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A method for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles at supersonic speeds

Description: A method is presented for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles composed of wing-tail-body combination. The considerations involved in determining the structure of the downwash field behind lifting cruciform wing-body combinations and the rolling moment on cruciform wings of various plan forms induced by an infinite line vortex are discussed in detail. Computations of induced rolling moments for several missile designs are compared with experimental results.
Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: Edwards, Sherman & Hikido, Katsumi

Penetration of liquid jets into a high-velocity air stream

Description: Data are presented showing the penetration characteristics of liquid jets directed approximately perpendicular to a high-velocity air stream for jet-nozzle-throat diameters from 0.0135 to 0.0625 inch, air stream densities from 0.0805 to 0.1365 pound per cubic foot, liquid jet velocities from 168.1 to 229.0 feet per second and a liquid jet density of approximately 62 pounds per cubic foot. The data were analyzed and a correlation was developed that permitted the determination of the penetration length of the liquid jet for any operation condition within the range of variables investigated.
Date: August 14, 1950
Creator: Chelko, Louis J

Performance and component frontal areas of a hypothetical two-spool turbojet engine for three modes of operation

Description: Engine performance is better for constant outer-spool mechanical-speed operation than for constant inner-spool mechanical-speed operation over most of the flight range considered. Combustor and afterburner frontal areas are about the same for the two modes. Engine performance for a mode characterized by a constant outer-spool equivalent speed over part of the flight range and a constant outer-spool mechanical speed over the rest of the flight range is better that that for constant outer-spool mechanical speed operation. The former mode requires larger outer-spool centrifugal stresses and larger component frontal areas.
Date: December 19, 1955
Creator: Dugan, James F , Jr

Performance and operational characteristics of a python turbine-propeller engine at simulated altitude conditions / Carl L. Meyer and Lavern A. Johnson

Description: The performance and operational characteristics of a Python turbine-propeller engine were investigated at simulated altitude conditions in the NACA Lewis altitude wind tunnel. In the performance phase, data were obtained over a range of engine speeds and exhaust nozzle areas at altitudes from 10,000 to 40,000 feet at a single cowl-inlet ram pressure ratio; independent control of engine speed and fuel flow was used to obtain a range of powers at each engine speed. Engine performance data obtained at a given altitude could not be used to predict performance accurately at other altitudes by use of the standard air pressure and temperature generalizing factors. At a given engine speed and turbine-inlet total temperature, a greater portion of the total available energy was converted to propulsive power as the altitude increased.
Date: February 6, 1952
Creator: Meyer, Carl L & Johnson, Lavern A

Performance at simulated high altitudes of a prevaporizing annular turbojet combustor having low pressure loss

Description: An annular prevaporizing turbojet combustor having pressure losses lower than those obtained in current turbojet combustors was developed, Pressure losses of 2 to 4 percent, satisfactory temperature profiles, and combustion efficiencies of 98, 88, and 81 percent were obtained at 56,000, 70,000, and 80,000 feet respectively, for a simulated 5.2- pressure-ratio engine at rated speed and 0.6 flight Mach number with JP-4 fuel. Use of JP-5 fuel resulted in a small penalty in efficiency due, at least in part, to insufficient prevaporizer capacity.
Date: December 6, 1956
Creator: Norgren, Carl T

Preliminary evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of several potential ram-jet fuels IV : hydrogen, a-methylnaphthalene, and carbon / Benson E. Gammon

Description: A preliminary analytical evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of hydrogen, a-methylnapthalene, and graphite carbon has been made. Adiabatic constant-pressure combustion flame temperatures for each fuel at several equivalence ratios were calculated for an initial air temperature of 560 degrees R and a pressure of 2 atmospheres.
Date: August 31, 1951
Creator: Gammon, Benson E

Preliminary investigation of the performance of a single tubular combustor at pressure up to 12 atmospheres

Description: The effects of combustor operation at conditions representative of those encountered in high pressure-ratio turbojet engines or at high flight speeds on carbon deposition, exhaust smoke, and combustion efficiency were studied in a single tubular combustor. Carbon deposition and smoke formation tests were conducted over a range of combustor-inlet pressures from 33 to 173 pounds per square inch absolute and combustor reference velocities from 78 to 143 feet per second. Combustion efficiency tests were conducted over a range of pressures from 58 to 117 pounds per square inch absolute and velocities from 89 to 172 feet per second.
Date: January 28, 1954
Creator: Wear, Jerrold D & Butze, Helmut F

Preliminary investigation of the supersonic flow field downstream of wire-mesh nozzles in a constant-area duct / Lawrence I. Gould

Description: An investigation was conducted in a 3.4- by 3.4-inch duct to determine the characteristics of the supersonic flow downstream of four wire-mesh screen nozzles with nominal design Mach numbers in the range between 1.97 and 2.58. Two types of disturbances were observed in the flow field: a fine network of interacting expansion and compression waves which were formed immediately downstream of the screens and appeared to dissipate within 25 to 40 wave intersections; and relatively strong oblique shock waves that originated at the junctions of the screens and the walls and were reflected throughout the length of the duct. Regions of fairly uniform flow were found to exist. The total-pressure loss across the screens varied from 22 percent at Mach number 1.58 to 43 percent at Mach number 2.06.
Date: August 14, 1951
Creator: Gould, Lawrence I

Preliminary investigation of use of conical flow separation for efficient supersonic diffusion

Description: Use of flow separation on a rod projecting upstream of a blunt body to decelerate the supersonic stream ahead of an annular nose inlet was investigated at Mach numbers of 1.76, 1.93, and 2.10. Maximum pressure recoveries were obtained with rod tip projections about 1.5 times the radius of the spherical nose and were higher than those obtained with single-shock solid cones. Subcritical operation was similar to that observed with solid-cone inlets, but the effect of angle of attack on maximum pressure recovery was more severe.
Date: December 17, 1951
Creator: Moeckel, W E & Evans, P J , Jr

Preliminary Note on a Correlation of a Boundary-Layer Transition Results on Highly Cooled Blunt Bodies

Description: Transition data on highly cooled blunt bodies are correlated in terms of the ratio of wall to local-stream enthalpy, Reynolds number based on displacement thickness, and location of transition. The proposed correlation, although not sensitive enough to predict the exact location of transition does predict the enthalpy ratio below which very early transition on blunt bodies is expected. The correlation is not altered by moderate amounts of surface roughness; however, the location of transition may well be affected by roughness.
Date: October 14, 1957
Creator: Wisniewski, Richard J.