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Experimental Investigation of Laminar-Boundary-Layer Control on an Airfoil Section Equipped With Suction Slots Located at Discontinuities in the Surface Pressure Distribution

Description: Memorandum presenting an experimental investigation of a two-dimensional, 6.6-percent-thick, 6-foot-chord airfoil section equipped with suction slots for laminar-boundary-layer control. The section was designed to have favorable pressure gradients between the suction slots. The laminar boundary layer on the airfoil had the same extreme sensitivity to minute details of the model surface condition as has been found in other investigations.
Date: December 15, 1953
Creator: Loftin, Laurence K., Jr. & Horton, Elmer A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Light Diffusion Through High-Speed Turbulent Boundary Layers

Description: Memorandum presenting the optical transmission characteristics of turbulent boundary layers in air on a flat plate with negligible heat transfer measured photometrically for ranges of Mach number from 0.4 to 2.5. The results indicated that the scattering from a collimated beam of white light which penetrates a turbulent boundary layer depends mainly on the integral across the layer of the difference between the free-stream density and the local boundary-layer density.
Date: May 26, 1956
Creator: Stine, Howard A. & Winovich, Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Schlieren investigation of the wing shock-wave boundary-layer interaction in flight

Description: Report presenting data obtained in flight using a schileren apparatus that photographed the shock-wave interaction with a thick turbulent boundary layer on a wing. Local Mach number and boundary-layer characteristics obtained from pressure measurements in the vicinity of the shock wave are also presented.
Date: September 19, 1951
Creator: Cooper, George E. & Bray, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Influence of Surface Injection on Heat-Transfer and Skin Friction Associated With the High-Speed Turbulent Boundary Layer

Description: Memorandum presenting a correlation of analyses of the effect of distributed surface injection on the heat transfer and skin friction associated with the turbulent boundary layer at high speeds to eliminate the effects of Mach and Reynolds number. Data for heat transfer and skin friction at three Mach numbers are compared with the analyses and the agreement is good.
Date: February 20, 1956
Creator: Rubesin, Morris W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Application of supersonic vortex-flow theory to the design of supersonic impulse compressor- or turbine-blade sections

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to present an analytical method for the design of two-dimensional related selection of a blade for particular rotor conditions may be made quickly and easily and its performance deduced from tests of representative sections in cascade."
Date: April 24, 1952
Creator: Boxer, Emanuel; Sterrett, James R. & Wlodarski, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculations of Laminar Heat Transfer Around Cylinders of Arbitrary Cross Section and Transpiration-Cooled Walls with Application to Turbine Blade Cooling

Description: An approximate method for development of flow and thermal boundary layers in laminar regime on cylinders with arbitrary cross section and transpiration-cooled walls is obtained by use of Karman's integrated momentum equation and an analogous heat-flow equation. Incompressible flow with constant property values throughout boundary layer is assumed. Shape parameters for approximated velocity and temperature profiles and functions necessary for solution of boundary-layer equations are presented as charts, reducing calculations to a minimum. The method is applied to determine local heat-transfer coefficients and surface temperature-cooled turbine blades for a given flow rate. Coolant flow distributions necessary for maintaining uniform blade temperatures are also determined.
Date: September 24, 1951
Creator: Eckert, E. R. G. & Livingood, John N. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Analysis of the Effect of Structural Feedback on the Flutter of a Control Surface Having a Power-Boost System

Description: From Summary: "Such devices as leading- and trailing-edge flaps which are now in use on operational aircraft permit the attainment of maximum airplane lift coefficients, power-off, of the order of 2.8 (reference 1). Airfoil-section maximum lift coefficients as high as 5.5 have been obtained in wind-tunnel tests (see, for example, reference 2), and in a limited flight investigation airplane lift coefficients of 4.2 were obtained (reference 3)."
Date: June 10, 1952
Creator: Barnes, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The interaction of boundary layer and compression shock and its effect upon airfoil pressure distributions

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the mechanism of interaction of compression shock with boundary layer. Shockless pressure distributions at supercritical Mach numbers were found to be accounted for by a marked thickening of the boundary layer for some distance ahead of a shock wave.
Date: April 10, 1947
Creator: Allen, H. Julian; Heaslet, Max A. & Nitzberg, Gerald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analytical investigation of flow and heat transfer in coolant passages of free-convection liquid-cooled turbines

Description: From Introduction: "An analytical investigation of the problems arising in connection with this cooling method was conducted at the NACA Lewis laboratory and is presented herein. This analysis investigates: (1) the smallest diameter hole that can be made without endangering the circulation of the liquid, and (2) methods of improving the circulation in a small-diameter hole."
Date: July 18, 1950
Creator: Eckert, E. R. G. & Jackson, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of the Inlet Mach Number and Inlet-Boundary-Layer Thickness on the Performance of a 23 Degree Conical-Diffuser-Tail-Pipe Combination

Description: An investigation was conducted to determine the effect of the inlet Mach number and entrance-boundary-layer thickness on the performance of a 23 degree 21-inch conical-diffuser - tail-pipe combination with a 2:1 area ratio. The air flows used in this investigation covered an inlet Mach number range from 0.17 to 0.89 and corresponding Reynolds numbers of 1,700,000 to 7,070,000. Results are reported for two inlet-boundary-layer thicknesses.
Date: March 21, 1950
Creator: Persh, Jerome
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department