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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

Schütte-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

Concrete Airship Sheds at Orly, France Part 2: Supporting Structure and Method of Moving, Mechanism for Moving the Centering, Apparatus for Handling the Materials, Remarks on Construction Details

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

Concrete Airship Sheds at Orly, France Part 1: General Aspect of the Problem, Basic Principles of the Final Project, Principal Structural Elements

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

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

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" (p. 1).
Date: June 1925
Creator: Huguenard, E.
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

Recent experiments at the Gottingen Aerodynamic Institute

Description: This report presents the results of various experiments carried out at the Gottingen Aerodynamic Institute. These include: experiments with Joukowski wing profiles; experiments on an airplane model with a built-in motor and functioning propeller; and the rotating cylinder (Magnus Effect).
Date: July 1925
Creator: Ackeret, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air forces on airfoils moving faster than sound

Description: We are undertaking the task of computing the air forces on a slightly cambered airfoil in the absence of friction and with an infinite aspect ratio. We also assume in advance that the leading edge is very sharp and that its tangent lies in the direction of motion.
Date: June 1925
Creator: Ackeret, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary investigation of the effect of a rotating cylinder in a wing

Description: Into the leading edge of a wing with arbitrary cross-section, there is introduced a cylinder, which can be rotated by an electric motor by means of a cord. Observations were made in the wind tunnel on how the lift at different wind velocities was affected by rotating this cylinder.
Date: March 1925
Creator: Wolff, E. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Light Airplane

Description: This report begins with a review and analysis of the work being done to develop light airplanes in the U.S. and abroad. A technical discussion of the construction and innovations in light airplanes is then presented.
Date: April 1925
Creator: Driggs, Ivan H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airplane Parachutes

Description: The "Bulletin Technique", of March, 1919, gave the results of tests and studies made up to that date in connection with airplane parachutes. This work has been continued.
Date: August 1925
Creator: Mazer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The "Navigraph"

Description: "Commander Le Prieur, whose flight experience in a low-speed seaplane we related in our number of September 27, 1924, invented, four years ago, an instrument destined to render very great service to aviators, namely, the "navigraph", designed to correct errors of orientation due to the effect of the winds during flight" (p. 1).
Date: June 1925
Creator: Le Prieur, Ives
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Latécoère Air Lines

Description: This article presents the observations of the authors on an inspection trip of the Latecoere Air Lines routes from Southern France into North Africa.
Date: August 1925
Creator: Van Zandt, J. Parker
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Relation Of "Lilienthal Effect" to Dynamic Soaring Flight

Description: "In this article, the phenomena of the upward component in the case of flat surfaces will be referred to as the "Lilienthal effect." The Lilienthal effect will be distinguished from the Knoller-Betz effect which is explained by means of vertical wind oscillations, at the basis of which, however, there lie air motions which the Lilienthal effect could not produce. It will be shown that the same cause, which can produce the Lilienthal effect on flat airfoils, considerably strengthens the thrust due to the Knoller-Betz effect" (p. 1).
Date: July 1925
Creator: Fick, Roderich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Problem of Fuel Measurement: The Schiske "Konsummeter"

Description: Any measuring device, which immediately indicates the rate of fuel consumption in the desired units, has the advantage of saving considerable time and fuel, besides facilitating the adjustment of the carburetor. The Schiske "Konsummeter" (made by the "PS-Vergaser and Apparatebau A. G.") was designed from the above viewpoint.
Date: May 1925
Creator: Praetorius, K. R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Law of Similitude for the Surface Resistance of Lacquered Planes Moving in a Straight Line Through Water

Description: The proof of the validity of the Reynolds law of similitude for the surface resistance of planes has been developed with an accuracy hitherto unattained and for a large range of lengths and speeds. It has been shown that, in addition to the form resistance, the resistance of the longitudinal edges must be taken into account.
Date: April 1925
Creator: Gebers, Friedrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hesselman Heavy-Oil High-Compression Engine

Description: Memorandum presenting a description of the Hesselman heavy-oil high-compression engine, which is meant to solve many of the problems associated with standard diesel engines. Specific details of the fuel pump, fuel valve, spraying, and process by which the engine functions are provided.
Date: April 1925
Creator: Hesselman, K. J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department