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A study of the use of controls and the resulting airplane response during service training operations of four jet fighter airplanes

Description: Report presenting results from a limited flight program to obtain information on airplane response and actual rates and amounts of control motion used by service pilot in performance of squadron operational training. Results regarding control deflection, control rates, airplane angular velocities, airplane angular accelerations, angle of attack and angle of sideslip, airplane load factors, and airspeed and altitude are provided.
Date: June 22, 1954
Creator: Mayer, John P.; Hamer, Harold A. & Huss, Carl R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analytical studies of the response to longitudinal control of three airplane configurations in landing approaches

Description: From Introduction: "A theoretical investigation was conducted in order to determine what effect the differences in aerodynamic characteristics would have on the short-time response to elevator control of this type of airplane as compared with the responses of a conventional airplane, without regard to any possible psychological influences. The results of this investigation are presented in this paper."
Date: April 9, 1953
Creator: Bihrle, William, Jr. & Stone, Ralph W., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analytical study of static and low-speed performance of thin propellers using two-speed gear ratios to obtain optimum rotational speeds

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the present paper is to investigate the effect of two-speed gearing on the take-off efficiency under certain conditions. The present paper gives charts from which the efficiencies can be readily computed for optimum rotational speeds. Also included is a brief discussion of the static thrust of thin propellers, including the effect of camber on the static thrust."
Date: November 5, 1952
Creator: Gilman, Jean, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airplane stress analysis

Description: Report presents stress analysis of individual components of an airplane. Normal and abnormal loads, sudden loads, simple stresses, indirect simple stresses, resultant unit stress, repetitive and equivalent stress, maximum steady load and stress are considered.
Date: January 1918
Creator: Zahm, A. F. & Crook, L. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of several modifications of a 0.45-scale model of the vertical tail of the Curtiss XP-62 airplane

Description: From Introduction: "In the course of an investigation to find a satisfactory vertical tail for the XP-62 airplane, a 0.45-scale vertical tail model on a stub fuselage was tested in the Langley 7- by 10-foot tunnel. This model was fitted with a flat plate to represent the horizontal tail surface. The data are presented herein for their general interest value rather than their application to this particular airplane."
Date: July 1946
Creator: Lowry, John G.; Turner, Thomas R. & Liddell, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The apparent width of the plate in compression

Description: This report discusses an investigation that treats the load capacity of a rectangular plate stressed in compression on one direction (x) beyond the buckling limit and the plate is rotatable (i.e., free from moments) supported at all four sides by bending-resistant beams.
Date: July 1937
Creator: Marguerre, Karl
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Airfoil section characteristics as applied to the prediction of air forces and their distribution on wings

Description: From Introduction: "The system presented herein yields, within the limitations of our present knowledge of aerodynamics, a general solution of the resultant wing forces and moments and their distribution. For the sake of completeness and facility in use, the report contains a table of the important section parameters for many commonly used sections and all other necessary data required to solve the most practical design problems coming within the scope of the system."
Date: 1938
Creator: Jacobs, Eastman N. & Rhode, R. V.
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Analysis of wind-tunnel stability and control tests in terms of flying qualities of full-scale airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to outline a suggested form of presentation of the results of a stability and control investigation in terms of flying qualities as defined in reference 1 and to systematize and review briefly the analytical work required for this type of presentation. No effort is made to specify definite test procedures."
Date: April 1, 1943
Creator: Kayten, Gerald G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Charts expressing the time, velocity, and altitude relations for an airplane diving in a standard atmosphere

Description: In this report charts are given showing the relation between time, velocities, and altitude for airplanes having various terminal velocities diving in a standard atmosphere. The range of starting altitudes is from 8,000 to 32,000 feet, and the terminal velocities vary from 150 to 550 miles per hour. A comparison is made between an experimental case and the results obtained from the charts. Examples pointing out the use of the charts are included.
Date: April 1937
Creator: Pearson, H. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of horizontal-tail loads in pitching maneuvers on a flexible swept-wing jet bomber

Description: From Introduction: "The analysis of flight data in the present report is, to a large extent, based on analyses and information contained in references 1 and 2 for wing deflections, reference 3 for horizontal-tail parameters, reference 4 for airplane lift-curve slopes and angles of zero lift, and reference 5 for wing centers of pressure."
Date: December 1957
Creator: Aiken, William S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airspeed fluctuations as a measure of atmospheric turbulence

Description: From Introduction: "Increments in structural loads due to atmospheric turbulence can be accurately expressed in terms of flight speed and effective gust velocities (reference 4). Data from which the effective gust velocities could be computed were also obtained during the flights of the XC-35 airplane. These data have been used to determine the significance of the fluctuations in the pilot's indicated-airspeed readings in relation to structural loads to due to atmospheric turbulence."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Tolefson, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analytical investigation of airplane spin-recovery motion by use of rotary-balance aerodynamic data

Description: From Introduction: "Many investigations have been made in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel in which the natures of airplane spins and recoveries have been determined experimentally with dynamically scaled-down models. The results of some of these investigations are presented in references 1 to 5."
Date: June 1954
Creator: Scher, Stanley H.
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Application of response function to calculation of flutter characteristics of a wing carrying concentrated masses

