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Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics 3: effect of turbine stator adjustment

Description: From Summary: "An analytical investigation was made to determine from component performance the effect of turbine stator adjustment on the acceleration characteristics of a typical high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine. Turbine stator adjustment was adequate to permit engine operation in the intermediate-speed range, but was less satisfactory than the relatively simple schemes of compressor-interstage and -outlet bleed."
Date: August 2, 1954
Creator: Rohlik, Harold E. & Rebeske, John J.

Adaptation of Combustion Principles to Aircraft Propulsion, Volume 2, Combustion in Air-Breathing Jet Engines

Description: This volume continues the NACA study of combustion principles for aircraft propulsion. The various aspects of combustion pertinent to jet engines are organized and interpreted with quite extensive information, particularly for basic or fundamental. subject matter. The report concerns only air-breathing engines and hydrocarbon fuels, and not rocket engines and high-energy fuels. Since the references have been selected to illustrate important points, the bibliographies, while thorough, are not complete. This volumes describes the observed performance and design problems of engine combustors of the principal types. These include combustor-inlet conditions; starting, acceleration, combustion limits, combustion efficiency, coke deposits, and smoke formation in turbojets; ram-jet performance; and afterburner performance and design.
Date: May 2, 1956

Aerodynamic characteristics at Mach numbers from 0.7 to 1.75 of a four-engine swept-wing airplane configuration as obtained from a rocket-propelled model test

Description: Report presenting flight testing of a rocket-propelled model of a typical multiengine airplane configuration to obtain data on drag, stability, and nacelle performance. Data were obtained at a variety of Mach numbers, lift coefficients, and subsonic and supersonic speeds. Results regarding airplane performance, nacelle performance, longitudinal characteristics, and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: September 2, 1955
Creator: Chapman, Rowe, Jr.

Aerodynamic characteristics of low-aspect-ratio wings at high supersonic Mach numbers

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents some recently obtained data on the aerodynamic characteristics of low-aspect-ratio wings at supersonic Mach numbers of 4.04 and 6.9 and discusses some new methods of predicting the lift and drag of such wings. Data on lifting wings in the Mach number range above 2.5 are not plentiful and most of the available data may be found in NACA RM L51D17, NACA RM L51D30, NACA RM L52D15a, NACA RM L52K19, NACA RM L53D03, and NACA RM L53D30a."
Date: November 2, 1953
Creator: Ulmann, Edward F. & Bertram, Mitchel H.

Aerodynamic characteristics of two-plane, unswept tapered wings of aspect ratio 3 and 3-percent thickness from tests on a transonic bump

Description: From Introduction: "The Ames Aeronautical Laboratory has in progress an experimental investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of wings of interest in the design of high-speed fighter aircraft. This program included an investigation in the Ames 6-by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at both subsonic and supersonic Mach numbers of a wing-body combination having a 3-percent-thick, unswept, tapered wing with circular-arc sections and an aspect ratio of 3.1 (reference 1).
Date: May 2, 1952
Creator: Emerson, Horace F. & Gale, Bernard M.

Aerodynamic characteristics with fixed and free transition of a modified delta wing in combination with fuselage at high subsonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "An investigation of the high-speed aerodynamic characteristics of a modified delta wing in combination with a fuselage was conducted in the Langley high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel. The model was tested on the sting support system through a Mach number range of 0.40 to 0.90 with both free and fixed transition. Because of the nature of the transition effect, the results seemed to be of the general interest and are presented in the present paper."
Date: May 2, 1950
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C. & King, Thomas J., Jr.

Analysis of effects of airplane characteristics and autopilot parameters on a roll-command system with aileron rate and deflection limiting

Description: From Summary: "The dynamic characteristics of an airplane with a proportional-gain roll-control autopilot are discussed. A comparison of three different high-speed fighter airplanes is presented. The dynamic effects of time lags and various gains in the system are described."
Date: September 2, 1955
Creator: Schy, Albert A. & Gates, Ordway B., Jr.

Analysis of several methods of pumping cooling air for turbojet engine afterburners

Description: From Introduction: "Afterburning is well established as an effective means of increasing the thrust of a turbojet engine. In order to obtain the maximum thrust from an afterburner, it is necessary to burn to the highest temperatures possible (reference 1). At these high temperatures, material limitations (reference 2) necessitate the installation of cooling systems to permit safe and reliable operation."
Date: February 2, 1953
Creator: Samuels, John C. & Yanowitz, Herbert

Analysis of turbomachine viscous losses affected by changes in blade geometry

Description: From Introduction: "This report also presents a method of optimizing the blade number and solidity for a given application if the blade loss variation with solidity can be estimated or experimentally determined. Also discussed are the penalties in performance that accompany deviations from optimum values of blade number and solidity."
Date: October 2, 1956
Creator: Miser, James W.; Stewart, Warner L. & Whitney, Warren J.

