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Investigation of Aerodynamic and Icing Characteristics of Water-Inertia-Separation Inlets for Turbojet Engines

Description: The results of an investigation of several internal water-inertia-separation inlets consisting of a main duct and an alternate duct designed to prevent automatically the entrance of large quantities of water into a turbojet engine in icing conditions are presented. Total-pressure losses and icing characteristics for a direct-ram inlet and the inertia-separation inlets are compared at similar aerodynamic and simulated icing conditions. Complete ice protection for inlet guide vanes could not be achieved with the inertia-separation inlets investigated. Approximately 8 percent of the volume of water entering the nacelles remained. In the air passing into the compressor inlet. Heavy alternate-duct-elbow ice formations caused by secondary inertia separation resulted in rapid total-pressure losses and decreases in mass flow. The duration in an icing condition for an inertia-separation- inlet, without local surface heating, was increased approximately four times above that for a direct-ram inlet with a compressor-inlet screen. For normal nonicing operation, the inertia-separation- inlet total-pressure losses were comparable to a direct-ram installation. The pressure losses and the circumferential uniformity of the mass flow in all the inlets were relatively independent of angle of attack. Use of an inertia-separation inlet would in most cases require a larger diameter nacelle than a direct-ram inlet in order to obtain an alternate duct sufficiently large to pass the required engine air flow at duct Mach numbers below 1.0 at the minimum area.
Date: July 26, 1950
Creator: VonGlahn, Uwe & Blatz, R. E.

Investigation of a 1/22-scale of the Republic F-105 airplane in the Langley 8-foot transonic tunnel: Static longitudinal stability and control and performance characteristics at transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of various configurations of the Republic F-105 in the transonic tunnel at Mach numbers from 0.60 to 1.13. Results in this report include the static longitudinal stability and control characteristics, the effect of various configuration modifications on lift-drag ratio, the effect of subsonic and supersonic inlets and external stores, and the effect of area-distribution modifications on performance.
Date: April 26, 1956
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.

An investigation of ejection releases of submerged and semisubmerged dynamically scaled stores from a simulated bomb bay of a fighter-bomber airplane at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the release characteristics of several dynamically scaled store shapes from a simulated bomb bay at Mach numbers of 1.39, 1.60, and 1.98. A streamline store, a blunt-nose store with wedge-type fins of low aspect ratio, and a bluff store with a skirt were tested. Results regarding pitching motions, ejection velocity, effect of increase in altitude, and addition of plate or spike to the nose of the store are provided.
Date: December 26, 1956
Creator: Lee, John B. & Carter, Howard S.

Effects of various modifications on the static longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a 0.065-scale model of the Chance Vought Regulus II missile at a Mach number of 2.01

Description: From Summary: "An investigation has been conducted in the Langley 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel to determine the effects on the static longitudinal stability and control characteristics of various modifications to a 0.065-scale model of the Chance Vought Regulus II missile. The modifications consisted of a control housing on top of the fuselage, two sizes of canard surfaces with fixed incidence angles, various angles of nose droop, and two types of inlet boundary-layer bleed diverters. The tests were made at a Mach number of 2.01 and a Reynolds number, based on the mean aerodynamic chord of 1.54 x 10(exp 6)."
Date: September 26, 1955
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Driver, Cornelius

Summary of the lift, drag, and stability of 1/10-scale rocket-boosted models of the McDonnell XF3H-1 airplane for a Mach number range of 0.6 to 1.4 as affected by the operation of extensible rocket racks

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the McDonnell XF3H-1 with models to determine the aerodynamic effects of operating internally stowed extensible rocket racks during transonic flight. Information about the flutter, static longitudinal stability, dynamic longitudinal stability, static directional stability, trim, drag, and effect of rocket racks on aerodynamic characteristics of the model is provided.
Date: January 26, 1954
Creator: Crabill, Norman L. & McFall, John C., Jr.

Transonic flight evaluation of the effects of fuselage extension and indentation on the drag of a 60-degree delta wing interceptor airplane

Description: Report presenting the lift and drag characteristics of a 60-degree delta-wing interceptor airplane with fuselage extension and indentation at a range of Mach numbers and altitudes. A comparison with a prototype airplane and a comparison of the flight results with the model tests are provided.
Date: September 26, 1957
Creator: Saltzman, Edwin J. & Asher, William P.

Wind Tunnel Investigation at Low Speed of Aerodynamic Characteristics of Army Chemical Corps Model E-112 Bomblets with Span Chord Ratio of 2 - 1

Description: An experimental investigation has been made in the Langley stability tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of the Army Chemical Corps model E-112 bomblets with span-chord ratio of 2:1. A detailed analysis has not been made; however, the results showed that all the models were spirally unstable and that a large gap between the model tips and end plates tended to reduce the instability.
Date: December 26, 1956
Creator: Letko, William