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A Method for Welding Sheet Aluminum to SAE 4140 Steel

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a large variety of different metals used as an intermediate metal between aluminum and steel for the purpose of securing a good bond both from the viewpoint of strength and thermal conductivity. The principal result was that it was found possible to secure a satisfactory bond between aluminum and steel by electroplating the steel with a layer of silver of proper thickness.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Hess, W. F. & Nippes, E. F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Calculating Performance of Dual-Rotating Propellers From Airfoil Characteristics

Description: "A method is developed for calculating the performance of a dual-rotating propeller from the section characteristics of the blade elements. The method is applied to an eight-blade dual-rotating propeller and the computed results are compared with low-speed wind-tunnel tests of the same propeller in both the tractor and pusher positions. The computations are found to agree within the experimental accuracy of the measurements" (p. 1).
Date: May 1943
Creator: Naiman, Irven
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of the Flying Qualities of a Hawker Hurricane Airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the flying qualities of a Hawker Hurricane airplane. Thirteen flights and approximately 17 hours of flying time were required to complete the tests, which included extensive measurements of stability, controllability, and stalling characteristics. The results were similar to the flying qualities of other previously studied pursuit airplanes.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Nissen, J. M. & Phillips, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method for Making Quantitative Studies of the Main Spray Characteristics of Flying-Boat Hull Models

Description: Report presenting a method and apparatus for making quantitative tests of the spray characteristics of flying-boat-hull models. The method is applied to three related models of flying-boat hulls which differed in one major characteristic of shape: the overall dead rise.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Locke, F. W. S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method for Studying the Longitudinal Dynamic Stability of Flying-Boat-Hull Models at High Planing Speeds and During Landing

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a method of studying the longitudinal dynamic stability of flying-boat-hull models, as instability may be encountered when flying a flying boat on the water at high speeds and high trim angles, especially upper-limit porpoising and skipping. A method is described for carrying out generalized experimental studies of the longitudinal dynamic stability of flying-boat-hull models.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Locke, F. W. S., Jr. & Hugli, W. C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method for Evaluating From Shadow or Schlieren Photographs the Pressure Drag in Two-Dimensional or Axially Symmetrical Flow Phenomena With Detached Shock

Description: "A method has been developed for evaluating from shadow or schileren photographs the pressure drag of axially symmetrical bodies at zero angle of attack or of two-dimensional bodies producing detached shock. The method consists in the determination of the flow properties along a characteristic line and the application of the momentum theorem to a stream tube around the body. The method can be applied to the determination of external drag of supersonic inlets with subsonic flow at the entrance of the inlet" (p. 1).
Date: February 1949
Creator: Ferri, Antonio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Vibration and Flutter Studies on P-47 Tail

Description: Report presenting a report illustrated by photographs and vibration records on the failure of the P-47 rudder in the high-speed tunnel at a true speed of 468 miles per hour and a density corresponding to 9000 feet altitude. The fin-rudder unit was tested as being at least representative of the tail design of the P-47 airplane.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Procedure Used at Aluminum Research Laboratories for Determining Type of Attack in Some Aluminum Alloys

Description: Report presenting samples of 17S-T and 24S-T aluminum alloys subjected to accelerated corrosion tests in which the corrosion period was established at 6 hours for samples that had been etched to produce a uniform surface. The results indicate the types of corrosion attack, which are described in standard terminology, and may form a basis for estimating the resistance of the material to corrosion by a comparison of the relative depth and frequency of the corrosive attacks.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Walton, C. J. & Keller, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Tank Tests With Planing-Tail Seaplane Hulls

Description: Report presenting testing made with simplified models of two types of hulls that differ considerably from conventional types. Both have a single main planing surface that is combined with after-planing surfaces placed directly below the aerodynamic tail surfaces. Results regarding an investigation of twin planing tails, a single-planing tail, and potentialities indicated by tests are provided.
Date: June 1943
Creator: Dawson, John R. & Waldin, Kenneth L.
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The Preparation of 2, 2, 4, 4-Tetramethylpentane

Description: Report presenting seven distinct operations in the preparation of 2,2,4,4-tetramethylpentane, including the preparation of di-isobutylene hydrochloride, preparation of dimethylzinc, reaction of dimethylzinc in dry benzene with di-isobutylene hydrochloride, preliminary distillation of the reaction products, treatment of the first distillate with sodium and alcohol, final distillation after appropriate washing of the products, and recovery of the iodine in the zinc residues of II as methyl iodide.
Date: May 1942
Creator: Drake, N. L.
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Preliminary Investigation at Low Speeds of Swept Wings in Yawing Flow

