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Quarterly technical report, STEP Project

Description: Report regarding the Safety Test Engineering Program (STEP), the transient and destructive testing of the aerospace SNAP 10A/2 reactor, and the evaluation of the results of these tests.
Date: June 1965
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Idaho Operations Office.
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Quartz and Silica: Part 1. - General Summary

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing quartz and silica minerals. As stated in the foreword, "the purpose of the present paper is to assemble brief summaries of the many widely differing industries engaged in the production and preparation of these minerals in their principal commercial forms" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: August 1931
Creator: Santmyers, Reigart Meredith
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Quasi-Automatic Parallelization : a Simplified Approach to Multiprocessing

Description: As multiprocessors become commercially available, a great deal of concern is being focused on the problems involved in writing and debugging software for such machines. Earlier work described the use of monitors implemented by macro processors to attain portable code. This work formulates a general-purpose monitor which simplifies the programming of a wide class of numeric algorithms. We believe that the approach of describing a set of schedulable units of computation advocated by Brown offers a real simplification for the applications programmer. In this paper, we propose a straight-forward programming paradigm for describing schedulable units of computation that allows the description of many algorithms with very little effort.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Glickfeld, B. W.
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Quasi-cylindrical theory of wing-body interference at supersonic speeds and comparison with experiment

Description: A theoretical method is presented for calculating the flow field about wing-body combinations employing bodies deviating only slightly in shape from a circular cylinder. The method is applied to the calculation of the pressure field acting between a circular cylindrical body and a rectangular wing. The case of zero body angle of attack and variable wing incidence is considered as well as the case of zero wing incidence and variable body angle of attack. An experiment was performed especially for the purpose of checking the calculative examples.
Date: January 1, 1955
Creator: Nielsen, Jack N
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A Quasi-Eulerian Method for Analyzing Slug Impact and Coolant Spillage in a Fast-Reactor Accident

Description: This report describes a quasi-Eulerian method which has been incorporated into the ICECO code to study slug impact and coolant spillage problems in a fast-reactor accident. The quasi-Eulerian cells used in this method are located on the tops of the regular cells. The axial size of the quasi-Eulerian cells varies according to the gap generated at the reactor head-wall junction. Penetration holes on the cover head are modeled on the top center of the quasi-Eulerian cells. Fluid variables in these quasi-Eulerian cells also satisfy all the conservation equations. Since the boundary pressures above the quasi-Eulerian cells are determined by the movement of the moving grid, the velocity of the cover head is also included in the pressure iteration. Several examples are given to compare the results obtained by this quasi-Eulerian method with the existing experimental excursion data, as well as with the analytical and the other code solutions.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Chu, Han Y.
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The question of spontaneous wing oscillations : determination of critical velocity through flight-oscillation tests

Description: Determination of the spontaneous oscillations of a wing or tail unit entail many difficulties, both the mathematical determination and the determination by static wing oscillation tests being far from successful and flight tests involving very great risks. The present paper gives a method developed at the Junkers Airplane Company by which the critical velocity with respect to spontaneous oscillations of increasing amplitude can be ascertained in flight tests without undue risks, the oscillation of the surface being obtained in the tests by the application of an external force.
Date: October 1, 1936
Creator: Schlippe, B V
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Description: From Introduction: "Material for this report was gathered during the last quarter of 1928 and the first quarter of 1929, when the author visited the quick-silver-producing districts of California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Arizona to view the progress made in recent years and gather material for a comprehensive study of the present-day quicksilver industry of the United States."
Date: 1931
Creator: Schuette, C. N.
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Quicksilver Deposits Near the Little Missouri River, Pike County, Arkansas

Description: From introduction: In this study the Geological Survey and the Bureau of Mines, United States Department of the Interior, cooperated. The author prepared detailed geologic maps showing the surface topography, geology, and workings of 11 mines, and the underground workings and geology of 7 of these; the Bureau of Mines engineers directed diamond-drilling and.bulldozer-trenching. The locations of the detailed maps are shown on plate 23, an index map overprinted on a segment of the map made by Reed and Wells.
Date: 1942
Creator: Gallagher, David
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Quicksilver Deposits of the Parkfield District, California

