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Wind-tunnel investigation of a 1/60-scale model of the Republic MX-1554 airplane at a Mach number of 2.85

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation to determine the static longitudinal and lateral stability and control characteristics of a model of the Republic MX-1554 airplane at a specified Mach and Reynolds number. No analysis was provided in the paper in order to expedite publication.
Date: March 18, 1953
Creator: Dickey, Robert R. & Spahr, J. Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Camber on the Drag of a Body of Revolution

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation to determine the effect of camber on the drag of a body of revolution. The drag of a straight body of revolution was measured and compared with that of a body that differed only in that its center line was cambered in the form of a parabola. The addition of a small amount of camber was found to cause very little increase in the minimum foredrag of the model tested.
Date: October 19, 1956
Creator: Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Moment-of-Area-Rule Modifications on the Zero-Lift Drag of Three Wing-Body Combinations

Description: Memorandum presenting an experimental investigation to determine the effect on drag of applying the moment-of-area-rule modifications to wing-body combinations with various wing plan forms. The effect of mounting air-to-air type missiles on the wing-mounted bodies of revolution which are part of the moment-of-area-rule modification was also investigated.
Date: May 2, 1958
Creator: Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Application of wing-body theory to drag reduction at low supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting a method for extending to higher Mach numbers the region of low drag attainable for wing-body combinations by the use of the transonic area rule. To a good approximation, the drag depends only on the longitudinal distributions of area and moments of area about the vertical plane of symmetry parallel to the free-stream direction. The experimental results confirm the theory in that the zero-lift wave drag of a wing-body configuration over a range of low supersonic Mach numbers.
Date: January 28, 1955
Creator: Baldwin, Barrett S., Jr. & Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

External-store drag reduction at transonic and low supersonic Mach numbers by application of Baldwin's moment-of-area rule

Description: Report presenting an investigation to evaluate the external-store drag reductions obtainable by application of Baldwin's moment-of-area rule. Several wing-body combinations were investigated with and without four typical air-to-air missiles. Results regarding the total-drag measurements, wave-drag components, and effectiveness of moment-of-area rule for reducing the drag of the external-store installations are provided.
Date: March 5, 1956
Creator: Levy, Lionel L., Jr. & Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of tail surfaces on the base drag of a body of revolution at Mach numbers of 1.5 and 2.0

Description: "Wind-tunnel tests were performed at Mach numbers of 1.5 and 2.0 to investigate the influence of tail surfaces on the base drag of a body of revolution without boattailing and having a turbulent boundary layer. The tail surfaces were of rectangular plan form of aspect ratio 2.33 and has symmetrical, circular-arc airfoil section. The results of the investigation showed that the addition of these tail surfaces with the trailing edges at or near the body base incurred a large increase in the base-drag coefficient. For a cruciform tail having a 10-percent-thick airfoil section, this increase was about 70 percent at a Mach number of 1.5 and 35 percent at a Mach number of 2.0" (p. 1).
Date: April 1951
Creator: Spahr, J. Richard & Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of the vortex wake and downwash field behind triangular wings and wing-body combinations at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the flow field behind triangular wings alone and in combination with a pointed cylindrical body at Mach numbers of 1.5 and 2.0 through an angle-of-attack range of 0 to 24 degrees. Results regarding the geometric characteristics of the vortex system and downwash characteristics are provided.
Date: June 25, 1953
Creator: Spahr, J. Richard & Dickey, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department