Description: Memorandum presenting a wind-tunnel investigation conducted to determine the rotary stability characteristics in yawing flow of a series of untapered wings with angles of sweep of -45, 0, 45, and 60 degrees. The results of the yawing-flow tests indicated that the values of the rotary derivatives agreed fairly well with simple sweep theory for a moderate range of lift coefficients.
Date: February 4, 1948
Creator: Goodman, Alex & Feigenbaum, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Propeller and Cooling-Air-Flow Characteristics of a Twin-Engine Airplane Model Equipped With NACA D(Sub S)-Type Cowlings and With Propellers of NACA 16-Series Airfoil Sections

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 19-foot pressure tunnel to determine the nacelle drag, the cowling-air flow, and the propeller characteristics of a model of a high-performance military airplane. The model is fitted with NACA D(sub S)-type engine cowlings and with propellers embodying NACA 16-series airfoil sections. Results regarding the propeller characteristics, drag and cowling-air flow with the propeller removed, the effect of propeller on flow through cowling, and the influence of cooling requirements on airplane performance are provided.
Date: September 1944
Creator: McHugh, James G. & Pepper, Edward
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NACA Investigation of Fuels Corresponding to Specification an-F-58 : Results of Studies in Single Combustors of J-33, J-34, J-35, and Nene Turbojet Engines

Description: "The NACA is engaged in a program to evaluate the performance of fuels conforming to AN-F-58 specification in both full-scale engines and single combustors. This research memorandum constitutes an interim report on the results obtained on single cosibustors" (p. 1).
Date: November 16, 1945
Creator: Cleveland Laboratory Staff
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Analysis of Square Shear Web Above Buckling Load

Description: "A solution of Von Karman's fundamental equations for plates with large deflections is presented for the case of a shear web divided into square panels by reinforcing struts. Numerical solutions are given for struts of infinite rigidity and for struts the weight of which is one-fourth the weight of the sheet. The results are compared with Wagner's diagonal tension theory as extended by Kuhn and by Langhaar. It is found that the diagonal tension theory as developed by Kuhn agrees best with the present paper in the practical range when r=1/4. Kuhn's theory is in especially good agreement for the force in the strut when r=1/4" (p. 1).
Date: July 1944
Creator: Levy, Samuel; Fienup, Kenneth L. & Woolley, Ruth M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Effects of Surface Temperature and Single Roughness Elements on Boundary-Layer Transition

Description: Note presenting an investigation of the laminar boundary layer and the position of the transition point on a heated flat plate. The Reynolds number of transition was found to decrease as the temperature of the plate is increased. Results regarding the effect of surface temperature, effect of roughness elements, mean-velocity profile near a heated wall, instability of inflection-point profiles, and laminar separation and transition are provided.
Date: April 1947
Creator: Liepmann, Hans W. & Fila, Gertrude H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-Distribution Data for the NACA 64(Sub 1)-012 and 64(Sub 1)A012 Airfoils at High Subsonic Mach Numbers

Description: "Pressure-distribution data of the NACA 64(sub 1)-012 and 64(sub 1)A012 airfoils have been analyzed to determine the effects of increasing the trailing-edge angle from 9 to 14 degrees. The primary effect of increasing the trailing-edge angle was to decrease the loading over the rear portion of the airfoil under lifting conditions. The differences in trailing-edge load increased with Mach number and lift coefficient" (p. 1).
Date: May 6, 1949
Creator: Humphreys, Milton D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airfoil-Contour Modifications Based on (Epsilon)-Curve Method of Calculating Pressure Distribution

Description: From Introduction: "Certain alternations of a qualitative nature may be performed in spite of the fact that a pressure change cannot be prescribed. It is the purpose of this paper to indicate a method by which qualitative alternation may be performed. It will be noted that the present method of contour modification will serve the intended purpose of the inverse method."
Date: July 1944
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Speed Investigation of Skin Wrinkles on Two NACA Airfoils

Description: Note presenting an investigation of the effects on the aerodynamic characteristics of skin wrinkles on the forward part of the upper surface of two NACA airfoils. The results showed that no appreciable change in normal-force or pitching-moment characteristics over the range of Mach numbers tested was noted. The drag was greater on the wrinkled sections than the smooth sections, however.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Robinson, Harold L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air Transport by Gliders: Some Technical Observations

Description: This short analysis may be useful in determining the real tactical possibilities of "glider trains" and in adopting the course to be followed in possible studies of these questions. In this analysis most prominent are: (a) the power required for the train in level flight; (b) its speed; (c) climb; and (d) the type of airplane best suited for towing as well as design requirements for transport gliders.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Stepniewski, Wieslaw
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department