils of low aspect ratio

Description: From Summary: "This paper presents the results of wind-tunnel tests of several airfoils of low aspect ratio. The airfoils included three circular Clark Y airfoils with different amounts of dihedral, two Clark Y airfoils with slots in their portions, and three flat-plate airfoils. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of the slotted airfoils with slots open and closed; pitching moment characteristics of one of the slotted airfoils with slots open and closed; and lift characteristics of the flat-plate airfoils are included. The results reveal a definite improvement of lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics with increase in dihedral of the circular Clark Y wing. Lift characteristics near the stall were found to depend markedly on the shape of the extreme tip but were not greatly affected by slots through the after portion of the airfoils. Changes in plan form of the flat-plate airfoils gave erroneous indications of the effect to be expected from changes in plan form of an airfoil of Clark Y section. The minimum drag characteristics of the circular Clark Y airfoils were found to be substantially the same as for a Clark Y airfoil of conventional aspect ratio."
Date: August 1935
Creator: Zimmerman, C H
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The aerodynamic characteristics of six commonly used Airfoils over a large range of positive and negative angles of attack

Description: From Summary: "This paper presents the results of tests of six commonly used airfoils: the CYH, the N-22, the C-72, the Boeing 106, and the Gottingen 398. The lifts, drags, and pitching moments of the airfoils were measured through a large range of positive and negative angles of attack. The tests were made in the variable density wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at a large Boeing 106, and the Gottingen 398 airfoils, the negative maximum lift coefficients were found to be approximately half the positive; but for the M-6 and the CYH, which have less effective values were, respectively, 0.8 and 0.6 of the positive values."
Date: November 1931
Creator: Anderson, Raymond F
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Aerodynamic characteristics of three deep-step planing-tail flying-boat hulls and a transverse-step hull with extended afterbody

Description: From Summary: "An investigation was made to determine the aerodynamic characteristics in the presence of a wing of three-step planning-tail flying-boat hulls which differed only in the amount of step fairing. The purpose of comparison, tests were also made of a transverse-step hull with an extended afterbody."
Date: August 1952
Creator: Riebe, John M & Naeseth, Rodger L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The aerodynamic characteristics of three tapered airfoils tested in the variable density wind tunnel

Description: From Summary: "This report contains the lift, drag, and moment characteristics of tapered Clark Y, Gottingen 393, and USA 45 airfoils as obtained from tests made in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel of the NACA. The results are given at both low and high Reynolds Numbers to show scale effect and to provide data for use in airplane design."
Date: February 1931
Creator: Anderson, Raymond F
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Aerodynamic coefficients for an oscillating airfoil with hinged flap, with tables for a Mach number of 0.7

Description: From Introduction: "The fundamental integral equation for the pressure distribution on an oscillating thin airfoil moving at subsonic speed has been derived by Possio in reference 1. Collocation procedures have been used by Possio, Frazer, and Skan, and others to obtain lift and moment on an oscillating first plate. An important contribution has been made by Dietze (see reference 2 and 3), who has developed an iterative procedure for numerical solution of Possio's integral equation."
Date: October 1950
Creator: Turner, M J & Rabinowitz, S
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The aerodynamic design and calibration of an asymmetric variable Mach number nozzle with a sliding block for the Mach number range 1.27 to 2.75

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the basic design method and experimental results of calibration of a nozzle which was constructed to conform to the analytically determined ordinates."
Date: April 1953
Creator: Burbank, Paige B & Byrne, Robert W
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The aerodynamic design of high Mach number nozzles utilizing axisymmetric flow with application to a nozzle of square test section

Description: From Introduction: "A method for the design of three-dimensional nozzles based on axi-symmetric flow is presented in this paper. The design method presented in this paper is general; however, as an illustrative example of the design of a Mach number 10 nozzle with square test section is included."
Date: June 1952
Creator: Beckwith, Ivan E; Ridyard, Herbert W & Cromer, Nancy
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