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Additional studies of the stability and controllability of an unswept-wing vertically rising airplane model in hovering flight including studies of various tethered landing techniques

Description: Report discussing the results of an investigation to determine the stability and control characteristics of a flying model of an unswept-wing vertically rising airplane. Information about stabilization, maneuverability, rolling motions, and landings is provided.
Date: November 6, 1951
Creator: Bates, William R.; Lovell, Powell M., Jr. & Smith, Charles C., Jr.

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a 69 degree delta wing with a triangular plan-form control having a skewed hinge axis and an overhang balance : transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "Presented in this paper are the results of an investigation of a semispan model of a delta wing with 60^o sweepback at the leading edge which was equipped with a large triangular control having an overhang balance mounted on a skewed hinge axis. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a delta wing with a control which was designed to provide aerodynamic balance at zero control deflection based on the span load distribution of reference 1."
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Wiley, Harleth G

Aerodynamic characteristics including pressure distribution of a fuselage and three combinations of the fuselage with swept-back wings at high subsonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "The wings were tested in combination with fuselage similar to the one used in the 7- by 10-foot wind-tunnel investigations. The results are reported herein and are compared with results for three similar model wings on the transonic bump (references 1, 2, and 3)."
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Sutton, Fred B & Martin, Andrew

Aerodynamic characteristics of a wing with quarter-chord line swept back 45 degrees, aspect ratio 6, taper ratio 0.6, and NACA 65A009 airfoil section

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the results of the investigation of the wing-alone and wing-fuselage configurations employing a wing with the quarter-chord line swept back 45^o, aspect ratio 4, taper ratio 0.3, and an NACA 65A006 airfoil section parallel to the stream."
Date: April 6, 1950
Creator: Spreemann, Kenneth P; Morrison, William D , Jr & Pasteur, Thomas B , Jr

Aerodynamic characteristics of four wings of sweepback angles 0 degrees, 35 degrees, 45 degrees, and 60 degrees, NACA 65A006 airfoil section, aspect ratio 4, and taper ratio 0.6 in combination with a fuselage at high subsonic Mach numbers and at a Mach number of 1.2

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the effect of sweepback angle on wing-fuselage characteristics at a subsonic and a supersonic Mach number. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients, downwash-angle, and total-pressure measurements are all provided.
Date: June 6, 1951
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.

Aerodynamic heating of a thin, unswept, untapered, multiweb, aluminum-alloy wing at Mach numbers up to 2.67 as determined from a free-flight investigation of a rocket-propelled model

Description: From Introduction: "The heat-transfer data calculated from measured temperatures are compared with values calculated by the theory of Van Driest for a flat plate with laminar and turbulent boundary layers. In addition, the heat-transfer data from the flight tests are compared with data obtained from the Langley Structures Research Division of ground tests of an identical wing at a Mach number approximately equal to 1.99 in the pre-flight jet of the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va. The stream static pressure is maintained at about 1 atmosphere, the free-stream temperature at about 75^o F, and the stagnation temperature at approximately 500 ^o F (ref.1)."
Date: August 6, 1957
Creator: Strass, H Kurt & Stephens, Emily W

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) V : aerodynamic load distributions for a series of four boattailed bodies

Description: Pressure distributions for a series of four boattailed bodies of revolution were obtained and compared with theory for a Mach number of 3.12, a Reynolds number range of 2 x 10 to 6th power to 14 x 10 to the 6th power, and angles of attack from zero to 9 degrees. Second-order theory adequately predicted the pressure distribution for regions free of the effects of cross-flow separation.
Date: May 6, 1954
Creator: Moskowitz, Barry & Jack, John R

Altitude Investigation of Gas Temperature Distribution at Turbine of Three Similar Axial-Flow Turbojet Engines

