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Intercooler cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop for minimum drag loss

Description: An analysis has been made of the drag losses in airplane flight of cross-flow plate and tubular intercoolers to determine the cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop that give a minimum drag loss for any given cooling effectiveness and, thus, a maximum power-plant net gain due to charge-air cooling. The drag losses considered in this analysis are those due to (1) the extra drag imposed on the airplane by the weight of the intercooler, its duct, and its supports and (2) the drag sustained by the cooling air in flowing through the intercooler and its duct. The investigation covers a range of conditions of altitude, airspeed, lift-drag ratio, supercharger-pressure ratio, and supercharger adiabatic efficiency. The optimum values of cooling air pressure drop and weight flow ratio are tabulated. Curves are presented to illustrate the results of the analysis.
Date: February 25, 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance tests of NACA type A finned-tube exhaust heat exchanger

Description: Report presenting tests to determine the thermal and pressure-drop performance and durability of a cross-flow, internally finned, tubular exhaust-heat exchanger. The test covered a range of exhaust-gas flows, cooling-air flows, and exhaust-gas temperatures.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Manson, S. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Intercooler Characteristics

Description: A method is presented of comparing the performance, weight, and general dimensional characteristics of inter-coolers. The performance and dimensional characteristics covered in the comparisons are cooling effectiveness, pressure drops and weight flows of the charge and cooling air, power losses, volume, frontal area, and width. A method of presenting intercooler data is described in which two types of charts are plotted; (1) A performance chart setting forth all the important characteristics of a given intercooler and (2) a replot of these characteristics for a number of intercoolers intended to assist in making a selection to satisfy a given set of installation conditions. The characteristics of commercial intercoolers obtained from manufacturers' data and of some computed designs are presented on this basis. A standard test procedure and instrumentation are suggested whereby comparable data may be obtained by different testing organizations.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computed Temperature Distribution and Cooling of Solid Gas-Turbine Blades

Description: Computations were made to determine the temperature distribution and cooling of solid gas-turbine blades.A range of temperatures was used from 1500 degrees to 2500 degrees F, blade-root temperatures from 100 degrees to 1000 degrees F, blade thermal conductivity from 8 to 220 BTU/(hr)(sq ft)(degrees F/ft), and net gas to metal heat transfer coefficients from 75 to 250 BTU/(hr)(sq ft)(degrees F).
Date: February 11, 1947
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Gazley, Carl, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design charts for cross-flow tubular intercoolers charge-across-tube type

Description: Report presenting equations relating the various dimensions, air mass flow, and performance of a cross-flow tubular intercooler in which the charge flows across and the cooling air through the tubes. Design charts are presented from which the intercooler design characteristics and performance can be quickly determined.
Date: January 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design charts for cross-flow tubular intercoolers charge-through-tube type

Description: Report presenting equations relating the various dimensions, air weight flow, and performance of a cross-flow tubular intercooler in which the charge flows through and the cooling air across the tubes. A method of determining and presenting the performance of a given intercooler at various operating conditions is indicated. Results regarding the cooling effectiveness equation, effect of primary intercooler variables, design charts, effect of tube arrangement on intercooler characteristics, and performance charts are provided.
Date: July 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intercooler cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop for minimum drag loss

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the power losses in airplane flight of cross-flow plate and tubular intercoolers to determine the cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop that give minimum total power loss for any given cooling effectiveness. The investigation covers a range of flight conditions of altitude, airspeed, lift-drag ratio, supercharger-pressure ratio, and adiabatic efficiency.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the effect of core structure and performance on volume and shape of cross-flow tubular intercoolers

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to show, in a similar manner, the effect of change in the core structure of the tubular intercooler on the over-all dimensions when the operating conditions are fixed."
Date: December 1942
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Intercooler Characteristics

Description: Report presenting a method of comparing the performance, weight, and general dimensional characteristics of intercoolers. The performance and dimensional characteristics covered in the comparisons include cooling effectiveness, pressure drops and weight flows of the charge and cooling air, power losses, volume, frontal area, and width.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The cross-flow plate-type intercooler

Description: Report presenting a mathematical analysis of plate-type intercooler design for both turbulent and laminar flow. Charts are presented to show how the plate-type intercooler volume, weight, plate area, frontal area, and linear dimensions can be varied without changing the intercooler operating conditions. An experimental investigation was also carried out with a plate-type intercooler unit to check the validity of the heat-transfer and pressure-drop theories for the airflow between very closely spaced plates.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin; Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department