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Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Description: From Introduction: "This report describes some measurements of these quantities obtained by crashing fighter aircraft under circumstances approximating those observed in service."
Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Acker, Loren W; Black, Duglad O & Moser, Jacob C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic characteristics of a proposed supersonic multijet water-based hydro-ski aircraft with a variable-incidence wing

Description: From Introduction: "The configuration described in this paper represents one approach to such an airplane and the results of the wind-tunnel and tank evaluations are presented. In the present investigation, the aerodynamic longitudinal characteristics over a Mach number range from 0.6 to 1.97 were obtained."
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Petynia, William W.; Hasson, Dennis F. & Spooner, Stanley H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 0.04956-Scale Model of the Convair TF-102A Airplane at Transonic Speeds, Coord. No. AF-120

Description: The basic aerodynamic characteristics of a 0.04956-scale model of the Convair TF-102A airplane with controls undeflected have been determined at Mach numbers from 0.60 to 1.135 for angles of attack up to approximately 22 deg in the Langley 8-foot transonic tunnel. In addition, comparisons have been made with data obtained from a previous investigation of a 0.04956-scale model of the Convair F-102A airplane. The results indicated the TF-102A airplane was longitudinally stable for all conditions tested. An increase in lift-curve slope from 0.045 to 0.059 and an 11-percent rearward shift in aerodynamic-center location occurred with increases in Mach number from 0.60 to approximately 1.05. The zero-lift drag coefficient for the TF-102A airplane increased 145 percent between the Mach numbers of 0.85 and 1.075; the maximum lift-drag ratio decreased from 9.5 at a Mach number of 0.60 to 5.0 at Mach numbers above 1.025. There was little difference in the lift and pitching-moment characteristics and drag due to life between the TF-102A and F-102A configurations. However, as compared with the F-102A airplane, the zero-lift drag-rise Mach number for the TF-102A was reduced by at least 0.06, the zero-lift peak wave drag was increased 50 percent, and the maximum lift-drag ratio was reduced as much as 20 percent.
Date: 1957~
Creator: Osborne, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of missile configurations with wings of low aspect ratio for various combinations of forebodies, afterbodies, and nose shapes for combined angles of attack and sideslip at a Mach number of 2.01

Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley 4-by-4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a series of missile configurations having low-aspect-ratio wings at a Mach number of 2.01. The effects of wing plan form and size, length-diameter ratio, forebody and afterbody length, boattailed and flared afterbodies, and component force and moment data are presented for combined angles of attack and sideslip to about 28 degrees. No analysis of the data was made in this report.
Date: June 25, 1957
Creator: Robinson, Ross B
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Forces and Moments on a Large Ogive-Cylinder Store at Various Locations Below the Fuselage Center Line of a Swept-Wing Bomber Configuration at a Mach Number of 1.61

Description: A supersonic wind-tunnel investigation on store interference has been conducted in the Langley 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel at a Mach number of 1.61. Forces and moments were measured on a large ogive-cylinder store in the presence of a 45 deg swept-wing-fuselage bomber configuration for a number of store locations below the fuselage center line. Results of the investigation show that large variations of store lift, drag, and pitch occur with changes in store or airplane angle of attack, store vertical location, and store horizontal location. The variation of the store forces and moments with respect to the chordwise location of the wing plan form indicates that the wing is a large factor in producing the interference loads on the store. Comparison of data for underfuselage and underwing store locations at an angle of attack of 0 deg showed maximum store drag interferences of similar magnitudes, but showed considerably smaller maximum interference on store lift an pitching moments for underfuselage store locations.
Date: January 14, 1957
Creator: Morris, O. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic heating of a thin, unswept, untapered, multiweb, aluminum-alloy wing at Mach numbers up to 2.67 as determined from a free-flight investigation of a rocket-propelled model

Description: From Introduction: "The heat-transfer data calculated from measured temperatures are compared with values calculated by the theory of Van Driest for a flat plate with laminar and turbulent boundary layers. In addition, the heat-transfer data from the flight tests are compared with data obtained from the Langley Structures Research Division of ground tests of an identical wing at a Mach number approximately equal to 1.99 in the pre-flight jet of the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va. The stream static pressure is maintained at about 1 atmosphere, the free-stream temperature at about 75^o F, and the stagnation temperature at approximately 500 ^o F (ref.1)."
Date: August 6, 1957
Creator: Strass, H Kurt & Stephens, Emily W
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Loads on Tails at High Angles of Attack and Sideslip

