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Measurements of the Flying Qualities of a Hawker Hurricane Airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the flying qualities of a Hawker Hurricane airplane. Thirteen flights and approximately 17 hours of flying time were required to complete the tests, which included extensive measurements of stability, controllability, and stalling characteristics. The results were similar to the flying qualities of other previously studied pursuit airplanes.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Nissen, J. M. & Phillips, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method for Studying the Longitudinal Dynamic Stability of Flying-Boat-Hull Models at High Planing Speeds and During Landing

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a method of studying the longitudinal dynamic stability of flying-boat-hull models, as instability may be encountered when flying a flying boat on the water at high speeds and high trim angles, especially upper-limit porpoising and skipping. A method is described for carrying out generalized experimental studies of the longitudinal dynamic stability of flying-boat-hull models.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Locke, F. W. S., Jr. & Hugli, W. C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-Pressure Boundary-Layer Control in Diffusers and Bends

Description: Report presenting tests to study the effectiveness of small pressure differences in removing the dust boundary layer through slots in the duct wall of airplane ducts and reducing separation losses. Two-dimensional diffusers of 15 and 30 degrees included angles and some 90 degree bends were tested. The 30 degree diffuser was tested with and without an intercooler.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Biebel, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Tests of Several Exhaust-Gas-to-Air Heat Exchangers in the B-17F Airplane

Description: Report presenting flight testing of seven exhaust-gas-to-air heat exchangers on a B-17F airplane to determine their performance characteristics and to investigate their flame-suppression qualities. Testing was conducted to secure performance data of heat exchangers which might be suitable for use in the thermal ice-prevention and cabin-heating system of the heavy bomber-type airplanes.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Look, Bonne C. & Selna, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

XC-35 Gust Research Project Operation in Cumulus Congestus Cloud on July 31, 1941 Maximum Gust Intensities

Description: "On July 31, 1941 a turbulence survey was made with the XC-35 airplane of a large cumulus congestus cloud near Langley Field, Va. This bulletin presents a general description of conditions and the maximum gust intensities recorded during the flight" (p. 1).
Date: April 1942
Creator: Flight Research Loads Section
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method of Shear-Lag Analysis of Box Beams for Axial Stresses, Shear Stresses, and Shear Center

Description: Report presenting a practical and relatively rapid method of compensating for shear lag in box-beam analysis with accuracy sufficient for design purposes. Effectiveness curves for box beam elements are derived for an ideal, symmetrical structure. Tabular computation forms for rapid, accurate calculations of axial stresses, shear center, and shear stresses for beam with shear lag are induced.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Erlandsen, Oscar, Jr. & Mead, Lawrence M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of Aircraft Heaters 21: Measured and Predicted Performance of a Flattened-Tube Type Crossflow Exhaust Gas and Air Heat Exchanger

Description: Report presenting data on the thermal performance and the static pressure drop characteristics of a flattened-tube type crossflow exhaust gas and air heat exchanger. The measured thermal outputs and static pressure drops are compared with predicted magnitudes.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Guibert, A. G.; Rademacher, J. M.; Romie, F. E.; Sanders, V. D. & Sloggy, L. J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of Aircraft Heaters 25: Use of the Thermopile Radiometer

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the thermopile radiometer as used in the measurement of irradiation and radiant power interchange is given. The theory of the instrument when used to measure irradiation and net radiant power interchange is developed, and the precautions to be observed when using it for these measurements are presented.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Bromberg, R.; Gier, J. T. & Dempster, E. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flying Qualities and Stalling Characteristics of North American XP-51 Airplane

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation of the flying qualities and stalling characteristics of a North American XP-51 airplane. The short-period longitudinal oscillation disappeared within one cycle in all conditions tested. Requirements for satisfactory stalling characteristics were met in all respects except for stall warning.
Date: April 1943
Creator: White, Maurice D.; Hoover, Herbert H. & Garris, Howard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Investigation of Boundary-Layer Transition and Profile Drag of an Experimental Low-Drag Wing Installed on a Fighter-Type Airplane

Description: Report presenting a boundary-layer transition and profile-drag investigation on an experimental low-drag wing installed on a P-47 airplane designated the XP-47F and supplied by the Army Air Forces. Measurements were made at a section outside the propeller slipstream with smooth and with standard camouflage surfaces and on the upper surface of a section in the propeller slipstream with the surface smoothed.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Skoog, Richard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Tests With 1/16-Size Models of the Army B-17 Airplane in Langley Tank Number 2 and on an Outdoor Catapult

Description: Report presenting tests with dynamically similar models made to study the behavior of the Army B-17F and B-17G when ditched and to determine the best way to land them in calm and rough water. Various landing attitudes, speeds, and conditions of damage were simulated. The ideal landing condition was found to be in a three-point landing attitude and with the flaps 45 degrees at the slowest possible speed.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Tarshis, Robert P. & Stewart, Thelma
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of Nozzles for the Individual Cylinder Exhaust Jet Propulsion System

