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Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Description: From Introduction: "This report describes some measurements of these quantities obtained by crashing fighter aircraft under circumstances approximating those observed in service."
Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Acker, Loren W.; Black, Dugald O. & Moser, Jacob C.

An active particle diffusion theory of flame quenching for laminar flames

Description: An equation for quenching distance based on the destruction of chain carriers by the surface is derived. The equation expresses the quenching distance in terms of the diffusion coefficients and partial pressures of the chain carriers and gas phase molecules, the efficiency of the surface as a chain breaker, the total pressure of the mixture, and a constant which depends on the geometry of the quenching surface. Quenching distances measured by flashback for propane-air flames are shown to be consistent with the mechanism. The derived equation is used with the lean inflammability limit and a rate constant calculated from burning velocity data to estimate quenching distances for propane-air (hydrocarbon lean) flames satisfactorily.
Date: March 4, 1952
Creator: Simon, Dorothy M. & Belles, Frank E.

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach number of 6.8 of two hypersonic missile configurations, one with low-aspect-ratio cruciform fins and trailing-edge flaps and one with a flared afterbody and all-movable controls

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic missile configurations with cruciform trailing-edge flaps with all-movable control surfaces. The all-movable controls were found to produce much larger values of trim lift and normal acceleration than the trailing-edge-flap configuration.
Date: August 4, 1958
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Bernot, Peter T.

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach Number of 6.8 of two hypersonic missile configurations, one with low-aspect-ratio cruciform fins and trailing-edge flaps and one with a flared afterbody and all-movable controls

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics in pitch at a Mach number of 6.8 of hypersonic missile configurations with cruciform trailing-edge flaps and all-movable control surfaces. Testing indicated that all-movable controls on the flared-afterbody model should be capable of producing much larger values of trim lift and of normal acceleration than the trailing-edge-flap configuration. Some of the configurations tested include body alone, body with 5 degree fins and trailing-edge flaps, and body with 10 degree flare and all-movable controls.
Date: August 4, 1958
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Bernot, Peter T.

Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of performance characteristics of a J47D prototype (RX1-1) turbojet engine with fixed-area exhaust nozzle

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the overall performance of a prototype model of the J47D (RX1-1) turbojet engine with a fixed-area exhaust nozzle. Data was obtained for a range of engine speeds, altitudes, and Mach numbers. Results regarding the effect of those variables and generalization in terms of pumping characteristics are provided.
Date: September 4, 1951
Creator: Saari, M. J. & Wintler, J. T.

Analysis of Off-Design Operation of High Mach Number Supersonic Turbojet Engines

Description: From Introduction: "Because of the lack of data on compressor characteristics at 130 or 145 percent of design equivalent rotational speed, several simplifying assumptions were made regarding the compressor characteristics during operation at equivalent rotational speeds above the design value (hereinafter called "compressor overspeeding"). In addition to results based on these assumptions, the effect of deviation from these assumptions is discussed."
Date: February 4, 1954
Creator: English, Robert E. & Cavicchi, Richard H.

Analysis of part-speed operation for high-pressure-ratio multistage axial-flow compressors

Description: From Introduction: "For the analysis reported herein, the same hypothetical 12-stage compressor discussed in reference 6 was chosen, and the effects of inlet-stage stall characteristics and stage interactions were estimated by arbitrary adjustment of the stall characteristics and stage interactions were estimated by arbitrary adjustment of the stalled characteristics of the individual stages."
Date: December 4, 1953
Creator: Benser, William A.

Analytical study of losses at off-design conditions for a fixed geometry turbine

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to present the results of the analytical investigation of the turbine of reference 1 to indicate the extent to which the various turbine losses affect the turbine efficiency over the range of performance."
Date: February 4, 1954
Creator: Stewart, Warner L. & Evans, David G.

Application of a windshield-display system to the low-altitude bombing problem

Description: From Introduction: "The design and flight evaluation of an airborne target simulator for use in tracking studies of fighter-type airplanes equipped with optical gunsights have recently been reported (ref. 1). In this equipment the target airplane was represented by a movable dot of light projected on the windshield of the test airplane."
Date: January 4, 1957
Creator: Barnett, Robert M.; Kaufman, William M. & Fulcher, Elmer C.

A Brief Hydrodynamic Investigation of a 1/24-Scale Model of the DR-77 Seaplane

Description: From Summary: "A limited investigation of a 1/24-scale dynamically similar model of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics DR-77 design was conducted in Langley tank no. 2 to determine the calm-water take-off and the rough-water landing characteristics of the design with particular regard to the take-off resistance and the landing accelerations. During the take-off tests, resistance, trim, and rise were measured and photographs were taken to study spray. During the landing tests, motion-picture records and normal-acceleration records were obtained."
Date: June 4, 1953
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Hoffman, Edward L.

Buffeting forces on two-dimensional airfoils as affected by thickness and thickness distribution

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation to determine the effect of thickness and of thickness distribution on the fluctuations of normal-force and pitching-moment coefficients of airfoils. Seven symmetrical airfoils were tested. Two types of pressure pulsations were noted in the study: pulsations from an intermittent build-up and dropping of the pressure peak near the leading edge and pulsations attributable to shock-wave motion and unsteady air flow following the shock wave.
Date: February 4, 1954
Creator: Coe, Charles F. & Mellenthin, Jack A.