Collection and summary of flap-type-aileron rolling-effectiveness data at zero lift as determined by rocket-powered model tests at Mach numbers between 0.6 and 1.6

Description: Report presenting a collection and summary of the wing-aileron rolling-effectiveness data obtained as part of an investigation of lateral control using rocket-powered test vehicles in free flight over a range of Mach numbers. Some effects of trailing-edge angle, aileron-chord ratio, aileron span and location, aspect ratio, wing sweepback, and wing-tail interference are provided.
Date: September 2, 1955
Creator: Strass, H. Kurt; Stephens, Emily W.; Fields, E. M. & Schult, Eugene D.

Comparison of Experimental Hydrodynamic Impact Loads and Motions for a V-Step and a Transverse-Step Hydro-Ski

Description: Report presenting a comparison of the hydrodynamic impact loads and motions encountered in testing a V-step and a transverse-step flat-bottom hydro-ski with beam loadings of about 4.5. Testing occurred in smooth water over a range of velocities, flight-path angles, and fixed trims. Results regarding time histories of draft, vertical velocity, and vertical acceleration, impact lift coefficient, draft coefficient, and time coefficient for rebound are provided.
Date: February 2, 1954
Creator: Miller, Robert W.

Component performance investigation of J71 experimental turbine 6: effect of first-stator adjustment; over-all performance of J71-97 turbine with 70-percent-design stator area

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effect of first-stator area changes on the overall component performance of the J71-97 experimental turbine. The performance of the turbine with the first-stator area reduced to 70 percent of design by reorienting the stagger angle of the design blade profiles is presented. Results regarding the overall performance, choking characteristics, and matching characteristics are provided.
Date: October 2, 1956
Creator: Schum, Harold J.; Petrash, Donald A. & Davison, Elmer H.

Correlation of forced-convection heat-transfer data for air flowing in smooth platinum tube with long-approach entrance at high surface and inlet-air temperatures

Description: A heat-transfer investigation was conducted with air in an electrically heated platinum tube with long-approach entrance, inside diameter of 0.525 inch, and effective heat-transfer length of 24 inches over ranges of Reynolds number up to 320,000, average inside-tube-wall temperature up to 3053 degrees R, and inlet-air temperature up to 1165 degrees R. Correlation of data by the conventional Nusselt relation resulted in separation of data with tube-wall temperature. Good correlation was obtained, however, by use of a modified Reynolds number.
Date: November 2, 1950
Creator: Desmon, Leland G. & Sams, Eldon W.

Design and Experimental Investigation of Light-Weight Bases for Air-Cooled Turbine Rotor Blades

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the problem of air-cooled turbine rotor-blade weight reduction for aircraft gas turbines as part of the NACA turbine-cooling research program. A bulb-root-type blade-base design was achieved which utilized forming and brazing techniques in its manufacture and was combined with an axial-flow turbojet engine aerodynamic profile. Results regarding the sheet-metal bulb-root-type air-cooled base designs, air-cooled pinned-type base design, and some weight reduction considerations are provided.
Date: July 2, 1954
Creator: Freche, John C. & McKinnon, Roy A.

Ditching Investigation of a 1/24-Scale Model of the Boeing B-47 Airplane

Description: "An investigation of a 1/24-scale dynamically similar model of the Boeing B-47 airplane was made to determine the ditching characteristics and proper ditching technique for the airplane. Various conditions of damage, landing attitude, flap setting, and speed were investigated. The behavior of the model was determined from visual observations, motion-picture records, and time-history deceleration records. The results of the investigation are presented in table form, photographs, and curves" (p. 1).
Date: May 2, 1950
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Windham, John O.

The Effect of Moment-of-Area-Rule Modifications on the Zero-Lift Drag of Three Wing-Body Combinations

Description: Memorandum presenting an experimental investigation to determine the effect on drag of applying the moment-of-area-rule modifications to wing-body combinations with various wing plan forms. The effect of mounting air-to-air type missiles on the wing-mounted bodies of revolution which are part of the moment-of-area-rule modification was also investigated.
Date: May 2, 1958
Creator: Dickey, Robert R.

Effect of wedge-type boundary-layer diverters on performance of half-conical side inlets at Mach number 2.96

Description: Report presenting an investigation at Mach number 2.96 to study the effects of wedge-type boundary-layer removal on the performance of side inlets with half of a double-conical external-compression surface. Some of the parameters investigated were the wedge height, wedge inclined angle, wedge-tip position, and splitter-plate geometry. Two lengths of constant-area diffuser throat section were also considered.
Date: August 2, 1954
Creator: Johnson, Harry W. & Piercy, Thomas G.