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Comparison of free-spinning wind-tunnel results with corresponding full-scale spin results

Description: Report presenting a study of comparable information on full-scale spinning results and NACA free-spinning wind-tunnel results in order to determine the degree of reliability of tunnel results in predicting the spinning behavior of airplanes. Satisfactory agreement between model and airplane was found in 16 instances and disagreement was found in 5 instances.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A. I.

Heat-Transfer Tests of a Steel Cylinder Barrel With Aluminum Fins

Description: Report presenting tests conducted on a steel cylinder barrel with aluminum fins in order to determine the heat-transfer coefficients of the cylinder and the excellence of the bond between the steel barrel and the aluminum fins. Results regarding the heat-transfer tests and physical tests are provided.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.

Heat-Transfer Tests of Two Steel Cylinder Barrels With Aluminum Fins Manufactured by Factory Production Method

Description: Report presenting testing of two engine cylinder barrels with aluminum fins. The primary purpose was to determine the heat-transfer coefficients and the excellence of the bonds between the aluminum fins and the aluminum base and between the aluminum base and the steel of the two barrels when manufactured by a large-volume production method.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.

Heat-Transfer Tests of a Steel Cylinder Barrel With Aluminum Fins of Optimum Proportions

Description: Report presenting testing of a steel cylinder barrel with aluminum fins of the optimum spacing of 0.090 inch. The primary purpose is to determine the excellence of the thermal bonds between the aluminum fins and the aluminum base and between the aluminum base and the steel and to compare the heat transfer of the barrel with that of barrels with a fin space of 0.052 inch.
Date: November 1940
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr. & Mann, Alvin H.

Tail-load measurements on the XB-15 bomber in gusty air

Description: Report presenting some statistical measurements of the accelerations encountered in gusty air over a period of years in order to determine the loads to which airplanes may be subjected. The statistical measurements have been evaluated to yield either effective or true gust velocities as applied to the wings of airplanes.
Date: April 1941
Creator: Pearson, H. A. & Garvin, J. B.

A flight investigation of the boundary-layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 laminar-flow airfoil at high Reynolds numbers

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the boundary layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 airfoil section at high Reynolds numbers. The results indicated that a forward movement of the transition point occurred at about 3 percent of the chord due to operation of the engines and propellers.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Platt, Robert C.

Power-off wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane

Description: "At the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, tests were made in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane. The object of the tests was to determine the power-off static lateral and longitudinal stability and control of the complete model" (p. 1).
Date: June 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G.

Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent chord Maxwell slate and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose was to determine the optimum slot cap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections for both types of flaps. Curves of lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics for optimum arrangements are provided.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G. & McKee, John W.

Investigation of naphthalene as a possible aircraft fuel

Description: Report presenting testing of solid naphthalene melted and used as a fuel in a modified CFR variable-compression engine at a speed of 2000 rpm. Information regarding its knock limit, mean effective pressures, and some of its other properties are provided.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Lee, Dana W.

Power-on wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps

Description: "At the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, tests were made in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps. The object of the tests was to determine the power-on static lateral and longitudinal stability of the complete model with a new wing which had a full-span slotted flap and a plain and slot-lip aileron for lateral control" (p. 1).
Date: August 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G.

Static Characteristics of Curtiss Propellers Having Different Blade Sections

Description: Report presenting static tests on four full-scale two-bladed propellers differing only in blade sections at blade angles from 0 to 20 degrees at the three-quarters radius. Two of the propellers were also tested as three-bladed propellers. For all of the propellers tested, the highest value of the static thrust figure of merit occurred at a tip-speed ratio between 0.7 and 0.9; the highest efficiency in flight may be expected in the same range of tip-speed ratios.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Corson, Blake W., Jr. & Mastrocola, Nicholas

Wind-Tunnel Tests of Four Curtiss Propellers Embodying Different Blade Sections

Description: Tests of four 10-foot propellers were made in the propeller-research tunnel for the Army Air Corps to check flight and static thrust test results made on several propellers embodying Clark Y and modified NACA 16-series sections. These propellers were identical as to diameter and activity factor and very closely identical in thickness ratio and pitch distribution. The blades embodied sections with both single- and double-cambered Clark Y, modified NACA 16-series, and a combination of Clark Y and modified NACA-16 airfoils. Tests covered a range of blade angles from 20 deg. to 70 deg., and were all made at tip speeds below 280 feet per second. Although these tests were not conclusive in themselves, owing to the conditions under which they were made, the results seem to check the flight and static tests as closely as would be expected.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gray, W. H.

Tests of Bell XP-63 Low-Drag Wing Model With Split Flap

Description: Report presenting tests on the Bell XP-63 wing root section fitted with an 0.18c split flap hinged at approximately 0.805c on the lower surface. The tests were conducted to determine the effect of a 10 degree deflection of the split flap on the drag characteristics of the model at low lift coefficients.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Underwood, W. J.

Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05 percent chord Maxwell slat and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05-percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and with a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose of the investigation was to determine the optimum slot gap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections of both types of flap.
Date: October 1941
Creator: McKee, John W.

Tests of a 0.1475c Aileron With a Tab on Low-Drag Section for Curtiss XP-60 Airplane in the Low-Turbulence Tunnel

Description: "Preliminary two-dimensional tests of the hinge-moment characteristics of a 0.1725c internally balanced aileron on the subject XP-60 wing section indicated that more internal balance would be required if light stick forces were to be obtained at high speeds. The present series of tests were therefore undertaken in order to investigate methods of reducing the slope of the hinge-moment curve while still maintaining the required aileron effectiveness" (p. 1).
Date: November 1941
Creator: von Doenhoff, A. E. & Underwood, W. J.

Lift and Drag Tests of Three Airfoil Models With Fowler Flaps Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Report presenting lift and drag tests made in the two-dimensional tunnel of three airfoil models. The models represented intermediate sections on alternative wings of the XB-32 airplane and were equipped with 0.30 Fowler flaps. Results regarding the Davis model, the C.A.C. model, and low-drag model are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H. & Turner, Harold R., Jr.