The calculated and experimental incremental loads and moments produced by split flaps of various spans and spanwise locations on a 45 degrees sweptback wing of aspect ratio 8

Description: Report presenting the incremental lift and pitching moments produced by 20-percent-chord split flaps of various spans at various spanwise positions on two 45 degree sweptback wings of aspect ratio 8.02 as obtained by pressure-distribution testing. Inboard flaps were found to be far more effective in producing lift than outboard flaps. Results regarding spanwise loading and pitching moment are provided.
Date: September 4, 1953
Creator: Kelly, H. Neale

Calculated Heats of Formation and Combustion of Boron Compounds (Boron, Hydrogen, Carbon, Silicon)

Description: Memorandum presenting the calculation of the heats of formation and combustion for liquid and gaseous alkyl- and silyl-substituted boron compounds by a semitheoretical method. The results indicated that alkylation and more especially silylation reduce the heat of combustion. Results regarding alkyl- and silyldecaboranes, diborylmethane, diborylethane, and their alkyl derivatives, bipentaboranyl and bideocaboranyl, dipentaboranyl- and didecaboranylalkanes, and heats of combustion of isomers are provided.
Date: October 4, 1955
Creator: Altschuller, Aubrey P.

Comparison of Calculated and Experimental Temperatures and Coolant Pressure Losses for a Cascade of Small Air-Cooled Turbine Rotor Blades

Description: From Summary: "Average spanwise blade temperatures and cooling-air pressure losses through a small (1.4-in, span, 0.7-in, chord) air-cooled turbine blade were calculated and are compared with experimental nonrotating cascade data. Two methods of calculating the blade spanwise metal temperature distributions are presented. The method which considered the effect of the length-to-diameter ratio of the coolant passage on the blade-to-coolant heat-transfer coefficient and assumed constant coolant properties based on the coolant bulk temperature gave the best agreement with experimental data."
Date: September 4, 1958
Creator: Stepka, Francis S.

A comparison of several systems of boundary-layer removal ahead of a typical conical external-compression side inlet at Mach numbers of 1.88 and 2.93

Description: Report presenting an investigation at Mach numbers 1.88 and 2.93 to determine the performance characteristics of a conical external-compression side inlet model with a swept-leading-edge boundary-layer-removal scoop. Two other boundary-layer-removal systems were also investigated, which used a deflection wedge and cowl-lip scoops. Results regarding swept-scoop inlets, scoop performance, alternative boundary-layer-removal systems at Mach 1.88, and a comparison of the boundary layer removal systems are provided.
Date: September 4, 1953
Creator: Piercy, Thomas G. & Johnson, Harry W.

A comparison of the aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of four wing-fuselage configurations as determined from different test techniques

Description: Report presenting a comparison of the high-speed aerodynamic characteristics of a family of four wing-fuselage configurations with four different degrees of sweepback as determined from transonic-bump model tests in the 7- by 10-foot tunnel, sting-supported model tests in the 8-foot tunnel, and the 7-foot by 10-foot tunnel.
Date: October 4, 1950
Creator: Donlan, Charles J.; Myers, Boyd C., II & Mattson, Axel T.

A description of the design of highly swept propeller blades

Description: "A description of the two swept propellers investigated in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel is presented, together with the discussions of the numerous assumptions and analyses on which the designs of these propellers are based. The blades are swept considerably along the entire blade radius and, in order to allow for reductions in the maximum stresses, are swept forward inboard and backward outboard. The blades have been designed on the basis of the blade-element method primarily to have subcritical efficiencies at the highest possible forward speed. The designs have been controlled primarily by the stresses in the blades" (p. 1).
Date: May 4, 1950
Creator: Whitcomb, Richard T.

Effect of a hot-jet exhaust on pressure distributions and external drag of several afterbodies on a single-engine airplane model at transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the jet effects on several afterbody shapes of a single-engine fighter-airplane model in the 16-foot transonic tunnel at a range of Mach numbers and angles of attack. The afterbody-geometry variables were boattail angle, afterbody length, and base area. Results regarding evaluation of support interference, afterbody-pressure-distribution characteristics, and drag characteristics are provided.
Date: March 4, 1958
Creator: Norton, Harry T., Jr. & Swihart, John M.

The effect of accelerating a hypothetical aircraft through the transonic range with controls fixed

Description: Memorandum presenting Mach number histories of the motion experienced by a hypothetical, small, straight-wing aircraft accelerating at various rates through an assumed controls-fixed pitch-down balance change in the transonic range. Two approximate analytical solutions of the longitudinal equations of motion are developed which are based on certain simplifying assumptions indicated by the differential-analyzer results.
Date: April 4, 1950
Creator: Matthews, Howard F.

Effect of an Adjustable Supersonic Inlet on the Performance Up to Mach Number 2.0 of a J34 Turbojet Engine

Description: "A J34 turbojet engine was investigated at free-stream Mach numbers of 0.12 and 1.6 to 2.0 to determine the effect of supersonic inlet operation on engine performance. With the exception of ideal jet thrust, the use of generalized engine parameters correlated the engine data satisfactorily when the exit nozzle was choked. Large total-pressure distortions did not affect compressor efficiency" (p. 1).
Date: January 4, 1956
Creator: Beke, Andrew; Englert, Gerald & Beheim, Milton