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Preliminary wind-tunnel investigation at high-subsonic speeds of planing-tail, blended, and airfoil-forebody swept hulls

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the high-subsonic aerodynamic characteristics of three different types of flying-boat hull: a planing-tail hull, a blended hull, and an airfoil-forebody swept hull.
Date: September 12, 1949
Creator: Riebe, John M. & MacLleod, Richard G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank tests of a family of flying-boat hulls

Description: "This report presents towing tests made in the N.A.C.A. tank of a parent form and five variations of a flying-boat hull. The beams of two of the derived forms were made the same as that of the parent and the lengths changed by increasing and decreasing the spacing of stations. The lengths of the two others of the derived forms were made the same as that of the parent while the beams were changed by increasing and decreasing the spacing of buttocks, all other widths being changed in proportion. The remaining derived form has the same length and beam as the parent, but the lines of the forebody were altered to give a planing bottom with no longitudinal curvature forward of the step" (p. 1).
Date: February 1934
Creator: Shoemaker, James M. & Parkinson, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Complete tank tests of two flying-boat hulls with pointed steps - N.A.C.A. Models 22-A and 35

Description: "This note presents the results of complete tank test of N.A.C.A. Models 22-A and 35, two flying-boat hulls of the deep pointed-step type with low dead rise. Model 22-A is a form derived by modification of Model 22, the test results of which are given in N.A.C.A. Technical Note No. 488. Model 35 is a form of the same type but has a higher length-beam ratio than either Model 22 or 22-A. Take-off examples are worked out using data from these tests and a previous test of a conventional model applied to an arbitrary set of design specifications for a 15,000-pound flying boat" (p. 1).
Date: September 1934
Creator: Shoemaker, James M. & Bell, Joe W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A complete tank test of a model of a flying-boat hull - N.A.C.A. Model No. 11

Description: "This note discusses the limitations of the conventional tank test of a seaplane model. The advantages of a complete test, giving the characteristics of the model at all speeds, loads, and trim angles in the useful range are pointed out. The data on N.A.C.A. Model No.11, obtained from a complete test, are presented and discussed. The results are analyzed to determine the best trim angle for each speed and load. The data for the best angles are reduced to non-dimensional form for ease of comparison and application. A practical problem using the characteristics of model no.11 is presented to show the method of calculating the take-off time and run of a seaplane from these data" (p. 1).
Date: July 1933
Creator: Shoemaker, James M. & Parkinson, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A complete tank test of a flying-boat hull with a pointed step - N.A.C.A. Model No. 22

Description: "The results of a complete tank test of a model of a flying-boat hull of unconventional form, having a deep pointed step, are presented in this note. The advantage of the pointed-step type over the usual forms of flying-boat hulls with respect to resistance at high speeds is pointed out. A take-off example using the data from these tests is worked out, and the results are compared with those of an example in which the test data for a hull of the type in general use in the United States are applied to a flying boat having the same design specifications. A definite saving in take-off run is shown by the pointed-step type" (p. 1).
Date: February 1934
Creator: Shoemaker, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A discussion of certain problems connected with the design of hulls of flying boats and the use of general test data

Description: Report presents the results of a survey of problems encountered in applying general test data to the design of flying-boat hulls. It is shown how basic design features may be readily determined from special plots of test data. A study of the effect of the size of a flying boat on the probable limits to be covered by the general test data is included and recommendations for special tests and new methods of presenting test data for direct use in design are given.
Date: November 1937
Creator: Diehl, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank tests to determine the effect on planing-tail hulls of varying length, width, and plan-form taper of afterbody

Description: Tests were conducted in Langley Tank no. 2 on models of an unconventional flying-boat hull called a planing-tail hull to determine the effects on resistance of varying a number of afterbody parameters. The effects of varying length, width, and plan-form taper of the afterbody are presented. Tests were made with afterbodies of two widths, two lengths, and two tapers. In the tests the depth of step and the angle of afterbody keel were held constant.(author).
Date: January 7, 1946
Creator: Dawson, John R.; Walter, Robert C. & Hay, Elizabeth S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank Tests to Determine the Effects of the Chine Flare of a Flying-Boat Hull N.A.C.A. Model Series 62 and 69

Description: Note presenting testing of twenty-two models of flying-boat hulls for the purpose of determining the effects on water resistance and spray of 13 variations in the transverse section of the bottom of the forebody and of three variations in the form of the afterbody. Generally, the effect of chine flare on the resistance was small, although the resistance of force with chine flare was generally less than the resistance of the form without chine flare.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Bell, Joe W. & Olson, Roland E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Complete Tank Test of a Model of Flying-Boat Hull - N.A.C.A. Model 16

