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Application of the linearized theory of supersonic flow to the estimation of control-surface characteristics

Description: Report presenting the use of known conical-flow solutions of the linearized equation for the velocity potential in supersonic flow as applied to the calculation of the characteristics of control surfaces. Solutions for the pressure distributions are obtained for control surfaces with hinge lines swept ahead or behind the Mach line when the control-surface trialing edge is swept ahead of the Mach line.
Date: March 1948
Creator: Frick, Charles W., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of a heated low-drag airfoil

Description: Report discusses the results of an experimental investigation into the NACA 65,2-016 heated wing. Information about the effect of heating on the drag coefficients, Reynolds numbers, and stability of the laminar boundary layer.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Frick, Charles W., Jr. & McCullough, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flow studies in the asymmetric adjustable nozzle of the Ames 6-by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel

Description: Report presenting surveys of the flow of the asymmetric adjustable nozzle of the 6- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel, which were made to determine the uniformity of the air stream. Test techniques for minimizing the effects of stream irregularities and the results of force and pressure-distribution tests of a swept-wing model are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of these techniques.
Date: September 15, 1949
Creator: Frick, Charles W. & Olson, Robert N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation at supersonic speed (M = 1.53) of the pressure distribution over a 63 degrees swept airfoil of biconvex section at zero lift

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the distribution of pressure at zero lift over the surface of a swept airfoil of biconvex section. The measured pressures are compare with theoretical values calculated from thin-airfoil theory. Results regarding pressure distributions, drag, and boundary-layer studies are provided.
Date: June 10, 1948
Creator: Frick, Charles W. & Boyd, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Experimental Investigation of Several Low-Drag Wing-Nacelle Combinations with Internal Air Flow

Description: From Summary: "The results of an experimental investigation of several low-drag wing-nacelle combinations, incorporating internal air-flow systems, are presented. The external-drag increments due to these nacelles are between one-half and two-thirds of those of conventional nacelle forms. This improvement is accomplished with only minor effects on the lift and moment characteristics of the wing. The procedure employed to determine the external shape of such low-drag nacelles is considered in detail. The design of an efficient internal-flow system with or without a blower or throttle, presents no serious problems. The energy losses in the expansion before the engine and the contraction thereafter can be kept small. It is believed that these nacelles have a wide application in housing engine pusher-propeller units and, with some alteration, jet-propulsion devices. It is probable that the low external drags may not be realized if such nacelles are used with a tractor propeller because of the high level of turbulence in the propeller slipstream."
Date: March 1945
Creator: Allen, H. Julian; Frick, Charles W. & Erickson, Myles D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation at supersonic speed (M = 1.53) of the pressure distribution over a 63 degrees swept airfoil of biconvex section at several angles of attack

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation at supersonic speed of the distribution of pressure over the surface of a swept airfoil of biconvex section at various angles of attack. The measurements are compared with supersonic lifting-surface theory, which generally indicated good agreement except over the regions of the airfoil influenced by the subsonic trailing edge and the tips. Results regarding the pressure distribution, boundary-layer studies, and normal force and pitching moment are provided.
Date: September 24, 1948
Creator: Katzen, Elliott D.; Frick, Charles W. & Boyd, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A method for determining the rate of heat transfer from a wing or streamline body

Description: From Summary: "A method for calculating the rate of heat transfer from the surface of an airfoil or streamline body is presented. A comparison with the results of an experimental investigation indicates that the accuracy of the method is good. This method may be used to calculate the heat supply necessary for heat de-icing or in ascertaining the heat loss from the fuselage of an aircraft operating at great altitude, for example."
Date: December 1942
Creator: Frick, Charles W., Jr. & McCullough, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A method for determining the rate of heat transfer from a wing or streamline body

Description: A method for calculating the rate of heat transfer from the surface of an airfoil or streamline body is presented. A comparison with the results of an experimental investigation indicates that the accuracy of the method is good. This method may be used to calculate the heat supply necessary for heat de-icing or in ascertaining the heat loss from the fuselage of an aircraft operating at great altitude. To illustrate the method, the total rate of heat transfer from an airfoil is calculated and compared with the experimental results.
Date: 1945
Creator: Frick, Charles W. & McCullough, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Experimental Investigation of NACA Submerged-Duct Entrances

Description: The results of an investigation of submerged-duct entrances are presented. It is shown that this type of entrance possesses the following characteristics: 1) very high-critical-compressibility speeds throughout the range of high-speed inlet velocity ratios; 2) very low pressure losses for the air entering the duct at all inlet-velocity ratios; and, 3) low external drag. These characteristics are obtained by the proper shaping of the contour of the upstream approach to the submerged inlets and by proper alignment of the duct lip. Design data are presented and the application of these data to a specific high-speed fighter-airplane design is discussed.
Date: May 23, 1945
Creator: Frick, Charles W.; Davis, Wallace F.; Randall, Lauros & Mossman, Emmet A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Experimental Investigation of NACA Submerged-Duct Entrances

Description: The results of a preliminary investigation of submerged duct entrances are presented. It is shown that an entrance of this type possess desirable critical speed and pressure recovery characteristics when used on a fuselage or nacelle in a region of low incremental velocity and thin boundary layer. The data obtained indicate that submerged entrances are most suitable for use with internal-flow systems which diffuse the air only a small amount: for example, those used with jet motors which have axial-flow compressors. Where complete diffusion of the air is required, fuselage-nose or wing leading edge inlets may prove to be superior. The results of the investigation have been prepared in such a form as to permit their use by a designer and the application of these data to a specific design is discussed.
Date: October 1945
Creator: Frick, Charles W.; Davis, Wallace F.; Randall, Lauros M. & Mossman, Emmet A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department