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Analytical and experimental investigation of the effects of compressor interstage air bleed on performance characteristics of a 13-stage axial-flow compressor

Description: Air was bled over the fifth-and tenth-stage rotor-blade rows through ports designed to pass 11 and 9 percent of the inlet flow, respectively, at 80 percent speed. Along the rated operating line the maximum speed at which rotating stall was encountered was lowered by either of these bleeds, and the stall patterns below these speeds were altered so that no dangerous resonant rotor-blade bending vibrations were excited. The combination of the two bleeds completely eliminated rotating stall to at least 50 percent speed. The compressor-discharge weight flow was decreased only at intermediate speeds, and the overall pressure ratio was affected only at intermediate speeds, and the overall pressure ratio was affected only by the combination bleed at intermediate speeds. Fifth-stage bleed increased compressor efficiency at low speeds, and tenth-stage bleed decreased efficiency at intermediate speeds.
Date: February 8, 1957
Creator: Lucas, James G; Geye, Richard P & Calvert, Howard F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beneficiation of Iron-Copper Ores from Kasaan Peninsula, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the beneficiation of iron-copper ores. As stated in the summary, "this report summarizes the results of laboratory testing of copper-bearing magnetite ore from the Poorman, Rush and Brown, and Copper Center deposits, Kasaan Peninsula, Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1957
Creator: Wells, R. R.; Erspamer, E. G. & Sterling, F. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of the Combustion Performance of Shell UMF, Grade C, MIL-F-5624C, Grade JP-5, Fuels in a Heavy-Duty XRJ47-W-9 Ram-Jet Engine

Description: Comparable combustion performance data for Shell UMF, grade C, and MIL-F-5624C, grade JP-5, fuels were obtained using a heavy-duty version of the XRJ47-W-9 ram-jet engine operated in a 2.75 Mach number free-jet facility. Data were obtained for the two fuels over a range of fuel-air ratios, engine airflows, and engine-inlet temperatures. The test conditions were selected to provide combustor-inlet temperatures. The test conditions were selected to provide combustor-inlet conditions approximately representative of those which would be encountered over a range of altitudes and flight Mach numbers. The variation of combustion efficiency with fuel-air ratio for the two fuels is compared at the several inlet conditions. The pilot-burner ignition and operating limits with both fuels are also included. In general, the combustion efficiency with Shell UMF, grade C, fuel was 1 to 4 points lower than with MIL-F-5624C, grade JP-5, fuel.
Date: February 19, 1957
Creator: Ranscht, W. G. & Farley, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of fiber orientation on ball failures under rolling-contact conditions

Description: The rolling-contact fatigue spin rig was used to test bails of a bearing steel at maximum Hertz stresses of 600,000 to 750,000 psi. The effect of fiber orientation was observed with the ball track restricted to passing directly over the poles, coincident with the equator, or randomly around the ball. The polar areas were found to be weaker in fatigue than the nonpolar areas. This resulted in a much greater portion of the failures occurring in the polar areas than would be expected from a homogeneous material. The early failures are discussed.
Date: February 1, 1957
Creator: Butler, Robert H; Bear, H Robert & Carter, Thomas L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Equation of State and Heat Content of Uranium

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on the state of uranium at different temperature and pressure. Calculations are presented for the differing pressures of uranium. This report includes tables.
Date: February 20, 1957
Creator: Brout, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental investigation of ejector-nozzle metal temperatures

Description: Metal temperatures were obtained on a full-scale ejector nozzle installed on an afterburner operating at exhaust-gas temperatures up to 3450 degrees R. A favorable afterburner-outlet temperature profile helped keep the primary-jet nozzle components cool. The ejector shroud temperatures were much more sensitive to secondary airflow than were temperatures on the primary-jet nozzle.
Date: February 27, 1957
Creator: Shillito, Thomas B & Koffel, William K
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department