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Preliminary performance data obtained in a full-scale free-jet investigation of a side-inlet supersonic diffuser

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the performance of several modifications of a side-inlet ramjet engine diffuser. Total-pressure-recovery profiles, Mach number profiles, longitudinal wall static pressure distributions, and variation of the average-static to average-total pressure are presented.
Date: November 30, 1954
Creator: Farley, John M. & Smith, Ivan D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Performance Data on General Electric Integrated Electronic Control Operating on J47 RX1-3 Turbojet Engine in NACA Altitude Wind Tunnel

Description: Performance data obtained with recording oscillographs are presented to show the transient response of the General Electric Integrated Electronic Control operating on the J47 RXl-3 turbo-Jet engine over a range of altitudes from 10,000 to 45,000 feet and at ram pressure ratios of 1.03 and 1.4. These data represent the performance of the final control configuration developed after an investigation of the engine transient behavior in the NACA altitude wind tunnel. Oscillograph traces of controlled accelerations (throttle bursts),oontrolled decelerations (throttle chops), and controlled altitude starts are presented.
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Blivas, Darnold & Taylor, Burt L., III
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Performance Data on Westinghouse Electronic Power Regulator Operating on J34-WE-32 Turbojet Engine in Altitude Wind Tunnel

Description: The behavior of the Westinghouse electronic power regulator operating on a J34-WE-32 turbojet engine was investigated in the NACA Lewis altitude wind tunnel at the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of the Navy. The object of the program was to determine the, steady-state stability and transient characteristics of the engine under control at various altitudes and ram pressure ratios, without afterburning. Recordings of the response of the following parameters to step changes in power lever position throughout the available operating range of the engine were obtained; ram pressure ratio, compressor-discharge pressure, exhaust-nozzle area, engine speed, turbine-outlet temperature, fuel-valve position, jet thrust, air flow, turbine-discharge pressure, fuel flow, throttle position, and boost-pump pressure. Representative preliminary data showing the actual time response of these variables are presented. These data are presented in the form of reproductions of oscillographic traces.
Date: October 11, 1950
Creator: Ketchum, James R.; Blivas, Darnold & Pack, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary photomicrographic studies of fuel sprays

Description: Photomicrographs were taken of fuel sprays injected into air at various densities for the purpose of studying the spray structure and the stages in the atomization of the fuel. The photomicrographs were taken at magnifying powers of 2.5, 3.25, and 10, using a spark discharge of very short duration for illumination. The results indicate that the theory advanced by Dr. R. A. Castleman, Jr., on the atomization of fuel in carburetors may also be applied to the atomization of fuel sprays of the solid-injection type. The fuel leaves the nozzle as a solid column, is ruffled and then torn into small, irregular ligaments by the action of the air. These ligaments are then quickly broken up into drops by the surface tension of the fuel. The photomicrographs also show that the dispersion of a fuel spray at a given distance from the nozzle increases with an increase in the jet velocity or an increase in the air density. The first portions of fuel sprays injected from an automatic injection valve into air at atmospheric density have a much greater dispersion than the later portions, but this difference decreases rapidly as the air density is increased.
Date: July 1, 1932
Creator: Lee, Dana W & Spencer, Robert C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Plan for Treating Mixed Waste

Description: A preliminary waste treatment plan was developed for disposing of radioactive inorganic liquid wastes that contain hazardous metals and/or hazardous acid concentrations at Argonne National Laboratory. This plan, which involves neutralization and sulfide precipitation followed by filtration, reduces the concentration of hazardous metals and the acidity so that the filtrate liquid is simply a low-level radioactive waste that can be fed to a low-level waste evaporator.
Date: June 1993
Creator: Vandegrift, G. F.; Conner, C.; Hutter, Joseph C.; Leonard, R. A.; Nuñez, Luis; Sedlet, J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Plasma Spectrometric Analyses for Selected Elements in some Geothermal Waters from Cerro Prieto, Mexico

Description: Abstract: As part of a cooperative study with the Geologic Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, water samples collected from geothermal power production wells at Cerro Prieto, Mexico, were analyzed for selected elements by d.c. argon plasma emission spectroscopy. Spectral interferences due to the presence of high concentrations of Ca, Si, Na, and K in these waters affected the apparent concentration values obtained. These effects were evaluated and correction techniques were developed and applied to the analytical values. Precipitates present in the samples at the time of analysis adversely affected the accuracy, precision and interpretability of the data.
Date: 1983
Creator: Ball, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Green River Basin and the Rock Springs Uplift, Sweetwater and Fremont Counties, Wyoming

