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Investigation of wing characteristics at a Mach number of 1.53 II : swept wings of taper ratio 0.5

Description: Measured values of lift, drag, and pitching moment at M(sub o) = 1.53 are presented for seven wings varying in sweep angle from 60 degrees sweepforward to 60 degrees sweepback. All wings had a cambered, double-wedge section 5-percent thick and a common taper ratio of 0.5. The experimental results are compared with the predictions of the linear theory.
Date: June 28, 1948
Creator: Vincenti, Walter G; Van Dyke, Milton D & Matteson, Frederick H

Aerodynamic characteristics at subsonic and supersonic Mach numbers of a thin triangular wing of aspect ratio 2 II : maximum thickness at midchord

Description: The lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of a triangular wing, having an aspect ratio of 2 and a symmetrical double-wedge profile of 5-percent-chord maximum thickness at midchord, have been evaluated from wind-tunnel tests at Mach numbers from 0.50 to 0.975 and from 1.09 to 1.49 and at Reynolds numbers ranging from 0.67 to 0.85 million. The lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients of the triangular wing with a leading-edge sweepback of approximately 63 degrees did not exhibit the irregular variations with Mach number at high subsonic and low supersonic Mach numbers that are characteristic of unswept wings. The lift-curve slope increased steadily with Mach number below unity and declined slowly beyond the Mach number of 1.13. A substantial rise in the minimum drag coefficient occurred between Mach numbers of 0.95 and 1.20 with an associated reduction in the maximum lift-drag ratio. The aerodynamic center shifted rearward toward the centroid of area of the wing with increasing Mach number below 0.975; whereas above 1.09 it coincided with the centroid.
Date: December 3, 1948
Creator: Walker, Harold J & Berggren, Robert E

Investigation of horn balances on a 45 degree sweptback horizontal tail surface at high subsonic speeds

Description: A wind-tunnel investigation of horn balances on a 45 degree sweptback, semispan, horizontal tail surface was made to determine the effects of horn size and inboard-edge fairing at a Mach number of 0.30 and to determine the effects of compressibility up to a Mach number of 0.89. Presented are lift, drag, pitching-moment, and hinge-moment data and lift and hinge-moment parameters.
Date: December 3, 1948
Creator: Johnson, Harold S & Thompson, Robert F

Flight characteristics at low speed of a 1/12 scale model of the Consolidated Vultee 7002 airplane : (flying mock-up of XP-92)

Description: Contains the results of an investigation in the Langley free-flight tunnel to determine the stability and control characteristics of a 1/12-scale dynamic free-flying model of the Consolidated Vultee 7002 airplane (a flying mock-up of the XP-92 airplane). The wing and vertical tail of this model were of triangular plan form with 60 degree sweepback of the leading edge. The results of both force and flight tests of the model are presented.
Date: February 1, 1948
Creator: Tosti, Louis B & Bates, William R

Charts for determining preliminary values of span-load, shear, bending-moment, and accumulated-torque distributions of swept wings of various taper ratios

Description: Contains charts for use in determining preliminary values of the spanwise-load, shear, bending-moment, and accumulated-torque distributions of swept wings. The charts are based on strip theory and include four aerodynamic-load distributions, two section-moment distributions, and two inertia-load distributions. The taper ratios considered cover the range from 1.0 to 0 and the results are applicable to any angle of sweep.
Date: July 6, 1948
Creator: Wollner, Bertram C