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Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic tests of a family of models of flying-boat hulls derived from a streamline body: NACA model 84 series

Description: Report presenting a series of related flying-boat hull forms with various combinations of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic requirements that were tested in an NACA tank and high-speed tunnel. Effects explored included varying the height of the bow, varying the height of the stern, increasing the angle of dead rise at the bow, decreasing the angle of dead rise on the afterbody, increasing the depth of step, increasing the angle of afterbody keel, adding chine flare, adding a third planing surface, and rounded chines at the bow.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Parkinson, John B.; Olson, Roland E.; Draley, Eugene C. & Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of the NACA 747A315 and 747A415 airfoils from tests in the NACA two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel

Description: Report presenting two low-drag airfoils, the NACA 747A315 and the NACA 747A415, which are designed to have reduced pitching moments about the quarter-chord point and moderately high values of the design lift coefficient and are tested in the tow-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Stivers, Louis S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-consumption parameters for automatic mixture control of aircraft engines

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the use of function of intake-manifold temperature and pressure, exhaust back pressure, and engine speed in place of a ventri as a means of measuring engine air consumption and to determine if this function is suitable for automatic mixture control."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Shames, Sidney J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of factors affecting net lift increment attainable with trailing-edge split flaps on tailless airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The lift increments of different flap arrangements were determined by the method of reference 1 with a simple chord correction factor being applied. This procedure is somewhat similar in basic principles to the method of reference 2. The accuracy of the present method was determined by calculating by means of this method the lift and moment increments of flaps on 10 different finite wing-flap combinations for which wind-tunnel data were available."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Maggin, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An approximate determination of the power required to move control surfaces as related to control-booster design

Description: From Summary: "As a part of a general investigation of control boosters, preliminary calculations were made to indicate the sizes of control boosters necessary to move the controls of airplanes of various sizes. The analysis was based on the assumption that the controls were moved with a rapidity and amplitude equal to that measured with a fighter airplane in simulated combat. A corollary purpose consisted in determining the effect on reducing booster-power unit size of incorporating an energy accumulator in the booster system."
Date: September 1945
Creator: Johnson, Harold I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An approximate method of shear-lag analysis for beams loaded at right angles to the plane of symmetry of the cross section

Description: Report discussing strain measurements made on a box beam of triangular cross section and on two beams of D-section under transverse bending. Information about the arrangement of the beams and experimental and calculated stresses for different boxes.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Kuhn, Paul & Brilmyer, Harold G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bibliography and review of information relating to the hydrodynamics of seaplanes

Description: Report presenting a bibliography and review of information related to the hydrodynamics of seaplanes. Characteristics of conventional hulls and floats are discussed to show the effects upon performance of changes in design parameters like dead rise, depth of step, and angle of afterbody keel. Other topics include floats, lateral stabilizers, aerodynamic and propulsive considerations, unconventional configurations, hydrofoils, and piloting and handling.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Benson, James M. & Bidwell, Jerold M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculated and measured turning performance of a Navy F2A-3 airplane as affected by the use of flaps

Description: Report presenting results of flight tests to determine the turning performance of a Navy F2A-3 airplane over a range of speeds for three flap deflections at two altitudes. The results are correlated with an analytical study of turning performance in which the effect of thrust on maximum lift coefficient was considered.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Clousing, Lawrence A.; Gadeberg, Burnett L. & Kauffman, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculation of the aileron and elevator stick forces and rudder pedal forces for the Bell XP-83 airplane (project MX-511) in spins

Description: From Summary: "Aileron and elevator stick forces and rudder pedal forces for the Bell XP-83 airplane in spins have been calculated. The results indicate that the aileron and elevator stick forces may be excessive unless some suitable booster or more highly balanced control surfaces are used. The pilot will be able to move the surfaces only slightly from their normal floating locations."
Date: September 1945
Creator: Stone, Ralph W., Jr. & Schneiter, Leslie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of tightness of 78 degrees machine-countersunk rivets driven in holes prepared with 78 degrees and 82 degrees countersinking tools

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine whether the use of a 78 degree countersinking tool instead of a 82 degree countersinking tool for riveting would substantially alter the conclusion reached in a previous paper regarding the placement of rivets for maximum strength.
Date: September 1942
Creator: Gottlieb, Robert & Mandel, Merven W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compression tests of six curved paper-base plastic panels with outward-acting normal pressure

Description: Report presenting results of compression tests of six paper-base plastic panels with outward-acting normal pressure. All panels failed by separation of the skin, either from the rib or from the stiffeners. Results regarding the introduction of air pressure and types of failures encountered are provided.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Schuette, Evan H.; Rafel, Norman & Dobrowski, Charles V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Correlation of flight data on limit pressure coefficients and their relation to high-speed burbling and critical tail loads

Description: Report presenting flight data, which shows that the absolute minimum or limit pressure coefficient on an airfoil is a function mainly of the Mach number for Mach numbers above about 0.3 and for usual flight values of the Reynolds number. The curve of limit pressure coefficient as a function of Mach number is established.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Rhode, Richard V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical compressive stress for curved sheet supported along all edges and elastically restrained against rotation along the unloaded edges

Description: From Summary: "A formula is given for the critical compressive stress for slightly curved sheet with equal elastic restraints against rotation along the unloaded edges. The theory of small deflections is used and the formula reduces to that given by Timoshenko for the case of simply-supported edges. For larger curvatures, a modification of Redshaw's formula to include the effect of edge restraint is suggested."
Date: September 1943
Creator: Stowell, Elbridge Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical speeds and profile drag of the inboard sections of a conventional propeller

Description: Report presenting the section critical speeds and profile drags of the shank and hub sections of a propeller used on a current liquid-cooled-engine pursuit type of airplane. Results indicated that serious adverse compressibility effects can be expected at speeds of about 400 miles per hour. Suitable fairings for shank and hub sections were found to be necessary for maximum propulsive efficiency.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The design of the optimum hull for a large long-range flying boat

Description: Report presenting some principles for designing the optimum hull for a large long-range flying boat in order to suit the requirements of minimum drag, seaworthiness, and ability to take off and land at all operational gross weights. The principles include the use of moderate gross-load coefficients, ample forebody lengths, and deep steps and the close adherence of the form to that of a streamline body of revolution with a moderate fineness ratio.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Parkinson, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dynamic stress calculations for two airplanes in various gusts

Description: Report presenting a series of calculations made to determine the probable dynamic wing stress of two large airplanes in atmospheric gusts. The results indicate that in both isolated and repeated gusts of probable occurrence, the dynamic overstress is about 10 percent when referred to the present static design standard.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Pierce, Harold B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Early detection of cracks resulting from fatigue stressing

Description: Report discusses an apparatus that may be used for indicating the formation of fatigue cracks or for following the progress of cracks. Details of the experiment and discussion of the way in which the deflection-crack area relationship may be used to monitor fatigue cracks are included.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Bennett, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department