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The Design of Propeller Blade Roots

Description: Predicated on the assumption of certain normal conditions for engine and propeller, simple expressions for the static and dynamic stresses of propeller blade roots are evolved. They, in combination with the fatigue strength diagram of the employed material, afford for each engine power one certain operating point by which the state of stress serving as a basis for the design of the root is defined. Different stress cases must be analyzed, depending on the vibration tendency of engine and use of propeller. The solution affords an insight into the possible introduction of different size classes of propeller.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Cordes, G.

Maximum permissible engine performance of eight representative fuels of 100-octane number

Description: Report presenting knock-limited performance tests made with eight representative fuels rated at 100-octane number using the CFR aviation method. All eight fuels were mixtures of representative blending agents and bases. Results regarding the effect of inlet-temperature air changes, effect of octane numbers in a full-scale single-cylinder engine, effect of addition of aromatics to the fuels, and type of spark plug used are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Rothrock, Addison M.; Biermann, Arnold E. & Corrington, Lester C.

The resistance coefficient of commercial round wire grids

Description: From Summary: "The resistance coefficients of commercial types of round wire grids were examined for the purpose of obtaining the necessary data on supercharger test stands for throttling the inducted air to a pressure corresponding to a desired air density. The measurements of the coefficients ranged up to Reynolds numbers of 1000. In the arrangement of two grids in tandem, which was necessary in order to obtain high resistance coefficients with the solidity, that is, mesh density of grid, was found to be accompanied by a further relationship with the mutual spacing of the individual grids."
Date: January 1942
Creator: Eckert, B. & Pflüger, F.

Contribution to the ideal efficiency of screw propellers

Description: From Summary: "The stipulation of best thrust distribution is applied to the annular elements of the screw propeller with infinitely many blades in frictionless, incompressible flow and an ideal jet propulsion system derived possessing hyperbolic angular velocity distribution along the blade radius and combining the advantage of uniform thrust distribution over the section with minimum slipstream and rotation losses. This system is then compared with a propeller possessing the same angular velocity at all blade elements and the best possible thrust distribution secured by means of an induced efficiency varying uniformly over the radius. Lastly, the case of the lightly loaded propeller also is discussed."
Date: January 1942
Creator: Hoff, Wilhelm

Radiator Design and Installation - 2

Description: "A mathematical analysis of radiator design has been made. The volume of the radiator using least total power has been expressed in a single formula which shows that the optimum radiator volume is independent of the shape of the radiator and which makes possible the construction of design tables that give the optimum radiator volume per 100-horsepower heat dissipation as a function of the speed, of the altitude, and of one parameter involving characteristics of the airplane. Although, for a given set of conditions, the radiator volume using the least total power is fixed, the frontal area, or the length of the radiator needs to be separately specified in order to satisfy certain other requirement such as the ability to cool with the pressure drop available while the airplane is climbing" (p. 1).
Date: January 1942
Creator: Tifford, Arthur N.

Investigation of Drag and Pressure Distribution of Windshields at High Speeds

Description: Report presenting tests in the 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel to determine the loads and the load distributions at high speeds for a number of windshields of the cockpit-canopy type. Ten windshields of various designs similar to those in general use were included in these tests. Results regarding drag, loads, and design considerations are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Delano, James B. & Wright, Ray H.

Pressure-Distribution Measurements of a Model of a Davis Wing Section with Fowler Flap Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Wing pressure distribution diagrams for several angles of attack and flap deflections of 0 degrees, 20 degrees, and 40 degrees are presented. The normal force coefficients agree with lift coefficients obtained in previous test of the same model, except for the maximum lifts with flap deflection. Pressure distribution measurements were made at Reynolds Number of about 6,000,000.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.

Pressure-distribution measurements of two airfoil models with Fowler flaps submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation as alternative wing sections of the XB-32 airplane

Description: Report presenting pressure distribution measurements on two 24-inch chord models equipped with Fowler flaps in the two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel. Results regarding pressure-distribution diagrams and normal-force and moment coefficients are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.

The Tracer Gas Method of Determining the Charging Efficiency of Two-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Engines

Description: "A convenient method has been developed for determining the scavenging efficiency or the charging efficiency of two-stroke-cycle engines. The method consists of introducing a suitable tracer gas into the inlet air of the running engine and measuring chemically its concentration both in the inlet and exhaust gas. Monomethylamine CH(sub 3)NH(sub 2) was found suitable for the purpose as it burns almost completely during combustion, whereas the "short-circuited" portion does not burn at all and can be determined quantitatively in the exhaust" (p. 1).
Date: January 1942
Creator: Schweitzer, P. H. & DeLuca, Frank, Jr.

Rise in temperature of the charge in its passage through the inlet valve and port of an air-cooled aircraft engine cylinder

Description: Report presenting an experimental determination of the heat transfer between the air stream and a model of the inlet valve and seat of an air-cooled aircraft type cylinder (Wright J-6) as a function of air flow and valve lift. The circumstances of the test are described and the pressure and temperature rise characteristics are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Forbes, J. E. & Taylor, E. S.