Description: An investigation of the effect of inlet pressure, corrected engine speed, and turbine temperature level on turbine-inlet gas temperature distributions was conducted on a J40-WE-6, interim J40-WE-6, and prototype J40-WE-8 turbojet engine in the altitude wind tunnel at the NAC.4 Lewis laboratory. The engines were investigated over a range of simulated pressure altitudes from 15,000 to 55,000 feet, flight Mach numbers from 0.12 to 0.64, and corrected engine speeds from 7198 to 8026 rpm, The gas temperature distribution at the turbine of the three engines over the range of operating conditions investigated was considered satisfactory from the standpoint of desired temperature distribution with one exception - the distribution for the J40-WE-6 engine indicated a trend with decreasing engine-inlet pressure for the temperature to exceed the desired in the region of the blade hub. Installation of a compressor-outlet mixer vane assembly remedied this undesirable temperature distribution, The experimental data have shown that turbine-inlet temperature distributions are influenced in the expected manner by changes in compressor-outlet pressure or mass-flow distribution and by changes in combustor hole-area distribution. The similarity between turbine-inlet and turbine-outlet temperature distribution indicated only a small shift in temperature distribution imposed by the turbine rotors. The attainable jet thrusts of the three engines were influenced in different degrees and directions by changes in temperature distributions with change in engine-inlet pressure. Inability to match the desired temperature distribution resulted, for the J40-WE-6 engine, in an 11-percent thrust loss based on an average turbine-inlet temperature of 1500 F at an engine-inlet pressure of 500 pounds per square foot absolute. Departure from the desired temperature distribution in the Slade tip region results, for the prototype J40-WE-8 engine, in an attainable thrust increase of 3 to 4 percent as compared with that obtained if tip-region temperature limitations were observed.
Date: August 6, 1952
Creator: Prince, W.R. & Schulze, F.W.

Altitude starting characteristics of an afterburner with autoignition and hot-streak ignition

Description: From Introduction: "Ignition of the fuel-air mixture in an afterburner of turbojet engine at altitude has often proved to be a different problem to solve. Electrical ignition has not proven satisfactory because of the unreliability of such systems (ref. 1). The ignition data reported herein were obtained for two after-burner configurations. Autoignition data are included for both configurations and hot-streak-ignition data, for only one. "
Date: April 6, 1953
Creator: Renas, P E; Jansen, E T & Harvey, R W , Sr

Altitude test chamber investigation of performance of a 28-inch ram-jet engine II : effects of gutter width and blocked area on operating range and combustion efficiency

Description: Altitude-test-chamber investigation of effects of flame-holder blocked area and gutter width on performance of 28-inch diameter ram jet at simulated flight Mach number of 2.0 for altitudes from 40,000 to 55,000 feet was conducted at NACA Lewis laboratory. Ten flame holders investigated covered gutter widths from 1.00 to 2.50 inches and blocked areas from 40.5 to 62.0 percent of combustion-chamber area. Gutter width did not appreciably affect combustion efficiency. Increase in blocked area from 40 to 62 percent resulted in 5- to 10-percent increase in combustion efficiency. Increasing gutter width resulted in improvement in fuel-air-ratio operating range.
Date: November 6, 1950
Creator: Shillito, T B; Jones, W L & Kahn, R W

Altitude wind tunnel investigation of the prototype J40-WE-8 turbojet engine without afterburner

Description: From Introduction: "As part of a comprehensive investigation of the J40 turbojet engine conducted at the NACA Lewis altitude wind tunnel, the steady-state engine performance of the prototype J40-WE-8 turbojet engine without afterburner was obtained and is presented herein. A basic redesign of the compressor and other modifications in the compressor and the combustor were incorporated in the XJ40-WE-6 turbojet engine (references 2 and 3). In this report the modified engine is designated "the prototype J40-WE-8 without afterburner."
Date: August 6, 1953
Creator: Mcaulay, John E & Kaufman, Harold R

Analysis of limitations imposed on one-spool turboprop-engine designs by compressors and turbines at flight mach numbers of 0.06, and 0.8

Description: Turbine centrifugal stress is a limiting factor for all flight conditions studied. This stress is more severe for sea-level operations than for subsonic flight at the tropopause. Turbines designed for a stress of 30,000 psi are capable of driving a light, compact, high-spedd compressor but only at high values of specific fuel consumption. An increase in turbine-inlet temperature is accompanied by an increase in turbine centrifugal stress. If stresses in excess of 50,000 psi can be tolerated, compressor aerodynamics may become a primary limitation.
Date: December 6, 1956
Creator: Cavicchi, Richard H

The application of a simplified lifting-surface theory to the prediction of the rolling effectiveness of plain spoiler ailerons at subsonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "It is the purpose to describe a method of predicting spoiler rolling-moment effectiveness based on the simplified lifting-surface flap theory of reference 12. The results of applying the present method to the configurations described in references 1 to 8 (see table I and fig. 1) and the comparison with the experimental data are presented herein."
Date: December 6, 1954
Creator: Franks, Ralph W