Description: Report presenting an examination of the design of exhaust-stack nozzles for individual cylinder exhaust-gas jet propulsion and the results of tests on the effect of nozzle area on jet thrust and engine power. A satisfactory method of correlatig the test data for various engine-operating conditions is developed.
Date: April 1941
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin; Turner, L. Richard & Voss, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Coaxial Lapping of Cast-Iron Piston Rings on Ring Performance

Description: Report presenting a series of 25-hour accelerated high-output tests run on a single-cylinder aircraft-type spark-ignition engine to determine the effect of coaxial lapping of piston rings prior to engine operation. Standard cast-iron rings were used and tested with all rings lapped and with only the oil-control rings lapped. The results indicated that coaxial lapping with loose abrasive reduced both wear and scuffing.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Shames, Sidney J.; Machlin, Eugene S. & Wilson, John G.
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Effect of Wing Leading-Edge Slots on the Spin and Recovery Characteristics of Airplanes

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the NACA 15-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the effect of wing leading-edge slots on spin and recovery characteristics. The results indicate that recovery will generally be slower with the slots open than with them closed and the spin will be flatter and at a lower rate of descent.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Neihouse, Anshal I. & Pitkin, Marvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Finned Aluminum Muffs for Aircraft Engine Cylinder Barrels

Description: "This report describes the material, cutting-tool development, and machining procedure used in constructing an air-cooled cylinder barrel having a cooling muff with 2-inch fins spaced 1/8 inch. Details of two types of thread form used for the barrel to head assembly with the cooling muff are also presented" (p. 1).
Date: April 1942
Creator: Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The cross-flow plate-type intercooler

Description: Report presenting a mathematical analysis of plate-type intercooler design for both turbulent and laminar flow. Charts are presented to show how the plate-type intercooler volume, weight, plate area, frontal area, and linear dimensions can be varied without changing the intercooler operating conditions. An experimental investigation was also carried out with a plate-type intercooler unit to check the validity of the heat-transfer and pressure-drop theories for the airflow between very closely spaced plates.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin; Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intercooler cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop for minimum drag loss

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the power losses in airplane flight of cross-flow plate and tubular intercoolers to determine the cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop that give minimum total power loss for any given cooling effectiveness. The investigation covers a range of flight conditions of altitude, airspeed, lift-drag ratio, supercharger-pressure ratio, and adiabatic efficiency.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of flow through an intercooler set at various angles to the supply duct

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the flow losses that occur as a result of locating the axis of an intercooler at various angles with respect to the supply-duct axis and also to determine the flow pattern throughout the intercooler. The flow losses were found to be small for angles of inclination up to about 70 degrees. The distribution of flow through the intercooler also appeared to be fairly uniform up to about this angle.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Nichols, Mark R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nitrided-steel piston rings for engines of high specific power

Description: Report presenting testing of several designs of nitrided-steel piston rings under variable conditions of output. Testing indicated the importance of good surface finish and conformity of the ring to the bore. Results regarding temperature tests, single-cylinder-engine tests, and multicylinder-engine tests are provided.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Collins, John H., Jr.; Bisson, Edmond E. & Schmiedlin, Ralph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of aircraft heaters 22: measured and predicted performance of a fluted-type exhaust gas and air heat exchanger

Description: Report presenting data on the thermal performance and static and total pressure drop characteristics of a fluted-type exhaust gas and air heat exchanger. Results regarding heat transfer, pressure drop, and non-isothermal pressure drop are provided.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Guibert, A. G.; Rademacher, J. M. & Romie, F. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of aircraft heaters 20: measured and predicted performance of a finned-type cast-aluminum crossflow exhaust gas and air heat exchanger

Description: Report presenting data on the thermal performance and static pressure drop of a finned-type cast-aluminum exhaust gas and air heat exchanger. Results regarding heat transfer, isothermal pressure drop, and heater surface temperature are provided.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Guibert, A. G.; Rademacher, J. M.; Romie, F. E. & Sanders, V. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of aircraft heaters 23: measured and predicted performance of a flat-plate type exhaust gas and air heat exchanger

Description: Report presenting results of tests of the thermal performance and the static pressure drop characteristics of a flat-plate type exhaust gas and air heat exchanger. The ventilating air shroud built into the heat exchanger gives characteristics of cross flow and parallel flow.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Guibert, A. G.; Rademacher, J. M. & Sanders, V. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical Mach Numbers of Thin Airfoil Sections with Plain Flaps

Description: Critical Mach number as function of lift coefficient is determined for certain moderately thick NACA low-drag airfoils. Results, given graphically, included calculations on same airfoil sections with plain flaps for small flap deflections. Curves indicate optimum critical conditions for airfoils with flaps in such form that they can be compared with corresponding results for zero flap deflections. Plain flaps increase life-coefficient range for which critical Mach number is in region of high values characteristic of low-drag airfoils.
Date: April 1946
Creator: Pardee, Otway O'M. & Heaslet, Max A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department