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Flight measurements of section efficiency, thrust, and power of a supersonic-type propeller at Mach numbers to 0.9

Description: Report discussing testing on a supersonic-type propeller designed for a forward Mach number of 0.95, advance ratio of 2.2, and power coefficient of 0.26. Thrust distributions were found to be smooth and uniform over a range of Mach numbers, indicating efficient operation.
Date: January 11, 1956
Creator: Hammack, Jerome B. & O'Bryan, Thomas C.

Effect of dissolved oxygen on the filterability of jet fuels for temperatures between 300 degrees and 400 degrees F

Description: The effect of dissolved oxygen in the filter-clogging characteristics of three JP-4 and two JP-5 fuels was studied at 300 degrees to 400 degrees F in a bench- scale rig, employing filter paper as the filter medium. The residence time of the fuel at the high temperature was approximately 6 seconds. For these conditions, the clogging characteristics of the fuels increased with both increasing temperature and increasing concentration of dissolved oxygen. The amount of insoluble material formed at high temperatures necessary to produce clogging of filters was very small, of the order of 1 milligram per gallon of fuel.
Date: December 28, 1955
Creator: Mckeown, Anderson B & Hibbard, Robert R

Design considerations of a condensing system for vaporized magnesium

Description: The effect of the design characteristics of various condensing chambers on magnesium build-up at the chamber inlet was investigated. The condensing chambers are used in the vapor-condensation process for making magnesium slurries. A complete description of the various chamber designs and the procedure used in testing the chambers is given. The results are evaluated on the basis of clogging and total magnesium distilled per run. Orifice design was also considered.
Date: November 30, 1955
Creator: Witzke, Walter R; Prok, George M & Keller, Thomas A

Effect of surface-active additives on physical properties of slurries of vapor-process magnesium

Description: The presence of 3 to 5 percent surface-active additive gave the lowest Brookfield apparent viscosity, plastic viscosity, and yield value that were obtained for slurry fuels containing approximately 50 percent vapor-process magnesium in JP-1 fuel. The slurries settled little and were easily remixed. A polyoxyethylene dodecyl alcohol was the most effective of 13 additives tested in reducing the Brookfield apparent viscosity and the yield value of the slurry. The seven most effective additives all had a hydroxyl group plus an ester or polyoxethylene group in the molecule. The densities of some of the slurries were measured.
Date: November 3, 1955
Creator: Pinns, Murray L

An investigation of loads on ailerons at transonic speeds

Description: From Summary: "Some aileron load characteristics for three thin wings varying in sweep have been presented for Mach numbers from 0.80 to 1.05. For the transonic Mach number range, shock effects exert a large influence on the loading, but the exact location of each shock for a specific wing design cannot be cataloged at the present time. It is shown, however, that the aileron loading, although greater in magnitude than at subsonic speeds, nevertheless varies in as uniform a fashion as at subsonic speeds."
Date: May 27, 1955
Creator: Runckel, Jack F. & Gray, W. H.

Wind-tunnel investigation at low speed of sideslipping, rolling, yawing, and pitching characteristics for a model of a 45 degree swept-wing fighter-type airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the stability tunnel at low speed to determine the rolling characteristics at combined angles of attack and sideslip for a model of a fighter-type airplane with a 45 degree sweptback wing. Testing was performed with the original vertical tail and a vertical tail with a 27 percent larger exposed area. Results regarding the static longitudinal stability, directional stability, and effect of the different tails are presented.
Date: September 1, 1955
Creator: Jaquet, Byron M. & Fletcher, H. S.

An experimental investigation of the flow phenomena over bodies at high angles of attack at a Mach number of 2.01

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the supersonic pressure tunnel at Mach number 2.01 to study the wake patterns in the lee of bodies at high angles of attack. The configurations tested consisted of two cylindrical body shapes, one circular and one elliptical in cross section, with a fineness-ratio-3.5 ogival nose and a fineness-ratio-6 conical nose. Results regarding vapor-screen photographs, wake characteristics, wake patterns, wake characteristics, and testing with transition strips are included.
Date: October 27, 1955
Creator: Gapcynski, John P.

Modified tubular combustor as high-temperature gas generators

Description: A pair of combustors and transition liners in a quarter-annular, direct-connect assembly was operated at temperatures up to 2400 degrees F to determine the feasibility of using production-type combustor systems as high-tmeperature gas generators for turbine-cooling studies. Operation at high temperatures for 32 hours was possible when minor liner modifications were made that provided greater cooling-air flow between the turbine casing and interior components.
Date: October 21, 1955
Creator: Friedman, Robert & Zettle, Eugene V