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Charts for the Computation of Equilibrium Composition of Chemical Reactions in the Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen System at Temperatures from 2000 to 5000 Degrees K

Description: Charts are provided for the estimation and progressive adjustment of two independent variables on which the calculations are based. Additional charts are provided for the graphical calculation of the composition.
Date: July 1948
Creator: Huff, Vearl N. & Calvert, Clyde S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Survey of the Aircraft Fire Problem

Description: Memorandum presenting a review of information relating to aircraft fires to determine what new or further research might lead to a substantial reduction of the aircraft fire hazard in flight and following crashes. An examination of fuels, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids as inflammable liquids is presented, together with possible sources of ignition under the general categories of hot surfaces, electric sparks and arcs, flames, and hot gases.
Date: May 21, 1948
Creator: Cleveland Laboratory Aircraft Fire Research Panel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Study of Use of Nonstrategic Metals for and Application of Cooling to Blades of Turbine of J35 Turbojet Engine

Description: Memorandum presenting the modifications to the J35 engine that are necessitated with the use of non-strategic materials. Two proposals for cooling the rotor disk and blades are: finned hollow blades that are air cooled and blades with circular passages for liquid cooling in which the fuel could be used as the coolant.
Date: November 17, 1948
Creator: Turbine Cooling Research Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Method of Characteristics for the Determination of Supersonic Flow Over Bodies of Revolution at Small Angles of Attack

Description: Note presenting the use of the method of characteristics for the determination of the supersonic-flow properties around bodies of revolution at a small angle of attack. The system developed considers the effect of the variation of entropy due to the curved shock and determines a flow that exactly satisfies the boundary conditions in the limits of the simplifications assumed.
Date: February 1949
Creator: Ferri, Antonio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Investigation of Effects of Alpha-Particle Bombardment on the Creep Rate of Aluminum

Description: Memorandum presenting a preliminary investigation to determine the effects of alpha-particle bombardment on the creep rate of aluminum wire at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The alpha radiation from an 85-millicurie polonium source appeared to decrease slightly the creep rate of the aluminum.
Date: July 3, 1947
Creator: Kittel, J. Howard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Investigation of a Variable Mass-Flow Supersonic Nose Inlet

Description: Memorandum presenting a method for varying the mass flow of supersonic inlets with a circular cross section and a central body. The method consists of changing the size of the entering stream tube by means of an inflatable boot on the surface of the central body.
Date: December 13, 1949
Creator: Hayes, Clyde
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Wind-Tunnel Investigation at Low Speed of Stability and Control Characteristics of Swept Back Wings

Description: Note presenting tests conducted on untapered constant-span wings of 0, 30, 45, and 60 degrees sweepback. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of sweepback on stability and control characteristics. The data showed large changes in longitudinal stability at moderate lift coefficients for the 45 and 60 degree sweptback wings.
Date: April 1946
Creator: Letko, William & Goodman, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Factors Affecting the Ability of a Pilot to Return an Airplane to Level From a Banked Attitude by Use of the Rudder Alone and Without Change of Heading

Description: Report presenting a study of the aerodynamic factors upon which the ability to perform the maneuver depends in an attempt to obtain a better understanding of the conditions involved and, if possible, to evolve criterions that may be used during design.
Date: October 1941
Creator: Harmon, S. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airfoil Section Data From Tests of 10 Practical-Construction Sections of Helicopter Rotor Blades Submitted by the Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corporation

Description: Report presenting 10 practical-construction models of sections of helicopter rotor blades tested in the NACA two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel at atmospheric pressure. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of blades representing the present method of construction of the YR-4A helicopter were determined.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Tetervin, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bending of Rectangular Plates With Large Deflections

Description: Note presenting Von Kármán's equations for thin plates with large deflections are solved for the special cases of rectangular plates with ratios of length to width of 1.5 and 2 and loaded by uniform normal pressure. The boundary conditions are such to approximate panels with riveted edges under normal pressure greater than that of the surrounding panels.
Date: April 1948
Creator: Wang, Chi-Teh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bending of Rectangular Plates With Large Deflections

Description: "The solution of Von Karman's fundamental equations for large deflections of plates is presented for the case of a simply supported rectangular plate under combined edge compression and lateral loading. Numerical solutions are given for square plates and for rectangular plates with a width-span ratio of 3:1. The effective widths under edge compression are compared with effective widths according to Von Karman, Bengston, Marguerre, and Cox and with experimental results by Ramberg, Mcpherson, and Levy" (p. 1).
Date: May 27, 1941
Creator: Levy, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Altitude Cooling 6: Axial-Flow Fans and Cooling Power

Description: Report presenting the theory, design, and effect on cooling of the constant-velocity axial-flow fan as related to the problem of high-altitude aircraft engine cooling. The existing theory of the axial-flow fan, including a discussion of the fan losses, is summarized.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Mutterperl, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nondestructive Measurement of Residual and Enforced Stresses by Means of X-Ray Diffraction 2: Some Applications to Aircraft Problems