Description: "A model of a 2-step flying-boat hull, of the type generally used in England, was tested according to the complete method described in the N.A.C.A. Technical Note No. 464. The lines of this model were taken from offsets given by Mr. William Munro in Flight, May 29, 1931. The data cover the range of loads, speeds, and trim angles that may be of use in applying the hull form to the design of any seaplane. The results are reduced to nondimensional form to aid application to design problems and facilitate comparison with the performance of other hulls" (p. 1).
Date: September 1933
Creator: Shoemaker, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effects of Angle of Dead Rise and Angle of Afterbody Keel on the Resistance of a Model of a Flying-Boat Hull

Description: Report presenting a series of models of flying-boat hulls tested to determine the effects of the angle of dead rise and the angle of afterbody keel on resistance and spray characteristics. Three angles of dead rise and three angles of afterbody keel were investigated. The results are expressed in nondimensional coefficients.
Date: February 1943
Creator: Bell, Joe W. & Willis, John M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank tests of model 11-G flying-boat hull

Description: "The NACA model 11-G flying-boat hull, a modification of NACA model 11-A was tested over a range of loadings. The planing bottom of model 11-G has a variable-radius flare, or concavity, at the chines in contrast to the straight V planing bottom of model 11-A. The results are given as curves of resistance and trimming moment plotted against speed for various angles of trim" (p. 1).
Date: June 1935
Creator: Parkinson, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank tests to determine the effect of varying design parameters of planing-tail hulls 1: effect of varying length, width, and plan-form taper of afterbody

Description: Report presenting tests conducted in tank no. 2 on models of an unconventional flying-boat hull called a planing-tail hull to determine the effects on resistance of varying a number of afterbody parameters. The effects of varying length, width, and plan-form taper of the afterbody are explored. Results regarding the effect of decreasing width of the afterbody, effect of increasing length of the afterbody, effect of tapering afterbody, and a comparison of planing-tail hulls with a conventional hull are also provided.
Date: May 1946
Creator: Dawson, John R.; Walter, Robert C. & Hay, Elizabeth S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank Tests of a Model of the NC Flying-Boat Hull - N.A.C.A. Model 44

Description: "A 1/7.06 full-size model of the NC-type hull was tested in the N.A.C.A. tank by both the general method and the specific or free-to-trim method. The results of the tests are given in curves plotted as non dimensional coefficients and are compared with the test results of N.A.C.A. model 11-A. The NC model (N.A.C.A. model 44) shows higher resistance than model 11-A at hump speed but lower resistance at high speeds. Model 44 has a higher best trim angle at the jump and a lower maximum positive trimming moment than model 11-A. At high speeds the best trim angle and the trimming moments of the two models are approximately the same" (p. 1).
Date: May 1936
Creator: Bell, Joe W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Depth of Step on the Water Performance of a Flying-Boat Hull Model N.A.C.A. Model 11-C

Description: "NACA model 11-C was tested with four different depths of step to obtain information as to the effect of the depth of step on the water performance. The depths of step were selected to cover the practicable range of depths and in each case the included angle between the forebody and afterbody keels was kept the same 6-1/2 degrees. Small depths of step were found to give lower resistance at speeds below and at the hump speed of the model and greater depths of step lower resistance at high speeds" (p. 1).
Date: July 1935
Creator: Bell, Joe W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a Systematic Series of Modifications to a Flying-Boat Hull

Description: Note presenting an investigation to determine, for one representative hull form, the effect on some of the aerodynamic characteristics of systematic variations in the shape and disposition of the chines at and near the bow and in the depth of the step. Results regarding the effect of bow shape, depth of step, and rounded chines on drag, and a comparison with other hulls and a body of revolution are provided.
Date: May 1948
Creator: Fullmer, Felicien F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank Tests of Model 36 Flying Boat Hull

Description: "N.A.C.A. Model 36, a hull form with parallel middle body for half the length of the forebody and designed particularly for use with stub wings, was tested according to the general fixed-trim method over the range of practical loads, trims, and speeds. It was also tested free to trim with the center of gravity at two different positions. The results are given in the form of nondimensional coefficients. The resistance at the hump was exceptionally low but, at high planing speeds, afterbody interference made the performance only mediocre" (p. 1).
Date: March 1938
Creator: Allison, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department