Description: Abstract: Preliminary reconnaissance for uranium in the Green River Basin and the Rock Springs Uplift revealed anomalous radioactivity northwest of Oregon Buttes in the Tipton tongue of the Green River formation and in the Cathedral Bluffs tongue of the Wasatch formation, and in the Tipton tongue in Red Creek Basin.
Date: March 25, 1954
Creator: Winterhalder, E. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Reconnaissance of the Dripping Spring Quartzite Formation in Gila and Pinal Counties, Arizona

Description: Abstract: A four-week reconnaissance of certain portions of the mountainous area in Gila and Pinal Counties, Arizona, was undertaken in March and April, 1953, to inspect accessible outcrops of Dripping Spring quartzite, a pre-Cambrian formation which has lately attracted the interest of the Atomic Energy Commission by the discovery of two separate occurrences of uranium mineralization. Although no new deposits were found during the field work, a more thorough examination of the quartzite seems warranted. Recommendations for further prospecting by airborne and ground methods are presented in this report, and are based largely on observations made during the brief visit.
Date: June 1953
Creator: Mead, W. E. & Wells, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Reconnaissance Work in the Rattlesnake Area, Apache County, Arizona

Description: From introduction: The Bluff-Salt Wash contact was mapped on aerial photographs. Mines and prospects were also plotted on the photos. The mines and prospects were studied and a brief description of the mineralization and its occurrence was written. These field notes, which will be given to Hatfield and party, contain data on the presence of carbon and fossil logs, lithology of the gangue rock, sedimentary structures, etc. Regional structure and evidence for igneous activity were also noted.
Date: September 5, 1952
Creator: Hill, John F. & Blagbrough, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Granitic Rocks in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California

Description: From abstract: A reconnaissance to determine the uranium content of granitic rocks in the western states was made during parts of October and November 1951. The paucity of our knowledge of the granitic rocks that are most likely to contain significant quantities of uranium has prevented all but a very general isolation of areas or types of granitic rocks for reconnaissance examination.
Date: April 1952
Creator: Coats, Robert Roy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of Reconnaissance in the Cameron Area, Arizona

Description: Introduction: A radiometric airborne reconnaissance of the Cameron, Arizona, district was conducted in the late fall of 1952 and early winter of 1953. Flying was carried out under the direction of the Salt Lake Exploration Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Raw Materials. Airborne equipment and ground personnel were provided through the Technical Services Branch of the Grand Junction Exploration Division.
Date: June 1953
Creator: Williams, Floyd J. & Barrett, Donald C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of the Geohydrology Near Cypress Creek and Richton Salt Domes, Perry County, Mississippi

Description: From purpose and scope: This report describes geohydrologic conditions in the Mississippi salt-dome basin in the area of the Cypress Creek and Richton salt domes. It incorporates data from the area characterization investigations in Mississippi and provides a foundation of technical information for subsequent, more detailed hydrologic investigations.
Date: 1983
Creator: Bently, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of the Results of Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Materials in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: During three months of the summer of 1952, a geologic and radiometric reconnaissance examination for uraniferous materials in the peripheral parts of the Powder River structural basin in northeastern Wyoming (fig. 1) was made by the Survey on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. The purpose was to find, describe, locate, and sample deposits of uraniferous or radioactive materials other than those in the central part of the Powder River Basin in the general vicinity of the Pumpkin Buttes.
Date: February 1953
Creator: Davidson, David F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report of the Uranium Favorability of Shear Zones in the Crystalline Rocks of the Southern Appalachians

Description: From summary: Three sheared areas in the crystalline Piedmont and Blue Ridge provinces, from which uranium occurrences or anomalous radioactivity have been reported, were studied to determine their favorability for uranium mineralization. The study, which involved a literature review, geologic reconnaissance, ground radiometric surveys, and sampling of rock outcrops for petrographic and chemical analyses, indicates that more-detailed investigations of these and similar areas are warranted.
Date: November 1978
Creator: Penley, H. Michael; Schot, Erik H. & Sewell, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report on 1952 Field Investigations in Wet Mountains, Colorado

Description: From page 3: A metallogenic province containing thorium in veins in pre-Cambrian rocks along the western slope of the Wet Mountains, Colo. found by the Reconnaissance Group of the U. S. Geological Survey during the summer of 1950,was revealed by the discovery during fiscal-years 1951-1952 of seventeen radioactive deposits scattered along a north-northwest linear distance of twenty miles. All the thorium occurrences were found within terrain that has never been geologically mapped. Three of the most promising localities were mapped at 1:1,200, and a diamond-drilling program was conducted at Haputa ranch.
Date: 1953
Creator: Singewald, Q. D.; Christman, Robert A. & Brock, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department