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Compressibilities of gases

Description: Reproduction of thirteen graphs for computing compressibilities of various gases and for computing the volumes delivered from cylinders containing various gases.
Date: November 21, 1925
Creator: Pickering, Samuel Fisher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

Description: Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
Date: December 1925
Creator: Davis, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent progress in the theoretical deduction of airplane wings

Description: The designing of an airplane requires an accurate knowledge of the aerodynamic properties of its wings, as expressed in the polar diagram. It is important to continue the theoretical researches on the aerodynamic phenomena of wings, in order to determine by calculation, their fundamental characteristics and to increase and formulate our knowledge in this field.
Date: November 1925
Creator: Panetti, M
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Schutte-Lanz airship projects after the war

Description: The stressing of an airship depends on three nonuniformly distributed forces: air forces; the distribution of acceleration forces; and how the air pressure is distributed on the hull. This report examines the stresses and comes to conclusions on the size of airships.
Date: October 1925
Creator: Weiss, Georg
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Atomization of liquid fuels. Part III

Description: This report provides a critical discussion of the results of the experiments conducted in the previous NACA-TM's 329 and 330. The main object of this investigation was to determine the size of the drops in mechanical atomization.
Date: September 1925
Creator: Kuehn, R
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Concrete airship sheds at Orly, France. Part I

Description: This report details the contest to design and build concrete airship hangers. The difficulty lies in the magnitude of the absolute dimensions. An airship shed must withstand two principal types of stresses: those resulting from its own weight and those due to the wind. This report discusses both problems in detail.
Date: October 1925
Creator: FREYSSINET
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Concrete airship sheds at Orly, France. Part II

Description: This report deals mainly with the methods of construction employed when after the plan had been approved. The foundation, side walls, doors and roof are all discussed and the economic savings resulting from this method of construction.
Date: October 1925
Creator: FREYSSINET
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report on Commercial Air Transportation Activities in England, France, Germany and Holland

Description: The following pages present a review of the air transportation activities of England, France, Germany and Holland, based on an inspection trip during the summer of 1924. The different components described include operating companies, nature of transportation services, air traffic, flying equipment, government relations, and general remarks.
Date: June 1925
Creator: Van Zandt, J. Parker
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High velocity wind tunnels : their application to ballistics, aerodynamics, and aeronautics

Description: The object of this article is to set forth the particular properties of swiftly-moving air, how these affect the installation of a wind tunnel, the experimental results already obtained, the possible applications of such a tunnel, and what can be easily accomplished at the present time.
Date: June 1925
Creator: Huguenard, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor-Vehicle Headlighting

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards discussing the improved illumination of night-time driving with the use of vehicle head-lighting. Methods of construction and adjustment information are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1925
Creator: Carlson, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radio-Frequency Resistance and Inductance of Coils Used in Broadcast Reception

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over radio-frequency resistance in radio reception. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is to present data on the radio-frequency resistance and inductance of coils within the range of frequencies used in radiotelephone broadcasting" (p. 651). This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1925
Creator: Hund, August & De Groot, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plastic Magnesia

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the production methods and uses of plastic magnesia. Methods, properties, and uses of plastic magnesia are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1925
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Pike, Robert D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A method for the direct determination of wing-section drag

Description: In order that the method may be more easily understood, we will first consider the simpler case when there is no lift, but only drag, and when the streamlines at the measuring point behind the obstacle are nearly parallel. Moreover, the flow is assumed not to deviate much from the two-dimensional flow.
Date: November 1925
Creator: Betz, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils at high speeds

Description: From Summary: "This report deals with an experimental investigation of the aerodynamical characteristics of airfoils at high speeds. Lift, drag, and center of pressure measurements were made on six airfoils of the type used by the air service in propeller design, at speeds ranging from 550 to 1,000 feet per second. The results show a definite limit to the speed at which airfoils may efficiently be used to produce lift, the lift coefficient decreasing and the drag coefficient increasing as the speed approaches the speed of sound. The change in lift coefficient is large for thick airfoil sections (camber ratio 0.14 to 0.20) and for high angles of attack. The change is not marked for thin sections (camber ratio 0.10) at low angles of attack, for the speed range employed. At high speeds the center of pressure moves back toward the trailing edge of the airfoil as the speed increases. The results indicate that the use of tip speeds approaching the speed of sound for propellers of customary design involves a serious loss in efficiency."
Date: 1925~
Creator: Briggs, L. J.; Hull, G. F. & Dryden, H. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of model propeller tests with airfoil theory

Description: The purpose of the investigation covered by this report was the examination of the degree of approach which may be anticipated between laboratory tests on model airplane propellers and results computed by the airfoil theory, based on tests of airfoils representative of successive blade sections. It is known that the corrections of angles of attack and for aspect ratio, speed, and interference rest either on experimental data or on somewhat uncertain theoretical assumptions. The general situation as regards these four sets of corrections is far from satisfactory, and while it is recognized that occasion exists for the consideration of such corrections, their determination in any given case is a matter of considerable uncertainty. There exists at the present time no theory generally accepted and sufficiently comprehensive to indicate the amount of such corrections, and the application to individual cases of the experimental data available is, at best, uncertain. While the results of this first phase of the investigation are less positive than had been hoped might be the case, the establishment of the general degree of approach between the two sets of results which might be anticipated on the basis of this simpler mode of application seems to have been desirable.
Date: 1925
Creator: Durand, William F. & Lesley, E. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Characteristics of a single float seaplane during take-off

Description: At the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field is investigating the get-away characteristics of an N-9H, a DT-2, and an F-5l, as representing, respectively, a single float, a double float, and a boat type of seaplane. This report covers the investigation conducted on the N-9H. The results show that a single float seaplane trims aft in taking off. Until a planing condition is reached the angle of attack is about 15 degrees and is only slightly affected by controls. When planing it seeks a lower angle, but is controllable through a widening range, until at the take-off it is possible to obtain angles of 8 degrees to 15 degrees with corresponding speeds of 53 to 41 M. P. H. or about 40 per cent of the speed range. The point of greatest resistance occurs at about the highest angle of a pontoon planing angle of 9 1/2 degrees and at a water speed of 24 M. P. H.
Date: January 1925
Creator: Crowley, J. W., Jr. & Ronan, K. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of turning characteristics of an airship by means of a camera obscura

Description: This investigation was carried out by the National Advisory Committee at Langley Field for the purpose of determining the adaptability of the camera obscura to the securing of turning characteristics of airships, and also of obtaining some of those characteristics of the C-7 airship. The method consisted in flying the airship in circling flight over a camera obscura and photographing it at known time intervals. The results show that the method used is highly satisfactory and that for the particular maneuver employed the turning diameter is 1,240 feet, corresponding to a turning coefficient of 6.4, and that the position of zero angle of yaw is at the nose of the airship.
Date: 1925
Creator: Crowley, J. W., Jr. & Freeman, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department