Description: Note presenting tests on the use of x-ray diffraction methods for determining surface stress distributions in notched tensile bars and in the vicinity of a welded joint in aircraft steel tubing. Data on the effects of stress and degree of notching on the principal stresses and stress-concentration factors for flat notched tensile-test specimens were obtained.
Date: November 1945
Creator: Sachs, George; Smith, Charles S.; Lubahn, Jack D.; Davis, Gordon E. & Ebert, Lynn J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Exploration of the Longitudinal Tensile and Compressive Properties Throughout an Extruded Shape of 24S-T Aluminum Alloy

Description: Note presenting an investigation of tensile and compressive properties of specimens cut from an extruded shape of 24S-T aluminum alloy. The tensile strengths, tensile yield strengths, elongations, and compressive yield strengths of both the uncrystallized and recrystallized portions were determined. The strength of a cross section of an extruded shape is the weighted average of the strengths of the unrecrystallized and the recrystallized areas.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Paul, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Oxidation of Exhaust Gases at Room Temperature

Description: Report presenting an investigation made to determine the effectiveness of various oxides and oxide mixtures in oxidizing at room temperature the exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine for the determination of fuel-air ratio. The oxides of silver, copper, manganese, cobalt, nickel, iron, cerium, lead, bismuth, and mercury were tested individually and in various combinations.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Gerrish, Harold C.; Meem, J. Lawrence, Jr. & Tuck, Vivian C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of Friction Coefficients in a Pipe for Subsonic and Supersonic Flow of Air

Description: Report presenting tests of the flow of air through brass tubes with the friction coefficient and incompressible flow relation as the main focus. The analytical relation between friction coefficient, tube length, and Mach number is shown for flow without shock and the conditions for flow with and without shock are delimited.
Date: July 1943
Creator: Keenan, Joseph H. & Neumann, Ernest P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method for the Rapid Estimation of Turbulent Boundary-Layer Thickness for Calculating Profile Drag

Description: "An analysis is developed that makes it possible to integrate von Kármán's boundary-layer momentum equation directly. For this purpose, the skin friction coefficient is expressed as a function of the Reynolds number based on the boundary-layer momentum thickness and the boundary-layer shape is assumed to be constant. The integrated equation permits the boundary-layer momentum thickness at the airfoil trailing edge to be rapidly determined for the estimation of airfoil profile-drag coefficients" (p .1).
Date: July 1944
Creator: Tetervin, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of Recovery Factors and Coefficients of Heat Transfer in a Tube for Subsonic Flow of Air

Description: Note presenting measurements of heat flow to air at subsonic velocities and substantially constant Reynolds number, which show that the heat-transfer coefficient is independent of the difference between the temperature of the heated wall and the adiabatic wall temperature. Recovery factors are measured at the pipe wall for adiabatic flow.
Date: June 1945
Creator: McAdams, William H.; Nicolai, Lloyd A. & Keenan, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Measurements of the Flying Qualities of Five Light Airplanes

Description: Note presenting results of an investigation made to determine measurements of stability, controllability, and stalling characteristics of five light airplanes. Results regarding the longitudinal stability and control characteristics, lateral stability and control characteristics, stalling characteristics, spinning characteristics, and effect of slots on flying qualities are provided.
Date: May 1948
Creator: Hunter, Paul A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method of Calculating Bending Stresses Due to Torsion

Description: Report presenting a method for analyzing bending stresses due to torsion in a box with variable cross section and loading by means of a recurrence formula leading to a set of equations identical in form with the well-known three-moment equations. An approximate form of the general method of analysis is presented that eliminates the need of solving a system of equations.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Kuhn, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nondestructive Measurement of Residual and Enforced Stresses by Means of X-Ray Diffraction 1: Correlated Abstract of the Literature

Description: Note presenting a study of the stress measurements by means of the x-ray diffraction method, which have found considerable application in solving both commercial and laboratory problems. Two problems related to x-ray diffraction are studied and a literature review is conducted.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Sachs, George; Smith, Charles S.; Lubahn, Jack D.; Davis, Gordon E. & Ebert, Lynn J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oxidation Characteristics of Molybdenum Disulfide and Effect of Such Oxidation on Its Role as a Solid-Film Lubricant

Description: Note presenting an investigation conducted to determine the oxidation characteristics of molybdenum disulfide and to determine the effect of such oxidation on its role as a solid-film lubricant. A coating of molybdenum disulfide serving as a high-temperature solid-film lubricant maintained low coefficient-of-friction values during its oxidation as long as an effective subfilm of the molybdenum disulfide remained.
Date: May 1949
Creator: Godfrey, Douglas & Nelson, Erva C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nondestructive Test Methods for Spot Welds in Aluminum Alloys

Description: Note presenting the results of a study and research investigation of nondestructive test methods for spot welds in aluminum-alloy sheets. The purpose of the research was to investigate proposed nondestructive test methods for spot welds in aluminum alloys, to determine the feasibility of the tests, and to recommend the research methods found suitable for development and reduction to practical application.
Date: November 1944
Creator: McMaster, R. C.; Manildi, J. F. & Woolsey, C. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department