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Recent Results on High-Pressure Axial Blowers

Description: Considerable progress has, in recent times, been attained in the development of the high-pressure axial blower by well-planned research. The efforts are directed toward improving the efficiencies, which are already high for the axial blower, and in particular the delivery pressure heads. For high pressures multistage arrangements are used. Of fundamental importance is the careful design of all structural parts of the blower that are subject to the effects of the flow. In the present report, several recent results and experiences are reported, which are based on results of German engine research.
Date: April 1, 1947
Creator: Eckert, B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent Results Pertaining to the Application of the "Area Rule"

Description: This paper is concerned primarily with the application of the "area rule" to the interpretation and improvement of the drag-rise characteristics of wing-body combinations at transonic and moderate supersonic speeds. Consideration of the general physical nature of the flow at transonic speeds, together with comparisons of the flow fields and drag-rise characteristics for wing-body combinations and bodies of revolution has led to the conclusion that near the speed of sound the drag rise for a thin low-aspect-ratio wing-body combination is primarily dependent on the axial distribution of cross-sectional area normal to the airstream (ref. 1). (The drag rise, sometimes referred to as pressure drag, is the difference between the drag level near the speed of sound and the drag level at subsonic speeds where the drag is due primarily to skin friction.) In order to illustrate the concept, figure 1 shows a wing-body combination and a body of revolution. A typical cross section normal to the airstream for the wing-body combination is shown at AA. The cross-sectional area of the wing is wrapped around the body of revolution so that the body has the same cross-sectional area at BB. All the other cross-sectional areas of the body of revolution are the same as those for the wing-body combination at the same axial stations. On the basis of the conclusion just stated, the drag rise for this body of revolution should be similar to that for the wing-body combination.
Date: October 28, 1953
Creator: Whitcomb, Richard T.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent tests of tailless airplanes

Description: This report details the advantages and construction of tailless airplanes. Both a glider and a powered model were built and the specifications of both airplanes are listed.
Date: May 1, 1930
Creator: Lippisch, Alexander
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent work on airfoil theory

Description: The basic ideas of a new method for treating the problem of the airfoil are presented, and a review is given of the problems thus far computed for incompressible and supersonic flows. Test results are reported for the airfoil of circular plan form and the results are shown to agree well with the theory. As a supplement, a theory based on the older methods is presented for the rectangular of small aspect ratio.
Date: December 1, 1940
Creator: Prandtl, L
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reciprocity relations in aerodynamics

Description: Reverse flow theorems in aerodynamics are shown to be based on the same general concepts involved in many reciprocity theorems in the physical sciences. Reciprocal theorems for both steady and unsteady motion are found as a logical consequence of this approach. No restrictions on wing plan form or flight Mach number are made beyond those required in linearized compressible-flow analysis. A number of examples are listed, including general integral theorems for lifting, rolling, and pitching wings and for wings in nonuniform downwash fields. Correspondence is also established between the buildup of circulation with time of a wing starting impulsively from rest and the buildup of lift of the same wing moving in the reverse direction into a sharp-edged gust.
Date: January 1, 1953
Creator: Heaslet, Max A & Spreiter, John R
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recoil Activity from Stainless-Steel Cladding: a Major Contribution to Coolant-Stream Radioactivity in GCR-2

Description: From abstract: An estimate is presented of the radioactivity in the helium coolant of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, GCR-2, due to entry into the coolant of recoil nuclei from neutron-induced reactions which take place in the fuel element cladding, type 304 stainless steel. Two systems were considered: one without a filter and the other utilizing a by-pass filter designed to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the coolant.
Date: 1959
Creator: Brassert, W. L.; Gardiner, G. K. & Morse, F. H.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recommendations for numerical solution of reinforced-panel and fuselage-ring problems

Description: Procedures are recommended for solving the equations of equilibrium of reinforced panels and isolated fuselage rings as represented by the external loads and the operations table established according to Southwell's method. From the solution of these equations the stress distribution can be easily determined. The method of systematic relaxations, the matrix-calculus method, and several other methods applicable in special cases are discussed. Definite recommendations are made for obtaining the solution of reinforced-panel problems which are generally designated as shear lag problems. The procedures recommended are demonstrated in the analysis of a number of panels. In the case of fuselage rings it is not possible to make definite recommendations for the solution of the equilibrium equations for all rings and loadings. However, suggestions based on the latest experience are made and demonstrated on several rings.
Date: January 1, 1949
Creator: Hoff, N J & Libby, Paul A
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recommendations for Shape of Earthquake Response Spectra

Description: From summary: The major objectives of the studies described in this report were to analyse and evaluate a number of significant earthquake records and to utilize the results to develop "standardized" design spectrum shapes to be used in the seismic design of nuclear power plant facilities.
Date: February 1973
Creator: Blume, John A.; Sharpe, Roland L. & Dalal, Jagat S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recommended Practice for the Use of Metric (SI) Units in Building Design and Construction

