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Estimation of F-3 and F-4 knock-limited performance ratings for ternary and quaternary blends containing triptane or other high-antiknock aviation-fuel blending agents

Description: Report providing charts to assist with estimating F-3 and F-4 knock-limited performance ratings for several ternary and quaternary fuel blends. Several unusual behaviors were noted in the F-3 engines using the aromatic-paraffinic blends, so the charts for them may not be as accurate. General trends observed in different types of fuel are also described.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Barnett, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An evaluation of the knock-limited performance of triptane

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the knock-limited performance of triptane in F-3 and F-4 rating engines, two full-scale air-cooled aircraft cylinders, and flight tests on a full-scale multicylinder engine. Information about the lead susceptibility and effect of engine operating conditions is also provided.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Barnett, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of fuel-vapor loss on knock-limited performance and inspection properties of aviation fuels

Description: Report discussing the results of testing to discover the effects of fuel-vapor loss on F-3 and F-4 knock-limited performance ratings and inspection properties of two aviation fuels, 28-R and 33-R. The percentage of loss at several temperatures, ability to meet Army-Navy fuel specifications, and antiknock rating change is described.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Barnett, Henry C. & Marsh, Edred T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel tests of a dual-rotating propeller having one component locked or windmilling

Description: From Summary: "The effect on the propulsive efficiency of locking or windmilling one propeller of a six-blade dual-rotating propeller installation was determined in the Langley propeller-research tunnel. Tests were made of both pusher and tractor configurations, with the unpowered propeller both leading and following the powered propeller, which was set at a blade angle of 40 degrees. The maximum propulsive efficiency of the powered propeller in combination with the locked or windmilling propeller was, in all cases, lower than that of the powered propeller operating alone."
Date: January 1945
Creator: Bartlett, Walter A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of the mutual interference effects of a tail-surface: stern propeller installation on a model simulating the Douglas XB-42 empennage

Description: Report discussing the mutual interference effects of tail surfaces and a stern propeller on a model of the XB-42.The main focus was to determine the effect of tail surface-propeller spacing upon the periodic tail surface loading coincident with propeller blade passage.
Date: November 9, 1944
Creator: Bartlett, Walter A., Jr. & Marino, Alfred A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tensile Tests of NACA and Conventional Machine- Countersunk Flush Rivets

Description: An investigation was conducted to determine and compare the tensile strength of NACA and conventional machine-countersunk flush rivets of several rivet-head angles and varying countersunk depth. The results of the investigation are presented in the form of curves that show the variation of the tensile strength of the rivet with the ratio of the sheet thickness to the rivet diameter. For the same rivet-head angle and for a given angle of c/d, the NACA rivets developed higher tensile strength than the conventional rivets.
Date: October 1, 1944
Creator: Bartone, Leonard M. & Mandel, Merven W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The NACA impact basin and water landing tests of a float model at various velocities and weights

Description: Report presenting data obtained when a float with both horizontal and vertical velocity contact on a water surface. The report is confined to a presentation of the relationship between resultant velocity and impact normal acceleration for various float weights when all other parameters are constant.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Batterson, Sidney A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Variation of hydrodynamic impact loads with flight-path angle for a prismatic float at 3 degree trim and with a 22 1/2 degree angle of dead rise

Description: Report discusses the results of testing "to determine the relationship between impact normal acceleration and flight-path angle for seaplanes landing on smooth water" (from Summary). The testing was done with a model at high and low forward speeds at 3 degrees trim, a dead-angle rise of 22.5 degrees, and consistent weight.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Batterson, Sidney A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Variation of hydrodynamic impact loads with flight-path angle for a prismatic float at 12 degree trim and with a 22-1/2 degree angle of dead rise

Description: Report discusses the results of testing "to determine the relationship between impact normal acceleration and flight-path angle for seaplanes landing on smooth water" (from Summary). The tests were performed at 12 degrees trim, 22.5 degree angle of dead rise, and a total weight of 1100 pounds. The effect on the maximum impact normal acceleration and the effects of immersion on acceleration are described.
Date: February 1946
Creator: Batterson, Sidney A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Variation of hydrodynamic impact loads with flight-path angle for a prismatic float at 6 degrees and 9 degrees trim and a 22-1/2 degree angle of dead rise

Description: Report discusses the results of testing "to determine the relationship between impact normal acceleration and flight-path angle for seaplanes landing in smooth water" (from Summary). The tests were done at high and low forward speeds and trims at 6 degrees and 9 degrees, a 22.5 degree angle of dead rise, and a gross weight of 1100 pounds. Information about the forces acting on the aircraft and maximum depth of immersion and trim is provided.
Date: February 1946
Creator: Batterson, Sidney A. & Stewart, Thelma
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic tests of a full-scale TBF-1 aileron installation in the Langley 16-foot high-speed tunnel

Description: From Summary: "This report describes tests in the Langley 16-foot high-speed tunnel to determine whether these failures could be attributed to changes in the aerodynamic characteristics of the ailerons at high speeds."
Date: December 1944
Creator: Becker, John V & Korycinski, Peter F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Speed Tests of a Ducted Body with Various Air-Outlet Openings

Description: Test of a ducted body with Internal flow were made in the 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel for the purpose of studying the effects on external drag and an critical speed of the addition of efficient inlet and outlet openings to a basic streamline shape. Drag tests of a 13.6- inch-diameter streamline body of fineness ratio 6.14 were made at Mach numbers ranging from 0.20 to 0.75. The model was centrally mounted on a 9-percent-thick airfoil and was designed to have an efficient airfoil-body juncture and a high critical speed. An air inlet at the nose and various outlets at the tail were added: drag and internal-flow data were obtained over the given speed range. The critical speed of the ducted bodies was found to be as high as that of the streamline body. The external - drag with air flow through the body did not exceed the drag of the basic streamline shape. No appreciable variation in the efficiency of the diffuser section of the internal duct occurred throughout the Mach number range of the tests.
Date: May 1, 1942
Creator: Becker, John V. & Baals, Donald D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Maximum rates of control motion obtained from ground tests

Description: Report discusses the results of testing to determine the maximum rates of control stick (elevator) motion and corresponding maximum stick forces that could be exerted based on experiments with several pilots. The main topics explored were the comparison of the maximum rates of push and pull, maximum rates of push and pull when a mental restriction was placed on the pilot, and maximum rates at which the pilot though he would apply the elevator control forces versus the actual application of forces. Information about experimental procedures and the rig the testing occurred on is included.
Date: May 1944
Creator: Beeler, De E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Continuous use of internal cooling to suppress knock in aircraft engines cruising at high power

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the possibility of using internal cooling instead of fuel enrichment to suppress knock and to estimate the fuel savings that will result. Data from four different sources was examined and an analysis of the fuel consumption was conducted. Four different types of coolants were explored.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Bell, Arthur H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department