Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) - 1,263 Matching Results

Search Results

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

Airfoil-contour modifications based on (epsilon)-curve method of calculating pressure distribution

Description: From Introduction: "Certain alternations of a qualitative nature may be performed in spite of the fact that a pressure change cannot be prescribed. It is the purpose of this paper to indicate a method by which qualitative alternation may be performed. It will be noted that the present method of contour modification will serve the intended purpose of the inverse method."
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airspeed fluctuations as a measure of atmospheric turbulence

Description: From Introduction: "Increments in structural loads due to atmospheric turbulence can be accurately expressed in terms of flight speed and effective gust velocities (reference 4). Data from which the effective gust velocities could be computed were also obtained during the flights of the XC-35 airplane. These data have been used to determine the significance of the fluctuations in the pilot's indicated-airspeed readings in relation to structural loads to due to atmospheric turbulence."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Tolefson, H B
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude rating of electrical apparatus

Description: From Introduction: "This paper studies the effect of altitude on the ratings of rotating electric machines and after determining the fundamental principles involved, discusses these in relation to the application of such machines in modern aircraft."
Date: January 1943
Creator: Lebenbaum, Paul, Jr
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel tests of power-plant installation in jet-propelled fighter

Description: From Introduction: "The research program included clean-up tests (unpublished data) and stability and control tests (reference 1) made in the NACA Langley full-scale tunnel. An investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of the power-plant installation in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel is discussed in this report."
Date: February 1946
Creator: Jagger, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper casting alloys

Description: From Introduction: "This paper contains data on the mechanical properties of sand-cast test bars having a considerable range in zinc, magnesium, and copper content and more detailed data on the properties and foundry characteristics of an aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper alloy having a preferred composition for high strength and ductility."
Date: July 1941
Creator: Kempf, L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of a thermal ice-prevention system for wing leading-edge landing-light installations

Description: From Introduction: "A typical ice formation on a wing leading-edge-type light installation is shown in figure 1. Although the primary purpose of this analytic investigation was to determine the practicability of providing a landing-light thermal ice-prevention system which could be incorporated with the wing leading-edge thermal ice-prevention system of the B-17 F airplane, the analysis has been developed in a general form for future application to similar deigns. "
Date: January 1944
Creator: Hillendahl, Wesley H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of available data on the effectiveness of ailerons without exposed overhang balance

Description: From Introduction: "As a part of the general lateral-control investigation by the NACA, the large amount of two- and three-dimensional data on the rolling effectiveness of ailerons without exposed overhang balance is collected and analyzed in the present paper."
Date: May 1944
Creator: Crandall, Stewart M. & Swanson, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Effect of Rolling Pull-Outs on Wing and Aileron Loads of a Fighter Airplane

Description: An analysis was made to determine the effect of rolling pull-out maneuvers on the wing and aileron loads of a typical fighter airplane, the P-47B. The results obtained indicate that higher loads are imposed upon wings and ailerons because of the rolling pull-out maneuver, than would be obtained by application of the loading requirements to which the airplane was designed. An increase of 102 lb or 15 percent of wing weight would be required if the wing were designed for rolling pull-out maneuver. It was also determined that the requirements by which the aileron was originally designed were inadequate.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Pearson, Henry A. & Aiken, William S.
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 analysis of jet-propulsion systems making direct use of the working substance of a thermodynamic cycle

Description: From Summary: "The results of the analysis showed that the combined efficiency, which is unacceptably low at speeds less than 300 miles per hour, becomes nearly equal to that of conventional power plants of current design at 500 miles per hour. It was also shown that the efficiency will be increased considerably as the physical limitations on cycle temperature and blower speed are raised and as the efficiencies of the system components are improved."
Date: February 1945
Creator: Rubert, Kennedy F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of life expectancy of airplane wings in normal cruising flight

Description: From Summary: "The independent variables considered in the analysis included stress-concentration factor, stress-load relation, wing loading, design and cruising speeds, design gust velocity, and airplane size. Several methods for estimating fatigue life from gust frequencies are discussed."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Putnam, Abbott A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The analysis of strains indicated by multiple-strand resistance-type wire strain gages used as rosettes

Description: From Summary: "Methods are given for making the necessary corrections to the strains indicated by multiple-strand resistance-type wire strain gages used singly or as rosettes to measure strains at an angle to the principal strain. The results of tests to determine the validity of the methods of correction are reported."
Date: January 1, 1943
Creator: Dow, Norris F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of V-G Records from the SNB-1 Airplane

Description: Availability data obtained on SNB-1 trainer-class airplanes were analyzed and results presented as flight envelopes which predict occurrences of large values of air speed and acceleration. Comparison is made with SNJ-4 trainer-class airplane data analyzed by the same method. It is concluded that flight envelopes are satisfactory; that the two types show large differences in flight loads and speeds experience; and that SNB-1 will seldom, if ever, exceed design limit load factor and restricted speed, which SNJ-4 can be expected to exceed design-limit load factor and restricted speed in a very small number of flight hours.
Date: July 1946
Creator: Meadows, May T. & Walker, Walter G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department