Description: From abstract: The Parkfield district, one of the minor California quicksilver districts, lies on the southern end of the Diablo Range, in the southeastern part of Monterey County and the westernmost tip of Kings County. (...) Two geologically similar areas, separated by 10 miles of unmineralized rocks, have been mapped. These areas contain (1) sedimentary, volcanic, and metamorphic rocks belonging to the Franciscan formation, of probable Jurassic age, (2) sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous age, (3) a few outcrops of fossiliferous strata assigned to the Temblor formation, of middle Miocene age, (4) large masses of serpentine emplaced along fault zones in post-Miocene time, (5) lenses of silica-carbonate rock formed by the alteration of the serpentine, and (6) large areas of landslide.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bailey, Edgar Herbert
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The quiescent-chamber type compression-ignition engine

Description: Report presents the results of performance tests of a single-cylinder 4-stroke-cycle compression-ignition engine having a vertical disk form of combustion chamber without air flow. The number, size, and direction of the orifices of the fuel-injection nozzles used were independently varied. A table and graphs are presented showing the performance of the engine with different nozzles; results of tests at different compression ratios, boost pressures, and coolant temperatures are also included.
Date: January 1, 1937
Creator: Foster, H H
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The R-38 catastrophe and the mechanics of rigid airship construction

Description: An airship frame may be regarded as a rigid girder subjected to a number of forces which, according to their nature, may be classified as follows: weight or loads (force of gravity); lifting forces (aero-static); accelerations (dynamic). These forces must be in equilibrium in the three most important cases during flight: 1) when the airship is floating (aerostatic problem); 2) when flying without acceleration (aerodynamic problem). 3) When under the influence of any accelerating force (dynamic problem). This report will briefly discuss each of these cases in regard to the R-38 airship accident.
Date: June 1, 1922
Creator: Herrera, Emilio
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A radar method of calibrating airspeed installations on airplanes in maneuvers at high altitudes and at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: A method of calibrating the static-pressure source of a pitot static airspeed installation on an airplane in level flight, dives, and other maneuvers at high altitude and at transonic and supersonic speeds is described. The method principally involves the use of radar-phototheodolite tracking equipment. The various sources of error in the method are discussed and sample calibrations are included.
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Zalovcik, John A
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Radar Positioning System Accuracy Test

Description: Abstract: The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted research to develop an accurate, real-time, position monitoring and warning system for the vehicles used in surface mining. The product of this research will be technology to reduce accidents and injuries associated with the operation of surface mining haulage equipment. The position monitoring system should reduce accidents related to vehicle position and also increase the efficiency of haulage operations. This research was conducted in preparation for development of an accurate, real-time position monitoring and warning system, which notifies equipment operators when they deviate from a known safe course and are approaching a fixed hazard. A radar positioning system designed for marine applications was evaluated and a series of tests was run to determine the accuracy of the radar positioning system when used in a land vehicle. The radar position determination was compared to surveyed values. Both static and dynamic (moving vehicle) tests were conducted. The static test results were marginal and the dynamic test results were not accurate enough for the position monitoring and warning system. Although a promising technology, the system tested needs to be modified to meet the accuracy requirements of mobile mine equipment.
Date: 1995
Creator: Utt, Walter K.
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Radiant heat transfer from flames in a single tubular turbojet combustor / Leonard Topper

Description: An experimental investigation of thermal radiation from the flame of a single tubular turbojet-engine combustor to the combustor liner is presented. The effects of combustor inlet-air pressure, air mass flow, and fuel-air ratio on the radiant intensity and the temperature and emissivity of the flame are reported. The total radiation of the "luminous" flames (containing incandescent soot particles) was much greater (4 to 21 times) than the "nonluminous" molecular radiation. The intensity of radiation from the flame increased rapidly with an increase in combustor inlet-air pressure; it was affected to a lesser degree by variations in fuel-air ratio and air mass flow.
Date: August 19, 1952
Creator: Topper, Leonard
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Radiant-interchange configuration factors

Description: A study is presented of the geometric configuration factors required for computing radiant heat transfer between opaque surfaces separated by a nonabsorbing medium and various methods of determining the configuration factors are discussed. Configuration-factor solutions available in the literature have been checked and the more complicated equations are presented as families of curves. Cases for point, line, and finite-area sources are worked out over a wide range of geometric proportions. These cases include several new configurations involving rectangles, triangles, and cylinders of finite length which are integrated and tabulated. An analysis is presented, in which configuration factors are employed of the radiant heat transfer to the rotor blades of a typical gas turbine under different conditions of temperature and pressure. (author).
Date: December 1, 1952
Creator: Hamilton, D C : & Morgan, W R
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