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Analysis of a thermal ice-prevention system for wing leading-edge landing-light installations

Description: From Introduction: "A typical ice formation on a wing leading-edge-type light installation is shown in figure 1. Although the primary purpose of this analytic investigation was to determine the practicability of providing a landing-light thermal ice-prevention system which could be incorporated with the wing leading-edge thermal ice-prevention system of the B-17 F airplane, the analysis has been developed in a general form for future application to similar deigns. "
Date: January 1944
Creator: Hillendahl, Wesley H

Analysis of Effect of Rolling Pull-Outs on Wing and Aileron Loads of a Fighter Airplane

Description: An analysis was made to determine the effect of rolling pull-out maneuvers on the wing and aileron loads of a typical fighter airplane, the P-47B. The results obtained indicate that higher loads are imposed upon wings and ailerons because of the rolling pull-out maneuver, than would be obtained by application of the loading requirements to which the airplane was designed. An increase of 102 lb or 15 percent of wing weight would be required if the wing were designed for rolling pull-out maneuver. It was also determined that the requirements by which the aileron was originally designed were inadequate.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Pearson, Henry A. & Aiken, William S.

Analysis of factors affecting net lift increment attainable with trailing-edge split flaps on tailless airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The lift increments of different flap arrangements were determined by the method of reference 1 with a simple chord correction factor being applied. This procedure is somewhat similar in basic principles to the method of reference 2. The accuracy of the present method was determined by calculating by means of this method the lift and moment increments of flaps on 10 different finite wing-flap combinations for which wind-tunnel data were available."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Maggin, Bernard

An analysis of jet-propulsion systems making direct use of the working substance of a thermodynamic cycle

Description: From Summary: "The results of the analysis showed that the combined efficiency, which is unacceptably low at speeds less than 300 miles per hour, becomes nearly equal to that of conventional power plants of current design at 500 miles per hour. It was also shown that the efficiency will be increased considerably as the physical limitations on cycle temperature and blower speed are raised and as the efficiencies of the system components are improved."
Date: February 1945
Creator: Rubert, Kennedy F

The analysis of strains indicated by multiple-strand resistance-type wire strain gages used as rosettes

Description: From Summary: "Methods are given for making the necessary corrections to the strains indicated by multiple-strand resistance-type wire strain gages used singly or as rosettes to measure strains at an angle to the principal strain. The results of tests to determine the validity of the methods of correction are reported."
Date: January 1, 1943
Creator: Dow, Norris F

An analysis of the fatigue life of an airplane wing structure under overload conditions

Description: From Introduction: "Fatigue life expectancy in normal transport operations was investigated in reference 1 and was found to be of equal importance with single-gust life. The effect of overload operation of transport airplanes on the probability of encountering single critical gusts was investigated in reference 2 and the frequency of critical gusts was found to increase rapidly with overload. The effect of overload operation on fatigue strength, however, has not heretofore been evaluated, hence the investigations of references 1 and 2 are combined herein to permit such evaluation and to determine the relative importance of fatigue and single-gust failures under conditions of overload operation."
Date: February 1946
Creator: Reisert, Thomas D

An analysis of the skipping characteristics of some full-size flying boats

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to gather together in one place information on the skipping characteristics of number of flying boats. A graph showing the influence of the hull form on the skipping characteristics is given which should be useful in laying out the proportions of the hull in preliminary design to insure good landing behavior."
Date: January 1946
Creator: Locke, F. W. S., Jr.

Analysis of V-G Records from the SNB-1 Airplane

Description: Availability data obtained on SNB-1 trainer-class airplanes were analyzed and results presented as flight envelopes which predict occurrences of large values of air speed and acceleration. Comparison is made with SNJ-4 trainer-class airplane data analyzed by the same method. It is concluded that flight envelopes are satisfactory; that the two types show large differences in flight loads and speeds experience; and that SNB-1 will seldom, if ever, exceed design limit load factor and restricted speed, which SNJ-4 can be expected to exceed design-limit load factor and restricted speed in a very small number of flight hours.
Date: July 1946
Creator: Meadows, May T. & Walker, Walter G.

Analysis of V-G records from the SNJ-4 airplane

Description: Report discusses an attempt to adapt a method of analysis of V-G data to predict the occurrences of large values of airspeed and acceleration from an SNJ-4 airplane; the data are presented as "flight envelopes". The flight envelopes "predict that, on average, in a stated number of flight hours, one airspeed, one positive acceleration, and one negative acceleration will exceed the envelope with equal probability of the accelerations being experienced at any airspeed" (from Discussion). The analysis method shows promise for predicting flight loads and speeds for airplanes on which loads due to maneuvers predominate.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Wilkerson, M. & Bennett, S. A.

An analytical investigation of the effects of elevator-fabric distortion on the longitudinal stability and control of an airplane

Description: From Summary: "The results of an analytical investigation to determine the qualitative effects of elevator-fabric distortion on the stick-force characteristics of an airplane are presented. These results indicate that serious alteration of intended stick-force characteristics can be produced by elevator-fabric distortion."
Date: May 1944
Creator: Mathews, Charles W.

An analytical study of wing and tail loads associated with an elevator deflection

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper covers step 1 of the outlined investigation, includes methods of computing the variation of wing and tail loads, and gives numerical results of the application of the theory to the BT-9B airplane. Finally, theoretical formulas are developed and charts are given for computing the maximum increments of wing load, the down-tail load, and the up-tail load following a given elevator displacement."
Date: June 1941
Creator: Garvin, J B

Application of Balancing Tabs to Ailerons

Description: Analysis was made to determine characteristics required of a balancing-tab system for ailerons in order to reduce aileron stick forces to any desired magnitude. Series of calculations based on section data were made to determine balancing-tab systems of various chord tabs and ailerons that will give, for a particular airplane, zero rate of aileron hinge moment with aileron deflection and yet will produce same maximum rate of roll as a plain unbalanced 15-percent chord aileron of same span. Effects of rolling velocity and of forces in tab link on aileron hinge moments have been included.
Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: Sears, Richard I.