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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

Altitude starting tests of a small solid propellant rocket

Description: From Summary: "Four solid-propellant rocket engines of nominal 500-pound thrust were tested for starting characteristics at pressure altitudes ranging from 89,000 to 111,000 feet and at a temperature of -75^o F. Chamber pressures were measured on two of the runs. Average chamber pressures in these two runs were lower than expected, although action times agreed with the expected values."
Date: June 21, 1957
Creator: Krawczoner, E. M. & Sloop, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the 19B-2, 19B-8, and 19XB-1 Jet Propulsion Engines, 3, Performance and Windmilling Drag Characteristics

Description: The performance characteristics of the 19B-8 and 19XB-1 turbojet engines and the windmilling-drag characteristics of the 19B-6 engine were determined in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel. The investigations were conducted on the 19B-8 engine at simulated altitudes from 5000 to 25,000 feet with various free-stream ram-pressure ratios and on the 19XB--1 engine at simulated altitudes from 5000 to 30,000 feet with approximately static free-stream conditions. Data for these two engines are presented to show the effect of altitude, free-stream ram-pressure ratio, and tail-pipe-nozzle area on engine performance. A 21-percent reduction in tail-pipe-nozzle area of the 19B-8 engine increased the let thrust 43 percent the net thrust 72 percent, and the fuel consumption 64 percent. An increase in free-stream ram-pressure ratio raised the jet thrust and the air flow and lowered the net thrust throughout the entire range of engine speeds for the 19B-8 engine. At similar operating conditions, the corrected jet thrust and corrected air flow were approximately the same for both engines, and the corrected specific fuel consumption based on jet thrust was lower for the 19XB-1 engine than for the 19B-8 engine. The thrust and air-flow data obtained with both engines at various altitudes for a given free-stream rampressure ratio were generalized to standard sea-level atmospheric conditions. The performance parameters involving fuel consumption generalized only at high engine speeds at simulated altitudes as high as 15,000 feet. The windmilling drag of the 19B-8 engine increased rapidly as the airspeed was increased.
Date: March 13, 1957
Creator: Fleming, WIlliam A. & Dietz, Robert O., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analog computer study of several stability augmentation schemes designed to alleviate roll-induced instability

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the present study is to investigate these suggested methods for reducing the undesirable pitching and yawing motions of an airplane during roll maneuvers. The airplane characteristics used in this study were those of the F-100A airplane having the original small vertical tail as shown in figure 1."
Date: February 19, 1957
Creator: Creer, Brent Y
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analog computer study of some filtering, command-computer, and automatic-pilot problems connected with the attack phase of the automatically controlled supersonic interceptor

Description: From Summary: "Presented herein are the results of a study of some of the problems associated with the cross-roll filter, command computer, and g-limiter of an automatic interceptor system."
Date: October 3, 1957
Creator: Sherman, Windsor L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses for turbojet thrust augmentation with fuel-rich afterburning of hydrogen, diborane, and hydrazine

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents net thrusts computed for hydrogen, diborance, and hydrazine with fuel-air ratios form stoichiometric values to 0.5. Net thrusts for fuel-rich afterburning are compared with those for stoichiometric combustion of the turbojet fuel and air augmented with a 220-second specific-impulse rocket."
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Morris, James F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of coolant flow and pressure requirements for a return-flow turbine rotor blade design using hydrogen, helium, or air as coolant

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the results of an analysis to determine the coolant flow and pressure requirements for a particular return-flow turbine rooter blade design utilizing hydrogen, helium, or air as the coolant."
Date: May 7, 1957
Creator: Slone, Henry O & Donoughe, Patrick L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of efficiency characteristics of a single-stage turbine with downstream stators in terms of work and speed requirements

Description: One-dimensional mean-section flow and blade specific losses proportional to average specific kinetic energy are assumed in the analysis. Range of the work-speed parameter lambda considered includes low to moderate blade speeds with high specific work outputs, where critical turbojet, turbopump, and accessory-drive turbines are encountered. A diffusion factor of 0.5 limits the loading on the downstream stators. Turbine efficiences considered are total or aerodynamic, rating, and static. Efficiences of velocity-diagram types at impulse and that corresponding to values of maximum efficiency are presented and compared to indicate in what range of lambda downstream stators are beneficial as well as the attending improvements in efficiency.
Date: January 23, 1957
Creator: Wintucky, William T & Stewart, Warner L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of experimental low-speed loss and stall characteristics of two-dimensional compressor blade cascades

Description: From Introduction: "In the present report, the concept of velocity diffusion is applied in an analysis of blade losses expressed in terms of the fundamental parameter of wake momentum thickness. Restrictions and limitations involved in the application of the results to cascade performance analyses are discussed."
Date: March 19, 1957
Creator: Lieblein, Seymour
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of fluorine addition to the vanguard first stage

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents data pertinent to the problem of boosting rocket performance by adding up to 30 percent liquid fluorine to the liquid oxygen of an existing oxygen-hydrocarbon rocket engine."
Date: January 24, 1957
Creator: Tomazic, William A; Schmidt, Harold W & Tischler, Adelbert O
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of horizontal-tail loads in pitching maneuvers on a flexible swept-wing jet bomber

Description: From Introduction: "The analysis of flight data in the present report is, to a large extent, based on analyses and information contained in references 1 and 2 for wing deflections, reference 3 for horizontal-tail parameters, reference 4 for airplane lift-curve slopes and angles of zero lift, and reference 5 for wing centers of pressure."
Date: December 1957
Creator: Aiken, William S , Jr
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Meteorological Tower Data, April 1950 - March 1952, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing data collected from two BNL meteorological towers. As stated in the introduction, "results are presented in graphic form rather than tabular form" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 1957
Creator: Singer, Irving A. & Raynor, Gilbert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of operational airline data to show the effects of airborne weather radar on the gust loads and operating practices of twin-engine short-haul transport airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The data for operations both with and without radar installed have been analyzed and the results are presented in this paper. Although these results are of limited extent, they provide a basis for early examination of any trends in the gust loads and associated operating practices which might be attributed to the use of radar."
Date: November 1957
Creator: Copp, Martin R & Walker, Walter G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department