Description: Results are presented for the loads and moments acting on the individual tail surfaces of a body-tail combination over a wide range of angles of attack and sideslip. The effects of forebody length and panel-panel interference on the characteristics are included. It is shown that large nonlinear variations in these loads and moments, which occur at some combinations of angle of attack and sideslip, cannot be predicted by low-angle theory. A relatively simple, but general, theoretical method for calculating these load and moment characteristics is described, and the results from this method are found to be in good agreement with experiment provided the initial positions of the forebody vortices are known. It is shown that a simple application of slender-body theory can be used to predict the side loads due to sideslip that are contributed by a vertical tail on a wide variety of wing-body-tail combinations at low angles of attack. For several configurations, changes are indicated which reduced the vertical-tail loads per unit yawing moment of each complete configuration at large angles of attack. Some results are presented on the effect of high angle of attack on the induced-flow field and tail loads due to a wing at supersonic speed.
Date: July 23, 1957
Creator: Polhamus, E. C. & Spahr, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude chamber evaluation of an aircraft liquid hydrogen fuel system used with a turbojet engine

Description: From Introduction: "The objective of this report are (1) to describe the complete fuel system, (2) to discuss the procedure used for transitions between JP-4 fuel and hydrogen, and (3) to present and discuss engine performance obtained with both fuels, and (4) to review the reliability of the fuel system."
Date: August 19, 1957
Creator: Algranti, J. S.; Braithwaite, W. M. & Fenn, D. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude free-jet investigation of dynamics of a 28-inch-diameter ram-jet engine

Description: From Introduction: "The feasibility of closed-loop control of ram-jet-engine thrust is demonstrated in references 1 and 2. The dynamic behavior of a 28-inch-diameter ram-jet engine designed to operate in Mach number range of 2.35 to 2.70 is evaluated herein."
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Crowl, R. J.; Dunbar, W. R. & Wentworth, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude performance of a full-scale turbojet engine using pentaborane fuels

Description: From Introduction: "The data presented herein include the standard engine performance parameters of net thrust, specific fuel consumption, and engine total-pressure ratio that reflect the performance available from the use of pentaborane as a fuel. The influence of the boric oxide deposits from the high-concentration pentaborane fuels on engine component performance is presented."
Date: February 28, 1957
Creator: Useller, James W; Kaufman, Warner B & Jones, William L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude performance of a turbojet engine using pentaborane fuel

Description: From Summary: "The primary objectives of the investigation reported herein were to determine the effect of this new combuster design on boric oxide deposition on engine parts and to determine the effect of boric oxide on the performance of multistage turbine. Pentaborance fuel (approx. 130 lb) was used in the engine performance evaluation reported herein. The data presented herein show the engine component and over-all performance deterioration with operation on pentaborane fuel".
Date: May 20, 1957
Creator: Sivo, Joseph N
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude performance of pentaborane - JP-4 fuel blends in a modified J47 combustor

Description: From Introduction: "Experimental investigations of the combustion characteristics of diborane, pentaborane, and pentaborane-hydrocarbon blends in modified turbojet combustors have been conducted at this laboratory at the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of the Navy, as part of Project Zip. Results of these single-combustor tests are presented in references 2 to 5."
Date: April 17, 1957
Creator: Branstetter, J Robert & Kaufman, Warner B
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude Starting Tests of a 1000-Pound-Thrust Solid-Propellant Rocket

Description: Four solid-propellant rocket engines of nominal 1000-pound-thrust were tested for starting characteristics at pressure altitudes ranging from 112,500 to 123,000 feet and at a temperature of -75 F. All engines ignited and operated successfully. Average chamber pressures ranged from 1060 to ll90 pounds per square inch absolute with action times from 1.51 to 1.64 seconds and ignition delays from 0.070 t o approximately 0.088 second. The chamber pressures and action times were near the specifications, but the ignition delay was almost twice the specified value of 0.040 second.
Date: September 13, 1957
Creator: Sloop, John L.; Rollbuhler, R. James & Krawczonek, Eugene M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department