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Theoretical motions of hydrofoil systems

Description: Report presenting an investigation to develop theoretical methods of treating the motions of hydrofoil systems and to determine some important parameters. Variations in the parameters include three distributions of area between the hydrofoils, two rates of change of downwash angle with angle of attack, three depths of immersion, two dihedral angles, two rates of change of lift with immersion, three longitudinal hydrofoil spacings, two radii of gyration in pitching, and various horizontal and vertical locations of the center of gravity.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The theoretical lateral motions of an automatically controlled airplane subjected to a yawing moment disturbance

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the lateral motion resulting from a disturbance of the type produced by asymmetric loss of thrust for a hypothetical average airplane equipped with an automatic pilot. Plots of the resultant motion and various modes that constitute the motion are presented for fixed controls and for various amounts of autopilot.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The estimation of the rate of change of yawing moment with sideslip

Description: "Wind-tunnel data are presented on the rate of change of yawing moment with sideslip for tests of 9 complete airplane models, 20 fuselage shapes, and 3 wing models with various combinations of dihedral, sweepback, and twist. The data were collected during a survey of existing information, which was made to find a reliable method of computing the yawing moment due to sideslip. Important errors common to methods of computation used at present appear to be due to large interference effects, the investigation of which will undoubtedly require an extensive program of systematic wind-tunnel tests. At present it is necessary to place considerable reliance on past design experience in proportioning an airplane so as to obtain a reasonable degree of directional stability" (p. 1).
Date: February 1938
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical motions of hydrofoil systems

Description: "Results are presented of an investigation that has been undertaken to develop theoretical methods of treating the motions of hydrofoil systems and to determine some of the important parameters. Variations of parameters include three distributions of area between the hydrofoils, two rates of change of downwash angle with angle of attack, three depths of immersion, two dihedral angles, two rates of change of lift with immersion, three longitudinal hydrofoil spacings, two radii of gyration in pitching, and various horizontal and vertical locations of the center of gravity. Graphs are presented to show locations of the center of gravity for stable motion, values of the stability roots, and motions following the sudden application of a vertical force or a pitching moment to the hydrofoil system for numerous sets of values of the parameters" (p. 1).
Date: May 9, 1947
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A theoretical study of lateral stability with an automatic pilot

Description: "The influence of automatic operation of the aileron and rudder controls on the lateral stability of an airplane is discussed. The control deflections are assumed to be proportional to the deviations and to the rates of deviation of the airplane from steady-flight conditions. The effects of changes in the types of deviation governing control application are considered. For one simple method of control in which the aileron deflection is proportional to the angle of bank and the rudder deflection is proportional to the angle of yaw, the effect of lag in control application is studied and regions of stability with and without lag are given" (p. 273).
Date: March 4, 1940
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel tests of hinge-moment characteristics of spring-tab ailerons

Description: Report presenting testing in the stability tunnel of two types of spring tab used as balances on a partial-span plain aileron. The tabs were connected to a spring located in the control system so that tab deflection was dependent on the control force.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Imlay, Frederick H. & Bird, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department