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Full-scale investigation of an equilateral triangular wing having 10-percent-thick biconvex airfoil sections

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the low-speed characteristics of a wing with a triangular plan form, 60 degrees of sweepback at the leading edge, and 10-percent-thick biconvex airfoil sections. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the effects of semispan and full-span leading-edge and trailing-edge flaps on the longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of the wing and the effects of a vertical fin on the lateral stability characteristics.
Date: September 30, 1948
Creator: Whittle, Edward F., Jr. & Lovell, J. Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the effect of lift-drag ratio and stalling speed on landing-flare characteristics

Description: From Introduction: "The flare assumed is based primarily on reference 1, in which information permitting calculation of the flare characteristics of an airplane was obtained from flight tests. The results of calculations for airplanes having constant lift-drag ratio during the flare are plotted in chart form."
Date: September 1949
Creator: Lovell, J. Calvin & Lipson, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of translating-double-cone axisymmetric inlets with cowl projected areas 40 and 20 percent of maximum at Mach numbers from 3.0 to 2.0

Description: Report presenting the performance of two translating-double-cone inlets with contrasting rates of turning on the spike shoulder and corresponding cowl projected frontal areas of 40 and 20 percent of maximum compared over a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding internal-flow performance, external-flow performance, inlet airflow patterns, and propulsive-thrust comparison are provided.
Date: May 20, 1957
Creator: Connors, James F.; Wise, George A. & Lovell, J. Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Langley full-scale-tunnel investigation of maximum lift and stability characteristics of an airplane having approximately triangular plan form (DM-1 Glider)

Description: From Summary: "An investigation of the DM-1 Glider, which had approximately triangular plan form, an aspect ratio of 1.8 and a 60 degree sweptback leading edge, has been conducted in the Langley full-scale tunnel. The investigation consisted of the determination of the separate effects of the following modifications made to the glider on its maximum lift and stability characteristics: (a) installation of sharp leading edges over the inboard semispan of the wing, (b) removal of the vertical fin, (c) sealing of the elevon control-balance slots, (d) installation of redesigned thin vertical surfaces, (e) installation of faired sharp leading edges, and (f) installation of canopy."
Date: August 5, 1947
Creator: Lovell, J. Calvin & Wilson, Herbert A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-scale investigation of the maximum lift and flow characteristics of an airplane having approximately triangular plan form

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the DM-1 glider, which has an approximately triangular plan form, with auxiliary studies of a model of triangular wings. The pitching-moment coefficient, drag coefficient, and angle of attack with the lift coefficient are provided. Results indicated that the angles of descent without power are likely to be prohibitive and airplanes with the tested type of wings will not be able to land safely without power.
Date: February 12, 1947
Creator: Wilson, Herbert A., Jr. & Lovell, J. Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of internal-area distribution, spike translation, and throat boundary-layer control on performance of a double-cone axisymmetric inlet at Mach numbers from 3.0 to 2.0

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effects of initial subsonic diffusion rate, variable geometry, and throat boundary-layer control on the performance of an axisymmetric double-cone inlet. Major gains in performance at higher Mach numbers were obtained with boundary-layer control in the form of a ram scoop at the throat. Results regarding the effect of internal-area distribution, effect of spike translation, and effect of throat boundary-layer control are provided.
Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: Conners, James F.; Lovell, J. Calvin & Wise, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department