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Notes on the Effect of Surface Distortions on the Drag and Critical Mach Number of Airfoils

Description: "The effect of two-dimensional bumps and surface waviness on the pressure distribution over airfoils is considered. It is shown that the results of the analysis may be useful in evaluating the effects of accidental or intended surface distortions on the drag and critical Mach number of airfoils" (p. 1).
Date: September 1943
Creator: Allen, H. Julian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The development and application of high-critical-speed nose inlets

Description: From Summary: "An analysis of the nose-inlet shapes developed in previous investigations to represent the optimum from the standpoint of critical speed has shown that marked similarity exists between the nondimensional profiles of inlets which have widely different proportions and critical speeds. With the nondimensional similarity of such profiles established, the large differences in the critical speeds of these nose inlets must be a function of their proportions. An investigation was undertaken in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel to establish the effects of nose-inlet proportions on critical Mach number and to develop a rational method for the design of high-critical-speed nose inlets to meet desired requirements."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Baals, Donald D.; Smith, Norman F. & Wright, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NACA Investigation of a Jet-Propulsion System Applicable to Flight

Description: "Following a brief history of the NACA investigation of jet-propulsion, a discussion is given of the general investigation and analyses leading to the construction of the jet-propulsion ground-test mock-up. The results of burning experiments and of test measurements designed to allow quantitative flight-performance predictions of the system are presented and correlated with calculations. These calculations are then used to determine the performance of the system on the ground and in the air at various speeds and altitudes under various burning conditions. The application of the system to an experimental airplane is described and some performance predictions for this airplane are made" (p. 1).
Date: April 1944
Creator: Brown, Clinton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Avro C.30 Direct-Control Autogiro (British)

Description: Circular describing the Avro C.30 direct-control autogiro. Details of the construction, fuselage, engine mounting, tail, cockpits, rotor system, characteristics, performance, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: September 1934
Creator: Colson, C N
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the Behavior of Parallel Two-Dimensional Air Jets

Description: Report presenting an investigation made of the flow downstream from a two-dimensional grid, formed of parallel rods. The two-dimensional character of the flow was insured by end plates normal to the rods and covering the entire flow field. The nature of the flow was determined primarily by means of total-head measurements.
Date: November 1944
Creator: Corrsin, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Breguet 270 General-Purpose Military Airplane (French): A Two-Seat All-Steel Sesquiplane

Description: Circular presenting a description of the Breguet 270 general-purpose military airplane, which is a two-set, all-steel sesquiplane. Details regarding the basic principles of design, construction, components, flying qualities, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: September 1930
Creator: De Marolles, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The S.A.B.C.A. "S.XI" Commercial Airplane (Belgian): A High-Wing Semicantilever Monoplane

Description: Circular describing the S.A.B.C.A. S.XI commercial airplane, which is a high-wing semicantilever monoplane. Details of the history of its creation, its design, components, engines, fuel tanks, characteristics, performances, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: April 1932
Creator: Frachet, Andre
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Flow of a Compressible Fluid by the Hodography Method 1: Unification and Extension of Present-Day Results

Description: Report presenting elementary basic solutions of the equations of motion of a compressible fluid in the hodograph variables are developed and used to provide a basis for comparison in the form of velocity correction formulas, of corresponding compressible and incompressible flows.
Date: March 1944
Creator: Garrick, I. E. & Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The C.A.M.S. 54 G.R. Transatlantic Seaplane (French)

Description: Tested at the end of March, 1928, the C.A.M.S. 54 G.R. was built for the purpose of crossing the Atlantic from Europe by way of the azores. It has a biplane construction with wings mounted above the hull. It is powered by two new series 500 HP. geared Hispano Suiza V type engines.
Date: September 1928
Creator: Ide, John Jay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Flow of a Compressible Fluid by the Hodography Method 2: Fundamental Set of Particular Flow Solutions of the Chaplygin Differential Equation

Description: Report presenting the utilization of the differential equation of Chaplygin's jet problem to give a systematic development of particular solutions of the hodograph flow equations, which extends the treatment of Chaplygin into the supersonic range and completes the set of particular solutions. The solutions serve to place on a reasonable basis the use of velocity correction formulas for the comparison of incompressible and compressible flows.
Date: November 1944
Creator: Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

German Training Airplane, Arado "Ar. S.I."

Description: Circular presenting a description of the Arado Ar. S.I., which is a wireless biplane that is both physically attractive and highly performing. A description of the components, controls, construction, characteristics, flying qualities, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: May 1926
Creator: Manigold, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Propeller and Cooling-Air-Flow Characteristics of a Twin-Engine Airplane Model Equipped With NACA D(Sub S)-Type Cowlings and With Propellers of NACA 16-Series Airfoil Sections

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 19-foot pressure tunnel to determine the nacelle drag, the cowling-air flow, and the propeller characteristics of a model of a high-performance military airplane. The model is fitted with NACA D(sub S)-type engine cowlings and with propellers embodying NACA 16-series airfoil sections. Results regarding the propeller characteristics, drag and cowling-air flow with the propeller removed, the effect of propeller on flow through cowling, and the influence of cooling requirements on airplane performance are provided.
Date: September 1944
Creator: McHugh, James G. & Pepper, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Concise Theoretical Method for Profile-Drag Calculation; Advance Report

Description: In this report a method is presented for the calculation of the profile drag of airfoil sections. The method requlres only a knowledge of the theoretical velocity distribution and can be applied readily once this dlstribution is ascertained. Comparison of calculated and experimental drag characteristics for several airfoils shows a satisfactory agreement. Sample calculatlons are included.
Date: February 1944
Creator: Nitzberg, Gerald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Hanriot-Biche 110 C1 Airplane (French): An All-Metal Low-Wing Pursuit Monoplane

Description: Circular presenting a description of the Hanriot-Biche 110 C1 airplane, which is a French all-metal low-wing pursuit monoplane. Details regarding the wing, girders and tail surfaces, pilot's cockpit, power plant, landing gear, flying qualities, and photographs are provided.
Date: July 1933
Creator: Rabion, René
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Albatros Commercial Airplane L 73

Description: The Albatros was a two engine commercial biplane carrying 2 pilots, eight passengers, and 160 KG of baggage. The framework is metal, the wings having plywood and fabric over the steel tubing. The L 73 was the first 2 engine biplane to be made in Germany.
Date: September 1926
Creator: Rühl, Karl & Wiederhold, Hasso
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department