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Aerodynamic problems in the design of efficient propellers

Description: From General Analysis: "The purpose of part I of this paper is to show how the loading that gives the minimum induced energy loss can be obtained from rather elementary considerations and to present design charts from which such a plan form can be quickly obtained for any set of design conditions."
Date: August 1942
Creator: Feldman, Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-flow and performance characteristics of the engine-stage supercharger of a double-row radial aircraft engine I: effect of operating variables

Description: From Introduction: "The tests reported herein, conducted during the early part of 1945, were made to determine the inherent charge-air distribution characteristics of the engine-stage supercharger of the double-row radial engine."
Date: August 1945
Creator: Mesrobian, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the indications of the University of Chicago airborne turbulence indicator in gusty air

Description: From Introduction: "The present report has been prepared to discuss the indications obtained from the University of Chicago turbulence indicator in relation to simultaneous measurement of atmospheric gustiness made by the NACA, which are summarized herein."
Date: August 1946
Creator: Pratt, K G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attainment of a straight-line trajectory for a preset guided missile with special reference to effect of wind or target motion

Description: Report discusses the results of a study "of the requirements for the attainment of a straight-line trajectory for a preset guided missile in the presence of wind or target motion" (from Summary). Information about the straight-line trajectory, position of the launching airplane, straight-line collision course, and arrangement of the autopilot in the missile is provided. Recommendations are also made about the creation of a bombsight mounting for the pilot of the launching airplane in order to attain the desired straight-line collision course.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Ribner, Herbert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculations of intake-air cooling resulting from water injection and of water recovery from exhaust gas

Description: Report discussing some calculations made for the effects of water in cooling the inlet air of aircraft-engine cylinders. From Summary: "The estimates indicate that the cooling effect of the water on the inlet air can be more extensive than the cooling now obtained with the intercoolers or aftercoolers in the air-induction system. In connection with water recovery from the exhaust gas, the estimates indicate that sufficient water can be recovered from 50 percent of the exhaust gas to provide an inducted water-fuel ratio of 0.5."
Date: August 1944
Creator: Rothrock, Addison M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative fatigue tests of riveted joints of Alclad 24S-T, Alclad 24S-T81, Alclad 24S-RT, Alclad 24S-T86 and Alclad 75S-T sheet

Description: Report discusses testing performed to determine the fatigue strength of various types of riveted and spot-welded joints in the following aluminum alloys: Alclad 24S-T, 24S-RT, 758-T, 24S-T81, and 24S-T86. Details of the experiment, tensile properties, and information about failure are provided.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Moore, R. L. & Hill, H. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computation of the mean tangential velocity of the air leaving the blade tips of a centrifugal supercharger

Description: Report discusses the differences between the mean tangential velocity of the air leaving the blade tips of a centrifugal supercharger calculated by the conventional turbine equation and by an equation that uses the isentropic increase in total enthalpy. The velocities are compared to experimental values observed with three diffusers.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Brown, W. Byron
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Correlation of wind-tunnel predictions with flight tests of a twin-engine patrol airplane 2: lateral- and directional-stability and control characteristics

Description: From Summary: "The lateral- and directional-stability and -control characteristics of a twin-engine patrol airplane as predicted from the results of wind-tunnel tests of a powered model and as measured in flight are compared in this report. The predictions from wind-tunnel-test data were in good agreement with the flight-test results. The results show that such predicted flying-qualities characteristics are sufficiently accurate to indicate the unsatisfactory lateral- and directional-stability and -control characteristics of airplanes in the preliminary design stage."
Date: August 30, 1945
Creator: Delany, Noel K. & Kauffman, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of air-consumption parameters for two radial aircraft engines

Description: From Summary: "Air-consumption data from calibrations of two radial aircraft engines were analyzed to show the relation of engine air consumption to its primary influencing factors: intake-manifold pressure, exhaust back pressure, intake-manifold temperature, and engine speed. The analysis of the test data from these two engines led to the establishment of a relation of variables upon which the design of automatic metering controls can be based. The data obtained from one engine indicate that the air-consumption correlation obtained for this engine is accurate within 2 percent except under certain conditions that are well outside current engine-operation limits."
Date: August 1945
Creator: Shames, Sidney J. & Howes, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department