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Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a tapered 45 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3 having a full-span flap type of control with overhang balance : transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the aerodynamic characteristics of low-aspect-ratio sweptback wing having a full-span flap type of control employing an overhanging balance of 50 percent of the flap chord.The main purpose of this investigation was to determine if overhang balances are an effective means of reducing the hinge moments of flap type of controls at transonic speeds."
Date: January 25, 1952
Creator: Lockwood, Vernard E. & Hagerman, John R.

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a wing having a 45 degree sweep, aspect ratio 8, taper ratio 0.45, and airfoil sections varying from the NACA 63A010 section at the root to the NACA 63A006 section at the tip.

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the transonic aerodynamic characteristics of a wing with a spanwise variation in thickness ratio. The wings investigated had 45 degrees of sweepback, aspect ratio 8, taper ratio 0.45, and airfoil sections tapered from an NACA 63A010 section at the root chord to an NACA 63A006 section at the tip chord. Results regarding lift characteristics, drag characteristics, and pitching-moment characteristics are provided.
Date: January 15, 1952
Creator: Morrison, William D., Jr. & Fournier, Paul G.

Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Flying-Boat Hull Having a Length-Beam Ratio of 15, TED No. NACA 2206

Description: An investigation was made in the Langley 300 MPH 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a flying-boat hull of a length-beam ratio of 15 in the presence of a wing. The investigation was an extension of previous tests made on hulls of length-beam ratios of 6, 9, and 12; these hulls were designed to have approximately the same hydrodynamic performance with respect to spray and resistance characteristics. Comparison with the previous investigation at lower length-beam ratios indicated a reduction in minimum drag coefficients of 0.0006 (10 peroent)with fixed transition when the length-beam ratio was extended from 12 to 15. As with the hulls of lower length-beam ratio, the drag reduction with a length-beam ratio of 15 occurred throughout the range of angle of attack tested and the angle of attack for minimum drag was in the range from 2deg to 3deg. Increasing the length-beam ratio from 12 to 15 reduced the hull longitudinal instability by an mount corresponding to an aerodynamic-center shift of about 1/2 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord of the hypothetical flying boat. At an angle of attack of 2deg, the value of the variation of yawing-moment coefficient with angle of yaw for a length-beam ratio of 15 was 0.00144, which was 0.00007 larger than the value for a length-beam ratio of 12.
Date: January 23, 1951
Creator: Riebe, John M. & Naeseth, Rodger L.

Aerodynamic Forces and Moments on a Large Ogive-Cylinder Store at Various Locations Below the Fuselage Center Line of a Swept-Wing Bomber Configuration at a Mach Number of 1.61

Description: A supersonic wind-tunnel investigation on store interference has been conducted in the Langley 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel at a Mach number of 1.61. Forces and moments were measured on a large ogive-cylinder store in the presence of a 45 deg swept-wing-fuselage bomber configuration for a number of store locations below the fuselage center line. Results of the investigation show that large variations of store lift, drag, and pitch occur with changes in store or airplane angle of attack, store vertical location, and store horizontal location. The variation of the store forces and moments with respect to the chordwise location of the wing plan form indicates that the wing is a large factor in producing the interference loads on the store. Comparison of data for underfuselage and underwing store locations at an angle of attack of 0 deg showed maximum store drag interferences of similar magnitudes, but showed considerably smaller maximum interference on store lift an pitching moments for underfuselage store locations.
Date: January 14, 1957
Creator: Morris, O. A.

Aerodynamic loading characteristics in sideslip of a 45 degree sweptback wing with and without a fence at high subsonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effects of sideslip on the aerodynamic loading characteristics of a 45 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 4 for a range of angles of attack, angles of sideslip, and Mach numbers. The load distributions, root bending-moment coefficient, and rolling moment due to sidestep were explored.
Date: January 28, 1955
Creator: Kuhn, Richard E.

Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees : effectiveness at supersonic speeds of a 30-percent chord, 50-percent semispan elevon as a lateral control device

Description: Report presenting the effectiveness of a 50-percent-semispan, constant-percent-chord elevon, and of upper-space spoilers as lateral control surfaces for a wing-fuselage combination with a wing swept back 63 degrees over a range of Mach numbers. For the elevon, results indicated that only about half of the predicted rolling-moment effectiveness was realized. The spoilers were found to be inferior to the elevons for lateral control because of a rapid loss of effectivness above an angle of attack of 4 degrees.
Date: January 18, 1951
Creator: Olson, Robert N. & Mead, Merrill H.