Description: From Introduction: "The results of reference 2 showed that in some instances a Rayleigh type analysis may show no flutter when a mass is attached, whereas a more rigorous analysis (based on the continuous system) would show no flutter. The problem raised, as how many degrees of freedom are required for a Rayleigh type of analysis, is one of the difficult, unsolved problems that do not fall within the scope of this report."
Date: November 1951
Creator: Serbin, H & Costilow, E L
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Control-Surface Characteristics XX : Plain and Balanced Flaps on an NACA 0009 Rectangular Semispan Tail Surface

Description: Correlation is established between aerodynamic characteristics of control surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional flow. Slope of lift curve was affected little by overhang and balance-nose shape, but increased by sealing flap-nose gap. Effectiveness of balancing tab was same for sealed plain flap and unsealed overhang flap. Changes in hinge-moment coefficient were diminished by sealing gap. Values measured by three-dimensional flow disagreed with two-dimensional flow values until aspect ratio corrections were made.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Garner, I. Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The aerodynamic safety of airplanes

Description: This report presents several hypotheses regarding airplane safety, mainly concerning the nondimensional coefficient of air, speed, acceleration, and wing area on aerodynamic considerations of safety.
Date: September 1932
Creator: Kahn, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air conditions close to the ground and the effect on airplane landings

Description: This report presents the results of an investigation undertaken to determine the feasibility of making glide landings in gusty air. Wind velocities were measured at several stations between the ground and a height of 51 feet, and flight tests were made to determine the actual influence of gusts on an airplane gliding close to the ground.
Date: April 3, 1934
Creator: Thompson, F. L.; Peck, W. C. & Beard, A. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the dissipation of heat in conditions of icing from a section of the wing of the C-46 airplane

Description: From Introduction: "The performance of the heated wing of the C-46 airplane (reference 1), in conditions of icing, has been analyzed. The method of calculating the dissipation of heat, both by convection and by evaporation, from a heated surface exposed to conditions of icing is given in reference 2."
Date: 1945?~
Creator: Hardy, J K
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Accelerations and passenger harness loads measured in full-scale light-airplane crashes

Description: From Introduction: "Light-airplane accident data, compiled by Crash Injury Research of Cornell University Medical College, indicate that human beings have often withstood declarations in excess of those imposed in airplane crashes involving extensive damage to the airplane structure (ref. 1). This study also correlates the extent of damage to the airplane structure with the injury incurred by the occupants during crash accidents."
Date: August 1953
Creator: Eiband, A. Martin; Simpkinson, Scott H. & Black, Dugald O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the factors affecting the loss in lift and shift in aerodynamic center produced by the distortion of a swept wing under aerodynamic load

Description: From Introduction: "The importance of this aeroelastic phenomenon has been recognized for some time, and several investigators have developed more or less refined methods for analysis of wing elastic distortions and their effects. (For examples, see refs. 1 to 4.) More specific evidence as to the influence of wing external geometry (in conjunction with flight condition) on this flexibility-longitudinial-stability problem would appear to be of interest to the aerodynamicist, however, so that he can obtain rough indications as to which wing plan forms would be practical from aeroelastic considerations."
Date: March 1953
Creator: Mathews, Charles W. & Kurbjun, Max C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of V-g data obtained from several naval airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "V-g records supplied the NACA by the Bureau of Aeronautics in 1948 and 1949 have provided additional material. These records are analyzed statistically in this report to the frequency of large values of acceleration and airspeed, and results are compared with the design requirements."
Date: July 7, 1950
Creator: Thornton, James O
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the power-off landing maneuver in terms of the capabilities of the pilot and the aerodynamic characteristics of the airplane

Description: From Introduction: "In the present paper, an analysis of the power-off landing maneuver is presented in which an attempt is made to consider both the aerodynamic characteristics of the airplane and the human capabilities of the pilot. In this paper, the type of pilot judgment considered is that of a pilot with previous flight experience, although not necessarily flight experience in any particular airplane under discussion."
Date: August 1953
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E. & Jones, George W., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Application and testing of transparent plastics used in airplane construction

Description: This report discusses the efforts being made to remove the source of danger to passengers arising from the fracturing of silicate glass and some of the alternatives presented include: single-layer safety glass, multi-layer safety glass, transparent plastic resins.
Date: November 1938
Creator: Riechers, K. & Olms, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Additional design charts relating to the stalling of tapered wings

Description: From Introduction: "The present report, therefore, may be considered a supplement to reference 1. The combined scope of the stall charts of reference 1, designated A, and of the present work, designated B, is summarized in the following table: For the wing with root thickness ratio to 18 was also investigated.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Harmon, Sidney M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the fatigue life of an airplane wing structure under overload conditions

Description: From Introduction: "Fatigue life expectancy in normal transport operations was investigated in reference 1 and was found to be of equal importance with single-gust life. The effect of overload operation of transport airplanes on the probability of encountering single critical gusts was investigated in reference 2 and the frequency of critical gusts was found to increase rapidly with overload. The effect of overload operation on fatigue strength, however, has not heretofore been evaluated, hence the investigations of references 1 and 2 are combined herein to permit such evaluation and to determine the relative importance of fatigue and single-gust failures under conditions of overload operation."
Date: February 1946
Creator: Putnam, Abbott A. & Reisert, Thomas D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department