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Tests of the Northrop XB-62 Missile in the Ames 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel

Description: Memorandum presenting a series of tests made on a full-scale Northrop XB-62 missile to determine the cause of a directional out-of-trim condition which was encountered on the initial missile flight tests. The results indicated that the directional out-of-trim condition was caused by aerodynamic loads induced by engine operation.
Date: September 27, 1954
Creator: Graham, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The spanwise distribution of lift for minimum induced drag of wings having a given lift and a given bending moment

Description: The problem of the minimum induced drag of wings having a given lift and a given span is extended to include cases in which the bending moment to be supported by the wing is also given. The theory is limited to lifting surfaces traveling at subsonic speeds. It is found that the required shape of the downwash distribution can be obtained in an elementary way which is applicable to a variety of such problems. Expressions for the minimum drag and the corresponding spanwise load distributions are also given for the case in which the lift and the bending moment about the wing root are fixed while the span is allowed to vary. The results show a 15-percent reduction of the induced drag with a 15-percent increase in span as compared with results for an elliptically loaded wing having the same total lift and bending moment.
Date: December 1, 1950
Creator: Jones, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics to Large Angles of Attack of a Cruciform Missile Configuration at a Mach Number of 2

Description: Memorandum presenting the lift, pitching-moment, and drag characteristics of a missile configuration with a body of fineness ratio 9.33 and a cruciform triangular wing and tail of aspect ratio 4 at a Mach number of 1.99 and a Reynolds number of 6.0 million. Testing was performed to investigate the effects on the aerodynamic characteristics of roll angle, wing-tail interdigitation, wing deflection, and interference among the components. Results regarding the body-wing-tail combination, body, wing and tail, body-wing and body-tail combinations, and body-wing-tail interference are provided.
Date: December 6, 1954
Creator: Spahr, J. Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 0.5-Scale Model of the Fairchild XSAM-N-2 Lark Missile at High Subsonic Speeds

Description: An investigation was conducted to determine the longitudinal- and lateral-stability characteristics of a 0.5-scale moue1 of the Fairchild Lark missile, The model was tested with 0 deg and with 22.5 deg of roll. Three horizontal wings having NACA 16-009, 16-209, and 64A-209 sections were tested. Pressures were measured on both pointed and blunt noses. The wind-tunnel-test data indicate that rolling the missile 22.5 deg. had no serious effect on the static longitudinal stability. The desired maneuvering acceleration could not be attained with any of the horizontal wings tested, even with the horizontal wing flaps deflected 50 deg. The flaps on the 64A-209 wing (with small trailing-edge angles and flat sides) were effective at all flap deflections, while the flaps on the 16-series wings (with large trailing-edge angles) lost effectiveness at small flap deflections. The data showed that rolling moment existed when the vertical wing flaps were deflected with the model at other than zero angle of attack. A similar rolling moment probably would be found . with the horizontal wing flaps deflected and the model yawed.
Date: September 28, 1949
Creator: Martin, Andrew & Hunter, Harlo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Force and pressure-distribution investigation to high angles of attack on all-movable triangular and rectangular wings in combination with a body at supersonic speeds

Description: Force and pressure distribution studies to high angles of attack on all-movable triangular and rectangular wings in combination with body at supersonic speeds.
Date: July 10, 1956
Creator: Hill, W. A., Jr. & Kaattari, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department