Aerodynamics of slender bodies at Mach number of 3.12 and Reynolds numbers from 2 x 10(exp 6) to 15 x 10(exp 6) IV : aerodynamic characteristics of series of four bodies having near-parabolic noses and cylindrical afterbodies

Description: Pressure distributions and forces for a series of four bodies of revolution having nose-fineness ratios varying from 4 to 10 have been obtained and compared with theory for a Mach number of 3.12, a Reynolds number range of 2x10(sup)6 to 14x10(sup)6, and angles of attack from zero to 9 degrees. In general, a comparison of the experimental data with a second-order theory showed good agreement for the range of variables investigated.
Date: January 25, 1954
Creator: Jack, John R & MOSKOWITZ BARRY

Aeronautical study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees: Characteristics at supersonic speeds of a model with the wing twisted and cambered for uniform load

Description: Report presenting the lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing with the leading edge swept back 63 degrees and cambered and twisted for a uniform load at a lift coefficient of 0.25 and Mach number 1.53. The experimental results are compared to those from other investigations. A maximum lift-drag ratio of 8.9 and a minimum drag coefficient of 0.0145 was obtained.
Date: January 9, 1950
Creator: Hall, Charles F. & Heitmeyer, John C.

Altitude free-jet investigation of dynamics of a 28-inch-diameter ram-jet engine

Description: From Introduction: "The feasibility of closed-loop control of ram-jet-engine thrust is demonstrated in references 1 and 2. The dynamic behavior of a 28-inch-diameter ram-jet engine designed to operate in Mach number range of 2.35 to 2.70 is evaluated herein."
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Wentworth, Carl B.; Dunbar, William R. & Crowl, Robert J.

Altitude Performance of J35-A-17 Turbojet Engine in an Altitude Chamber

Description: An investigation of the altitude performance characteristics of an Allison J35-A-17 turbojet engines have been conducted in an altitude chamber at the NACA Lewis laboratory. Engine performance was obtained over a range of altitudes from 20,000 to 60,000 feet at a flight Mach number of 0.62 and a range of flight Mach numbers from 0.42 to 1.22 at an altitude of 30,000 feet. The performance of the engine over the range investigated could be generalized up to an altitude of 30,000 feet. Performance of the engine at any flight Mach number in the range investigated can be predicted for those operating condition a t which critical flow exits in the exhaust nozzle with the exception of the variables corrected net thrust, and net-thrust specific fuel consumption.
Date: January 3, 1951
Creator: Vincent, K. R. & Gale, B. M.

Analysis of a flight investigation at supersonic speeds of a simple homing system

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the flight investigation described herein was as a "proof" check of the system and to determine what effect several variables which could not be practicably simulated would have on the operation."
Date: January 10, 1956
Creator: Gardiner, Robert A.; Gillis, Clarence L. & Graves, G. B., Jr.

Analysis of efficiency characteristics of a single-stage turbine with downstream stators in terms of work and speed requirements

Description: One-dimensional mean-section flow and blade specific losses proportional to average specific kinetic energy are assumed in the analysis. Range of the work-speed parameter lambda considered includes low to moderate blade speeds with high specific work outputs, where critical turbojet, turbopump, and accessory-drive turbines are encountered. A diffusion factor of 0.5 limits the loading on the downstream stators. Turbine efficiences considered are total or aerodynamic, rating, and static. Efficiences of velocity-diagram types at impulse and that corresponding to values of maximum efficiency are presented and compared to indicate in what range of lambda downstream stators are beneficial as well as the attending improvements in efficiency.
Date: January 23, 1957
Creator: Wintucky, William T. & Stewart, Warner L.

Analysis of fluorine addition to the vanguard first stage

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents data pertinent to the problem of boosting rocket performance by adding up to 30 percent liquid fluorine to the liquid oxygen of an existing oxygen-hydrocarbon rocket engine."
Date: January 24, 1957
Creator: Tomazic, William A.; Schmidt, Harold W. & Tischler, Adelbert O.

Analytical and experimental studies of a divided-flow ram-jet combustor

Description: From Introduction: "The investigation reported herein is a continuation of a ram-jet-combustor design program being conducted at the NACA Lewis laboratory. The purpose of this broad program is to establish basic design criteria for combustors operating over wide range of fuel-air ratio with low pressure losses and high combustion efficiency, and to utilize these design criteria in the development of practical ram-jet combustors."
Date: January 11, 1954
Creator: Dangle, E. E.; Friedman, Robert & Cervenka, Adolph J.

An analytical study of the effects of increasing fin chord on the lift and longitudinal stability characteristics of constant-span fin-body combinations of fineness ratio 14

Description: Report presenting an analysis to determine the effect of increasing the fin-chord length while holding the span constant on the lift and longitudinal static stability of fin-body combinations. Rectangular and triangular fins with spans of 2 and 3 body diameters in combination with a fineness-ratio-14 ogive-cylinder body were tested.
Date: January 17, 1957
Creator: English, Roland D.