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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Three Deep-Stepped Planing-Tail Flying-Boat Hulls

Description: An investigation was made in the Langley 300 MPH 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of three deep-stepped planing-tail flying-boat hulls differing only in the amount of step fairing. The hulls were derived by increasing the unfaired step depth of a planing-tail hull of a previous aerodynamic investigation to a depth about 92 percent of the hull beam. Tests were also made on a transverse-stepped hull with an extended afterbody for the purpose of comparison and in order to extend and verify the results of a previous investigation. The investigation indicated that the extended afterbody hull had a minimum drag coefficient about the same as a conventional hull, 0.0066, and an angle-of-attack range for minimum drag coefficient of 0.0057 which was 14 percent less than the transverse stepped hull with extended afterbody; the hulls with step fairing had up to 44 percent less minimum drag coefficient than the transverse-stepped hull, or slightly more drag than a streamlined body having approximately the same length and volume. Longitudinal and lateral instability varied little with step fairing and was about the same as a conventional hull.
Date: March 13, 1947
Creator: Riebe, John M. & Naeseth, Rodger L.
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The aerodynamic characteristics throughout the subsonic speed range of a thin, sharp-edged horizontal tail of aspect ratio 4 equipped with a constant-chord elevator

Description: From Introduction: "Recent investigations have indicated several wing plan forms, wing sections, and wing-body-tail combinations suitable for flight at supersonic speeds. One such lifting surface, a thin, sharp-edged without sweep of aspect ratio 4 and taper ratio 0.5, has been the subject of an investigation in the Ames 12-foot pressure wind tunnel. The aim of the investigation was to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of such a wing plan form throughout the range of subsonic Mach numbers up to 0.94."
Date: June 30, 1949
Creator: Bandettini, Angelo & Reed, Verlin D
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Aerodynamic Heat-Power Engine Operating on a Closed Cycle

Description: Hot-air engines with dynamic compressors and turbines offer new prospects of success through utilization of units of high efficiencies and through the employment of modern materials of great strength at high temperature. Particular consideration is given to an aerodynamic prime mover operating on a closed circuit and heated externally. Increase of the pressure level of the circulating air permits a great increase of limit load of the unit. This also affords a possibility of regulation for which the internal efficiency of the unit changes but slightly. The effect of pressure and temperature losses is investigated. A general discussion is given of the experimental installation operating at the Escher Wyss plant in Zurich for a considerable time at high temperatures.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Ackeret, J. & Keller, D. C.
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Aerodynamic heating and the deflection of drops by an obstacle in an air stream in relation to aircraft icing

Description: From Summary: "Two topics of interest to persons attempting to apply the heat method of preventing ice formation on aircraft are considered. Surfaces moving through air at high speed are shown, both theoretically and experimentally, to be subject to important aerodynamic heating effects that will materially reduce the heat required to prevent ice. Numerical calculations of the path of water drops in an air stream around a circular cylinder are given. From these calculations, information is obtained on the percentage of the swept area cleared of drops."
Date: October 1940
Creator: Kantrowitz, Arthur
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Aerodynamic problems in the design of efficient propellers

Description: From General Analysis: "The purpose of part I of this paper is to show how the loading that gives the minimum induced energy loss can be obtained from rather elementary considerations and to present design charts from which such a plan form can be quickly obtained for any set of design conditions."
Date: August 1942
Creator: Feldman, Lewis
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Aerodynamic Properties of Cruciform-Wing and Body Combinations at Subsonic, Transonic, and Supersonic Speeds

Description: From Introduction: "Although the aerodynamic characteristics of the components of such configurations may be well known, the mutual interference resulting from combining the wings, as well as the wings and body, may be so great that is desirable to study the aerodynamic properties of the complete configurations. Two methods of handling this problem are presented in this report. The first method is essentially an extension of the theory for slender wing-body combinations of reference 1 to determine the load distribution, forces, and moments exerted on slender cruciform-wing and body combinations inclined simultaneously at small angles in pitch and yaw. "
Date: June 1949
Creator: Spreiter, John R
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Aerodynamic properties of slender wing-body combinations at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "In an incomprehensible medium, the mutual interference of a fuselage and wing of high-aspect ratio (to which lifting-line theory is applicable) has been treated by Lennertz, Wiselsberger, Pepper, and Multhopp in reference 1, 2, 3, and 4. It is the purpose of this note to treat the effect of on the aerodynamic loading of the mutual interference between a low-aspect-ratio pointed wing and a fuselage consisting of a slender body of revolution."
Date: July 1948
Creator: Spreiter, John R
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Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees : characteristics at a Mach number of 1.53 including effect of small variations of sweep

Description: Measured values of lift, drag, and pitching moment at a Mach number of 1.53 and Reynolds numbers of 0.31, 0.62, and 0.84 million are presented for a wing-fuselage combination having a wing leading-edge sweep angle of 63 degrees, an aspect ratio of 3.42, a taper ratio of 0.25, and an NACA 64A006 section in the stream direction. Data are also presented for sweep angles of 57.0 degrees, 60.4 degrees, 67.0 degrees, and 69.9 degrees. The experimentally determined characteristics were less favorable than indicated by the linear theory but the experimental and theoretical trends with sweep were in good agreement. Boundary-layer-flow tests showed that laminar boundary-layer separation was the primary cause of the differences between experiment and theory.
Date: January 26, 1949
Creator: Madden, Robert T
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Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees : characteristics for symmetrical wing sections at high subsonic and moderate supersonic Mach numbers

Description: From Summary: "Results of wind-tunnel tests are presented for a wing with the leading edge swept back 63^o and of symmetrical section in combination with a body at Mach numbers from 0.5 to 0.95 and from 1.09 to 1.51."
Date: July 7, 1949
Creator: Mas, Newton A
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Aerodynamic tests of a full-scale TBF-1 aileron installation in the Langley 16-foot high-speed tunnel

Description: From Summary: "This report describes tests in the Langley 16-foot high-speed tunnel to determine whether these failures could be attributed to changes in the aerodynamic characteristics of the ailerons at high speeds."
Date: December 1944
Creator: Becker, John V & Korycinski, Peter F
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