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Abnormal grain growth in S-816 alloy

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the results obtained to date of an investigation to establish the fundamental causes of abnormal growth in S-816 alloy under conditions encountered during the forging of blades for the gas turbine of jet engines."
Date: April 1952
Creator: Rush, A I; Freeman, J W & White, A E
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An active particle diffusion theory of flame quenching for laminar flames / Dorothy M. Simon and Frank E. Belles

Description: An equation for quenching distance based on the destruction of chain carriers by the surface is derived. The equation expresses the quenching distance in terms of the diffusion coefficients and partial pressures of the chain carriers and gas phase molecules, the efficiency of the surface as a chain breaker, the total pressure of the mixture, and a constant which depends on the geometry of the quenching surface. Quenching distances measured by flashback for propane-air flames are shown to be consistent with the mechanism. The derived equation is used with the lean inflammability limit and a rate constant calculated from burning velocity data to estimate quenching distances for propane-air (hydrocarbon lean) flames satisfactorily.
Date: March 4, 1952
Creator: Simon, Dorothy M & Belles, Frank E
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Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a tapered 45 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3 having a full-span flap type of control with overhang balance : transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the aerodynamic characteristics of low-aspect-ratio sweptback wing having a full-span flap type of control employing an overhanging balance of 50 percent of the flap chord.The main purpose of this investigation was to determine if overhang balances are an effective means of reducing the hinge moments of flap type of controls at transonic speeds."
Date: January 25, 1952
Creator: Lockwood, Vernard E & Hagerman, John R
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The aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of an all-movable, tapered, 45 degrees sweptback, aspect-ratio-4 tail surface deflected about a skewed hinge axis

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the present paper was to determine whether the characteristics about a skewed axis could be predicted from data about the normal angle-of-attack axis, and whether such a configuration offered any aerodynamic advantages over the conventional hinge location normal to the pane of symmetry."
Date: July 3, 1952
Creator: Hammond, Alexander D & Watson, James M
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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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The aerodynamic characteristics of a supersonic aircraft configuration with a 40 degree sweptback wing through a Mach number range from 0 to 2.4 obtained from various sources

Description: A summary and analysis have been made of the results of various investigations to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a supersonic aircraft configuration. The configuration has a wing with 40 degree sweepback at the quarter-chord line, aspect ratio 4, taper ratio 0.5, and 10-percent-thick circular-arc sections normal to the quarter-chord line. Experimental data were available for a Mach number range from 0.16 to 2.32. Results obtained from wing-flow, rocket-model, transonic-bump, and tunnel tests are presented and, where possible, are supplemented by empirical and theoretical calculations.
Date: April 11, 1952
Creator: Spearman, M. Leroy & Robinson, Ross B.
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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
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Aerodynamic characteristics of two-plane, unswept tapered wings of aspect ratio 3 and 3-percent thickness from tests on a transonic bump

Description: From Introduction: "The Ames Aeronautical Laboratory has in progress an experimental investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of wings of interest in the design of high-speed fighter aircraft. This program included an investigation in the Ames 6-by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at both subsonic and supersonic Mach numbers of a wing-body combination having a 3-percent-thick, unswept, tapered wing with circular-arc sections and an aspect ratio of 3.1 (reference 1).
Date: May 2, 1952
Creator: Emerson, Horace F & Gale, Bernard M
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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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The aerodynamic design of supersonic propellers from structural considerations

Description: From Summary: "The aerodynamic design of propellers from considerations of centrifugal force is presented. By applying a constant minimum value of thickness ratio from root to tip and allowing the distribution of required area to appear in the blade plan form, propellers with good efficiency are realized at high Mach numbers by the method of this paper."
Date: December 1952
Creator: Hammack, Jerome B
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