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the use of metric units of measurement during construction. As stated in the scope, "this document outlines a selection of SI units, with multiples and sub-multiples, for general use in building design and construction" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Milton, Hans J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recommended Practices for Establishment and Maintenance of Turf

Description: "The intent of this report is to provide technical and practical information which will be of value to those responsible for preparation, review or accomplishment of specifications for the establishment of vegetative ground cover. [...] The report is concerned primarily with establishment of turf grasses in the continental United States. A brief discussion of maintenance practices is included as such practices have a direct bearing on the successful establishment of the desired ground cover" (p. 1).
Date: April 1953
Creator: Cale, E. B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recommended Values of Meteorological Factors to Be Considered in the Design of Aircraft Ice-Prevention Equipment

Description: Meteorological conditions conducive to aircraft icing are arranged in four classifications: three are associated with cloud structure and the fourth with freezing rain. The range of possible meteorological factors for each classification is discussed and specific values recommended for consideration in the design of ice-prevention equipment for aircraft are selected and tabulated. The values selected are based upon a study of the available observational data and theoretical considerations where observations are lacking. Recommendations for future research in the field are presented.
Date: March 1, 1949
Creator: Jones, Alun R & Lewis, William
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance Examinations of Copper Uranium Deposits West of the Colorado River

Description: Several relatively small copper-uranium deposits have been found in southwestern Utah along the contact of the Shinarump and Moenkopi formations of Triassic age, at least from the San Rafael Swell area of Emery County, southward through central and eastern Garfield County, southwestward into western Kane County, and westward into the southern part of Washington County.
Date: November 1950
Creator: Everhart, Donald L.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for a Uranothorianite-Bearing Lode in the Vicinity of the Headwaters of the Peace River, Candle Quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska

Description: From abstract: Reconnaissance in 1947 found uranothorianite and gummite associated with copper sulfides, iron oxides, molybdenite, gold, silver, bismuth, and thorite in placers of a headwater tributary of the Peace River in the eastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Brief radiometric reconnaissance early in the summer of 1952 failed to locate the bedrock source of the radioactive minerals at the head of the Peace River, primarily because of the shielding-effect of widespread tundra cover. The samples obtained in 1952 indicate the presence of galena, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, covellite, and fluorite in addition to the minerals reported in the results of the 1947 reconnaissance.
Date: June 1952
Creator: West, Walter S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Radioactive Deposits in Southeastern Alaska, 1952

Description: From abstract: Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in southeastern Alaska in 1952 was centered in three localities: the northern part of Prince of Wales Island and parts of adjacent islands, the Taku Harbor-Point Astley district, and the Hyder area. Significant concentrations of radioactive minerals were found only in the vicinity of Salmon Bay on the northeastern shore of Prince of Wales Island. In this area radioactive carbonate-hematite veins occur along the coast for about 8 miles. The veins are generally short, irregular, and lenticular, but a few can be traced for more than 300 feet between the low-tide line and the forest cover. The width of the veins normally ranges from less than 1 inch to 2.5 feet; several, however, are 5 to 10 feet wide.
Date: 1958
Creator: Houston, Joseph R.; Bates, Robert Glenn; Velikanje, Robert S. & Wedow, Helmuth, Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Radioactive Minerals in Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana, 1952-1955

Description: From abstract: Approximately fifty radioactive deposits and nearly fifty properties not abnormally radioactive were examined during a geologic reconnaissance for radioactive minerals in Idaho, Washington, and western Montana during the period July 1952 -- June 1955. The most important uranium deposits are in or near granitic to quartz monzonitic intrusions of probable Cretaceous age in central and northern Idaho, westernmost Montana, and northeastern Washington.
Date: May 1957
Creator: Weis, Paul L.; Armstrong, Frank C. & Rosenblum, Samuel
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Rocks in Northeastern Wind River Basin, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: A reconnaissance search for uraniferous rocks in the northeastern part of the Wind River Basin was made in July and August 1951 in the course of other work. In addition to Tertiary tuffs and associated lignite, coal, and carbonaceous rocks, some radioactivity anomalies, chiefly in granite, which had been detected by airborne equipment in November 1950, were checked on the ground. A tuff of middle or late Eocene age containing 0.003 percent uranium was as high in uranium as any rock found.
Date: 1952?
Creator: Tourtelot, Harry Allison
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Antofagasta Area, Province of Antofagasta, Chile

Description: Abstract: The Antofagasta area, in the Province of Antofagasta, Chile, was investigated in September and August 1958 by two field parties of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Instituto de Investigaciones Geológicas de Chile, who were working under a cooperative agreement between the teo governments. the purpose of the investigation was to examine the area for the possible occurrence of commercial deposits of uranium.
Date: April 1961
Creator: Knowles, Paul H.; Bowes, William A.; C., Mario Serrano & S., Rudolfo Grüenwald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department