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The stability of the compression cover of box beams stiffened by posts

Description: An investigation is made of the buckling of the compression cover of post-stiffened box beams subjected to end moments. Charts are presented for the determination of the minimum post axial stiffnesses and the corresponding compressive buckling loads required for the compression cover to buckle with nodes through the posts. Application of the charts to design and analysis and the limitations of their use are discussed.
Date: January 1, 1951
Creator: Seide, Paul & Barrett, Paul F
Item Type: Report

Elastic and plastic buckling of simply supported solid-core sandwich plates in compression

Description: A solution is presented for the problem of the compressive buckling of simply supported, flat, rectangular, solid-core sandwich plates stressed either in the elastic range or in the plastic range. Charts for the analysis of long sandwich plates are presented for plates having face materials of 24s-t3 aluminum alloy, 76s-t6 alclad aluminum alloy, and stainless steel. A comparison of computed and experimental buckling stresses of square solid-core sandwich plates indicates fair agreement between theory and experiment.
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Seide, Paul & Stowell, Elbridge Z
Item Type: Report

An approximate spin design criterion for monoplanes, 1 May 1939

Description: An approximate empirical criterion, based on the projected side area and the mass distribution of the airplane, was formulated. The British results were analyzed and applied to American designs. A simpler design criterion, based solely on the type and the dimensions of the tail, was developed; it is useful in a rapid estimation of whether a new design is likely to comply with the minimum requirements for safety in spinning.
Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Seidman, O. & Donlan, C. J.
Item Type: Report

Spin tests of a low-lying monoplane in flight and in the free-spinning wind tunnel

Description: Comparative full-scale and model spin tests were made with a low-lying monoplane in order to extend the available information as to the utility of the free-spinning wind tunnel as an aid in predicting full-scale spin characteristics. For a given control disposition the model indicated steeper spins than were actually obtained with the airplane, the difference being most pronounced for spins with elevators up. Recovery characteristics for the model, on the whole, agreed with those for the airplane, but a disagreement was noted for the case of recovery with elevators held full up. Free-spinning wind-tunnel tests are a useful aid in estimating spin characteristics of airplanes, but it must be appreciated that model results can give only general indications of full-scale behavior.
Date: July 1, 1940
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Mcavoy, William H
Item Type: Report

Free-spinning wind-tunnel tests of a low-wing monoplane with systematic changes in wings and tails IV : effect of center-of-gravity location

Description: Eight wings and three tails, covering a wide range of aerodynamic characteristics, were independently ballasted so as to be interchangeable with no change in mass distribution. For each of the 24 resulting wing-tail combinations, observations were made of the steady spin for four control settings and of recoveries for five control manipulations. The results are presented in the form of charts comparing the spin characteristics. The tests are part of a general investigation being made in the NACA free-spinning tunnel to determine the effects of systematic changes in wing and tail arrangement upon the steady-spin and the recovery characteristics of a conventional low-wing monoplane for various load distributions.
Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A I
Item Type: Report

Free-spinning wind-tunnel tests of a low-wing monoplane with systematic changes in wings and tails V : effect of airplane relative density

Description: The reported tests are a continuation of an NACA investigation being made in the free-spinning wind tunnel to determine the effects of independent variations in load distribution, wing and tail arrangement, and control disposition on the spin characteristics of airplanes. The standard series of tests was repeated to determine the effect of airplane relative density. Tests were made at values of the relative-density parameter of 6.8, 8.4 (basic), and 12.0; and the results were analyzed. The tested variations in the relative-density parameter may be considered either as variations in the wing loading of an airplane spun at a given altitude, with the radii of gyration kept constant, or as a variation of the altitude at which the spin takes place for a given airplane. The lower values of the relative-density parameter correspond to the lower wing loadings or to the lower altitudes of the spin.
Date: January 1, 1940
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A I
Item Type: Report

Free-spinning wind-tunnel tests of a low-wing monoplane with systemic changes in wings and tails

Description: A series of tests was made at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) free-spinning tunnel to determine the effect of systematic changes in wing and tail arrangement upon steady-spinning and recovery characteristics of a conventional low-wing monoplane model for a basic loading condition. Eight wings and three tails, covering a wide range of aerodynamic characteristics, were independently ballasted so as to be interchangeable with no change in mass distribution. For each of the 24 wing-tail combinations, observations were made of steady spins for four control settings and of recoveries for five control manipulators. The results are presented in the form of charts comparing the spin characteristics. The results showed that, with a poor tail arrangement, wing plan form and tip shape had a considerable effect on the spinning characteristics.
Date: August 1, 1937
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A I
Item Type: Report

Experiments with three horizontal empennages

Description: The main objective of these experiments was to determine how the air forces on the whole empennage are affected by varying the size of the elevator without changing the size of the whole empennage. The secondary objective was to determine how the magnitude of the air forces acting on the elevator (or the elevator moments) are affected by varying the angle of attack of the whole empennage, or of the elevator alone.
Date: July 1, 1927
Creator: Seiferth, R
Item Type: Report

Investigation of a wing with an auxiliary upper part

Description: This report presents experiments in which two parts of the wing were arranged so as to form a biplane, which was subjected to normal three-component measurements, the two parts being placed in various relative positions with respect to the gap a and the stagger b.
Date: June 1, 1927
Creator: Seiferth, R
Item Type: Report

Testing a windmill airplane ("autogiro")

Description: In order to clear up the matter ( In the Spanish report it was stated that the reference surface for the calculation of the coefficients c(sub a) and c(sub w) was the area of all four wings, instead of a single wing), the model of a windwill airplane was tested in the Gottingen wind tunnel.
Date: January 1, 1927
Creator: Seiferth, R
Item Type: Report